Faust (Avatar Press)

Faust  is the lead superhero character and title of a collective series of comic books by Tim Vigil (art) and David Quinn (stories), published by Rebel Studios and Avatar Press . Writer David Quinn wrote that his work’s tone and main character, Faust, may have been inspirations for Spawn .  [1]

The series is known for their strong graphic violence and sexual situations. The main series is known as the ”  Love of the Damned”  and started publishing in 1987 , with new issues being published irregularly, roughly once a year, or sometimes every two years. David Quinn completed a script in 1996 (when writing the proposal to sell the film). The gap between issues grew with the time, issue 13 was published in 2005. It was taken over by the last two years, 14 and 15, which concluded the story 25 years after the first issue.  [2]  [3]

Story

In New York City, Beef and Hapi, two hitmen who work for a mysterious Mephistophelian crime boss known as “M”, kill a drug dealer and his girlfriend. This violence is detailed in the newspaper articles by Ron Balfour, a journalist who meets Doctor Jade DeCamp in a cafe. Jade has been fired from Bellevue Hospital and is furious over the accidental death of her patient and secret lover, John Jaspers. After Jade leaves the cafe, she and Balfour are assaulted by a gang and a horn-masked figure, Faust, appears laughing and singing while he slaughters the street punks with a pair of retractable forearm heels . Jade realizes in horror that Faust is John Jaspers.  [4]

Jaspers later wonders if he’s spilled too much blood, or not enough. He, apparently hallucinating, sees demons everywhere. One night from his Brooklyn Heights mansion, M calls a radio station and requests to play the song ” Are You Lonesome Tonight? ” Repeatedly, saying it should be dedicated “From M to the new kid in town,” Faust. Later, it is shown that it plays a role in Jaspers’ Bellevue treatment. M’s criminal colleagues want to unleash his secret “Project Assassin,” to eliminate Faust, aware that Faust is M’s prized killer. Jaspers then regains his lost memories of being an assassin for M, as well as the rebellion that led to his “death.”

Movie

The original comic was adapted to a movie by director Brian Yuzna in 2001, as  Faust: Love of the Damned  .

Series

  • Faust: Love of the Damned
  • Faust: 777 the Wrath – Darkness in Collision  [5]
  • Faust: Book of M
  • Faust: Singha’s Heels
  • Faust: Claire’s Lust

References

  1. Jump up^  David Quinn, introduction to Faust: Love of the Damned
  2. Jump up^  “AICN EXCLUSIVE COMICS Q & @: Ambush Bug catches up with writer David Quinn on some exciting new FAUST news !!!” . Is not It Cool News . May 1, 2012.
  3. Jump up^  “AICN COMICS SPECIAL PREVIEW: Do you want to take a break with David Quinn and Tim Vigil’s latest chapter of FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED? . Is not It Cool News . September 13, 2012.
  4. Jump up^   Burgas, Greg (September 29, 2014). “Year of the Artist, Day 272: Tim Vigil, Part 1 – Faust: Love of the Damned # 1” . Comicbookresources.com.
  5. Jump up^  “Faust 777: The Wrath # 4” .  Comicvine.com  . 1 October 1994 . Retrieved 17 December 2013 .

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