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Advance Review – Infidel #1 (Image Comics)

Advance Review – Infidel #1 (Image Comics)

Publisher: Image Comics Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote Artwork: Aaron Campbell, Jose Villarrubia (colours) Release Date: 14th March 2018 Originally announced at last year’s New York Comic Con, Infidel is a new horror series from former Vertigo editor (and first-time comic writer) Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Aaron Campbell, the first issue of which goes on sale next month. It introduces us to Aisha, a young American Muslim woman ostracised by her family for being engaged to a non-Muslim and forced to move in with her fiancé, his daughter Kris and her mother-in-law to be. It’s a tense situation already, and that’s before we even get to the troubled history of the building they’re living in and the harrowing, visceral nightmares that are preventing Aisha from getting a good night’s sleep. The bulk of the issue is concerned with building up an investment in Aisha, tackling the issues surrounding her culture and the kind of casual racism she faces every day in a grounded, believable way. It’s inherently uncomfortable to watch these kind of exchanges take place, particularly given the fact that Pichetshote eschews the more extreme ‘pointed white hoods and swastikas’ approach in favour of a more subtle, passive-aggressive racism that almost [...]



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