Comic Review: The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against The Devils In Suits (Image)

The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits, from Image, is a one-shot trade paperback. Written and drawn by Arabson, it’s coloured by Anderson Cabral. The main thrust of […]

The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits, from Image, is a one-shot trade paperback.

Written and drawn by Arabson, it’s coloured by Anderson Cabral.

The main thrust of this aggressively told visual tale is this: Elisabeth is wanted by the Devil. It’s all part of a complicated trade deal, brokered by her father. Elisabeth is a bit of a hard case. A tough skin on a tough chick. And off we go, on a colourful adventure, following Elisabeth, joining her quest to avoid being a subject of Satan.

As hackneyed as this plot might sound, it is treated semi-seriously here. It’s all bad news for Elisabeth. The combination of a script with ‘no holds barred’ dialogue and visuals that abound with graphic violence and comic expression make for a cool story to read. It’s rough, it’s ragged, and it’s frank to the point of jaw-dropping. The fight scenes are deep and drawn out. The drawings are eye-gougingly rendered, with lots of exaggeration and joy.

And a joy to behold, and also a lot of fun to absorb, this trade is a worthy adventure for thickly skinned readers!  Great value for the money!

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!