A Review: DEMIGODS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of DEMIGODS #1 from Bleeding Ink Comics. Jesse Grillo writes, and Luigi Teruel draws.

Aren has a pretty stable life, if not a normal one. He lives in an orphanage dormitory with other supers where he’s given drugs and taught to harness his powers. It’s all pretty calm until he and a friend get busted accessing the outside world. In a whirlwind of events, he gets broken out of the orphanage with some other innocent kids, gets hyper-exposed to the not-so-nice world around him, and gets really angry.

There are some fun ideas here. We’re not given a timeframe (could be now, could be future) or much of a reference to the outside world, and that leaves a great deal open for development. It’s obvious that the world is unstable, and that somebody is doing bad things to children, but that’s all we’ve got. And that openness gives a whole bunch of fun potential for this story. And Aren seems to be a nice kid, too, with room to develop.

This book has some interesting supers action with the potential for some real human stories and some weird future-tech too. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take it.

DEMIGODS #1 is available now online or by order from indyplanet.com.


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