Inferno #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 57
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

NIMROD STRIKES!
Krakoa's troubles don't attack one at a time. Jonathan Hickman reunites with his POWERS OF X collaborator R.B. Silva for the penultimate chapter of his X-Swan Song.
RATED T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 15, 2021

    Inferno #3 is straight-up amazing. Hickman does a remarkable job, and the art is great, even if Caselli's pages aren't as good as the others. That's pretty much the only complaint; the art isn't completely spectacular for a few pages, just mostly spectacular. Inferno is next level. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Dec 8, 2021

    Infernois truly the most exciting thing to happen to X-MensinceHoX/PoX. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 8, 2021

    INFERNO #3 lays out a massive helping of information that should have been gradually released since HOXPOX began. But alas, it's at least finally given to fans. The biggest problem is how dense, heavy, and quick it's released throughout the issue. Sure, you'll be able to reasonably understand the premise, however, it really weighed down the action and suspense that could have been in this penultimate issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Dec 8, 2021

    Inferno #3 is visual pleasure and an avalanche of answers to set up for the grand finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 8, 2021

    Inferno #3 is an interesting issue ramping up the action and bringing together a lot of concepts and ideas that have been seeded along the way. I have no idea how this miniseries will wrap up so much and where it'll leave things when all is said and done. But, it's one that has me sucked in waiting to see where it's going to take us from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 8, 2021

    Next up: the final issue of Inferno. What will burn to the ground and who will be left to clean up the mess? Until then! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 8, 2021

    Hickman and company manage to create a palpable sense of tension in every segment of this issue as they rewrite the past, present, and future of Marvel's mutants. It's an impressive feat to behold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 11, 2021

    Inferno #3 continued the wild ride that has been Jonathan Hickman's run on the X-Men franchise. The decisions made by Charles Xavier, Magneto, Emma Frost, Mystique, Destiny, and Moira MacTaggert all led to severe consequences. And when you add in the Days of Future Past-like revelation made in this issue the interest going into the final issue of Inferno could not be higher. I cannot wait to see how Hickman and company wrap up this massive X-Men event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 11, 2021

    If you've ever wondered what's really going on with Krakoa, Jonathan Hickman sorta just lays it all out for us, piece by confusing piece. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 12, 2021

    Inferno #3 seems to just be there to push our characters to whatever Inferno #4 is going to be about. This isn't a bad thing, but as a stand-alone issue I don't think this comic works very well. I would recommend readers to wait for the trade paperback if they are not currently following this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Avanvolk Apr 28, 2022

    This is just too good. What Hickman has done with the X-Men will be remembered for the rest of history.

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 7, 2022

    This is such a good comic.

  • 10
    cincyfan Dec 12, 2021

    This is epic storytelling and I'm loving every second of it!

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  • 10
    Toonstrack Dec 9, 2021

    Hickman does it yet again.

  • 10
    Sollywoods Dec 8, 2021

    This comic had me invested on every panel. I can't wait to see how Hickman wraps this up. His track record is solid though. From secret warriors to fantastic four to the Avengers, all had big stories that ended great.

    I've heard (though may be untrue, but whatever) that Hickman initially intended a longer run here but had to wrap up early. Same thing happened on secret warriors. That had a good ending despite still having a sense of being abrupt. I suspect the final issue of inferno may feel like that but I trust Hickman.

    This issue keeps up the momentum and is the type of comic that keeps me reading comics. Full 10 for awesomeness!

  • 10
    allenquanobi Dec 8, 2021

    Status: currently depressed that Hickman X-Men is almost over.
    This is by far the best treatment the X-Men have gotten in years. The Hickman era from HoX/PoX to X of Swords to this has been just amazing story telling on his part. It's such a shame it is coming to an end soon

  • 9.5
    Colleen St. Lucie Dec 16, 2021

    Love the factions. Xavier/Magneto; Cypher/Warlock/Krakoa; Destiny/Mystique; Emma/Herself.

