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    Grendel: Behold The Devil #1

    Grendel: Behold The Devil » Grendel: Behold The Devil #1 released by Dark Horse Comics on November 1, 2007.

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    The original Grendel, Hunter Rose, returns in this new miniseries written and drawn by Matt Wagner!

    This is an untold chapter in the life of the greatest criminal mastermind in history--a thrilling and horrifying glimpse into a time when Rose's novels were at the top of all the bestseller lists and rumors of the assassin Grendel were on the lips of every terrified mobster unfortunate enough to present an obstacle to Rose's utter domination of the city's underworld.

    For the first time in over a decade, Wagner returns to the character that made him famous to reveal the biggest secret of Rose's illustrious and bloody career as Grendel!

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    Criminal mastermind Grendel slaughters twenty mob members during a meeting and steals their take for the week . As he is about to leave, he can't shake the feeling that he is being watched. The police arrive at the scene of the crime along with Detective Elizabeth Sparks who is head of  "Task Force Grendel". No sign of physical evidence of the perpetrator can be found. Reporter Lucas Ottoman arrives on the scene asking questions to no avail .Detective Sparks leaves him with" No comment". Lt. Sparks arrives home to find Lucas in her home. Thier  false pretense now gone. They share information on Grendel as well as having a physical relationship. As Grendel spys on underworld dealings, he feels an overwhelming presence watching him

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    Matt Wagner's foul-mouthed adult book outdoes itself 0

    This first chapter of Grendel: Behold the Devil reintroduces us to Hunter Rose for the Grendel's 25th anniversary. And what an anniversary it is! This gritty and graphic book opens not with an action sequence but its bloody aftermath, Wagner's beautiful black, white, and red artwork in great form. With excerpts from the Devil from the Deed story arc, Behold the Devil is so well-written and interwoven with mystery and intrigue that you won't be able to stop reading. Can even the methodically elus...

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    Bloody Splash Pages 0

    Matt Wagner opens his first  full issue of his new Grendel series with an excerpt from Devil by the Deed and 4 pages of blood. No art but blood. It's not easy drawing blood. Its obvious. Its drawn by Grendel himself. His victims are strewn finally on pages 6 and 7.We are treated to a nice double page spread with more blood. The first few pages seemed more an artists indulgence than setting up a story.Matt manages to close the the issue with a cliffhanger and interesting enough to bring us Grende...

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