Her Infernal Descent #1
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Her Infernal Descent #1

Writer: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson Artist: Kyle Charles Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

A tale of loss told in five parts. Any good mom would march through the inferno of HELL to get her family back. Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante's Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience. From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you've never seen be more

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Apr 29, 2018

    We have the elements of Dantes Inferno wrapped in a more modern setting, and it works so well. What is Lynn sorry for? How is she responsible for the death of her family? Can she make it through Hell literally to see them again? Her Infernal Descent is not like most comic books, and that is a great thing. I highly recommend this amazing debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 13, 2018

    This mini series is a re=telling of Dante's Inferno and for those who read this esteemed tome, will no doubt see the very obvious similarities. This fact should byno means cast any doubtsof the calibre of all involved, who delivera first issue that packs a punch, asany fan of Nadler and Thompsonhas now come to expect. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 21, 2018

    Her Infernal Descent #1 is an absolutely absorbing start to this saga of a woman in search of her family in the bowels of damnation. The characters are engaging, the world is haunting and oppressive, and the art is brilliant. This comic gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 17, 2018

    'Her Infernal Descent' is a literature lover's dream that takes the familiar road through hell with enough twists and turns to make this a grand adventure worth taking. One woman's pain and grief are turned to unyielding hope and determination where not even the ghost of people like Edgar Allen Poe fazes her. Told with consistent charm and wit, 'Her Infernal Descent' has all the makings of a hit series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Apr 19, 2018

    If you like Dantes Inferno and think a reimagining of the tale would be intriguing, definitely read this. Its a great start to a tragedy and Im excited to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 17, 2018

    Filled to the brim with magical realism and genuine heart, Her Infernal Descent #1 is another gut-punch of a winner for AfterShock. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 21, 2018

    I'm interested enough to continue reading to see what famous individuals lie in the center most rings of Hell and if the protagonist will get her family back. An intriguing premise on a classic novel with visuals that combine the sublime and the nightmarish. More, please! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Apr 19, 2018

    A well-told rendition of an age-old tale, "Her Infernal Descent" blends elements of literature, modern culture and religion in with hauntingly beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Apr 13, 2018

    Questions of loss and depression, death and love are perpetual concerns for humanity and our art, and the concept of Hell always offers an intense prism through which to consider such unsettling queries. While this isn't the first or last story to undertake these considerations, it's still a damn good one, and well worth reading. These collaborators have crafted an incredible work that truly brings this story to life" or death, as it were. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 17, 2018

    A good first issue that every literature lover (or writer) will love. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 18, 2018

    Her Infernal Descent is the kind of work that's going to excite a segment of comics readers that will hope others will try it to get into something different. There's the familiarity of Dante's Inferno as its basis that will help but I'm really enjoying the characters involved so far and just how much we know of our lead in a few pages at the start while avoiding going into the specifics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 17, 2018

    At the end of the day, Her Infernal Descent manages to reimagine an iconic work of literature in a strikingly creative fashion, and as such comes highly recommended. There are some minor flaws in the early delivery, but the latter stages of the book see things kicking into high gear, and Im already finding myself deeply invested in this grief and guilt-stricken mothers journey to reach her family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 28, 2018

    Her Infernal Descent takes Dante's Inferno, a classic I have never really been interested in, and puts it in a context I can easily relate to and want to read. It helps that there are pictures, but it's more than that. The woman at the center of this story has suffered unimaginable pain and heartbreak. She's desperate and is willing to do anything if it means being with her family again, even going to Hell itself. That is some powerful stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 16, 2018

    If you like taking casual walks through the nine circles of Hell with a dead poet, this is the comic book series that you've been waiting for. With a well-written script and impressive artwork, Her Infernal Descent is destined to be an excellent retelling of Dante's Inferno. It all starts here; don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Mar 26, 2018

    HER INFERNAL DESCENT is an interesting, original concept, and though this first issue can be a bit slow to get through, the series shows a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Hayes Apr 18, 2018

    Perhaps things will pick up as our protagonist descends through hell's storied circles, but at this point I have trouble caring. Read Full Review

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