Title: Exorsisters #1
Words: Ian Boothby
Art: Gisèle Lagacé
Colors: Pete Pantazis
Published: May 27, 2020
Publisher’s Summary: “EXORSISTERS returns for a second arc! In this issue, Cate finds herself in a world where her mother saved her instead of selling her soul, while Kate has taken over Hell as its new ruler. Has Cate lost her “sister” again?”
The continuation of the story picks up with the twinned-soul sisters in some sort of idealized version of what might be their wishes, only as dreamed up by some well-meaning celestials. The young women soon find things are not what they seem, and none of it is at all to their liking.
It is not hard to believe that eternal bliss was never their style, especially when there is no alcohol to be had. Despite the great beyond’s best intentions, what they really need is to just be together. Once that happens, then Kate and Cate can get around to doing whatever it takes to save all of creation from the evil First Shadow.
Exorsisters is as snarky a supernatural buddy story as could be asked for; the irreverent tone in Ian Boothby’s writing remains front and center in this second arc of the series as the stakes are ramped up. The artwork is sharp and punchy, full of bold lines and snappy color, and yet, it still manages to be serious when it needs to.
The Bottom Line
The Exorsisters are as delightful and cheeky as always while they find that Heaven is not at all to their liking, and still have time to grab a drink before saving the universe. No real surprises, but a satisfying romp.