Demon Volume 1: 11/10/16
My introduction to Jason Shiga's off kilter graphic novels was Meanwhile, a unique take on the choose your own adventure type book. Demon is written for a more mature audience — ones who can take extreme forms of self harm, murder, and ridiculously out of place masturbation.
It all begins with Jimmy killing himself. And waking up and killing himself again. Over and over — like Groundhog Day if directed by Quentin Taratino. Jimmy eventually breaks the circle by getting hit by a truck. Well — sort us. He gets to wake up in a different place.
Around the time that Jimmy figures out he might be something other than a depressed man, the authorities get wind of him too. It is in their attempting to contain him, control him, that things get really out of control.
Demon is a paranormal, violent road trip like the long running Supernatural series but from a demon's point of view. How Jimmy became one, or if he's always been one, isn't answered in this book. Perhaps Book 2, which comes out in February 2017, will shed more light on the mystery.