Grimm Fairy Tales presents Demons: The Unseen #2 Review

Considering all the various levels of threats now facing both our heroes and villains are demons really something that needs to be feared?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Zenescope:

The new extreme horror series from the creative team of Godstorm continues, as the silent warrior Masumi wages war against the darkest threat she has ever faced. As demons with immense power continue to use powerless humans as their puppets, Masumi has to choose between accepting her fate as a lone soldier or leaving humanity to fend for itself. The new face of terror rises up as the shadow falls!

With all that’s going on the creative team has decided to bring about yet another threat that’s working for the Being.  In essence what we have here is little more than a back-up feature and introduction piece but trust me when I say the content found within the confines of these pages creates an interesting journey that might be sturdy enough to stand up on its own.

Pat Shand pens the script and I could not be more pleased with the results.  What we have here is classic horror elements wrapped up in a tightly knit yarn that stumbles upon just enough originality to give itself personality.  I’m particularly taken with the characterization of Masumi, as we learn more about her history and the inner strength that’s carried this huntress through some very dark times I could not be more proud to count her among the female players in this varied universe.

The art by Jason Johnson does enough to match the narrative quality but there were sequences where I thought the visualizations were a bit unpredictable.  Faces, forms and structure were all in check but pages felt off for some tangible reason.  Overall though: from the first sketch to the final panel there was enough there that I was engaged by the skill on display.

Grimm Fairy Tales presents Demons: The Unseen #2 is an exceptionally solid outing that births a big enough threat to not only make this tie-in worthy but also warrant your attention.  Recommended.

4/5

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