Sons of the Devil #13 Review

Writer: Brian Buccellato / Artist: Toni Infante / Image Comics

It’s been a long time since a panel gave me chills, but this comic gave me chills. From the opening scene we’re reminded that we’re in it now — we’re in the muck, with more frequent appearances of demonic figures than ever before. And you have to hand it to Toni Infante because he kills it. Simple, subtle, a calmly scary. The opening scene of Sons of the Devil #13 is my favorite sequence of the series thus far.

Sons of the Devil #13 Panel

And when it comes to shit hitting the fan, the opening scene is just the tip of the iceberg as the penultimate issue accelerates towards the finish. Everything we expected to happen is taking place at the right time — following so much anticipation it felt like the literary equivalent of edging — as well as a surprise or two I didn’t see coming. The breakneck pace makes this an insatiable page-turner, and when you reach the end, you’ll only want more. I want the finale right the fuck now. I also want to go into further detail, but there’s so much packed inside the issue that any detail would borderline as a spoiler.

Overall, Sons of the Devil #13 makes your pulse race as you sit at the edge of your seat waiting to see how it all ends. Issue #14 can’t come soon enough.

10 out of 10

Reading Sons of the Devil? Find BNP’s other reviews of the series here.

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  • Jordan Calhoun is a writer in New York City. His forthcoming debut book "Piccolo Is Black" is a celebration of the common adaptations we made while non-diverse pop culture helped us form identities. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice, B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Japanese, and an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy. He might solve a mystery, or rewrite history. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @JordanMCalhoun

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