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Review – Demi-God #1 (IDW Publishing)

Review – Demi-God #1 (IDW Publishing)

Publisher: Idw Publishing Written by: Ron Marz Art by: Andy Smith Release Date: 4th April 2018 I don’t believe I have ever truly hated a comic book character until now. The title character in Demi-God is a complete and utter creep even before he gets his powers, and a frat boy/Wall Street banker ramped up to 11 afterwards. The story kind of reminds me of early Booster Gold before he became the greatest unknown hero. Unlike Booster however, Demi-God has no hint of a greater moral code beneath the powers and bravado. Just before his powers come to him, we discover that they appear to be the powers of this universe’s Hercules. And sure, he did try to defend a female co-worker from her asshole boyfriend, but given how he had been acting up until this point it was clearly just to raise his own profile in her eyes. There is absolutely nothing likeable about him, an approach I find to be very refreshing. I can see the story ultimately becoming about the character’s moral journey from self-serving hero to genuinely good guy, but I actually kinda hope it isn’t. It would be an interesting take to see how this near realistic (from what [...]



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