Inferno #4 (Zenescope – Tedesco / Rearte)
Mercy Dante has battled through hordes of demons and been victorious each time. Worn down and tired she must now face her most difficult test yet…her own inner demons. As Mercy enters into the next ring of hell she comes face to face with her past actions and she must fight the urge to succumb to the insanity that surrounds her. Redemption is within her reach but the Inferno is relentless and no one before her has ever survived its evil.
This spin-off of Grimm Fairy Tales has been pretty intense, gorgeous to look at and in my opinion one of the most hardcore of Zenescope’s adaptions – but then again Dante Inferno started off a little bit more “rough and tumble” than Goldilocks and the Three bears did.
Mercy Dante, one of the best assassins alive, ventures deep into a horrific modern landscape which is a synthesis of urban metropolis and hellish nightmare, in search of her sister. In this penultimate ish, Mercy takes on living trees, zombies, harpies and the boatman of the river Styx. I could go on and on about the cool stylization of the series, but it would be easier to describe it as seeming like the creative team’s work here comes straight out of the sketch book of the Wachowski Brothers. The action is fierce, the monsters are scary and the heroes are beautiful… I still haven’t figured out why someone in Hollywood hasn’t talked to Zenescope.
It is a current trend in comics, books and movies to try to “modernize” classic mythology – Zenescope is not simply being a part of trend, they are the trend setters and are setting the bar for other story tellers.
Out Today! And if you don’t have them, bet you can still get issues #1-3 at your local independently owned comic shop!
Bottom Line: Inferno is well-written eye candy that is worth the read!