Devil #1: It’s Evil to Americanize a Perfectly Good Manga

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 2, 2010 in Comic Books |

Devil #1 - Cover

Being a manga fanboy the release of Devil #1 immediately caught my eye: “Manga artist Torajiro Kishi (Maka-Maka) and blockbuster anime studio Madhouse (Trigun, Paprika, Ninja Scroll) love comics. So much so that they’ve decided to publish an original, Western-style comic exclusively with Dark Horse! Enter Devil, a thrilling, sci-fi take on the vampire genre.”

However looking at the book I’ve got mixed feelings: On one hand the illustrations look great, but on the flip side the coloring is cheesy (i.e. bad Photoshop) and the page layouts look quite static because each panel is trapped in a western style layout. My guess is that this is Dark Horse making the comic “specifically for the American audience” but as an American fanboy I’m a bit letdown. But you be the judge and look at the previews below:

Devil #1 - pg. 1

Devil #1 - pg. 2

Devil #1 - pg. 3

Devil #1 - pg. 4

Devil #1 - pg. 5

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