Infidel #1 Is the Horror Comic we have been Missing
Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote
Artist: Aaron Campbell
Colorist & Editor: Jose Villarubia
Letterer & Deisgner: Jeff Powell
Infidel #1 is a horror story that lets you know right away it is not for the faint of heart. The story is about Aisha who is a muslim woman. She is currently living with her husband, their daughter and her mother-in-law. Tom, her husband thinks his mother is racist towards Aisha and doesnt respect her culture or religion. She is already in a potentially hostile living environment and to top it off she keeps having nightmares. Each nightmare is getting progressively worse which is making Aisha extremely paranoid. Her building was involved in a terror attack so things are already on edge. Things get even worse for Aisha when she starts to have visions of ghostly demons which lead her to attack one of the demons but of course in a horror story nothing is as it seems.
Writer Pornsak Pichetshote has presented us with a great first issue that really establishes the mood and tone of the book. We know that we are going to get a dramatic rollercoaster of a horror story. The dialogue is very well written and the conversations between characters seem very real. From Aisha and her daughter arguing about Luke Skywalker versus Boba Fett to Aisha talking about her troubled relationship with her own mother. By reading this story it is clear that Pichetshote knows the horror genre and has full intentions of making one of the scariest comics of 2018.
The art in Infidel is nitty and gritty in all the best ways. Aaron Campbells monsters are absolutely frightening and with Jose Villarubias expert colors the pages really come to life. The color palette is dark and moody which perfectly matches the art style which uses a lot of black ink and negative spaces to outline the figures and panels. This book was expertly crafted by a creative team that truly respects the art of comics.
With an expert team of creators this book is in excellent hands and no doubt that future issues will be just as good. Infidel is definitely a book worth checking out if you want a break from your normal reading. Its like that show you randomly come across and end up obsessed with. The art and ghostly creatures will haunt you as you find yourself checking out that random noise in the middle of the night.