Obscurity of DC Presents: Obscure Book Club, Week 72 (August 20 - August 26) --- AME OKUMURA!

Why hello there, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 72 of Obscurity of DC’s Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be focusing on…


Number of Issues: 6

Description from comicvine.gamespot.com: Assistant by day, street racer by night, Ame Okumura unwittingly became the mortal host for Etrigan during the events of Demon: Driven Out.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Do you think Ame actually likes her job, or is she just loyal to Ishiguro? Or is there something else keeping her there? Explain.
  2. Why do you think Etrigan chose Ame as a host?
  3. How do you feel Ame’s relationship with Etrigan differs from Jason’s relationship with Etrigan? How are they similar? Explain.
  4. In the beginning of issue 2 (or page 25 of the omnibus), we see Etrigan kill Jimu Kioke in Ame’s body. Typically, we see Etrigan in his true body, as opposed to his host’s when he is in control. Why do you think Etrigan stayed in Ame’s body instead of taking his own?
  5. Whether it be through her recap on page one of issue 3 (page 45 of the omnibus), or her refusal to separate from her teddy bear, Ame’s mind is typically depicted as childish despite her age. Why do you think Joshua Dysart (the writer) and Pop Mhan (the penciler) decided to portray Ame in that way?

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