ARC Review: Exorsisters Volume 1 by Ian Boothby, Gisèle Lagacé & Pete Pantazis

Exorsisters Volume 1Exorsisters Volume 1 by Ian Boothby
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Did you sign a deal with the devil? Has a loved one been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul removal at a reasonable rate. This collection is perfect for fans of case-solving procedurals like Veronica Mars , Netflix’s Jessica Jones , and the CW’s Supernatural , and introduces readers to the Harrows, who have to deal with the end of the world, fallen angels, demon worshipping ex-boyfriends, and their Mother.

The Harrows are professionals in dealing with demon problems, and this book is an entertaining urban fantasy in that vein. Cate and Kate Harrow aren’t exactly sisters (don’t worry, you’ll find out in this volume itself) but close enough, and between the two of them, they are a duo of smart, courageous hunters that take care of their client’s problems. While there are interesting enough cases to make it gripping enough, there is also a Big Bad lurking that is to be the main plot. Between demons running scared, and angels falling, and troubled motherly relations, the girls are having a full plate. Occasional glimpses into Kate’s past speak to how and why she got involved in the business in the first place, and also Cate’s unusual abilities. The rules of this comic’s universe seem close enough to Biblical mythology but has some key differences that make it unique enough in its own way. The artwork – well, I love the coloring and the character design but the storyboard is off, with awkward poses and weird action scenes. Overall, it is a dark comedy that is immensely entertaining.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Image Comics, via Edelweiss.

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Releases on April 30, 2019

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