The Devil’s Hitman

The Devil’s Hitman is a story I’ve been working on with an artist named Matt Battaglia. Matt is doing color work at BOOM! Studios on “Dead Letters” as well as cover art on the “Hellraiser: Bestiary” title.

Matt and I have been working on The Devil’s Hitman for several months, working out these pitch pages and getting a great-looking package together. What you will see here is the pitch pages along with the publisher’s pitch info. Any publisher who is seeing this, feel free to get in touch with me at for more information.

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The Devil’s Hitman

Sam Churchill, a former crooked cop, is infected with the demonic presence of the Devil’s Hitman, a curse that has afflicted hardened, dangerous men throughout the ages as a hired gun to the Devil himself.

Despite the arcane protections he’s granted as the Devil’s Hitman, Churchill is aware that as the body count grows, it’s only a matter of time before he becomes the primary suspect in a series of grisly murders. His only way out is to rid himself of his cursed position as the Devil’s Hitman before the authorities track him down.

Unfortunately for Sam, the Devil cares nothing for the laws of man, and refuses to release Churchill from his terrible burden.

Complicating matters further is Detective Sarah Charles, assigned to apprehend the mysterious serial killer responsible for the murders Sam has committed, and the unwitting host (human anchor) to the antithesis of the Devil’s Hitman–the avenging angel known as Heaven’s Hatchet Man.

Now Sam and Sarah are on a collision course, both trying to to staunch the bloodshed and put a stop to the Devil’s Hitman–one way or another.


There you have it – The Devil’s Hitman, by Mark Bertolini and Matt Battaglia, edited by Mike Exner III.

Until next time, when I might have more new work to share!


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