The Curse of Brimstone: Inferno by Justin Jordan

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25 comments

  • Bummer. I like the premise, even if it reminds of nothing more than an updated Ghost Rider. While I’m not a fan of horror, for whatever reason, whenever comics go into horror territory, I find it terribly intriguing.

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    • I sort of didn’t want to mention Ghost Rider, but man, it pretty much is DC’s version of Ghost Rider unfortunately. I too am quite fascinated by pure horror in comics. Hellboy is considered horror, but… I mean… it’s not the “scare your pants off” horror. Hopefully I’ll visit some Constantine, Lucifer or Preacher throughout the year to give y’all some of that “comics” horror.

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  • I liked the story theme Lashaan… It excited me… But only you can say if the artwork and the dialogs supported it… Great review… I never thought about comics till I started reading your reviews..

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    • It is indeed a pretty cool premise! Unfortunately there’s a lot that left me wondering what exactly went through their minds when they came up with this story arc.

      I’m glad to “introduce” you to this side of literature, Shalini! Hopefully some day it’ll get you to pick up a comic book, graphic novel or a manga! 😉

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  • I’m sorry your search has continued to come up empty… I understand your concerns with consistency. For me, it’s one of the key to comics. You have to be sure of a art style and the character will follow. If that makes sense.

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    • Yep. And I believe the remaining 2 series in this “line-up” won’t be any different. Hopefully they prove me wrong. And yes, consistency from cover to cover is everything! But with artists changing all the time and the story going in all kinds of direction, it was a bit hard to find consistency in this one.

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  • Have multiple artists working on it seems like a strange choice. Like you said, I would imagine the constant change in artwork to be a distraction rather than a welcome addition to the story.

    I like the theme of the story though – the idea of someone being totally consumed by their power, or an idea of themselves born of their power has always appealed to me. Shame the execution was off!

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    • It’s a lot more bothersome when it’s one story arc. If it’s a collection of different stories, I’d have understood the change in artists.

      The premise is indeed really descent and there’s a lot of potential in the idea, but the execution is off in my books. 😦

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  • Wow, these titles seem never ending – I remember quite a few being advertised as they came out and again I’m going to be giving it a miss. It really is as a shame that the New Age of Heroes has turned out to be such a messy waste of effort and they could have benefitted from coherent visuals at least.

    Ah well, more great analysis from you my friend – I look forward to your next Tom King Batman review!

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    • They really are. They got super ambitious with this “New Age of Heroes” thing, but what disappoints me most is finding out that 99% of them are rip-offs of something Marvel already has going for countless years. And then to sell this as something focused on the artists, yet they change the artists after every issue within the same story arc is ridiculous. There’s no surprise why “DC events” since the New 52 have often been looked down upon (like Convergence…).

      I need to schedule a date to review the next King stories indeed! Will have to look at my planner to see where I could sneak it in. I do however plan on reviewing Snyder’s Batman really soon. A special surprise for January! 😀

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    • You… pretty much unveiled it with that line alone. I didn’t want to say it explicitely since not a lot of people know about Ghost Rider’s stories, but that’s really what they took and “adapted” to DC’s universe…

      If anything, the only thing I’m enjoying from the whole Metal event is the Justice League run. There’s a Batman Who Laughs series that’s ongoing right now that I look forward to trying out too. I feel like it might have great potential. To be determined.

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  • Horror and fear or not I think the drawing is really beautiful! I did not expect this while I was reading your review and you told us that if you go for horror the drawing has to convey fear etc. 😉

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    • I might have actually picked some of the better pages, but I can assure you that I had a tough time with a lot of the pages in there, especially when the artist changes to someone I’ve never heard of before. Glad to bring extra emotional insight though! 😉

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  • ah, darn… I remember the Metal review… and that things are going slowly downhill.. that’s not good. But, I have to admit, the idea sounds good! It really does! Pity about the execution and the artwork…

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    • Ahh, the whole New Age of Heroes thing is definitely a flop, but there are other great things that have occurred since the Metal event though (like the Justice League series by Scott Snyder). There’s still plenty of great ideas to be explored. We just need better stories/artwork to bring them to life! 😀

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