Chaos/Dynamite Entertainment 2015
Written by Aaron Gillespie
Illustrated by Juanan Ramirez
Coloured by Dijjo Lima
Well I have to say that this story has been excellent. It’s a great introduction to the character to the Dynamite Universe by Aaron. Violet and Lady Demon make one heck of a combined character and as we see this issue the short time they’ve been bonded has given them each a connection to the other that will only strengthen with time. So here’s hoping that Aaron gets the chance to continue on telling their story so we can continue to see them grow and evolve. Hopefully with an artist who can actually be true to the original source material and make it sleek, sexy and deadly and much less watered down Saturday morning cartoon.
Seriously seeing Lady Demon in hell and the fat guy with the mouth in his stomach should have been much more terrifying than it was instead of evoking creepiness and demonic presence all it did was make me laugh at such pathetic attempts. Not the right artist for this book for while his is strong this subject matter is something he cannot adapt to to make it come across as Aaron’s story intends it to.
I did like that Violet and her mother show up to try and put an end to the ritual to bring the Chaos Demon to the Earthly realm. The chutzpah shown here by these two ladies who finally manage to find one another after all this time being led to believe the other no longer existed well it’s pretty sweet. I also have to say the whole idea behind Violet’s mother being a Hunter, oh a female version of Supernatural wouldn’t have been a bad thing, and going after the things responsible is something I can get behind. Aaron has taken this story and Lady Demon and twisted it into something completely unexpected and terribly interesting.
The implications of the story and what takes place here make me excited by the prospect of what Chaos as a part of Dynamite can be. Also this story has showcased for me the kind and caliber of writing Aaron’s capable of so i’m hoping that he’ll have the opportunity to really cut loose and shine with Dynamite on further projects such as this. Granted with those who can produce interior artwork to go along with his writing.
While this will please fans of the Chaos line from a writing standpoint and it does open th door for more adventures it doesn’t live up in the visual department. Overall this is a solid offering and worth reading.