In Hell We Fight! #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Jok Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating


Life in hell ain't easy. Demons try to torture you for all eternity. Monsters want to eat you. There's a stunning lack of reliable indoor plumbing. And it's almost impossible to get ice cream. At least, until today, when three condemned teens and their annoying tagalong demon frenemy embark on a daring scheme to hijack a demon lord's delivery truck. What happens next will take them on an epic journey across the underworld, an infernal excursion of nonstop excitement, danger, and adventure.

Presenting a devilishly fun new series from multiple Eisner-winning writer/letterer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW, Suicide Squad: Kil more

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee May 8, 2023

    You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. And nowhere more so than in Hell. But, a quest for ice cream leads to something our young cast of characters big not plan for and while one sees it as a great new opportunity, the others, and the readers, will see this being nothing but trouble. And who needs more trouble when you already find yourself in Hell? 'In Hell We Fight' #1 is a devilishly dark humoured new series from John Layman and Jok. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Jun 7, 2023

    A fusion of American classics like Huckleberry Finn and Judeo-Christian visions of Hell, In Hell We Fight #1 bursts with endearing characters, fanciful situations, and comic romps sure to please the child in all of us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicsOnline - Tony Rhea Jun 1, 2023

    If you find yourself looking for a little fun, and a lot of personality, In Hell We Fight! #1 has both. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jun 8, 2023

    In Hell We Fight #1 introduces us to a interesting band of misfits as they embark on a quest to quench a sweet tooth for ice cream that unbeknownst them is about to lead them on a adventure through the depths of hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Dave Quicker Jun 7, 2023

    In Hell We Fight #1 is the Brothers Grimm told through the notebook sketches of that scary older kid in detention - and its a hell of a fun ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 7, 2023

    The fact that theyre expecting ice cream in Hell kind of suggests a delightfully weird vision of the afterlife that should be fun to follow as the series keeps going. As the series opens, it feels like it might have had more of an impact if it had spent a little more time with the characters in the ensemble prior to the adventure, but it may be a bit too early in the series to make that kind of judgment. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jun 12, 2023

    Creative, fun, and immediately engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jun 9, 2023

    'In Hell We Fight!' is a fun and charming new series following a band of misfits through hell. It's 'Goonies' meets 'Hellboy' and should be on your pull list.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jun 7, 2023

    What I liked most about the issue isn't just the story, but also the first-person perspective and behind the scenes of how the story came to be. Particularly interesting is the tale of how Layman and Jok met in Uruguay at a comic convention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capes & Tights - Jared Thomas Jun 8, 2023

    Overall, the mix of adventure and humor, along with the stunning line work and world-building, creates a story that is both entertaining and engaging. While the color palette may throw some readers off at first, we believe that the unique style adds to the overall aesthetic of the comic book. We can't wait to see where the group and their demon frenemy go next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 7, 2023

    This juxtaposition of the mundane and familiar (i.e. kids stealing candy) alongside the outlandish (i.e. children trapped in Hell) is packed with possibilities, but In Hell We Fight #1 rarely seizes upon that strangeness, instead opting to trot out a plot and approach that feel all too familiar. Read Full Review

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