Comic Review: Infidel #3 (Image Comics)

It’s been announced last week that Infidel has been optioned for a TriStar movie, after only 2 issues. Have a look at Infidel 3, from Image, and you will know […]

It’s been announced last week that Infidel has been optioned for a TriStar movie, after only 2 issues. Have a look at Infidel 3, from Image, and you will know why.

Writer Pornsak Pichetshote, artist Aaron Campbell, and colorist José Villarrubia continue to stir the melting pot of terror with Infidels. It’s about racism, religion, demons, in the setting of an old apartment building. It seems that some bad bad things occurred here in the past, and the spirits of that evil are still around. Up and down the stairs, in and out of the walls, seeping through the pores of the poor old place.

The characters are compelling; alternately angry and apologetic for seeming intolerant and racist, even while they try to examine themselves… sort of: “if I can’t stand someone for their personality, does that make me a bad person? Am I racist if I hate someone who is of a different race when their race isn’t the issue? Oh, and what is that huge evil face staring at me through the wall?”

Pichetshote, or the editor (José Villarrubia again) do us readers a gigantic favour by posting a story synopsis on the inside front cover: the magic words: “Previously”. Oh my goodness, what a great thing! What happened last month? What is her name again? ( Aisha, Medina etc) Gotta love it.

Visually, Infidels continues to be a top performer. It’s dark, spooky, and the people are looking real enough, posed well, with great expressions. The reason that this is crucial is because it keeps the reader involved in the book. There’s nothing distracting from the mood and the message. It’s real scary.

The message is that you should check out this five-part miniseries!

Image, Infidel #3, $3.99 for 32 pages of content. Rated: Mature

Alan Spinney

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