The Devilers #3 Review
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Illustrator: Matt Triano
Colorist: Mark Roberts
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Review by:Josh Gillam
The Devilers continues to deliver monster and demon horror with it’s compelling story and haunting artwork.
This book follows the group of exorcists as the traverse their way through labyrinth of hell to battle the army of satan. There are flashbacks in the story that focus on a the character Raab Al-Fayed. These flashbacks help to build more of a backstory for the character. The rest of the story focuses on the group as they fight their way through monsters and demons. The group eventually stumbles upon something completely unexpected which brings the issue to a close in a great cliffhanger.
Joshua Hale Fialkov keeps the same quality of writing in this book as we dig a little deeper into who the exorcists are, and hell itself. Fialkov doesn’t put any filler into the story, so the pacing is very fast. The plot moves along quickly and there isn’t a lot of time where the characters are standing around chatting. This gives more room for monster versus exorcist action, which is what you’re expecting to see in this sort of book. The dialogue that does take place between the exorcists is well written. It feels very genuine and isn’t too bulky. Fialkov ends the story on such a great cliffhanger, you’ll be coming back for issue #4.
Matt Triano’s artwork really makes hell come alive. His depictions of the underworld are fantastic and they give this book the macabre feel that it has. Triano draws demons that look as if they were plucked right from your nightmares. The hellish imagery in this Devilers is grotesque and sometimes morbid, which is what makes it as appealing as it is terrifying. There are no punches pulled, and hell is depicted to be as horrible of a place as you’d expect. Any monsters and demons horror fan is sure to be pleased with Triano’s work in this book.
The Devilers is what macabre and horror should look like. You’ll find yourself unable to put this book down as Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano take you further into hell.
Josh Gillam is a contributing writer for Drunk on Comics and the creator of the webcomic Cynical Stew. You can follow him on Twitter at @Cynical_Stew