Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Grendel: behold the devil #4 is in-stores today! Go get yours!

Grendel: Behold The Devil #4 (Dark Horse Comics) Ever have the feeling somebody was watching you? As challenging as that is for normal people, imagine you're a murderous crime lord leading a double life and dancing around the rooftops of Manhattan in pajamas with an electrical pitchfork! Matt Wagner's crisp, detailed style of layout, writing and art is on full display in this issue as Hunter Rose goes about his nasty criminal business while getting paranoid, which starts to throw him off of his uncanny perfectionism (tearing out a page in his journal because he spelled something wrong, and missing while throwing darts at a board). It's all a bit quick as business takes some turns for the challenging, but the restless wit and forceful persona of the lead character manage to carry the issue, along with its aforementioned gorgeousness.