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From comic-book superstars SCOTT SNYDER and GREG CAPULLO (Batman, Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Dark Nights: Metal & Death Metal) comes a new blockbuster series of biblical proportions. Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that -- fiction. But when th From comic-book superstars SCOTT SNYDER and GREG CAPULLO (Batman, Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Dark Nights: Metal & Death Metal) comes a new blockbuster series of biblical proportions. Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that -- fiction. But when the loss of a loved one leads to the discovery of a hulking, benevolent demon named Hellvis, Lam realizes that her life is about to undergo a dire new direction. With a newfound partner and awesome powers now at her disposal, our hero suddenly finds herself thrust into a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance... Includes sketch material and original scripts.


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From comic-book superstars SCOTT SNYDER and GREG CAPULLO (Batman, Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Dark Nights: Metal & Death Metal) comes a new blockbuster series of biblical proportions. Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that -- fiction. But when th From comic-book superstars SCOTT SNYDER and GREG CAPULLO (Batman, Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Dark Nights: Metal & Death Metal) comes a new blockbuster series of biblical proportions. Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that -- fiction. But when the loss of a loved one leads to the discovery of a hulking, benevolent demon named Hellvis, Lam realizes that her life is about to undergo a dire new direction. With a newfound partner and awesome powers now at her disposal, our hero suddenly finds herself thrust into a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance... Includes sketch material and original scripts.

30 review for We Have Demons

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    Two things seem to connect the recent Snyder projects I've read. One is they're all deliriously high-concept (which is fine), two is that there's a strong vein of blandness running through them (which isn't). The book starts out interesting enough, but then the superhero-ish suits turn up, and the rules of this world keep shifting, important lessons about having faith are learned, and it all pulps down into a bland mush. As usual, Snyder has the tendency to overwrite scenes, as happens here. Later Two things seem to connect the recent Snyder projects I've read. One is they're all deliriously high-concept (which is fine), two is that there's a strong vein of blandness running through them (which isn't). The book starts out interesting enough, but then the superhero-ish suits turn up, and the rules of this world keep shifting, important lessons about having faith are learned, and it all pulps down into a bland mush. As usual, Snyder has the tendency to overwrite scenes, as happens here. Later on especially we get bombarded with exposition dumps, both in narration and dialogue. Snyder writes in the bonus section of the book that the series is supposed to be an R-rated Saturday morning cartoon, which is a pretty apt description. He does leave out one of the hallmarks of Saturday morning cartoons in that comparison: telling stories isn't all that important, selling lots and lots of plastic toys is. (Thanks to Dark Horse Books for providing me with an ARC through Edelweiss)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ben Brown

    “We Have Demons” is the first of Scott Snyder’s new Comixology-published line of creator owned comics. As the inaugural comic of what is apparently going to be quite a large library of self-published titles, it does an able job of building up excitement for the line, setting up a world and mythology that is instantly compelling, while also giving us characters that we immediately feel invested in. As a standalone volume, however, there are a few issues – at a scant 3 issues, much of this first v “We Have Demons” is the first of Scott Snyder’s new Comixology-published line of creator owned comics. As the inaugural comic of what is apparently going to be quite a large library of self-published titles, it does an able job of building up excitement for the line, setting up a world and mythology that is instantly compelling, while also giving us characters that we immediately feel invested in. As a standalone volume, however, there are a few issues – at a scant 3 issues, much of this first volume feels a tad bit rushed, and the art by Greg Capullo, while occasionally dazzling, also sometimes lacks specificity, almost as if the artist wasn’t given enough time to fully flesh out the world and story visually. Still – the good most definitely outweighs the bad here, and if there are future volumes of “We Have Demons” to come, I’m most definitely interested in seeing what comes next. Here’s hoping that Volume 2 is given just a tad bit more space to fully stretch its wings.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Neil Pearson

    The art is great and fans of 90s image comics/spawn will be in for a treat as capullo is clearly enjoying this. That said, it feels like the primary goal of the story was to allow the artist to draw horrific demons, the rest being pretty average team/origin fare. There's apparently going to be a sequel which makes sense as it felt like set up for bigger stories. The art is great and fans of 90s image comics/spawn will be in for a treat as capullo is clearly enjoying this. That said, it feels like the primary goal of the story was to allow the artist to draw horrific demons, the rest being pretty average team/origin fare. There's apparently going to be a sequel which makes sense as it felt like set up for bigger stories.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    A typical Snyder script, inane repetitive ramblings paired with great art and colour. 2.5/5

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rick Brose

    We Have Demons made me nostalgic for Batman. I forgot how much I loved Snyder and Capullo together on that run. It was cool to see the team back. This is a great start to a series. The overall concept is not the most original, but it has enough of its own flavor to overlook that. The art is wonderfully detailed. The demons give off a bit of a Spawn vibe. I really liked Gus as a character. The other main character, Lam, did not work for me as much, but I see the potential. Things got a little too We Have Demons made me nostalgic for Batman. I forgot how much I loved Snyder and Capullo together on that run. It was cool to see the team back. This is a great start to a series. The overall concept is not the most original, but it has enough of its own flavor to overlook that. The art is wonderfully detailed. The demons give off a bit of a Spawn vibe. I really liked Gus as a character. The other main character, Lam, did not work for me as much, but I see the potential. Things got a little too wordy near the end, but there was a lot I enjoyed here. I am definitely looking forward to more.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Glo

    La historia es entretenida, muy dinámica y las ilustraciones son espectaculares. Se lee rápido. Ideal para pasar un buen rato.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dave Farrance

