Jimmy Yee isn’t your typical demon. A human that was once the patriarch of a happy family, Jimmy has the instinctual ability to possess the body of whoever is closest to him when he dies, a power he discovers when a car accident kills his wife and daughter. Originally serialized as a webcomic, Jason Shiga’s Demon is a genre-bending tale about one man’s journey to make sense of his strange new life, incorporating a heavy dose of black comedy into a steadily intensifying supernatural thriller. Shiga’s cartoonish art style accentuates the humor in his narrative, creating a fascinating contrast with the darker elements of the plot, which involve Jimmy regularly killing himself so he can discover the full extent of his demonic skill.
Demon is currently being released in collections from First Second, and the second volume hits stands tomorrow. This second volume has Jimmy uncovering the logistics behind his possession of others, and also delivers a big twist when he learns that his daughter has inherited his power and is currently in the body of the imprisoned man that crashed his truck into Jimmy’s car. This exclusive preview of Demon Volume 2 spotlights Jimmy’s increasing paranoia as he tries to take down the federal agent tracking him, and shows how Shiga uses Jimmy’s powers to keep the momentum of the story moving at a rapid pace. The odds are heavily stacked against Jimmy, but those odds aren’t all that scary when it’s impossible for him to die.