If you’re hemming and hawing over whom to vote for in Top Cow’s annual Pilot Season contest, let us help. G3’s unequivocal, unanimous choice is 7 Days from Hell, the Bryan Edward Hill/Rob Levin-penned story of a former mercenary who escaped death (and hell) at a terrible price. Protagonist John Bishop is now a puppet of a demon, the innocuously named Mandy. On her orders, he must kill a specific villain within a one-week period, and Mandy appears to have a long list of marks. If he fails or is killed a second time, he gets a one-way ticket to the ultimate bonfire. How’s that for high stakes?
It would be easy to go way overboard with such a juicy concept, but Edwards and Levin make the story riveting while showing some restraint. And boy, does 7 Days From Hell have some good-looking art. If that luscious Brian Stelfreeze cover doesn’t grab you, Phil Noto’s modern, eye-popping interior images surely will. It’s impossible to read this book without wanting to know what happens next, and even when measured against some strong competition, 7 Days from Hell emerges as the crystal-clear champ. The Top Cow polls are now open, so head here to cast your vote.