Obey Me #00
Based on the action game Obey Me on PC and consoles. Locked in a millennial conflict, the forces of Heaven and Hell wage war in the Material Realm using servants and mortals as proxies. Vanessa Held is a low-ranking lesser demon serving Ammon, the Archduke of Greed. She takes part in missions to further her boss' plans while collecting the souls of those who had sold their soul to him. Join Vanessa and her Hellhound companion Monty through their assignments, becoming more powerful while taking on demons, corrupted humans and more. Welcome to the world of "Obey Me"
A wicked Mafia Don sold his soul to the devil and thought he could escape the pact. Ammon, the demon who sealed the pact is not having it, so he has sent one of his operatives to take the soul that is his property. Vanessa Held is tasked to find the target and reap his soul and for that purpose, she will be joined by Monty, a demon who committed a great sin and was punished, becoming a Hellhound, a familiar of sorts for younger demons, to serve as a mentor and guide.
This was surprisingly good for a video game tie-in and honestly has me interested in the game. This book gave us the set up for what could become a very interesting story.
While this did feel like it was just the introduction to a much bigger story, this issue managed to also be a fun story in itself. In this issue we are introduced to the demon Vanessa “V” Held and her new hellhound sidekick Monty on their first mission to collect a soul purchased by their boss, Ammon. Maybe not the deepest of stories but definitely a fun read filled with good humor and plenty of great action.
I’m on the fence about the art for this issue; while much of the art is a bit simplistic, there are a few moments of greatness and the art compliments the story well. I feel with time the style could become more familiar as the story goes on and the artist gets more familiar with the characters but on first impression it just feels average to me; not the best but not bad either.
Overall, this book was full of great ideas, interesting characters, and a fascinating world. This was helped by great humor and action but hindered by a slight lack of substance. I look forward to seeing where this story goes both in future issues as well as in the video game once it’s released.
A great set up for what could be a very interesting story but slightly lacking in depth and substance. Overall, a fun read.
Obey Me #00: Your Soul to Take
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 8.5/108.5/10
Art - 7.5/107.5/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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