Inferno #1

Inferno #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• Spinning out of the universe-shattering events of Secret Wars comes a new twist on the X-Men classic that's a whole hell of a lot hotter than you remember.
•  5 years ago a band of demons rose up out of the fiery depths and turned Manhattan into Hell on Earth. The X-Men fought to vanquish the demon horde and... The X-Men failed.
•  Welcome back to the Inferno.
•  On this the fifth anniversary of Manhattan's fall, Piotr Rasputin is leading a small band of mutants back into the Inferno. Colossus doesn't know what they'll find on the other side of those flames but he knows for certain... They're not coming back without his sister.

  • 10
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez May 31, 2015

    Hopeless, Garron and company give us a compelling, easy to follow opening salvo to this Secret Wars series. There is already a good amount of mystery, intrigue and mysticism within this first issue. It has a massive amount of respect for the original material while world building it into something else that just cannot be denied, through panel work or script. The characters are flawed, but likable and it is a dire situation that makes reading it that much more fun! And that is why you need to pick up this book now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 28, 2015

    Very good fun all around, especially with all the little touches that Garron puts into his backgrounds with a wide range of characters. That just ups the re-reading value immensely. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt May 27, 2015

    The issue is not as gripping as might be hoped for, but there is nonetheless still something here which is better than what has been seen elsewhere in the past few months. The X-Men generally rely on science for their stories in one way or another, so the supernatural element feels a little bit out of place, but equally so too does the entire Battleworld, so this still comes off feeling logical enough of a story. It does so by mostly avoiding the focus on the specific aspects of the Battleworld setting, which incidentally serve the story better overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 27, 2015

    The Secret Wars series are giving us a chance to revisit past story arcs and different versions of characters. We've seen some books continue with the main feel while others have taken a deep departure. Dennis Hopeless shows us a part of Battleworld where the X-Men were forced to retreat during their battle against the demons. Jumping to four years later, we get to see how they've changed and what their mission is. Javier Garron does a fine job capturing the atmosphere of the transformed city. As the action starts to heat up, we get a pretty interesting cliffhanger that will make you want to come back for the next issue. Things might be bad for the X-Men but it's good for those that want an intriguing story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 28, 2015

    This isn't to say the issue is bad, just unexpected as the alternate universe story reads more like Claremont's X-Men Forever than a dark and serious tome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio May 31, 2015

    Inferno is off to a rock'em sock'em start, which is always good for a comic. But while I'm all for a gentle trip down memory lane, I hope this story line doesn't dwell too long on what was and moves on quickly to the present. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 2, 2015

    Overall, it’s a darn good book. I’m pretty sure future issues will hold a lot of new excitement and action for us. There’s bound to be some nice variation coming into the picture. Despite my pickiness, I’ll be keeping up with this book, and you should, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 28, 2015

    The original X-Men Inferno event was so beloved, and the concept at the heart of this modern Inferno #1 (Colossus venturing back into Hell on Earth to save his little sister) is so immediately captivating, that it's a real shame and surprise that this issue doesn't pack more of a punch than it does. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 27, 2015

    Inferno #1 is a pretty good read that will make you want to pick up the next issue. Dennis Hopeless writes a strong first issue that should satisfy fans of the original story. The art is fine for the most part, but at times feels too optimistic. Javier Garron has a good resume with demons and other beings, so hopefully he can get a better grasp on the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 29, 2015

    "Inferno" #1 just isn't quite coming together; so far, it's nothing new and exciting, with just some forms of characters getting thrown back into the pot. Maybe future issues will bring something big and exciting to the table, something playing on the themes of corruption in the name of desperation. For now, though, it's a little underwhelming. Read Full Review

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