In 2014, a crack commando unit of Vatican Spiritualists was wiped out by an invading force of demons from Hell. These men and women were promptly replaced by alternates led by a priest who thinks the occult is just a load of bullshit. Today, still employed by the Catholic Church, they survive as soldiers of faith. If you have a supernatural problem…if no one else can help…and if you can find them…maybe you can summon…The Devilers.

There are a few borderline clichéd characters to be found in the team: the hard-drinking, cynical priest who’s lost faith—but will no doubt find some of it now that he’s confronted by the reality of Hell; the Japanese schoolgirl (complete with uniform) with psychic powers; an Israeli ass-kicker who’s not only a rabbi but a former Mossad agent. Yet Fialkov makes O’Rourke interesting enough that I want to see if he can move past his initial John Constantine, too-cool-to-be-freaked-out-by-horror attitude. As for the rest of the team, it’s too early to tell, since they arrive late in the issue and do little more than introduce themselves before facing the threat posed in the cliffhanger ending.

(Hey, wait a minute. The Devilers work for the Vatican. Dynamite’s #1 vampire lady, Vampirella, just got fired from her Vatican job. Do I smell a potential crossover special?!)

In 2014, a crack commando unit of Vatican Spiritualists was wiped out by an invading force of demons from Hell. These men and women were promptly replaced by alternates led by a priest who thinks the occult is just a load of bullshit. Today, still employed by the Catholic Church, they survive as soldiers of faith. If you have a supernatural problem…if no one else can help…and if you can find them…maybe you can summon…The Devilers.

There are a few borderline clichéd characters to be found in the team: the hard-drinking, cynical priest who’s lost faith—but will no doubt find some of it now that he’s confronted by the reality of Hell; the Japanese schoolgirl (complete with uniform) with psychic powers; an Israeli ass-kicker who’s not only a rabbi but a former Mossad agent. Yet Fialkov makes O’Rourke interesting enough that I want to see if he can move past his initial John Constantine, too-cool-to-be-freaked-out-by-horror attitude. As for the rest of the team, it’s too early to tell, since they arrive late in the issue and do little more than introduce themselves before facing the threat posed in the cliffhanger ending.

(Hey, wait a minute. The Devilers work for the Vatican. Dynamite’s #1 vampire lady, Vampirella, just got fired from her Vatican job. Do I smell a potential crossover special?!)

Joshua Hale Fialkov does great work in team books and The Devilers is another great example of that. The Devilers exudes confidence as the combination of art and writing really creates a fun, horror-fueled story that may just prove to be Dynamite's Justice League Dark .

The Devilers , in Fialkov fashion, is about a ragtag group of men/women of multiple faiths who are brought together to defeat the evil supernatural world. Issue two jumps right into the thick of things and our team is dealing with the forces of Hell. Where issue one really pretty much just said, “this is our cast, this is what we're doing, enjoy the ride.” Issue two gives us backgrounds to all the members of this team and is still very action-packed.

I think what I really enjoyed about Issue #2, despite being an info-dump, is that the exposition was tied-in to the action with what was going on now. We are given glimpses of the members' pasts and how they came to be found. All of these exorcists have very unique pasts which makes them even more distinct. The art really does wonders in that regard.

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