Published on March 21st, 2017 | by Kevin Given


Review: Kiss: The Demon #3

Great opening to this issue. The demon’s back is to us and in the background the lyrics to Rock and Roll all Night are blaring. Then we enter Blackwell mansion. A party is going on and it is revealed that Blackwell industries no longer manufacture’s farm equipment, they are now the leaders in bio-engineered fertilizer. In the middle of this presentation Dr. Worrell bursts on to the scene and declares that Blackwell is destroying the worlds food supply, he is accused of being drunk and escorted off the property.

An interesting turn of events in this issue. It keeps you guessing.

The Creative Team:
Chu and Burnham heighten the mystery with this issue. Dr. Worrell gets a flash drive with his evidence to Milo. Who checks it out and is surprised at what he sees. Without giving away too much, Milo begins to distrust his lifelong friend. The twists keep coming as our writing team keep the momentum up with this torrid tale. It’s a great read as we see the anguish in our protagonist grow with each new revelation of facts. Great stuff.
Eman Casallos continues his winning ways as he shows the strain that is created between Sam, Milo and Kimi. The way he draws Dr. Worrell entering the room makes him look like a drunken fool that can’t be trusted. It’s a good, suspenseful moment that’s handled quite well. There’s a car crash in this issue that is rendered with a great amount of care and enhances the story considerably. Another nicely done issue to be sure.

The Cover:
A fun over the top cover draws in the comic store surfer. On this cover is our demon, drawn to resemble an over exaggerated ape. His tongue is easily 12 feet long and his muscular arms drop below his knees, which are bent as he is standing in a sea of red. A simple yet effective way to render the god of thunder. It’s sure to draw a chuckle from the resident Kiss fan.

In Conclusion:
A nice twist in this turn of events as we learn more about Blackwell Industries and their plans for the future. The friendship between our friends continues to strain as more is revealed about their past friendships and the direction their lives have taken. Can their friendship survive? Will Blackwell industries succeed in their new endeavor? Is there something to Dr. Worrell’s accusations or is he just a drunk crackpot seeking revenge for being fired? To be continued. *** (8.3 rating)

Kiss: The Demon #3

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Eman Casallos
Letters: Troy Petri
Color: Omi Remalante
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Publication date: March 2017

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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