Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Publisher: Oni Press
Synopsis: During the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on vices of the people, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust, and other sins to fuel a much more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Three demon families (the Aligheris, the Roarkes, and the Verlochin) control soul-trafficking within the city, capitalizing on "the rackets" to lead unfortunates into their grasp and poor Eddie is caught in the middle?
Our Thoughts: If you enjoy the genre mash up of horror and crime then this trade paperback from Oni Press may be right up your alley.
Writer, Cullen Bunn takes you on an interesting journey as we see the mob in a different light. We are introduced to the character of Eddie, a down on his luck guy with powers to return from the grave who is caught in between a demon mob war. There are several interesting twists and turns throughout the story which keeps the reader wanting more.
Brian Hurtt’s art adds to the story as we see all types of interesting demons and monsters. The detail in some of these creatures is quite amazing.
If you like The Sixth Gun, be sure to check out the duos initial collaboration in The Damned.