Rating if the Book Were a Movie: R
Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Alex Cormack
Colors: Alex Cormack
Letters: Justin Birch
Cover: Alex Cormack
Editor: Mike Marts and Christina Harrington
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Story: 4.0 Stars
Interior Artwork: 4.1 Stars
Cover Artwork: 4.1 Stars
Dialogue: 3.8 Stars
Mechanics: 3.9 Stars
Editing: 3.9. Stars
About the Book:
The setting of the story is Spain 1740. The demon Legion has the possession of someone named Santiago. Santiago’s father has asked for Priest after Priest to expel the demon to no avail. When word reaches The Vatican that another is needed. Realizing that The Vatican could benefit from the interaction, they send Father Franco Vieri to assist, struggling with his own issues both at The Vatican and in his faith. This could be the opportunity he needs, to prove to The Vatican and himself just what kind of Priest he is.
From the creative genius of David Pepose, this story is one to make you think. The lead character of the story is someone who is struggling with their faith and dealing with the memories of a past exorcism. One thing that came to mind while reading this story is how much I can relate to the question of faith and worthiness.
Like so many others I have had my own issues and so to see a character in a comic that I am reading makes them even more relatable to me. Yet like the character I do my best and try to carry on and try not to let my own questions stop me from doing my duty. As I read the story I was surprised how fast I consumed it, with the story leaving me wanting more.
The cover artwork got my attention instantly, with its brilliant artwork and color combination. Showing the struggles that the Father is going through. With the Father grabbing his neck with a rosary in his hand, it shows his struggles with his faith, but then hints that the demon known as Legion behind him has him in a possible choking position, hinting at the other issues covered in the book.
The interior artwork uses the same brilliance with art and color as the cover itself. Bringing the reader well into the fold as the story progresses, making the reader feel the struggles of all the characters, as well as scaring the reader with the representation of Legion at the same time.
The Devil wears My Face is definitely a story to make one think. While at the same time has a bold approach to storytelling that is gripping to behold. The wonderful colors and storytelling make the reader lost in the pages of a wonderful book that is impossible to put down.
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