Infidel #2 Capsule Review

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Title: Infidel #2

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Pornsak Pichetscho

Artist: Aaron Campbell

Colorist & Editor: Jose Villarrubia

Letterer & Designer: Jeff Powell

Cover: Aaron Campbell

Review: ★★★★☆

A decent ghost story can be used to scare its reader to fear what been put before them. It can tell a story as to why a person or place that’s being haunted or driving the host insane with strange visions. Aisha is from Muslim descent and she has been seeing ghosts. The unique thing is the spirits are prejudiced against her faith and race. The first issue set up the introduction to the characters and the relationships between the cast members. It’s the subtle tensions that bring this story to a greater depth. Aisha goes through the realistic possibilities of her visions. They could be induced through a variety of things. It grounds the story to make it more believable as something realistic. The realism of the artwork helps support this point. The “ghosts/spirits are terrifying metaphors for the actuality of the muslin hate that our character experiences within a white community that is unwilling to forgive. Pornsak Pichetscho’s liner notes at the end of the book shows us this ghost story is going to more. There are some interesting covers that were produced by the students at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This book is off to good start and the cliffhanger at the end should push the story to new levels.

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