Ben Templesmith (Fell), surely one of the most original artists working in comics, proves that he’s not too shabby a writer either. Wormwood, a dimensional gatekeeper, is also an immortal worm that animates a corpse in a suit.

Together with his sidekick, a ZZ Top-looking robot, and his ass-kicking female bodyguard, he hunts demons. When an ugly, tentacled monster starts spreading his virus around like some unholy STD, it’s up to the Gentleman Corpse to save the day.

Infused with black humor and some truly grotesque and wonderful art, Wormwood is a hell of a ride.

Grade: A

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse is currently available.