Artfully zipping back and forth between the ancient tale of Fey Brith, the freshest flower of the Iron Devil Brothel, and the modern story of Tristi Joie, spunky turn-of-the-millennium New York City hooker, The Iron Devil is the legendary Frank Thorne's most ambitious and most XXX-treme erotic masterpiece. (His only genuinely hardcore work!) Created back in the early 1990s, The Iron Devil was released once as a softcover over 10 years ago and quicky sold out; this deluxe hardcover collects not just the original Iron Devil but its never before collected three-issue sequel The Devil's Angel, including the amazing satirical concluding issue in which a porn bust causes just about all of Thorne's characters to line up and engage in a no-holds-barred battle with the forces of intolerance and obscurantism, including hilarious, thinly disguised parodies of some major political figures! As a bonus the original black-and-white-and-gray art has been colorized into deep, scrumptious duotones that give a whole new sparkle to what is some of the most amazing work of Thorne's career. Includes a new essay from Thorne about the notorious "Iron Devil bust," a new introduction by Eros editor Ryder Windham (who has a major starring role in the comic), and "Thorne's Roses," a look back at Thorne's other femmes fatales from Red Sonja and Ghita through Lann and Moonshine McJugs to Fey and Tristi.
"Completely hardcore, foul porn from Frank Thorne; his art has never looked better." – The Comics Reporter
"My eyes are still whirling after reading it... this erotic juggernaut is perhaps the most X-rated storyline Frank's ever created." – Playboy
"Thorne doesn't just want to turn you on, he wants to freak you out and leave a couple of lasting scars upon your brain, and he clearly had a damned good time in making the attempt... a Sadean erotic masterpiece... By turns arousing, hilarious and disturbing, The Complete Iron Devil is one of the few comics by a longtime mainstream comic-book professional that can not only go toe-to-toe with the output of notorious underground cartoonists such as S. Clay Wilson and R. Crumb, but gives the best works of such mid-century avant-garde writers as Henry Miller and William S. Burroughs a run for their money as well. No wonder this comic led to prosecutions in Oklahoma..." – Dirk Deppey, Top 50 Comics of 2007, TCJ.com