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Demon, Volume 1 by Jason Shiga

Demon, Volume 1

by Jason Shiga

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Demon's story begins with Jimmy. Jimmy is attempting to commit suicide in a hotel room, only to wake up the next morning. He tries again, and again, and again. Slowly he begins to realize that something is very, very wrong. Jimmy has just discovered he is a demon. As a demon, he has the unique ability to possess the body of the nearest individual to him when his current host body dies. Consequently, Jimmy cannot die. But they're on to Jimmy, and Jimmy will have to use every resource, every body at his disposal to live on, after all.

Demon Volume 1 is quite the graphic novel. The forward of the book says it all - "If you are a child (infer sensitive to gore and/or death, penises, etc.) please put this book down slowly and walk away.." Yet there is something quite fascinating here. While the reader may - perhaps, should? - cringe and gag while observing Shiga's depictions of suicide and murder, they can't help but be sucked in. It will be very interesting to see where Demon travels in the next volumes. The body count will be high. Very. High. ( )
  ThatOneLibrarian | Aug 18, 2018 |
Shiga's artwork is just a little too goofy for me, but it can't hinder a story that is irresistibly over-the-top amoral and violent. It seems like anything can happen here, and I'm ready to follow the saga to the end. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
Reminded me of [book:JTHM: Director's Cut (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) JTHM: Director's Cut|19567410], but slightly less dark and definitely funnier. Still incredibly violent. ( )
  gossamerchild88 | Mar 30, 2018 |
Quick read, violent graphic novel. Interesting concept of a man trying to kill himself, but keeps waking up the next day perfectly fine… or so he thinks. Can’t wait to get my hands on the other volumes. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Jan 9, 2018 |
Literary Merit: It won an Eisner?
Characterization: Okay
Recommend: No

I am a little confused by this book. This book should not go into any children's or teen collection. It belongs in an adult graphic novel collection. There is violence, graphic sexual content (including sex with animals in the 3rd volume), language, and a character that continually commits suicide to body jump. The story is about an adult male that realizes he is a demon and can body jump by committing suicide over and over. I ended up reading all three volumes of this because I was intrigued by the premise it felt like Deathnote mixed with a bryan o'malley comic. However, it is has very adult content. So be aware of this before you buy it. ( )
  SWONroyal | Aug 25, 2017 |
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"No matter how hard he tries, Jimmy Yee cannot die. A noose around his neck, a razor across his wrist, and even a bullet to his head all yield the same results: he awakes from each suicide attempt, miraculously unharmed, in his shabby room at the Sunbeam Motel. Has he gone mad? Or has he truly died and found himself in hell? Jimmy is willing to tear the world down around him to get at the truth. Highly analytical and utterly unscrupulous, he is uniquely suited to unraveling this bizarre mystery. From the brilliant and profane mind of Jason Shiga, known for his high-concept graphic novels, comes Demon: a four-volume magnum opus about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world and the astronomical body count he leaves behind"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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