Sons Of The Devil: Series Review
An action packed horror-thriller comic anyone could get behind.
The story is about a man named Travis whose mother was part of a cult. The leader of said cult had made a pact with the Devil. The story ramps things up with incredible action, horror, and gives you plenty of dramatic suspense involving the very unique characters.
From New York Times Best Selling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO and artist TONI INFANTE comes a psychological horror story about TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, SONS OF THE DEVIL is an exploration of cults, family, and the dark side of human nature. It’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ORPHAN BLACK meets HELTER SKELTER.
Synopsis via Image
I was pretty interested to see how this series would be when I first heard about it a couple of years ago. Being a fan of writer Brian Buccellato’s previous work on The Flash and Detective Comics during the New 52, (where he was a co-writer for a majority of the story arcs then became a full fledged writer for those two titles and some other series for DC) I knew I had to check this out. Especially when I saw he was doing a creator owned comic for Image, I knew things could get pretty interesting.
Then during one of the breaks this series was taking in between story arcs, I kind of lost track of the series. I was still getting the issues, but it kept on getting buried in all of my to-read stuff. Finally, I figured I might as well pull them all out and read the whole series to make sure I didn’t forget anything. And I’m sure glad I did!
Brian Buccellato did such a good job with this story. As I stated before, I really wanted to see what his writing would be like by himself—doing something that was completely his own. And I can say I was not disappointed in the slightest. All of these characters had their own personalities and motivations that really defined them. Throw that in with the plot of this story, and you get a very entertaining comic.
Toni Infante has a very specific kind of style whenever it comes to his art. The way he sets up the comic page can really show off the action and drama when it comes to any given scene. The use of color to help set the tone of the story and the flashbacks are a nice touch as well.
It may have taken me a while to finally finish this series, but it was so good it was worth taking the time to finish it in one reading. And if you’re a fan of this series, there’s also a short film that he did of this story that you should check out as well. This is a phenomenal comic.
I’m giving Sons of The Devil…