Review: We Have Demons #2
As Lam and the Angels continue the mission that her father started, Gus tells the story of a man who lost everything, and the one person who deemed him worth saving. We Have Demons #2 continues the rather intriguing comiXology Original series that feels at times like 1990s Image, both the good and the bad of it all.
Written by Scott Snyder, We Have Demons #2 puts the spotlight on Gus. We learn the rather tragic history of the demonic character and how he came to be that way. Snyder does an excellent job of balancing flashbacks and the current situation. But, what stands out is the heart of it all.
Underneath the flashy veneer, We Have Demons #2 has a surprising amount of emotion. There’s the tragic story of Gus but that’s intertwined with Cal and Lam and the lives of the trio. It’s all rather interesting and it’s that focus that makes the comic much more than its imagery. There’s a lot going on underneath so that you have some connection with the characters. But, more importantly, you’re taken along an emotional rollercoaster along with the over the top action that peppers the issue as well.
And there’s some over the top action. Greg Capullo does his magic bringing his style to the comic and while it works most of the time, there’s some instances where it falters a bit. Jonathan Glapion provides ink with Dave McCaig on color and Tom Napolitano on lettering. Capullo’s style is unique and he brings some great visuals when it comes down to it. But, every so often there’s a person whose contortions don’t quite work, a head that feels slightly off, or body language that feels like there’s a gap. It’s not bad at all but it’s noticeable with so much that’s so good.
Capullo does an excellent job in the quieter parts of the comic. While Gus discusses his past, the art nails the emotional ups and downs delivering the sadness and hope the story drives home. Character’s body language, the way a head lowers for instance, nail home what’s being discussed and it’s that extra small detail that really drives the vibes oozing off the page.
We Have Demons #2 shows that it’s going to be the relationship between Gus and Lam that really drives this series and makes it interesting. They’re the heart at the center of this adventure and what makes it fun and engaging. While they’re basically the grizzled veteran cop with his rookie partner, there’s a more paternal vibe coming off of Gus when it comes to Lam which sets up the heartbreak that’s likely to come.
Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: Dave McCaig Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read
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