Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sons of the Devil, Volume 1
author: Brian Buccellato
average rating: 3.57
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/01/23
date added: 2016/01/23
'Sons of the Devil, Volume 1' by Brian Buccellato with art by Toni Infante proves that the eyes have it, but maybe what they have is something you shouldn't want.
Travis has spent his troubled youth bouncing around the foster care system not knowing who his real parents are. When a friend finds a link to his past, then is removed from Travis' life, things get strange. We see a story that jumps between the present and past. In the past, Travis' mom was in a cult in California run by a guy who had a weird pact with the devil. He and all of his kids have a trait of two different colored eyes. Could this be who Travis is looking for? And who is the creepy guy running an anger management class in the open, and acting like a serial killer in private. Travis finds himself in over his head, and it may be too much for his girlfriend to take.
The story doesn't get too far along before the five issues in this volume are over, but that's okay. The story and art work well together. There are a couple short backup stories that give some illumination to a couple characters. This is quite the thrill ride, and I like it. Travis is far from perfect and has a really short fuse. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out along with whatver schemes are going on with his real father.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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