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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

Writer: Pete Mesling
Artwork: Brian Beardsley
Publisher: Night Rail Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 12 pages
Price: $1.50

β€œLeft with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and Dominic Hechs have called forth the demoness to show Mr. Felsenstein what he’ll be getting himself into should he agree to facilitate their divorce. He passes the test, but the demoness isn’t as easily bottled as she was conjured. This is clearly the beginning of real trouble in the life of Pedro Felsenstein.β€œ

This is what you want and expect to get out of an issue #0. You want back story, you want introductions and you want it short. Sold! This issue manages to just lay it all out there, with good explanation and it delivers.

Artwork: 3.7 out of 5
I honestly felt that most of the panels were really good. Nothing in the entire issue is sloppy, the characters are crisp and clear. My only drawback was some of the shading. A bit overdone in some scenes, but overall this issue looks great and has a nice horror/drama look to it.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
Like I mentioned above, this is what I want if your going to do a #0 issue. A nice clear cut path to introduce who’s who, whats going on and where your headed. There is nothing here that doesn’t make sense. A perfect job almost and a letter column that even goes along with it all.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
A very cool and effective zero issue. It goes out there and does what it needs to. It left me wanting to know where the story was heading, and isn’t that what it shou do. Worth checking out. Lawyers and Demons, how can you get any more evil into 12 pages?

If you would like to buy The Devil’s Own or if you want to check out more from Night Rail Press, please go to http://www.nightrailpress.com/ and indyplanet.com

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  1. Faaaaaaascinating. I’m really iiiiiiiinterested… No seriously, it looks like a really great book!

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