Inferno #1 Review

by Ryan.L on September 29, 2021

Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Color Artist: David Curiel
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Design: Tom Muller
Publisher: Marvel Comics
An Inferno hits the island nation of Krakoa.
Wow, things are starting off with and bang alright. This extra-large issue really covers some ground. We get to see Orchis, some more data pages about them and how Orchis is set up. We get a flashback of when Moira came face to face with Destiny, some dealings with the Quiet Council and a few more things that really help to answer a lot of questions many of us have been asking since House of X/Powers of X.
One scene I really enjoyed was the flashback of Moira, Mystique and Destiny. This scene has been extended in this issue, so we get to see more of what they discussed before Destiny had Pyro roast Moira slowly to death. It really gave us more understanding why Moira does not want Destiny on the island at all. But then again, why is she so against the resurrection of precogs, Destiny especially? I feel like it's more because of what Destiny did to her, than something about the plan that really can’t get out to the masses. Either way those secrets are seemingly about to come out.
This issue was so exciting and everything I wanted and more. It also made me a bit sad that this is the last X-Men books Jonathan Hickman will be writing. He has crafted such a fantastic new world for the mutants, and I am sad to see him go. He has laid the groundwork for the other creative team to continue. But reading this issue his unique voice will be sorely missed.
There were some changes to the captains and the Quiet council in this issue as well. I found myself cheering with one of the changes and shocked with another. It kills me that we must wait an entire month for the next issue. This one had me so on the edge of my seat I just want to know what is going to happen next.
The art in this issue was fantastic. Each area had a very distinct look to it. From Orchis, to Krakoa, to Moira’s no place. But even though we have seen many of the settings several times, Valerio Schiti delivered them to us with a fresh new look and feel while still maintaining their essence. The pages were also laid out in such a way that it really heightened the drama and excitement.
Overall, Inferno is a triumphant success even with only one issue out. It's so exciting and there is so much packed into this oversized issue. Many questions are finally answered but then, so many more questions are asked. This Inferno burns hot, but I’m just so captivated by its brilliance that I just can’t take my eyes off of it.

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