Latest Reviews

  • The Bunker: Volume 1

    Five friends find a bunker in the woods filled with letters from their future selves saying they will destroy the world.  Now what? Read More
  • SNAFU: Heroes: An Anthology of Military Horror

    SNAFU: Heroes: An Anthology of Military Horror brings readers top-notch gore, action, and storytelling from four very distinct, talented voices.  Read More
  • SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror

    With zombies, monsters, giant bugs, ghosts, Bigfoot and more, SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror has something for everyone. Read More
  • Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3

    Deputy Garcia returns in Blood Lagoon.  She's battled killer bees from Mars, but and now she takes on giant ticks.  Ewww. Read More
  • The Black Hood #2

    Officer Greg Hettinger's life falls apart around him in a haze of pills and violence, pushing him to vigilantism. Read More
  • Blind Woman's Curse

    If you see a cat lapping up someone's blood in the street, Zig suggests you take it home. Read More
  • Don't Go in the Woods

    Zig is surprised to see this guilty pleasure get so much love on Blu-ray. Read More
  • Hooked Up

    Hooked Up bills itself as the first film shot on an iPhone. RJ wonders if it's just a gimmick. Read More
  • Hexed #8

    Lucifer is pissed and she takes the battle right to Madame Cymbaline, not caring how many die in her path. Read More
  • True Supernatural - Season 1, Episode 1: "The Betty Hill Dress/The Rocky Mountain Demon Wolf"

    True Supernatural brings a new level of 'meh' to TV documentary filmmaking.     Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Latest News

  • Carpe Noctem: The Kitchen Sink of Horror Comics? +

    Hashtag Comics announces new horror series mixing vampires, zombies, Lovecraftian monsters and more. Read More
  • Spread..Uhh…Spreads This April +

    Justin Jordan and Kyl Strahm’s sci-fi horror series gets its first trade paperback in April from Image Comics. Read More
  • Something to Scream About +

    Zig can't stop Screaming about this new line up coming from our friends at Scream Factory. Read More
  • Blood Feud Brings Deep Fried Horror This October +

    Oni Press announces new series from Cullen Bunn, Drew Moss, and Nick Filardi that mixes horror and humor in the Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Home

 

 

"Inferno: Rings of Hell #1" Comic Review

 

Written by James Ferguson

 

Published by Zenescope Entertainment

 

article-cover

 

Written by Mike Wolfer
Illustrated by Fernando Argosino
2014, 32 Pages
Comic released on August 13th, 2014

 

Review:

 

The repercussions of Grimm Fairy Tales #100 are still being felt.  The Dark Queen's actions have affected everyone in the Grimm Universe.  All of the realms have been merged, even the Inferno where Lucifer reigns supreme...or at least she did.  Now she's fighting the Dark Horde to hold on to her territory.  You'd think this would be easier considering the Dark Queen is her step-mom, but no such luck.  Fortunately, she has her very own assassin named Mercy by her side, but will that be enough to stop the never-ending flow of monsters looking to tear her apart?  

 

Inferno: Rings of Hell picks up in the midst of a heated battle between Lucifer's forces and the Dark Horde.  It's a knock-down, drag-out fight as the two groups collide.  Blood and body parts are flying everywhere.  Despite having the power of Hell at her disposal, Lucifer is barely holding on.  She puts on a good show, but things are looking bleak.  

 

imageimageimage
Click images to enlarge

 

 

This mini-series is a direct continuation to the Inferno: Age of Darkness one-shot.  The Dark Queen is still pissed about how Lucifer betrayed her and aims to make her step-daughter suffer.  This issue sets up a gauntlet Lucifer and Mercy must go through if they have any hope of surviving this new status quo.  It's an interesting move and it puts Inferno's ruler in a position that she's not used to: powerless.

 

The dynamic between Lucifer and Mercy is one of deep trust.  Mercy sold her soul a while back in exchange for freeing her sister from Hell.  Now she serves as Lucifer's personal assassin.  This may be the one story where someone makes a deal with the devil and is actually OK with it.  Mercy likes her job and she does it well.  The Dark Horde is just another target and Lucifer has her back on the battlefield.  

 

imageimage
Click images to enlarge

 

 

Fernando Argosino can draw one helluva fight.  The opening pages can barely contain the chaos and destruction as these two forces clash in a ruined city.  The action moves quickly, but it is never confusing or hard to follow.  This isn't like a modern day action movie where there are a bunch of fast cuts so you can't understand on what's going on.  Instead, Argosino focuses on the key points of the battle, showcasing Lucifer and Mercy as they tear through their enemies in increasingly elaborate ways.  

 

This first issue of Inferno: Rings of Hell is largely setup for the rest of the mini-series.  It sets everything in motion for the events to come that will challenge Lucifer and Mercy with the fate of the Inferno itself at stake.  If you thought that the Age of Darkness couldn't get any more epic, just wait until you read this issue.  Every corner of the Grimm Universe is affected and from the looks of things, many of its residents won't make it out alive.

 

 

Grades:

 

Story: fourstars Cover
Art: fourstars
Overall: fourstars

 

 

 

 

 

Shop for Horror at Amazon US or Amazon UK!

 

 

 

Want to comment on this review? You can leave one below or head over to the HorrorTalk Review Forum.

 

 

 

Search

OBEY - CONSUME

Contests

  • 1