Comic Book Review: The Demon: Hell is Earth (2017-) #1

Title: The Demon: Hell is Earth (2017-) #1
Arc: “Hell is Earth” Part One
Publisher: DC
Words: Andrew Constant
Pencils: Brad Walker
Inks: Andrew Hennessy
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Publication Date: November 15th, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “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.
“Don’t miss the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood’s relationship will be changed forever!”
Story:

Immediately upon opening this book, readers will find themselves hooked on the fiery energy pulsing feverishly throughout the entirety of the issue. In almost no time at all, The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 goes from intense to Holy Shit! And knowing that this is only the beginning—knowing that things are going to get a whole hell of a lot worse before they get better—I can’t help but look to the future of this run with eager delight.

Writing:

The bell sounds, and Andrew Constant comes out of his corner throwing punches and spitting fire…Constant quickly sets the tone of this miniseries and does so in a way that invites interest while also showing readers that our favorite hell-born killer is in good hands. I especially like the exchanges that occur between Jason and the Demon; being able to write the exchanges between Jason and his fiendish counterpart well will make or break this series. From what I’ve read so far, Constant is going to kick major ass thanks to his writing abilities and thus we fans have absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Art:

The team behind this book’s art has done a fantastic job; everything looks great, but when the shit hits the fan it’s a sight to behold. I look forward to seeing more of what Andrew Hennessy does with Etrigan as well as how he’ll depict the whole Earth becoming Hell situation.

The Bottom Line:

Packed tight with fire and brimstone and inner turmoil, The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is a stunning first issue in an exciting miniseries. Both the writing and artwork in this book are damn-near-perfect and work well together to create a hellish experience worth talking about. The Demon is back!