Review: The Demon: Hell is Earth #1

Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. When a haunting vision leads Jason to Death Valley, a supernatural weapon is unleashed, radically transforming not only the land, but also Blood…and the Demon. The worst, though, is yet to come, as hell begins to make its way into our world.

The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood’s relationship will be changed forever!

Written by Andrew Constant, The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is excellent and proper return for Jason Blood and Etrigan. A prophetic dream haunts Jason, a little girl, and Xanadu foreshadowing what’s to come. Everyone is drawn to Death Valley as the dream connects them somehow. The title of the series makes much more sense once you get to the first issue’s end. While the full connection of everyone is yet to be revealed, I’m curious to see how it all comes together. What makes this little girl so special? What is her role to play here?

The art by Andrew Hennessy and Bradley Walker brings in a proper sense of darkness, magic, and prophecy. The art emphasizes the duality of Jason and Etrigan, with banter and how panels are presented. The artists also have some fun with their settings and the situation working in demonic faces and iconography as the hell is unleashed in the form of a mushroom cloud.

A good start, the series focuses on its two main characters who are tied together while setting up an interesting mystery.

Story: Andrew Constant Art: Andrew Hennessy, Bradley Walker
Cover: Andrew Hennessy, Bradley Walker
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review