Synopsis: A wicked Mafia Don sold his soul to the devil and thought he could escape the pact. Ammon, the demon who sealed the pact is not having it, so he has sent one of his operatives to take the soul that is his property. Vanessa Held is tasked to find the target and reap his soul and for that purpose, she will be joined by Monty, a demon who committed a great sin and was punished, becoming a Hellhound, a familiar of sorts for younger demons, to serve as a mentor and guide.
Review: Mario Mentasti provides us with a fun opening issue of ‘Obey Me’.
This opening issue follows Demon Vanessa Held on her very first assignment, which is to reap the soul of a wicket Mafia Don who has failed to make payment with his soul to the Devil.
Along the way, we’re introduced to Monty the Hell Hound who has the task of assisting Vanessa on her missions.
Drawn by the creative team of Ben Herrera and Emmanuel Ordaz Torres. This opening issue boasts some blazing hot visuals. I particularly enjoyed the series of panels toward the close of the issue that takes place in the Kitchen.
I also quite like how Monty the Hell Hound is drawn throughout the issue.
Mario Mentasti opens proceedings with a fantastic opening story that does much to introduce the world and the characters. I particularly enjoyed Vanessa’s dialogue between her Hell Hound companion Monty who is a bloodthirsty hound with a wicked sense of humor.
The one thing I will say is there are a lot of F-Bombs in this. So its not for the younger readers.
Also fun is how Monty starts off with not a great deal of belief in Vanessa and thinks he can get away with doing what he wants.
Overall. A great opening issue.