Ezra, a powerful exorcist with no faith in God, is tasked to protect a seemingly normal human from rising demonic forces. With his church under scrutiny and the threat of war on the horizon, will Ezra find his conviction in time? Or will Sunny suffer the consequences?
It’s a simple tweet by explodikid, the author of Covenant, which I saw by chance on one of my ever-rarer ventures on Twitter, which caught my attention. The tweet, and of course the stunning art it had to display. In the end, it took me a couple of days to devour season one of this webtoon, which walks a thin line between supernatural and religious horror.
Although I had a bit of trouble with Sunny’s… abrasive personality, I can’t help but admit that his behavior makes a lot of sense given his circumstances (still, I would have liked to love him), and Ezra’s sunny (ha-ha) personality more than makes up for it, along with his chaotic dynamic with the wild Samson. The rest of the team isn’t to be forgotten, although this first season doesn’t say much about their backstory, but I assume it’ll be broached later on. Which is a good thing: Covenant keeps up a solid pace at all times, never gets boring or slow, and knows very well how to keep the audience at their edge of their seat until they’ve read everything without even noticing.
Last but not least, explodikid’s art style can be said to be the most defining feature of the story. The art is gorgeous, a true feast for the eyes, and the references to classical pieces such as the pietà make for a very nice addition.
Good news, season 2 is out now!
Number of episodes read: 50 (season 1)
Original Publisher: Webtoon
My Rating: ★★★★☆