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Speak of the Devil (2007) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 1

    GILBERT HERNANDEZ (W/A) There's a peeping Tom prowling the neighborhood. Eyewitness reports vary, but one thing is agreed upon: he wears a Devil mask. This is the story of Val Castillo, a promising gymnast with a strange hobby. She is secretly the neighborhood peeping Tom. At first she is alone in this, but when a male friend discovers her doings, he joins her into a dark journey of spying and making discoveries about their neighbors that may have been better left alone. Especially secrets that threaten all involved. Like Val spying on her own father and stepmother in their bedroom. This snowballs into a journey darker than the most cynical would care to endure. b&w, 24 pages Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 2

    The peeping Tom is still on the loose. And now word is out that the Tom is a girl . . . Val Castillo continues her secret nocturnal excursions as the neighborhood peeper. But her future as a promising star gymnast is jeopardized when she twists her ankle during a night of spying. Her chances of winning the local high school gymnastics championships appear to be gone forever. But more disturbing to Val is the reaction of her boyfriend Paul to the mystery which lies in her dresser drawer . . . Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 3

    Paul has discovered the secret identity of the neighborhood's mysterious peeping Tom: it's his high school gymnastics squeeze Val! This gives Paul the inspiration to formulate bad doings on specific folks of the 'hood. The trouble is, he's got secret amorous designs on someone near and not so dear to Val! And when Val finds out, things get nasty! From Love & Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 4

    GILBERT HERNANDEZ (W/A) On sale Jan 30 High school gymnastics star Val joins her boyfriend Paul and his mistress Linda, who happens to be Val's step-mother, on a crusade to rid the planet of the particulars that make life miserable! It's a dark, revealing, ultra-violent turn in a story that is already too, too twisted! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 5

    GILBERT HERNANDEZ (W/A) High schoolers Paul and Val, with Val's stepmother Linda, continue their aimless murder spree across the US. But when one of the group decides to abandon the others to return home will the others tolerate the defection or turn their murderous rage on the defector? 'The beauty of it is that it doesn't feel forced; it's right on target. The tone, the mood, the drawing, the narrative flow-it all falls like dominoes.' 'Hernandez's art, as always, is a study in pregnant brushstrokes and pools of shadow...' -A.V. Club b&w, 24 pages Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Speak of the Devil (2007) 6

    SPEAK OF THE DEVIL #6 (of 6) Gilbert Hernandez (W/A) On sale May 28 b&w, 24 pages $3.50 Miniseries High schooler Paul, his mistress Linda, and her gymnast step-daughter Val are done with their cross country-killing spree. Linda has snuck away to return to her husband, and Val isn't too happy with that. Val returns home to get Linda for good, in this final bloody chapter of Speak of the Devil. ? 'This is a dark and compelling trip into the human heart, and only Gilbert Hernandez could tell this story in quite this amazing way.' ? 'Hernandez shies away from traditional action and expected beats, and shows all the amateurs out there how slice of life is done.' Cover price $3.50.