Friday, November 26, 2010
Grendel - Devil's Vagary #0
My love affair with this character began when I was a freshman in high school. At the time, I had an unhealthy addiction to everything X and Magic: The Gathering. I was at my local comic shop (R.I.P. Oscar's Comics) and on a whim picked up a copy of the Grendel Primer. From that moment on I knew I was destined to collect every issue of this series. This is the last one I tracked down.
It's a strange little one shot issue that tells the story of a man who tries to play the Devil for a fool and ends up paying the price. It involves a botched arms trade and a kidnapped woman.
This is probably the weakest Grendel story I've read. It's only 16 pages - but the art is decent. Lots of play between light and shadow. But the story is a little weak.
Be back here tomorrow for the beginning of the most recent tale of the original devil. Until then, Happy reading!
Credits - Matt Wagner: Writer
Dean Motter: Art