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After working on the comic book for several months, the first Devil Bat adventure is here: THE DEVIL BAT STRIKES! Artist/writer/creator Vance Capley is pleased, “I wouldn’t say pleased, but I am happy that it’s done. Writing, drawing, and lettering the book myself was a heavy task. It looks good, reads well, and to the folks I showed, the story works and they wanted more. That’s a plus.”


The Devil Bat is Sgt. Anthony James Blaine. After the Battle of Baghdad, he saw something that disturbed him so much he began to suffer from PTSD.

From the National Center for PTSD:

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.

If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.

Anthony Blaine’s PTSD began to wreck his home life. It got so bad that his wife took their child and separated from him. It would take time, but PTSD can be treated.

There was one problem.

One of the symptoms of PTSD is dreaming of the traumatic event over and over again. Blaine dreamed of the event….but he saw demons.


In our first issue the Devil Bat, slayer of demons, battles to save the life of a young woman kidnapped by a deadly cult. A cult whose mission is to sacrifice the girl to bring their ancient leader from the beyond! A history of The Devil Bat films. We look at vintage film press-kits, and part 1 of 666SS Devil’s Island. Devil Bat #1 created, written, and illustrated by Vance Capley

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If you want to learn more about PTSD, you can visit https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/what-is-ptsd.asp

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Vance Capley JAZZACID mystery comic

Vance Capley presents JAZZACID online mystery comic

Welcome to the Jazzacid Club

Charles Gammage is going to be killed in the next two days. His estranged wife, Laura Lake, stands to gain millions of dollars if he dies. She hires Ringo Gunner, private investigator, to take photos. Proof of her innocence. He does this. Fancy restaurants. Fancy shops. And finally the all night laundromat. The man is killed. Ringo studies the local papers. Various newspaper things. Sports. Weather. Births. Accidents. A Jane Doe. …and of course the murder of Charles Gammage. Lake comes to get the pics. Ringo wants to hold on to them in case they are needed for a trial. She storms off. Ringo knows something isn’t right and the mystery begins…

The History Behind Jazzacid

I started writing this around 2001. I later wrote and drew a graphic novel. My art and story telling skills were not yet mature enough to properly present the material they way I saw it in my mind’s eye.

Time has gone by, and after years of practice, I’m happy with my art and writing skills. I hope that it shows.

From a laundromat way back in 2001 to your eyes, here in they year 2017.

Vance Capley

See the first 10 pages here:


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