AA88 Press has shared with Comic Frontline a preview of THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #1, Frank Mula’s dark-fantasy adventure as an ongoing comic series for mature audiences.
Writer/Creator Frank Mula tells the tale of Greydon Cross, an ordinary man who comes home one day to find his family murdered at the hands of the Devil. Driven towards vengeance, Greydon cuts a deal with Heaven. In exchange for powers needed to exact his revenge, Greydon will travel to Hell and assassinate Satan. However, there is one catch, if he succeeds in destroying Satan, he must take up the mantle himself. The story is brought to life by the team of Kellik Iskandar (pencils) Nunun Nurjannah (inks) Victoria Pittman (colors and letters) and Sal Brucculeri (edits).
“The Devil You Know is a fun action adventure story, with an underlying message of humanities inner darkness. I wanted to explore the concept that within us all is a person capable of death and destruction on a truly terrifying scale, and that person is held in check only by conscious decisions to do good. But what happens when you take away the little part of your brain that tells you not to do something wrong? Where would someone who is already in Hell, draw the line between good and evil?”
- Frank Mula
“Themes like trust, war, sex, and friendship, all take on a different meaning without a moral compass to guide us. To me the series boils down to one simple question: what does it take for a good man to be king in a world of bad people?”
- Frank Mula
While the series explores the inner emotions of humanity, it does so in a dressing of what could best be described as a middle-earth type of world with familiar biblical tropes. The series moves fast, at an almost video game-like pace, as Greydon battles his way through an endless horde of demons.
“It is going to be a wild ride and I hope that people pick up issue one and check out what we are doing, and stick with us. The team has really gotten into this world and these characters and it is reflected in each subsequent issue we do. The series only gets better with every page and I think that is something readers can appreciate it. The best is yet to come.”
- Frank Mula
About Frank Mula: Frank is a thirty-six year old father of two, living in central New Jersey. He has been reading comics as long as he could read, mostly the "Big Two" with Marvel being his favorite, but in recent years he has become a big fan of creator-owned comics. Outside of comics he loves almost everything geek culture. He's a huge Star Wars fan, loves video games (PlayStation), sports (Mets and Jets), TV (BtVS, BGS, and The Wire are his favorites), and books (Song of Fire and Ice, Sirens of Titan, The Stand). Describing himself "Basically I am just a regular dude who loves comics, throwing my hat into the ring of the very competitive world of independent publishing."
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is currently available in print at the AA88 Press Store for $3.99 plus shipping and handling as well as ComiXology, starting November 19th 2014 for the price of $1.99.
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