Yakuza Demon Killers #1 Review

Posted November 18, 2016 by Adrienne Crean in Comic Books

Written by: Amit Chauhan

Art by: Eli Powell

Publisher: IDW


If you think you’re going to open up this comic and get thrown into an organized group of demon killing machines, then you are in for a refreshing surprise.

Chauhan begins this story line slowly, introducing an early twenties, drug addict, woman who assumes she’s hallucinating some sort of demon of death. Readers quickly realize, this is not necessarily the case, and we are introduced to another character. A man, who keeps being called Rizzo, even though that’s not his name, who had been searching for our young druggie, and needs her help.

They both seem to be experienced thieves, that gather a small group of muscle, and are on their way to steal a very precious artifact. An artifact that is worth ten million to a certain, unknown, American willing to buy.  And if you think that reality is all that this comic has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised again. Without giving too much away, let’s just say our young druggie, who thought she was seeing a death demon, wasn’t far off. It’s only then that the title of this comic comes into play, showing us that some kind of intelligent crazy is going on.

Powell did a very good job, showing great creativity with different city, and landscape scenes. Also, being able to give that sketchy art effect, yet still having these characters have emotions and detail, are quiet entertaining. Chauhan did not move the beginnings of this comic too fast or slow, yet gave us enough detail, and mystery to keep readers guessing. I believe issue one sets up a great mystery for many readers, and will also throw in some educational lessons of the Yakuza as well.




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Adrienne Crean

Luke Skywalker was my first crush...where does that leave me? Loving comics, sci-fi, video games, anime, and much more!