The Demon: Hell Is Earth #5

Writer: Andrew Constant
Penciller: Brad Walker
Inker: Andrew Hennessy
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Tom Napolitano

This is the penultimate issue in this miniseries, and it certainly did not disappoint.  Etrigan, Merlin, Jason Blood, and Madame Xanadu have finally crossed paths with Bilal and the epic battle that followed was glorious. This group fought through Suge, Etrigan’s uncle, Merlin and Madame Xanadu were finally able to unleash their abilities to the fullest, and Jason Blood was able to contribute as well. Although they all battled and fought mightily, it was brought to a halt by Bilal and his deception.  This issue was action packed and this miniseries continues to be a joy to read.  This series may be wrapping up with the next issue, but it will end on a high note. The creators on this series deserve all the praise in the world because it would not be what it is without them.

Andrew Constant does a brilliant job with the dialogue especially when it comes to Etrigan. For those of you that do not know, Etrigan is a rhyming demon and Constant has a real good feel for his voice. Not only does he have a feel for it, he doesn’t overdo it.  When I first heard about this series coming out, I thought the rhyming would be overused, but no worries with that at all. Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy continue to collaborate well together.  From the vicious fight scenes and to the setting of hell, this book contains a ton of amazing art. All of this is brought to life with the vivid colors of Chris Sotomayor.

I have always been intrigued by Etrigan, so it was to see him with his own series, even if it was only a miniseries.  His rhyming has always been a draw for me because there is a sort of poetry that goes with it.  This series also made me want to delve into more of the magical parts of the DC universe because I am not very knowledgeable about it, but I aim to change that now because of this series


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