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Demon Wars: Down in Flames #1

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Things are heating up in Momoko’s Marvel Universe! The spirit world is divided. Its inhabitants, strange creatures called yokai, have chosen sides, and the two factions are on the brink of all-out war. A bird-like yokai who wields some serious firepower faces off against a club-wielding demon.

Mariko Yashida finds herself right in the middle of it.

No matter which side she chooses, there will be consequences not only for the spirit world, but for the human world too.

Don’t miss the next installment of Peach Momoko’s epic DEMON WARS saga!

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36 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    Even if you have not read the issues leading up to Demon Wars: Down in flames #1, this is a creative and enjoyable book. I love seeing the Marvel Universe in a land of Oni and yokai and trying to identify characters through that lens.
  • 70

    It's hard to argue with Peach Momoko's distinctive visual style, bearing influence from traditional Japanese art, which fits the Demon Days/Demon Wars concept, drawing on Japanese folklore. However, the story's quality doesn't match the artwork. The idea of a Marvel Universe reimagined through Japanese mythology is solid, but the Demon Wars angle—loosely based on Marvel's Civil War event—lacks momentum. Down in Flames sees Mariko returning to the spirit realm again, but most of the issue is focused on an inclusive battle between two characters to whom readers have no real attachment. If you love Momoko's work or are interested in Japanese folklore, that's likely enough to make the issue worthwhile, but the storytelling leaves something to be desired.
  • 60

    Comic Book Revolution

    Demon Wars: Down In Flames #1 is the first issue in the Demon Wars Saga that the story doesn't completely hit. The artwork is still at the high level you expect from Peach Momoko. But the way Down In Flames handles the developments in the Shield Of Justice chapter does not as well as past issues. Hopefully the new character reveal leads to much better developments in the next chapter of the Demon Wars Saga.

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