    Amazing. Really enjoyed this! Great artwork, interesting story idea, and fantastic execution. My only gripe - all the Glories have such badass looking swords, yet Lam just has a weak ass needle. I feel this was just to accentuate the middle finger theme they kept going throughout, but it just seemed impractical to fight demons with a little stick with no prior combat training. Still, this title is about zany over the top fun, so that’s just part of the fun!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Vinnie Uube

    There’s a lot more substance in this 3-issue story than I could’ve imagined. Well done!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    A young woman learns that her estranged father was part of a secret society devoted to slaying the demons who lurk among us, and takes up his mission. It's told in a lively enough fashion, and that applies especially to the bits which are told as much as shown, something that – contrary to clichéd advice – I often enjoy as long as it's done well. But despite some nice business with the periodic table, the backstory runs through some elements which have come to feel very well-worn over recent yea A young woman learns that her estranged father was part of a secret society devoted to slaying the demons who lurk among us, and takes up his mission. It's told in a lively enough fashion, and that applies especially to the bits which are told as much as shown, something that – contrary to clichéd advice – I often enjoy as long as it's done well. But despite some nice business with the periodic table, the backstory runs through some elements which have come to feel very well-worn over recent years (oh look, it's the nephilim, again), and once we get to the present day action it all goes down a little too straightforwardly. This route one storytelling, the brevity of the series, and the way it feels as much as anything like a pitch for a TV show (essentially The Invaders except supernatural, and with a female lead and a bit of humour to catch the Buffy audience) combine to make the project feel very Mark Millar. It isn't, mind, and to some people the idea of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reuniting for a creator-owned book will in itself be exciting. Whereas for me, well, this is the team whose Batman run finally firmed up something which had long been grumbling in the background and convinced me that I fucking hate modern Batman. I guess at least the lead here does actually kill their monstrous opponents, rather than make sure they're free to continue running around massacring innocents, which is a start. But the fact that it's Snyder brings another problem when you consider that one of his other Comixology Originals books, Night Of The Ghoul, is also about supernatural monsters lurking unseen among humanity, corrupting us, opposed only by a small band of hunters. And so is his long-stalled Image series Wytches. So if he only has the one horror story to tell, albeit varying the mood slightly from folk horror to meta creepy to more of a supernatural adventure vibe here, maybe he could stop dicking around with all the variant iterations and be so kind as to go back and finish the first and best version?

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    I find the main character and side-characters of this first issue very compelling and genuinely chuckle-inducing. Normally, I don't care much for "humorous" dialogue these days, but I love Snyder's writing. I've not read anything from him yet that fails on its delivery and this is no different. The humor is simultaneously irreverent, yet does not feel mean-spirited and has a gag by the end of issue one that genuinely made me laugh out loud. Pitch perfect, very easy to enjoy, with some excellent pa I find the main character and side-characters of this first issue very compelling and genuinely chuckle-inducing. Normally, I don't care much for "humorous" dialogue these days, but I love Snyder's writing. I've not read anything from him yet that fails on its delivery and this is no different. The humor is simultaneously irreverent, yet does not feel mean-spirited and has a gag by the end of issue one that genuinely made me laugh out loud. Pitch perfect, very easy to enjoy, with some excellent paneling and great character design. Very enjoyable art which has pleasantly detailed backgrounds and and very well-matched coloring that reminds me a lot of comics when I was young. I look forward to the rest of the series with open arms and a middle finger up!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Thom

    Note: I received this book from the publisher at no cost to write a review. The strengths of this book are mostly due to the character development. I wasn't a big fan of the character illustrations, but the panel work is good. The tone is pretty unique in how it feels like a Sam Raimi horror movie with goofiness and gratuity Note: I received this book from the publisher at no cost to write a review. The strengths of this book are mostly due to the character development. I wasn't a big fan of the character illustrations, but the panel work is good. The tone is pretty unique in how it feels like a Sam Raimi horror movie with goofiness and gratuity

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Lawson

    The dream team baby! I’ve definitely come to appreciate the thematic preoccupations and motifs Snyder has been grappling with in his more recent work as they certainly seem to be the questions of the day (I mean probably of any day, but particularly today it seems). And Capullo as ever is an absolute 10.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Adrian Montanez

    Nice enough story, but amazing visuals. 4.0 out of 5 stars.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Demon Hunting is my jam and I dig this book. It’s not overly serious it has a mix of horror and comedy that a Carpenter/Raimi fan would appreciate.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shane

    My main complaint is that they collected only the first three issues, instead of waiting for the regular six, then added a bunch of extra stuff no one reads and then charged $20 for it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    jonathan

    Another great one from Scott Snyder and Greg!! Loved the story and their take on demons and the light. Cant wait for a book 2. We all have demons!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    Good story but a little too much cheese It's always hard to write a story with something to say and not come off as cheesy, and this book doesn't quite manage to do so. Despite that, it's still a pretty fun tale paired with art that feels like it would fit right in with the best of the 90s McFarlane boom. Honestly, the story isn't too far off from a more hopeful Spawn, either. If you liked those, this will probably also appeal. Good story but a little too much cheese It's always hard to write a story with something to say and not come off as cheesy, and this book doesn't quite manage to do so. Despite that, it's still a pretty fun tale paired with art that feels like it would fit right in with the best of the 90s McFarlane boom. Honestly, the story isn't too far off from a more hopeful Spawn, either. If you liked those, this will probably also appeal.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tony

  20. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Ward

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steve Schafer

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tad

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elton

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sam

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kurt Lorenz

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dustin Luke

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

  29. 4 out of 5

    Leonardo Ramirez

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tomer

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