Written by Matt Evans and Andrew Helinski, Art by Nate Burns
Review by Luke Herr
White Devil #1 is an ambitious start to a mature, moody and dark book held up by production issues where it becomes hard to read and difficult to follow.
Set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Wetumpka is an average small town. Covered bridges, local churches and grocery stores and a timelessness that makes it difficult to tell when exactly the story takes place. As the town is established we are introduced to Judy, a wife with a family life and an interest in the occult that leads to ritual sex and I guess summoning a demon.
Part of the problem is that I don’t think we get enough of how the character feels to relate – though part of that might be to lettering issues that are one of the problems that plague the book, along with scanning issues and a spelling error here and there. And while the art is certainly dark and foreboding where it needs to be the sometimes shifting faces and forms of the character from panel to panel, when they aren’t physically changing, becomes an issue.
So In Summary
The book has potential and ambition – nobody will say that making a book about a group of housewife in a Satanic cult lacks ambition, but it is hard to tell what direction the book will head and it is plagued by production issues.