Demon, Volume 4 by Jason Shiga

Demon, Volume 4

Immortal actuary Jimmy makes a startling discovery: Agent Hunter, his long-dead adversary, is actually alive and a demon himself! Hunter has spent the last century concocting a deadly trap for his nemesis, and he has the perfect bait: Jimmy's daughter, Sweet Pea. In the epic showdown to to end all epic showdowns, we finally reach the thrilling conclusion to this madcap ser...

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  • Rebekah

    Oh wow - the finale really takes it over the top and ties it all together (I didn't even realize I wanted/needed it to be tied together, but I did). Some questions left, but those are mostly moral that are good leads to leave with readers. Really sold series.

  • Daniel

    This review originally published in

    . Rated 3.0 of 5

    Jason Shiga finishes off his unusual graphic novel series,

    , with this, the fourth issue.

    Jimmy Yee is a man cursed(?)/blessed(?) with a power that prevents him from dying. He discovers this fact when, about as far down on his luck as a man can get, he tries to kill himself. The essence of Jimmy is then transferred to the nearest human. One man seems to understand what Jimmy is and what he can do, but despite his best

    This review originally published in

    . Rated 3.0 of 5

    Jason Shiga finishes off his unusual graphic novel series,

    , with this, the fourth issue.

    Jimmy Yee is a man cursed(?)/blessed(?) with a power that prevents him from dying. He discovers this fact when, about as far down on his luck as a man can get, he tries to kill himself. The essence of Jimmy is then transferred to the nearest human. One man seems to understand what Jimmy is and what he can do, but despite his best efforts to capture Jimmy, Agent Hunter isn't able to contain Jimmy since Jimmy simply kills himself when trapped so that he can take over another body.

    Now, over the course of nearly 400 years, Agent Hunter shows that he, too, is a Demon possessed and has spent the last century planning and preparing for the one way to eliminate Jimmy. And Hunter uses Jimmy's Demon daughter, Sweetpea, as the bait.

    But whereas Hunter has used the centuries to build the perfect fortress, Jimmy and Sweetpea have used the same hundred years to prepare a way into the fortress and exact revenge on Hunter.

    The first two issues of this series were tremendous. Shiga walked the reader into a strange situation without explaining what he was doing, letting the reader figure it out. There was quite a story to unravel and the books took the reader on a roller-coaster journey with plenty of death and destruction along the way.

    But these last two issues changed it up. There's less story, more death and destruction and depravity, and all mostly without purpose. This volume steps it back up a step, with each of our three main characters driven by a goal, but the book still feels as though it's padded with filler, boring me for the most part.

    The story does wrap up, which was a nice surprise, but I had stopped caring. I was interested initially because I wanted to know what was happening and why. Once those questions were answered, the series became a story about a cat and mouse game between Jimmy and Hunter (want to guess what role 'Hunter' played?) and this was much less interesting because really there wasn't much to describe except the constant evisceration or decapitation of a few billion people. The entire planet became a breeding ground for slaughter for a couple of people who were trying to best one another.

    If Shiga's 'point' behind this book was to show just how much we've become inured to violence and depravity, then he's succeeded. If he's simply trying to entertain ... mmmm, he's succeeded only to a point, and then passed us by.

    I was glad to have read this series, but have been left unimpressed.

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    by Jason Shiga finishes off the series, and humanity as well. It's worth reading if you've started the series, but not recommended.

    I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

  • Janie G

    Demon Volume 4 was slightly less satisfying than I expected. Demon is a series built on outdoing itself at every opportunity, increasing shock value at every turn. The final volume didn't seem to manage anything new or surprising, instead the focus was on wrapping up the story. I enjoyed the way the narrative played with the idea of villains and heroes, Jimmy and Sweetpea are saving the world from becoming a Utopia by destroying it. This series was interesting and definitely a journey into a dar

    Demon Volume 4 was slightly less satisfying than I expected. Demon is a series built on outdoing itself at every opportunity, increasing shock value at every turn. The final volume didn't seem to manage anything new or surprising, instead the focus was on wrapping up the story. I enjoyed the way the narrative played with the idea of villains and heroes, Jimmy and Sweetpea are saving the world from becoming a Utopia by destroying it. This series was interesting and definitely a journey into a dark imagination, I would recommend this to individuals who appreciate a very dark and creative world.

    I received a digital ARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy

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    I've been interested in how this series ends since the first volume of DEMON, but the fourth and final volume didn't really live up to the potential I felt it had. Gory and violent, the story seems to devolve into a question of what can kill the most people the fastest.

