Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Aaron Williams
Artist: Joseph LaCroix
Release Date: 01/2012-08/2012
Diablo is not really a game series you see making a good comic, but Sword of Justice is a pretty decent one compared to all the terrible or mediocre adaptations I have been reading lately. The story follows a boy named Jacob who is part of the Barbarian tribe guarding Mount Arreat. However, one day his father executes his mother in a fit of rage about justice and law. It turns out that there’s some sort of rage blood curse pouring out through the Barbarian tribes and this specific tribe has isolated itself from the others claiming they are better due to their righteous laws and justice.
Of course, this leads Jacob to travel the world trying to find a way to stop all this, and this is when he runs into a mage who helps him along his way. He picks up Tyreal’s sword of justice and tries to stop this blood curse. Without spoiling anything the 5 part series does a good job bringing out the characters and fleshing out an interesting story in just a measly 100 pages. The art is fantastic and dark and each character feels unique and likable in some way.
What I love about this series is that it takes a small part of the Diablo Timeline and shows you what these people are going through on a daily basis due to the demons from the Burning Hells. The onslaught is never-ending and what Jacob has to go through it something that would break most people.
With that said, if you can find it, Sword of Justice is a fantastic comic series and does Diablo justice.