  • 9.5
    UxasIs Dec 11, 2021

    Okay, I wasn't always the biggest fan of Hickman's X-men as i thought the storytelling and exposition were way too messy and I thought the first two issues of this were quite flawed as well

    But fuck, I'd be lying if I said I didn't love this issue. It all really comes together here

    Perfect storytelling, perfect use of characters, perfect development, perfect art, I just hope the other issues have me as on edge as this one did

  • 9.5
    Onomatopoeia Dec 9, 2021

    I have loved Hickman's run on X-Men from the start. I'll also be the first to admit that pretty much all of the event comic tie-ins have been somewhat lackluster. I think "Inferno" is breaking that track record, but I find it so frustrating how easily Mystique and Destiny are manipulating the Krakoan age.

    Great writing, great art, frustrating character outcomes.

  • 9.5
    Loafy Trophy Dec 9, 2021

    Can't believe that the end of this series is almost here. Hickman's time on the X-Men has been nothing short of revolutionary and this issue is a perfect exhibit of why. He masterfully juggles multiple converging plots as Moira's best laid plans begin to quickly unravel. Her need for every mutant to stick to her well-lived script has ultimately been her undoing.

    With so many mutants pulling in opposite directions, Moira has been unable to stay one step ahead. Mystique, Emma Frost, Magneto, Charles, and even Cypher are all doing what they believe is best to protect their new nation. The Karima plot this issue was enlightening and provided a great twist not only on Hickman's HoXPoX, but on Days of Future Past as well.

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  • 9.5
    Merlyn Dec 8, 2021

    This was pretty good, I really hope Hickman will end it with a bang, I'm really sorry Marvel cut his plans and he had to improvise here.

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  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 26, 2022

    The words deliver a marvelous combination of shocking revelations and intriguing plot developments.

    And speaking of marvelous combinations, this issue is the rare example of an artist carousel being a good thing. Each artist is in top-shelf form, and the scenes are divided up wisely so that their different styles serve to create distinct moods. (It also helps that character overlap is minimal and character design is highly consistent.)

    I hold my rating below perfect because there's a lot of artifice in the dialogue. Conversations get interrupted or the lines get cryptic, all obviously done to preserve a few last mysteries. This isn't realistic speech, but I'll happily give a pass to characters caught up in such an ep more

  • 9.0
    I Review Comics Dec 28, 2021

    Inferno #3 is the penultimate issue in Jonathan Hickman’s run on X-Men. The quality of the Hickman era has been hit and miss from the moment the line expanded beyond House and Powers of X but when Hickman is on he’s on fire and that’s what we get in this issue.

    Inferno #3 goes a long way in redeeming this series. I’ve gave the first two installments a middling review this issue reflects a night and day difference in tone and focus. Thankfully, we’re not spending half the issue in a quiet council meeting. The Quiet Council space has been replaced by several legit bombshells as the comic progresses.

    We learn that Cypher’s relation to Krakoa is much deeper than initially suspected. Omega Sentinel gets a huge more

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Dec 13, 2021

    Great issue!! It is very hard to imagine that last year's X-men book was filler material when it could have been these stories fleshed out properly before the bigger bang twists. Alas, I'll enjoy this conclusion arc and hope we can get another event a few years from now.
    The art was great! I just wish we had one artist throughout it but still all 3 are awesome just not complementary styles.

  • 9.0
    Jeff Plaza Dec 9, 2021

    Extremely upset that Hickman is leaving. Inferno showed the potential that Xmen could live up to again.

  • 8.5
    Federico Liguori Aug 9, 2022

    My man Hickman is back! His events are fantastic (while his series are meh, at best). "Inferno" is blowing my mind, everything is perfect: writing, colours, art... Best event since House of X! And this makes me wonder how this is the same man who wrote that garbage of X of Swords...

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Dec 11, 2021

    Big ideas presented page by page, wish this would have come sooner or at a better pace.

  • 8.5
    thecomiccookebook Dec 8, 2021

    What makes this title so exciting to read each month is that I can never predict where Hickman is going with this. So much is packed within every issue of this X-line event and I discovered a newfound appreciation for Cypher. The only downside is though Silva, Caseli and Schiti are all very talented, the swapping of artists throughout this issue can affect the pacing of the story from time to time. Regardless, this is a must read for Hickman fans.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Dec 12, 2021

    I found some parts to be a little confusing but, for the most part this book was solid. It threw a few twists and by the end of the book I feel like I need the next one asap.

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