‘Boston Metaphysical Society: Book of Demons’ - Comic Book Review

The Boston Metaphysical Society never disappoints. Madeleine Holly-Rosing seamlessly combines sci-fi with the supernatural to create adventures that are always fun and rarely expected. And Book of Demons is no exception.

In the previous issue, a year and a half ago, medium Caitlin O’Sullivan made a deal with a demon—which wasn’t as bad an idea as it sounds on paper. This issue picks up right around where the last one left off, and finds Caitlin and Alma trying to hone Caitlin’s telekinetic abilities—while Caitlin’s mother tells all of Boston that her daughter is an evil witch who can control demons.

Meanwhile, House Lowell has a strike on its hands, as the poor workers demand fair wages. Jacob Lowell, the head of the house, wants to negotiate with them, but his wife would rather stop them with force—especially when she hears that there’s a girl who can control demons.

Some of this may seem a bit confusing if you haven’t read the previous issues, but, honestly, the comic itself makes everything a lot clearer, even for first-time readers. If you read the introduction and prologue, you can probably follow along just fine. That said, it would still behoove you to read the rest of the series, because it’s a lot of fun.

One of the things I like is that the demons aren’t the Big Bad in this story. In fact, powerful as they are, they’re the victims. The real bad guys here are humans. Greedy, nasty, bigoted, stupid humans. The supernatural elements are neither good nor evil, but tools that can be used either way.

If you’re already a fan of the Boston Metaphysical Society, you’ll definitely want to read Book of Demons. It’s a worthy and worthwhile continuation of the saga. If you’re not yet a fan of the Boston Metaphysical Society but enjoy steampunk and supernatural stories which include ghosts, demons, and fascinating historical figures, then you’ll still want to check out Book of Demons—but do yourself a favor and read the rest of the series, as well. You won’t be sorry.


Creative Team: Madeleine Holly-Rosing (written and created by), Gwynn Tavares (art, cover, inking, coloring, and character portrait), Troy Peteri (lettering), Roberta Ingranata and Ashley Woods (additional art)
Publisher: Brass-T Publishing
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