PILE #21, 6/96 -------------- THE COM-PILE Comic Reviews By Jason Orsak In Japan comics and toys are very big. We've all seen those "big-eyed" cartoons played on TVs at local clubs and friends houses. Some of you I'm sure are schooled in Manga, the traditional term for Japanese graphic art and storytelling. Let me introduce you to Devilman, infamous creation of Manga lord Go Nagai, star of his own anime (video) series "Devilman" available in two volumes in english or subtitled. In brief good souled Akira Fudo, no, not that "Akira", helps his friend Ryo complete his father's research involving the demon world. Yes, there are demons in the real world and now they are coming out of a deep sleep to reclaim their former kingdom. Only one man stands between them and the world, Akira who goes on to possess a demon's body to wage war against the devils. The demon he controls is the most powerful - Devilman! Thanks to Verotik, Glenn Danzig's comic line, U.S. fans get to continue the high with Devilman #3 featuring a delightfully demonic cover by Simon Bisley. In the tradition of great manga Go Nagai gives us another installment of Devilman in his quest to stop demon influence. Trapped in the past Akira and Ryo fight against the goddess Nike who is arming her Greek troops with modern weapons. Talk about carnage, swords vs bazookas. Devilman #3 - the pick of the month.