The devil and his minions had been part of the cinema landscape for decades but suddenly the expressions of that evil on screen had become more toxic and viscerally terrifying. Lots of folks noticed, especially the success part.
That included Marvel Comics who lauched as part of their horror cascade in the early 70's a title called The Haunt of Horror.
|Frank Kelly Freas|
The new Haunt of Horror starred Gabriel the Devil Hunter. He was a cross between Nick Fury (rough and tumble adventurer with an eye patch) and Father Damien Karras (a troubled and flawed demon fighter). He had a beautiful assistant named Desadia who is at once his helper and possessed a supernatural link to Gabriel's dead wife Andrea. To read the debut story follow this groovy link .
The pair battle demons who have taken possession of human beings. Gabriel works at great cost to himself to extract those demons, demons who know him and his tormented past.
Gabriel shares space in the magazine right through the fifth and final issue. Then he moved over to the final issue of Monsters Unleashed for a final outing. The cover by Frank Brunner for that issue is especially powerful.