Tense, Relevant Thriller ‘Infidel’ Gets A Trade Collection From Image
by Hannah Means Shannon
Infidel is a comic that’s justly gained a lot of critical attention–and it’s even been optioned for the big screen.
Writer and former Vertigo editor Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Aaron Campbell have created a tense, smart thriller that speaks to our times and the series is going to be collected into trade paperback this September by Image.
Image describes the series as:
Rife with political undertones, INFIDEL can best be described as Get Out meets Insidious and explores Islamophobia through a haunting and chilling story about one American Muslim woman and her multi-ethnic neighbors who move into a building haunted by creatures that feed on xenophobia.
Infidel trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0836-7, Diamond Code JAN188523) will collect issues #1-5 and will hit stores on Wednesday, September 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, October 2nd. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, August 13th. It can be ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
Oh, hey look! Comicon.com is mentioned in this praise for Infidel:
“Like nothing I’ve read before… Infidel is a creepy descent into the haunted human mind. Highly recommended.” —Steve Niles, 30 Days of Night
“Infidel expertly rides the line between reality and the unknown… I loved it. Believable horror that’s as unsettling as it is beautiful to look at.” —Jock, WYTCHES, All-Star Batman
“Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real.” —Mike Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts, Lucifer
“This is a perfectly structured comic script and a wonderful attempt at expansive genre. Not just the horror book of the moment, to my mind Infidel will go down as a definitive comic of 2018… Great stuff from a top tier team who understands how to manipulate the reader through their medium completely.” —Joshua Dysart, Swamp Thing, Harbinger
“A genuinely creepy and modern horror comic” —Cliff Chiang, PAPER GIRLS
“A classic horror story… used to superb effect, with a twist that makes it a bit more than just another well-told tale.” —UpRoxx
“A book that will scare you—and make you think.” —The Oregonian
“A tense and gripping horror tale…Pornsak Pichetshote makes a brilliant writing debut with this book… Highly recommended.” —Bleeding Cool
“Both as timely as it is genuinely freaky.” —Scream Magazine
“One of the best debuts in years. Haunting, beautiful, breaking the classic haunted house mold while still honoring the tradition. MUST READ.” —Joshua Hale Fialkov, Elk’s Run, I, Vampire
“Horror is so hard to do right in comics and this book nails it to the wall… Super strong work all around.” —Sebastian Girner, SCALES & SCOUNDRELS
“Infidel is a great comic filled with painfully real characters and the feeling that we are all just moments away from living our own horror story.” —Peter Gross, Lucifer, The Unwritten
“This is a strong debut from this creative team, and one that should not be ignored.” —Newsarama
“An exceptionally well-told horror story… a stand-out. It challenges expectations by including the tensions between characters of different faiths, while not being explicitly about that difference.” —Comicosity
“Left me an emotional wreck… an uncompromising, powerful book that demands your complete attention.” —Multiversity Comics
“This is a must for horror fans or those that like stories with some layers.” —Graphic Policy
“A strong start…This is a book that will constantly keep you on your heels.” —Comicon.com
“Fans of last year’s break-out hit Get Out will certainly enjoy this contemporary exploration of the politics of relationships, gender, and religion, with a healthy dose of nightmare material.” —The Horror News Network
“Pichetshote may be doing for comics what Jordan Peele has done for films… Aaron Campbell and José Villarrubia may be one of the most dynamic duos in comics right now… Infidel is… one of the most interesting horror comics, and just comics in general, to premiere in a long time. This is an absolute must read.” —Ghastly Grinning