DEMO (Comic Book)
Released December, 2005
The Pros:Art is fantastic (especially in later issues). Stories are interesting. Format allows for light or heavy reading.
The Cons:Narrow range of conflicts explored (all depressing). Too angsty.
Demo is a series of 12 short-story comics each following a different character as they struggle with the extraordinary powers they've been gifted/cursed. Each story is isolated from the other, the only connection being similar motifs and struggles the characters encounter.
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Even the art changes, as illustrator Becky Cloonan changes her style to match the story being presented.
Demo was originally presented in twelve different standalone issues. After completion the publisher, AiT/Planet Lars, collected the issues into a single bound book. In the book's forward writer Brian Wood explains how the concept of Demo arose out of a pitch to Marvel on a group of teenagers with powers. Brian states that Demo is darker and grittier than that original pitch, with the powers reducing their importance with the later stories focusing entirely on the characters themselves and their relationships.
- Bad Blood
- Stand Strong
- Girl You Want
- What You Wish For
- One Shot, Don't Miss
- Breaking Up
- Midnight to Six
- Mon Dernier Jour Avec Toi (My Last Day with You)
- Wizard Magazine's "Best Indy" for 2004
- Two Eisner Award nominations in 2005
- Best Limited Series
- Best Single Issue
User Reviews (1)
Art is fantastic (especially in later issues)
Format allows for light or heavy reading
Narrow range of conflicts explored (all depressing)
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