Thursday, December 20, 2012

Song of the Demon

"Song of the Demon" from The Demon vol.3 #6 (DC, 1990) by Alan Grant, Val Semeiks and Denis Rodier
The Demon's longest and best run was Alan Grant's (and later, Garth Ennis), a series that lasted 5 years and that started with pleasantly cartoony Semeiks art. The look he gave Etrigan worked very well with Grant's  black comedy, as the Demon became more of a trickster and mischief maker, while supporting cast member Harry Mathews became a seat cushion with a face. That sense of the absurd has, in retrospect, always been part of the character, ever since his adventures opened on a shot of Space Camelot.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite era of The Demon. I loved the whole Harry-as-cushion thing; such a striking visual that has stayed with me to this day.