Inferno #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 76
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"There will be an island-not the first, but the last..." Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a head, joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with VALERIO SCHITI... as one woman follows through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground.

Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 29, 2021

    Inferno #1 is a fantastic comic but also so very bittersweet. It illustrates why Hickman is the perfect person for the X-Men, as he presents a tale that mostly just reiterates what he's said before but in a completely new manner. This book is a perfect example of why so many are sad he's leaving. Schiti and Curiel are the perfect art team for this issue. Enjoy Inferno, as you won't see it's like in the X-Men books for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 29, 2021

    Overall, Inferno is a triumphant success even with only one issue out. It's so exciting and there is so much packed into this oversized issue. Many questions are finally answered but then, so many more questions are asked. This Inferno burns hot, but I'm just so captivated by its brilliance that I just can't take my eyes off of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 29, 2021

    For an issue with little to no action, fans will be fully content with background answers and story beats that finally become prosperous. Hickman uses INFERNO as a means to provide explanations for gaps and questions that many fans have wondered since HOXPOX. And frankly, no single issue has truly been this good since HOXPOX ended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 29, 2021

    The end of Jonathan Hickmans time writing X-Men is upon us, and while the future of these comics remains as fluid as the timelines in this series, if this first issue is any indication, I sure will enjoy Inferno as its burning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 30, 2021

    "Inferno" #1 is the most foreboding comic book event debut issue you will read all year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 2, 2021

    Inferno #1 checks all the boxes for a solid first issue. Jonathan Hickman gives us mystery, deception and betrayal all in the first issue. Where this goes will be an exciting ride that any self respecting X-Men fan shouldn't miss. The pencils and colors are amazing and highlight how epic this series can be with the right people working on it. Inferno is setting the standard for modern day X-Men stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 29, 2021

    Inferno #1 begins Jonathan Hickman's final X-Men story, promising a day of reckoning for the mutant heroes. With their leadership undergoing a massive upheaval and Nimrod's evolution into the perfect killing machine, the days of Krakoa's paradise may be numbered. And as someone who's been with the new X-era sinceHouse of X/Powers of X, I'm curious to see how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett Sep 29, 2021

    Inferno #1 looks to be a powerful ending to Hickman's time working on the X-Men line, bringing forth all the same attributes that set readers abuzz during his debut. It provides the sense he's leaving nothing on the table. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 29, 2021

    Inferno follows in HoX/PoX's footsteps as the next big plateau in Hickman's vision for the X-Men. It's another watershed moment, and even though it's basically a fastball thrown middle-middle, and we know it's coming, he still manages to blow us away. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Sep 29, 2021

    The thrill of a first issue like this is in what it sets up and portends for the rest of the series. By that score, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Valerio Schiti do an admirable job, but as a standalone issue, it suffers from pacing problems and an unshakeable feeling that the execution was rushed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 29, 2021

    Looking forward into the futurecall me DestinyI have a theory about the state of Krakoa following Inferno. Moira has been very clear that Krakoa should not have precognitives like Destiny, and that rule has been obeyed and maintained. So that being said, why is the very much dead Blindfold seen in this recent teaser image? Hmm. If I didnt know any better, I would think Krakoa is about to get its own version of Minority Report in the very near future. I know Xavier has kept this promise to Moira thus far, but I also know men aint shit and Xavier especially aint it. Guess well have to keep that one on the backburner for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 29, 2021

    Inferno #1 returns to one of the most interesting plot threads from House of X/Powers of X: Moira MacTaggert being one of the most powerful mutants, who also acts as a kind of meta-commentary on the ideological evolution of the X-Men. (I can take or leave the Orchis stuff.) She has plenty of panel time in this issue, but it's all set up for future conflicts that will hopefully shake Krakoa at its core and end Hickman's run on the mutant books in a suitably dramatic fashion. For now, there's a lot of speeches, posturing, and everyone's favorite, data pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 2, 2021

    A fine start to this big event that's mostly talking about how big a deal all of this is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 2, 2021

    Inferno #1 has some great ideas that needed a little bit of reorganization to have that engaging start. Read Full Review

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