DC Comics have been pumping out a lot of Jack Kirby related stuff this year, now they are adding yet another cult character from Jack the King’s list of creation to their current roster. Fan favorite rhyming demon Etrigan is getting his own new mini series from writer Andrew Constant with art by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy. Titled The Demon: Hell On Earth, the book is scheduled to hit stores November 15th, 2017.
From DC Comics:
Look here, fans, and take a break.
A new comic announcement we’re ready to make.
About a war on Earth to destroy all man
And a rhyming demon named Etrigan.
Andrew Constant writes this new tale of fright,
Bringing startling new layers of the Demon to light.
He’s assisted by artists of the highest skill:
Messrs. Walker and Hennessy their duties fulfill.
Fans can expect both action and chills
In a tale that addresses our modern-day ills.
In this month where we celebrate Jack Kirby’s birth
We’re pleased to announce THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH!
Artist Walker said:
I was excited to work on a great, slightly lesser exposed Kirby character. As I’ve gotten into Andrew’s scripts, I’ve been having fun doing something tonally different than books I’ve worked on in the past. It’s fun tapping into moody, darker aspects of my art. It has a bit of a Vertigo vibe. It’s maybe not a side of me people know, but it’s stuff I am a fan of, just as much as the big, bombastic, superhero stuff.
DC Comics describes the series as “a large-scale, thrilling mix of action and terror featuring tense, conflicted relationships and brutal, kinetic combat, with no less than the fate of the world at stake. Because in the world of Etrigan, the Demon, war is literally hell.”
What do you guys think? I was a big fan of some of the stuff Garth Ennis did with the character in the ’90s. And he was a big part of some fun story lines like Day Of Judgment and Kevin Smith’s run on Green Arrow, Quiver. Check out the official solicitation below, along with some preview art. Comment and discuss as well!
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #1
Written by ANDREW CONSTANT
Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. When a haunting vision leads Jason to Death Valley, a supernatural weapon is unleashed, radically transforming not only the land but also Blood…and the Demon. The worst, though, is yet to come, as hell begins to make its way into our world.
Don’t miss the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood’s relationship will be changed forever!
On sale NOVEMBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T