The End is Totally Nigh offers a different kind of apocalypse. Instead of a chaotic affair where everyone dies and becomes zombies, is killed by robots, or aliens, this apocalypse is rigidly structured. The demons have figured out the events in precise detail. That also means it could be disrupted.
Issue 2 starts with a sleeping young woman seeing her friend in a dream field. Meanwhile three survivors are forced to confront a demon, one that possesses all objects around him and they can fight as one. While the three humans fight the demon, the young woman asleep has a conversation with her dream friend, who encourages her to wake her up and to get rid of the demon. She then goes out to lunch with the only one close to her age, who she abandons to go the next demon encounter.
What works in the comic book is the modern take on the old demon trope. In the old days, demons were all about contracts and fulfilling them. You want wealth, they will give you wealth and fulfill it for those 20 years. This one takes that old setup and modernizes it. It would make sense for a demon in modern times to be a business man. The timetable for the apocalypse thing is also an interesting touch.
The big negative I see in this comic book is the relative lack of action. While the writing here does not annoy me as much as it would in other comics, there is still too much of it. Maybe it’s the guy in me, but when people talk it out, it feels like a cheat. I would love to see some more battles in future episodes. Maybe it has something to do with the 11th hour nature of the main character’s powers, but the series could do with more action down the line.
Final Thought: Positive.
So far, the series is good. While I did not read the first issue, it was unnecessary. I got a sense of what happened in it from the character’s reactions. I did not like the lack of fighting here, but was not turned off from finishing it. It had good writing, some of it was better than some mainstream titles.
Issue 1 Review Available here.
Issues 1 and 2 are available here: