"The Wild One": A satanic biker gang summon the demon rebel rouser, Branor who plans to open the Gates of Hell to the rest of his Pitriders. Jason Blood investigates, unleashing Etrigan to hunt down his old acquaintance.
- So 'fess up, Rectomm -- bloody quick! 'Else your arms and legs clean off I'll rip! And dare you say I pushed that rhyme -- guess where I'll push those limbs of thine?
- — Etrigan
Appearing in "The Wild One"
- The Pitriders
- Brandor (Only appearance; dies)
- Buck Alec
- The Clagnut Twins
- Helmoot of Kulibaki
- The Prince of Mince
- The Marlons
- Johnny Basterson (Only appearance; dies)
- Durd (Only appearance; dies)
- Spaz (Only appearance; dies)
- Rectomm (First appearance)
- Bogrol (First appearance)
- Jamrag (Unnamed) (First appearance)
- Horlix (Mentioned only)
- Smegma (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Wild One"
A satanic biker gang summon the demon rebel rouser, Branor who plans to open the Gates of Hell to the rest of his Pitriders. Jason Blood investigates, unleashing Etrigan to hunt down his old acquaintance.
- No special notes.
- This issue gets its title, The Wild One from the 1953 film of the same name. The Marlons is a reference to the film's lead, Marlon Brando, who played the leader of a biker gang whose name was also Johnny.
- Etrigan was in a gang in his youth, The North-Hell Bloods, with Brandor. Their rivals, The Southside Crips were led by Rectomm.
- First mention of Lady Smegma. She was Rectomm's girl before Etrigan stole her.
- There is a comedic reference to Marvel's Ghost Rider. Burning Johnny Basterson's head and sending him off on his bike, Etrigan calls him "Toast Rider".
- Bogrol's fellow sentry at the Gates of Hell is not named until their second appearance in The Demon (Volume 3) #55
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