Inferno 1 review

4577612-inferno2015001_dc11-0As with Old Man Logan, I haven’t yet read the X-Men Inferno event, although I know the gist of the story and its aftermath. This basically takes place in a world where the X-Men lost. Manhattan is overrun with demons, and only the X-Men still stand in their way.

After a flash back to a battle the X-Men lost badly, Inferno 1 takes place 4 years after the X-Men lost to the demons. Every year, Colossus leads a team to try and rescue his sister, Illyana, and the last time, Cyclops was paralyzed and Colossus’s right arm was permanently mangled. This is a very dark comic, with an overall sense of hopelessness. That said, writer Dennis Hopeless still brings his sense of humour and a few welcome elements from his Cable and X-Force run to help lighten the mood. Without spoilers, Colossus’s fourth rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, leaving us with an intense cliffhanger. I have absolutely no idea how they’ll get out of this situation.

The art by Javier Garron is great. The fight scenes feel big in scope, with hordes of well-detailed demons with varied looks. Colossus’s metal body often reflects light in realistic ways, and his mangled arm keeps a consistent look throughout the comic. Not every panel has a background, but when they do, they’re complete with buildings in various states of disrepair, debris on the ground and all sorts of demonic vines.

I wouldn’t call this comic great, but I can’t think of anything to complain about. The writing is good, the story is intense and the art emphasizes the dark mood. If the X-Men living in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by demons interests you, check this out.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Inferno 1 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of May 27, 2015 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    This is pretty OK. Decent story, nice art. Hopeless really loves his Colossus/Domino ship. Boom-Boom is always welcome.


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