Interactive comic creator Jason Shiga’s magnum opus, Demon, is being released by First Second in four volumes, with Volume 1 hitting stores on October 1. If you follow Shiga’s blog or have been on his Patreon, you may be familiar with Demon, which began life as a webcomic on his site. Demon begins with a shocking opener: Jimmy, the main character, hangs himself. But he quickly discovers that he can’t die. A few more grisly suicide attempts confirms this; the next thing he realizes is that he’s a demon, possessing the body of whoever happens to be near him at the time of his latest demise.
Jimmy isn’t the only one who catches on to this: the cops think he’s a psychopathic murderer, and the government wants him. Badly. Jimmy hits the road in a Tarantino-esque blaze of bodies, blood, guts, and glory.