    I wouldn't recommend picking up this volume of DEMON if you've not read the first three. They're very much interconnected, and they're quick reads, so if you're interested, definitely st

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    I've been interested in how this series ends since the first volume of DEMON, but the fourth and final volume didn't really live up to the potential I felt it had. Gory and violent, the story seems to devolve into a question of what can kill the most people the fastest.

    I wouldn't recommend picking up this volume of DEMON if you've not read the first three. They're very much interconnected, and they're quick reads, so if you're interested, definitely start at the beginning. There is a brief, one page recap at the beginning of this volume, but otherwise we're plunged right into the story.

    The concept itself is quite interesting, and the story takes some interesting turns, but not enough time is spent, in my opinion, on the world building and too much time is spent on the violence. There were a few times where I was just left wondering "but why is it like that?" when I was reading, and while I understand a graphic novel has less time/space to do what prose can do, the violence really started to grate on my nerves when there was so much of it with other things left unsaid.

    Overall, the series is creative and worth a read. Though the conclusion wasn't as satisfying as it could have been, I was still interested in how the story ended. Taking it as a whole, it's definitely worth a read. This volume alone though, not so much.

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  • orangerful

    This was quite an insane finale to a fantastic 4-part series. Not my favorite of the four, but you gotta end is somewhere. And the last page had me "WTF?!" but in a good way. Sometimes it is better to not tie things up in a nice bow but let the reader/audience sit and think and decide how they feel about it all.

    Fans of really weird stuff should pick this up, but be ready for insane violence, surprise nudity and some perverted (yet kind of hilarious) moments.

  • First Second Books

    Demon follows Jimmy Yee, a man who cannot die, no matter how hard he tries. Although he’s seemingly immortal, Jimmy’s real super power is his brain. He’s a highly analytical mathematical genius, and he has no qualms about leaving a massive bodycount behind as he attempts to unravel this bizarre this mystery.This is the 4th and final book.

  • Nicola Mansfield

    A gloriously gory bloodbath of an ending. At this point, it's way too complicated to get into the plot. However, Jimmy and Sweetpea have their final battle of carnage with Hunter. Who really wins in the end??

  • Hillary

    Still violent, still intellectual, still entertaining! The end was satisfying and a little bit heartwarming. I'm not saying this is how anyone should live their life, but it did make me think.

    Thank you Jason Shiga!

  • Mark Schlatter

    I'm going to be very honest --- I don't understand what the &%$#@ is happening in this book. Yes, the overall plot is fairly straightforward with some massively intricate and often funny action scenes. Yes, it's incredibly dark and bloody, but that's been true of all the volumes. And there's an epilogue that I mostly like.

    It's just that this is a Shiga story, so there's a puzzle, and I can't figure out his explanation of the solution. There's a diagram in the middle of the book that's suppo

    I'm going to be very honest --- I don't understand what the &%$#@ is happening in this book. Yes, the overall plot is fairly straightforward with some massively intricate and often funny action scenes. Yes, it's incredibly dark and bloody, but that's been true of all the volumes. And there's an epilogue that I mostly like.

    It's just that this is a Shiga story, so there's a puzzle, and I can't figure out his explanation of the solution. There's a diagram in the middle of the book that's supposed to explain some crucial plot elements. I read that diagram (and the page around it) several times and thought I understood it, only to have subsequent events convince me I had it wrong. So this volume, while somewhat emotionally satisfying, left me fairly frustrated. I really wish Shiga had toned down the hyper-violence and nihilism for a couple of pages of understandable exposition.

  • Josh

    A fitting conclusion to the saga. This series is most fun to me because of the intricate ways that the demon power is used to do interesting things (often things breaking taboos). This volume does not disappoint in that regard. However, it is probably a good thing that the series has come to a close since the inventiveness meter has definitely dropped in this volume. Whether that is because I am now familiar with the basic mechanisms so novelly explored in the first three volumes or because Shig

    A fitting conclusion to the saga. This series is most fun to me because of the intricate ways that the demon power is used to do interesting things (often things breaking taboos). This volume does not disappoint in that regard. However, it is probably a good thing that the series has come to a close since the inventiveness meter has definitely dropped in this volume. Whether that is because I am now familiar with the basic mechanisms so novelly explored in the first three volumes or because Shiga is finally running out of ideas, I don't know. Does it really matter? Regardless, I found this volume and this series immensely satisfying.


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