Son of Satan #1
Issue(s): Son of Satan #1
This issue is drawn by Jim Mooney, except for the opening splash, which is by Jim Starlin. This is all the Starlin you're getting this issue, so enjoy it.
Nothing wrong with Mooney's art, of course.
Daimon Hellstrom returns to his house to find that once again the portal to Hell in the basement has been unsealed. It's kind of like coming home from vacation to find that your basement's sump pump has stopped working again and it's been raining, except instead of a flood you've got demons.
This time, though the demons aren't due to Satan. There's a weird three-faced dude called the Possessor, and the demons are actually afraid of him and hoping Daimon will help them. But Daimon gets the wrong idea, and thrashes the demons instead. Satan shows up to try to explain things and even proposes an alliance against the Possessor, but Daimon doesn't believe it.
The Possessor later arrives.
His two demon heads beg Hellstorm to free them...
...but the Possessor then teleports away, reappearing in Arizona to murder a Navajo Shaman and act as a spirit guide for a younger guy.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: It's said that Hellstorm has ridden to New England directly from his adventure in California in Marvel Spotlight #24, albeit via Demon Steed. Hellstorm takes a break from his search for the Possessor between this issue and the next to help Ghost Rider in Ghost Rider #17-19. The MCP also places Marvel Two-In-One #14 in that gap.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Marvel Horror vol. 1
The monsters in Starlin's splash seem lifted from the Neal Adams story "Nightmare" in a late-1960s DC House of Mystery.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 21, 2013 5:19 PM
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