Infidel #5

Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artist: Aaron Campbell, Jos? Villarrubia Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating


The critically acclaimed horror hit of the year concludes with a spectacular and truly shocking extra-sized finale. Secrets behind the haunting are finally revealed, even as the horrific murders continue. In the midst of chaos, who will survive? And at what cost?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jul 19, 2018

    It's difficult to complain about Infidel #5. The only reason not to buy this issue, or any of the preceding ones, is if you want to live in a world where this comic and its creators go on forever. Infidel is a comic to be studied and celebrated. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 15, 2018

    INFIDEL is to horror comics what GET OUT is to horror movies; a perfect example of the genre viewed through a remarkably socially aware lens. The entire creative team should be immensely proud of what theyve created here, fleshing out a million dollar elevator pitch like racist ghosts into something utterly unforgettable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 30, 2018

    Infidel is easily the scariest comic on the stands right now, let alone one of the best horror comics of the year. This book will chill you to the bone in more ways than one. Words of advice: Don't read this before bed. These ghosts will haunt you long after you put the comic down. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jul 18, 2018

    This is an entertaining and thought-provoking book with beautiful art. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy horror and mysticism mixed with some powerful lessons about how humans treat each other. The creativity of the writer shines in their ability to hit subjects head on while representing the issues with complexity and sensitivity. This is a book about the transformative power of relationships and loyalty. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Dexter Buschetelli Jul 23, 2018

    Don't go in the basement. Never go in the basement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 17, 2018

    Infidel is the best kind of horror story where what is real and what is not real are barely distinguishable from one another. Fears have consequences, so maybe their manifestations are also more than just imagination. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 17, 2018

    A strong ending that reveals how bigotry is just as disgusting as demons, although maybe they are closely tied. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 31, 2018

    Infidel #5 is a rough book to make it through, as it reinforces how truly borked everything is. Also, its hard to get through because its monsters are frigging terrifying. Pornsak Pichetshote finishes the story off with confidence and painful admissions about the state of our world. Plus, Campbell and Villarrubia make sure the book finishes in artistic style. This one gets a final recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jul 17, 2018

    Underneath that horror shell, the author tackles some serious topics - racism, religion, gender, self-doubt, and trust. It is a book that I will gladly suggest to anyone, be they fans of horror or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 18, 2018

    The final issue delivers on what readers would expect from a horror comic while also interjecting the politics of hatred and racism, yet the series didn't entirely stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jul 20, 2018

    A disappointing outcome to a series that I have enjoyed up until now. The art in this closing installment continues to have its urban charm, but the story fell apart for me. A lost opportunity, but I'd return for another arc of books set in this world; an imperfect series rather than a bad one, but not a good closing issue.6.1/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jul 19, 2018

    Great closure, even if not as scary as some of the previous issues were. This was a great miniseries and I definitely recommend everyone to read it - it tackles a lot of issues you would not expect from a horror book.

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Jul 21, 2018

    Good enough ending for me. I'm not sure how else you would end a book dealing with the supernatural. We find out the big reveal and it's almost comical if not so tragic. Great series nonetheless.

  • 8.5
    Matthew K Jul 25, 2018

    It's the Alpha and Omega, really.

    I didn't really know what to expect, at the end of Infidel. If anything, the entire plot and setting of Infidel is built on uncertainty: of how far your prejudices affect your reality, on how well the characters perceive reality, on -- as one of the characters in this issue put it in another context -- perceiving "appearances over truth." There has been nothing comfortable, or reassuring about Infidel and it renains so, even to the very end.

    It is in this issue that we find out how the entire mess began, and just what those demon spirits may actually be: how the feathers that appear in Issue #1 may be more than just ifrit or dijnn, of a sign of a paradise denied. It's actually quite more

  • 9.0
    Ken b Jul 18, 2018

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    Comix4fever Jul 30, 2018

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    TheImageIsStrong Jul 30, 2018

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    cooolstuff May 4, 2019

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