Devlin first appeared in the hugely successful Megazine series "Swimming in Blood" but, wary of exhausting public patience with his character, Smith has only sporadically returned to Devlin. A freelance exorcist and full-time vampire formerly in the employ of Vatican City, Waugh is a worldwide celebrity on top of fortean events. After “Brief Encounter,” it would be four years before Devlin returned, as a guest star in the Dredd story “Fetish.” Two years after that, the “Sirius Rising” epic appeared in 2000 AD, a mammoth tale which unfolded weekly for six months and which spawned the spin-off Pussyfoot 5 series. His most recent appearances have been back in the Megazine.
Devlin Waugh Volume 1: Swimming in Blood. 224 pages, £10.99 UK, $19.95 US.
Created by John Smith (Vampirella) and Sean Phillips (SLEEPER), Devlin Waugh is the Vatican's best freelance supernatural operative: an aesthete, bon vivant, and expert athlete whose verbal barbs are just as vicious as his talent for fisticuffs. But in this volume, Devlin's called in to the high-tech underwater prison of Aquatraz to investigate an outbreak of vampirism - and he may have bitten off more than he can chew!
Also featured are the Judge Dredd crossover stories "Brief Encounter" and "Fetish" (with art by Siku), as well as "A Mouthful of Dust" (illustrated by Alias' Michael Gaydos) and the prose stories "A Love Like Blood" and "Body and Soul," both of which feature Phillips's illustrations. This collection also includes an extensive making-of section, featuring excerpts from Smith's original treatment and script as well as Phillips's page layouts and sketches.
Swimming in Blood, 9 episodes, Judge Dredd Megazine vol.2 #1-9 (May to Aug. 1992). Story by John Smith, art by Sean Phillips.
Brief Encounter, Judge Dredd Megazine vol.2 #26 (Apr. 1993). Story by John Smith, art by Sean Phillips.
Fetish, 5 episodes, Judge Dredd Megazine vol.3 #26-30 (Feb. to June 1997). Story by John Smith, art by Siku.
Mouthful of Dust, 2 episodes, Judge Dredd Megazine vol.3 #72-73 (Dec. 2000 to Jan. 2001). Story by John Smith, art by Michael Gaydos.
Devlin Waugh Volume 2: Red Tide. 240 pages, £10.99 UK, $19.99 US.
The Vatican's finest supernatural investigator is back! Following his conversion to vampirism, Devlin has retired. But now that something terrible from his past is coming, he's back in action! Featuring never-before-seen art by red-hot artist Jock (THE LOSERS)!
Chasing Herod, 8 episodes plus prologue, progs 1149-1157 (June to Aug. 1999). Story by John Smith, art by Steve Yeowell and D'Israeli.
Reign of Frogs, 9 episodes plus prologue, progs 1158-1167 (Aug. to Oct. 1999). Story by Smith, art by Yeowell and D'Israeli.
Sirius Rising, 8 episodes, progs 1168-1173 (Nov. to Dec. 1999). Story by Smith, art by Yeowell and D'Israeli (3 episodes in 1173).
Red Tide, 12 episodes and prologue, Judge Dredd Megazine 201-213 (Jan. to Dec. 2003) (pt 12 double-length). Story by John Smith, art by Colin MacNeil
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