The Darkseid War rages on and is proving to be the biggest and largest story DC has told yet in the New 52 and DCYou era through the Justice League title. Readers are treated to an artistic switch with Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, who were the team that ushered in a new era for The Flash at the New 52’s inception to give us this aftermath of the insanity that went down in issue #44.
Sons of the Devil #4 Written by Brian Buccellato Art by Toni Infante Published by Image Comics, Inc. One of the prominent themes in Sons of the Devil is family. From the interaction between Travis Crowe and his foster brother, Klay, in issue #1 to the genes shared by Travis and cult leader David throughout …
Sons of the Devil is unique. Buccellato’s plot explores an element of humanity seldom touched upon in literature: cults and the lives those cults have ruined. Infante’s art, which features expressive figures and a sort of surreal, sketch-like quality, perfectly matches Buccellato’s psychologically-fueled story. If you aren’t reading Sons of the Devil, you should be. You will not find a better story, or more engaging art, anywhere else in the comic world.
Brian Buccellato’s tale about Branch Dravidian-style cults and the lives they affect continues in Sons of the Devil #2. The intrigue surrounding nice guy with anger issues Travis Crowe gets even more intense as the mysterious man who has been stalking him begins to close in. The man’s identity is hinted at and Travis goes ballistic on the man who killed his foster brother in the last issue.
Sons of the Devil has the potential to be not only a great comic, but a great piece of literature. The story is relevant to the world we live in. It is real. It is gritty. Buccellato and Infante don’t pull any punches in depicting a real world that can often be more harsh than any of us want to realize. If the first issue of this series is anything like what is to come, Buccellato and Infante should each win an Eisner for this series for best writer and best artist. Sons of the Devil is that good.