Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Blue Devil's original series was a ton of fun and the kind of comic that we don't see enough of nowadays. I have enjoyed the character's appearances in various team titles since his own series ended, but attempts to darken him have taken away some of the original appeal for me. Daimon Hellstrom was always a dark character, but he took on more of a superheoish role than he would later be known for when I first encountered him in the pages of The Defenders. That remains my favorite version of the character, and the later, grittier stories he was involved in didn't do much for me.