"How to Trap a Devil": Dan Cassidy, wearing his Blue Devil exosuit which he designed himself to create and/or simulate super-powers, is acting in a movie being shot on location in actual ruins on the Devil's Isle. After his scene, Dan returns to his trailer where
Blue Devil #1 is an issue of the series Blue Devil (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1984.
Synopsis for "How to Trap a Devil"
Dan Cassidy, wearing his Blue Devil exosuit which he designed himself to create and/or simulate super-powers, is acting in a movie being shot on location in actual ruins on the Devil's Isle. After his scene, Dan returns to his trailer where he laments his secret love for actress Sharon Scott.
Sharon, meanwhile, has joined fellow actor Wayne Tarrant in an exploration of the ruins. Sharon finds an artifact shaped like a devil's head and a corresponding indentation near what appears to be a door. When Sharon places the artifact into the indentation the door opens freeing the demon Nebiros from 6,000 years of captivity. The two actors flee to where the rest of the crew are and Nebiros follows. Sharon finds Dan and tells him what happened.
Dan, as Blue Devil, confronts Nebiros who mistakes him for an actual demon and the two fight. Marla Bloom orders the crew to film the entire battle. After a while Nebiros attacks Blue Devil with an eyebeam energy meant to siphon off his occult powers which leaves Dan unconcious. Nebiros grabs Sharon, recognizing her as the one who freed him, and heads back to the ruins. Norm Paxton, a cameraman, mounts a bulldozer and rams it into Nebiros but the demon destroys it quickly and continues on his way. The crew follow the demon.
Blue Devil comes to and feels that the energy has done something to him but quickly puts his thoughts on the matter aside as he sees the demon is holding Sharon. Blue Devil resumes his attack freeing Sharon who runs to Wayne. Marla Bloom arrives and criticizes Wayne for his lack of bravery. Wayne decides he should take the helicopter and go for help but as he runs he realizes he is not running for help but running for safety. He decides to try to help. He finds some cable and, using some roping skills learned from a previous rodeo film he worked on, manages to lasso Nebiros around the neck. He and several others hoist the rope temporarily halting Nebiros' rampage.
This gives Blue Devil a quick breather and he resumes his attack. Sharon and Wayne point out the cavern/door from where Nebiros was freed and they make a plan to trap him again. Blue Devil leaps onto Nebiros and uses his trident to propell them both through the opening. He tells Sharon to close the door but she is worried about trapping Blue Devil inside. Marla, Wayne and Norm grab Blue Devil's legs as he goes and pull him to safety as Sharon removes the devil's head-shaped artifact from the panel sealing Nebiros inside.
Marla begins rewritting the script to be able to use the footage of the fight. Blue Devil heads back to his trailer to remove the costume only to learn that he can't. Sharon notices that the suit is sweating which Eddie points out it isn't supposed to do.
Appearing in "How to Trap a Devil"
- Blue Devil (Origin)
- Unidentified actors and film crew members
- The Devil's Isle (Ile Du Diable)
- Blue Devil's Exosuit
- Blue Devil's Trident
- Blue Devil's trident is sealed inside the portal along with Nebiros. It will be seen again in Issue #4.
- Nebiros states that he'd been imprisoned for six thousand years putting his confinement date at around 4016 B.C.