During prohibition, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Enter Eddie, a mortal who lost his soul long ago. Caught in the middle of competing demonic families, any other human would’ve gotten the ax long ago. But Eddie’s got a special talent that keeps him on his feet. One man’s curse is another man’s gift.
THE DAMNED is hard-boiled noir with demons, and the team behind THE SIXTH GUN is bringing it back with new colors, a new format, and a new ongoing tale of tommy guns and hellfire.
In my boyfriend’s continued quest to bring me into the world of comics, I picked up The Damned because… why not? I like demons, I like noir, so I figured I’d like this – and I wasn’t let down. Other reviews say it’s pretty run-of-the-mill and perhaps it is, but personally? I enjoyed it and that’s what matters.
Eddie doesn’t stay dead. Not after he makes a deal with a stereotypical devil, that is. Caught in the middle of a turf war between different families of demons, Eddie’s got to watch out for himself, y’know? Really, in hindsight that sounds pretty simplistic and maybe it is, but it’s not horrible. Oh, there’s also the whole damsel in distress and all that. Yep, lots of stereotypes.