BOOK CIRCLE WITH EARL WAJENBERG: The Demon Priest – Part 5
By Jim Burrows
A Demon Priest has come to New Acadia
New Acadia, New England’s second largest and most diverse city, is no stranger to oddities and mysteries. It has long been home to the disposesed, the misfits, the runaways and refugees. For near on a century, it has seen mystics, costumed vigilantes, superheroes and villains arrive through its port or emerge on its streets.
Now, out of its shadows walks Shamsiel—Father Samuel Gregory—a demonic figure in priestly garb to take up residence in the desanctified Saint Michael’s Church. Who is he? Just another superhero? A subtle and devious villain? A fallen angel? A cult leader? He’s been said to be any and all of those and a great many other things beyond. It’s hard to be sure which, if any, of these are true. Plausible cases have been made for all of them.