Demo (comics)

Demo (comics)
Cover demo2.jpg
Cover of Demo #2.
Publication information
Publisher AiT/Planet Lar
Format Limited series
Publication date November 2003 – November 2004
Number of issues 12
Creative team
Writer(s) Brian Wood
Artist(s) Becky Cloonan
Collected editions
The Collection ISBN 978-1932051421
Volume 1 ISBN 978-1401216214

Demo is a twelve-issue limited series of comic books by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan, published from 20032004 by AiT/Planet Lar. Each issue is an isolated story, but they all revolve around the lives of young people. Originally, the series was intended to focus on young people with supernatural powers — which many of the issues indeed do — but as the year progressed, the stories increasingly focused on people, relationships, and emotions, with the "supernatural" angle quietly deemphasized.


Publication history

Demo was very well-received. The series was not only embraced by the indie comics world, but also found some crossover success with superhero readers. Wizard, a steadfastly superhero-oriented comics magazine, named Demo its 2004 "Indie of the Year". The series was also nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2005, for "Best Limited Series" and "Best Single Issue" (for #7, "One Shot, Don't Miss").

Initially, Wood and publisher Larry Young emphasized the single-issue aspect of Demo, suggesting that the series would probably not be collected into a trade paperback. AiT/Planet Lar, generally seen as a publisher of graphic novels, held up Demo as proof that it had not abandoned the monthly-pamphlet format. However, the series was collected in 2005,[1] minus the extra materials originally presented with the single issues.

In September 2007, it was announced that the publishing rights to Demo had reverted back to the creators, and in November the DC Comics imprint Vertigo was named as the publisher. They reprinted the original series as a 328-page trade paperback in June 2008; and later published a new 6-issue limited series, entitled Demo: Volume 2, starting in April 2010.[2]


  • #1: NYC
  • #2: Emmy
  • #3: Bad Blood
  • #4: Stand Strong
  • #5: Girl You Want
  • #6: What You Wish For
  • #7: One Shot, Don't Miss
  • #8: Mixtape
  • #9: Breaking Up
  • #10: Damaged
  • #11: Midnight to Six
  • #12: Mon Dernier Jour Avec Toi (My Last Day with You)

Collected editions

Both limited series have been collected into trade paperbacks:

The scripts have also been collected and published in their own volume:


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