Comic Review: Infidel #1 (Image)

Wow, if you want creepy horror with an ‘inclusive’ cast, check out Infidels #1 from Image! Here’s the scoop; Aisha (a young Muslim woman), her husband Tom and daughter Kris […]

Wow, if you want creepy horror with an ‘inclusive’ cast, check out Infidels #1 from Image!

Here’s the scoop; Aisha (a young Muslim woman), her husband Tom and daughter Kris are staying in a rundown apartment building with Leslie, his mother. Leslie is a doting grandmother to Kris, a Star Wars fan, but Tom thinks his mother is up to something evil.

Speaking of evil, the building is haunted by xenophobic ghosts!

This book, written by Pornsak Pichetshote, with art by Aaron Campbell and Jose Villarrubia (color), is a heavily layered story of culture and family, with ladles of suspense poured all over it. It’s dense, claustrophobic and simply terrific.

The art style, including the coloring, is appropriately moody, surreal, and manages to twist the mundane environment of a decaying apartment building into something really frightening and unsettling. A really great read!

Image, Infidels #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content, let’s assume a Mature rating.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!