Webcomic / DevilBear

Bearalzebub and the Daivas

DevilBear is a webcomic created by Ben Bourbon that has been online since July of 2009. All of the pages are hand drawn and a new page is posted weekly each Monday.

The Devilbear is a plush bear named Bearalzebub who rules teddy bear hell and is assisted by a group of devil girls called Daivas (because plush bears are limited by having "mitten hands"). The Daivas each have a job named for one of the Seven Deadly Sins, such as "Daiva of Gluttony" but generally do not demonstrate the sin so much in themselves, but instead they do things that encourage others to partake in it. For example, the Daiva of Lust is very curvy and oozes innuendo but she does not lust for anyone herself and the Daiva of Gluttony is not a glutton herself but she is an awesome cook. The Daiva of Sloth, however, wears only one sock; she is either too lazy to remove it, or too lazy to put the other one on, and the Daiva of Wrath is currently trying to kill everyone.

Most of the plush bears that end up in teddy bear hell are parodies of famous plush bears or celebrities personified as plush bears and die violent deaths that spill their stuffings about.

DevilBear provides examples of:

  • Rock Me, Asmodeus!: In the second story arc, Bearalzebub uses rock music against a teddy bear parody of Kiss.
  • Rule of Sexy: Many examples throughout the series, usually performed by one of the Daivas.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Each of DevilBear's female assistants represent a different deadly sin, though Pride (seen here) joins them later on, and Wrath had to be 'put on ice' prior to the start.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The chapter, Cooking with Fire, features a cooking show hosted by Bearalzebub, with the prize being the award of Reincarnation and a second chance at life for the damned contestants. Nuzzle continuously murders the other contestants, eventually building up to a confrontation with Chastity Bear. In the end, Nuzzle and Chastity Bear "die" at one another's hands, leaving the Boatsman as the winner by default. But then Bearalzebub remembers that he is an employee, and is therefore disqualified.
  • Slip into Something More Comfortable: Lucy changes from wearing nothing but an apron to wearing a black corset.
  • Sneeze of Doom: Turns out Poquebear has a rather powerful sneeze.
  • Sugar Apocalypse: DevilBear loves to do this. Often a parody of some familiar teddy bear character ends up going to hell and/or literally having the stuffings ripped out of him. Winnie the Pimp and friends is a classic example. Bearlial's vengeance, the Apawcalypse, is far more literal:
    Pegasus of Conquest: The sky will rain flowers! The streets will flow with rainbows!
  • Take That!: It's undeniable this scene was an blatant jab at MileyCyrus' 2013 VMAs incident.
  • Twincest: The twin attorneys, Ipso & Facto, seem to have a rather close relationship.
  • Under Boobs: Pleased to meet you, with a side of side boob on the side.
  • World of Pun: The comic uses puns frequently. The characters Bearalzebub and Lucy Fur in particular make puns the most in the series. Ursa, the Daiva of Wrath, however, indicates that she hates puns.

Alternative Title(s): Devil Bear