X-Men: Inferno review

X-Men: Inferno

X-Men: Inferno

Inferno, simply put, is the culmination of many years worth of X-Men stories, all rolled up into one. It is the confluence of events in the X-Terminators, The New Mutants, the X-Men, and the X-Factor books all providing a means for the demons of Limbo to invade our world and bring about hell on earth.

But it isn’t just about that. To say so would be to deny a mainstream comic the deeper meanings and themes they so rarely attain.

When examined deeper, Inferno is a story of personal hells, and how we each create our own with the consequences of our actions.

Illyana must deal with her choices regarding Limbo stretching back as far as the Illyana and Storm mini-series. Rusty must finally see the prison time for the act which brought about his mutant powers, and Cyclops must reap the consequences of leaving his wife and driving her to the brink of madness.

On that note, Madelyn Pryor acts as possibly the most terrifying X-Franchise villain to date, scarier now than when it first came out, as her motivations of rejection and desire to kill her own so closely mirror that of real-life murderer Shirley Turner.

The entire storyline is masterfully plotted and paced, with multiple story-arcs that compliment each other and affect one another without being obtrusive.

It’s sad we’ll likely never see a horror-inspired X-Movie adaptation of this, because it is wrought with visual and psychological horrors that make for an amazing story.

A great X-Men event storyline that brings the chills and has far-reaching effects.

X-Men: InfernoX-Men: Inferno by Chris Claremont

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“When examined deeper, Inferno is a story of personal hells, and how we each create our own with the consequences of our actions.”

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