Letters Column: Here's What's Happening with Atlas
Gideon Cross is an assassin for the cult Harvesters of Night, whom he thinks are bringing about a better tomorrow. But when he learns that the cult is actually bringing about Xenogenesis (the rebirth of a demon race), he becomes a Demon Hunter and their enemy.
When Atlas Comics folded, creator David Anthony Kraft revamped Demon Hunter to introduce Marvel's Devil-Slayer character.
Demon Hunter (and subsequently, Devil-Slayer) and aspects of the story were inspired by the music of Blue Öyster Cult (e.g., "Harvester of Eyes" is a song from the band's third album).