Demo Vol. 2 #1
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Becky Cloonan
Price: $2.99 Release date: February 3, 2010
I generally like Brian Woodâ€™s writing, I generally like Beck Cloonanâ€™s art, and I generally enjoyed the first series of Demo stories that the two creators released a few years ago, so I was looking forward to the new volume of stories.
Unfortunately, I was not blown away by this particular issue. If youâ€™ve never heard of Demo before, the basic pitch is that the stories are about normal young people who discover they have super-powers. Volume 2 Issue #1 deals with a young woman who thinks she may be able to see into the future through her dreams, and decides she has to try to save someone she saw in one of her visions.
One of the things that made the first series stand out was that while the stories may have super-powered elements in them, they were really about the characters in those stories. One problem with this issue is that there wasnâ€™t much effort put into making the reader care about the main character.
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