Infidel #1

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
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A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning colorist and editor JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (Promethea) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS).

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    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 21, 2018

    Horror books can be a tricky proposition to attempt, especially as the genre is going through a bit of a lull in the most accessible media at the moment. Coupled with thecontrasts of belief, religion in any already fractious world, gives all involved a bit a ofminefield to cover. Still, I am pleased to say that the creators involved in Infidel, have made a believer of me. Read Full Review

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    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Mar 1, 2018

    Infidel #1 is important and masterfully artful. Read Full Review

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    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 16, 2018

    "Infidel" #1 presents one of the most compelling and evocative tales with powerful social commentary, gripping tension, beautiful art and well-paced execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 14, 2018

    Infidel #1 is a tense and gripping horror tale. Aisha is a compelling lead, the characters are believable, and the horror is all-too-real. Pornsak Pichetshote makes a brilliant writing debut with this book. Infidel #1 comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 19, 2018

    An excellent first issue that's well paced and scary as sin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 6, 2018

    This is a strong debut from this creative team, and one that should not be ignored. Read Full Review

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    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 15, 2018

    'Infidel' is a suspenseful exercise in addressing the demons that lurk in life and the afterlife. Pichetshote has created a great character in Aisha who is the Everywoman, making her way trying to be good person amid the dregs of society. She has a strength that keeps her positive even when faced with monsters, literal and otherwise. Campbell's art simmers with tension and fright. 'Infidel' is a modern horror story that cleverly blurs the lines between reality and the supernatural. Read Full Review

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    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 14, 2018

    Smart and subtle, Infidel is a modern approach to horror and suspense told with care and populated with fully realized characters. If you are looking for substance over spectacle, this is the place to find it. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 14, 2018

    Can't wait to see where this one goes and this is a must for horror fans or those that like stories with some layers, this is a must. Read Full Review

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    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 9, 2018

    Ultimately then, while its playing its cards fairly close to the chest from the time being, Infidel has more than enough intriguing storyline concepts as well as some truly striking artwork to help it stand out in the bloated world of modern day comic book horror. And while blending aspects of horror and racism isnt exactly a unique approach (see Jordan Peeles Oscar-nominated Get Out, for instance), Pichetshote and Campbell have done it in a terrifyingly believable way here. Definitely a new series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 15, 2018

    The series is the perfect comic for the horror fan who enjoys a bit of realism in their books. Read Full Review

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    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Mar 14, 2018

    The real terror is waiting. Just beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Mar 14, 2018

    As Infidel continues, we expect to have our fears called into question and decide if we are more horrified by the supernatural or the racist reality we live in. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Travis Vertuca Mar 13, 2018

    Infidel is a thought-provoking ghost story that will offer a new perspective on modern horror. Read Full Review

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    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Feb 19, 2018

    Fear is an omnipresent element of society, for good and bad people alike. It only stands to reason that those fears would make great fodder for horror stories. If only they could all be as impactful and intelligent from the get-go as Infidel. Read Full Review

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    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 31, 2018

    Infidel has a lot going for it with its supernatural element. The characters are in need of some major developing, but we'll see if the writer finds the balance between developing them and keeping things creepy as hell. It might not even matter after this issue, but we'll see. There's a lot of other elements to the comic that are there, but not playing a substantial role in the plot just yet. They feel like they're just there to help ground the story in our world, but if they develop into something else, that will definitely help the plot. It's an entertaining issue, but I'm far from sold on it at the moment. Creepiness aside, there are concerns that need to be addressed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Me Mar 16, 2018

    Great horror with timely themes. Must read!

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    Dan B Mar 16, 2018

    Outstanding initial issue will feed your desire for well-done horror!

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    Bill Blaze Mar 15, 2018

    Oh Damn, this book is real creepy right from the start. The artwork looks great and really adds to the creep factor. I can't wait to see where this goes. Great stuff.

  • 9.5
    Matthew K Mar 16, 2018

    Infidel is horrific and disturbing, but not because of gore or the monsters. It's true that there are monsters and spirits, and elements of the supernatural in this first issue. However, what I really find unsettling is just how the personal horror or, should I say, the interpersonal horror hits so close to home.

    I think it's because the comic already shows you what is at stake. You have Aisha, a Muslim and Star Wars cook book writer who has a relationship with a non-Muslim, Tom, and is the stepmother to his daughter Kris. They live in an apartment that was the site of a terrible mass murder, presumably instigated by hate crimes, which is haunted by creatures that feed off of xenophobia: things that will undoubtedly exploit the fractions within these diverse backgrounds.

    The idea that these fallible, yet relatable people of different backgrounds might degenerate from good will and love into mutual hatred, fear, defilement, and even murder actually terrifies me. Imagine the Torrances in the Overlook from The Shining, except with the spirits and patriarchal horror of Under the Shadow and the insidious racial terror of Get Out, and you can see the scenario that seems to be getting built here.

    And it does more. In just the first issue, it makes you aware of the background noise of discrimination and disharmony, the prejudice and ignorance underneath even the most basic of actions, or what seem to be the loudest defenses against bigotry itself ... and it makes you as uncomfortable as finding the slimy tentacle underneath the male puppet of Paolo revealed by June in Gail Simone and Leonie O'Moore's "Bereft" within Planned Parenthood anthology Mine!

    But I suspect that Pichetshote, Campbell, Villarrubia, and Powell haven't even begun to reveal their Bereft yet, nor answered the question as to what happens when a puppet is pulled off of such an invasive thing: if there is anything left of the character -- the person or people involved -- beyond a hollow, dead

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    Briton Mar 15, 2018

    The ultimate dream of liberal propaganda merchant must be to get people to buy their own propaganda. Here is an example. A very average story with (as usual) white people portrayed as evil racists and the liberal media lap it up. It's just not very good, but the barrage of hype surrounding the comic is such that weak minded liberals buy it.

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    danielannam Mar 15, 2018

    um...that's a lot of liberal propaganda.

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