REVIEW: 'We Have Demons' #2 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and Dave McCaig

 


WE HAVE DEMONS #2

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Dave McCaig

Letters: Tom Napolitano

Publisher: ComiXology Originals

Release Date: November 10, 2021

Cover Price: $4.99

As Lam and the Angels continue the mission that her father started, Gus tells the story of a man who lost everything, and the one person who deemed him worth saving.

The best-selling creator duo of the last 25 years, writer SCOTT SNYDER and artist GREG CAPULLO, present a new blockbuster series--WE HAVE DEMONS! Years in the making, this title is bursting at the seams with epic, character-driven action for teens and adults alike!

Score:

★★★★1/2 (4.5/5)

Last month marked the birth of the Snyderverse at Comixology with a series of original stories from superstar writer Scott Snyder and some of the best artists in the industry. 'We Have Demons' was the opening salvo of the unprecedented deal at the digital distributor and it was classic Snyder mythmaking. Long on narration and exposition, revealing an interesting and deep backstory of a universe reimagined involving the genesis of good and evil. The manifestation of that duality in demons and the faithful guardians that protect us. 

The world-building continues as more is explained about the kind of man Lam's father was. It's directly tied to the hellspawn and best friend to her father, Gus. Cash Cullen had an incredible amount of faith in more than just his angelic powers but faith in the once monstrous Gus who originally was not an ally. Yet, Cash saw something in Gus that was good and made it possible to transform him into the teammate he is today. Gus' bond with Lam is significant and that plays a part in what transpires in issue two when all hell breaks loose. 

Lam is still trying to find her way and learn to use her powers. The training session early in the issue is exciting and like the rest of the issue drawn, inked, colored, in extraordinary fashion by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and Dave McCaig. The amount of intricate detail by Capullo is above and beyond normal artists. It's obvious Capullo is having a great time creating these grotesque and complex monsters. Later in the issue, monsters become airborne and attack and it's as visceral and heart-stopping as any action film you'll ever see. The inks add considerable depth and the colors are rich so everything appears vividly and intensely.

'We Have Demons' #2 continues to reveal the depth and breadth of this new epic world conceived by Snyder and Capullo. This time the creators explain in more detail the birth of darkness and how it manifests in even Lam's closest allies. It's another dense read with eye-popping visuals, a near orgy of color & shapes all put together for some of the fearest monsters you'll see in a comic. 

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