We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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The Infernals #1 Review:
In this new series, the son of the devil is dying. He has three kids, and all of them want to inherit the family business. Sound familiar? It should, because as host Alex Zalben called it, “It’s like Succession goes to hell… A really great, smart premise.”
Justin Tyler also thought the kick-off of the new series was very good, calling it a “fun… great book… The art has a nice, dark edge to it.”
Pete LePage also lauded the art, calling out how Pearson often “plays with this idea of six panels for a couple of pages, and then completely breaks that with some giant splash page reveals that are just really so creative and so interesting as far as comic book art, and sequential art. So it just really impressive for what they’re doing.”
Expanding on that, Zalben noted that Pearson’s art “feels very in line with a classic Vertigo book… Complimentary to a Something is Killing the Children where the characters are not quite exaggerated.” Furthermore, he added, “If you’re a fan of Preacher or other books like that, this is a good, very profane book to check out.”
The Infernals #1 hits stores on February 14, 2024 from Image Comics.
The Infernals #1 Official Synopsis:
Abraham “Abe” Morgenstern, the son of Satan, has one month to live. Before he dies, he must decide which of his three wayward children—volatile narcissist Nero, conflicted field operative Jackal, or troubled schoolgirl Bee—will inherit his shadowy empire. But will Abe ever be able to truly cede control of the Apocalypse? Or does the Antichrist have something else up his sleeve…
Writers RYAN PARROTT (ROGUE SUN, Power Rangers) and WGA Award nominee NOAH GARDNER are joined by Eisner Award-winning artist JOHN PEARSON (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, BLUE IN GREEN) for an epic tale about family, power, legacy, and the end of the world!