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Monday, January 16, 2006

Demon #14 - Witchboy

Klarion the Witchboy, along with his pet cat Teekl return to make Jason Blood's life miserable in this first of a two-part story. First they invade his dreams, making him have a horrific vision of Etrigan in Hell, including a great two page spread of Gargora, a Medusa-like demon of a thousand heads. After Blood awakens, Klarion gathers together six undead witnesses for his spell which creates a doppelganger of Blood, who plans to take his place.

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The rest of the issue has Blood, changed to Etrigan, going out and saving his friends from attacks by the false Blood, while slowly fading away from existence, until finally he's no more than a phantom.

Mike Royer inks the 20-page story and cover, with some uncredited assistance from Bill Stout that Royer mentioned in a few interviews.

Published 1973


Anonymous said...

Love that first panel. It reminds me of the straphangers I see on the Train in NYC every day (I have that same Zombie look some days)!

Nick Caputo

Jonathan Miller said...

Man, I wish DC would put out a collection or two of Kirby's Demon, like the Fourth World books of a few years ago...