PORTLAND, OR 12/13/2018 — On the heels of news that Hany Abu-Assad(director on The Mountain Between Us) will direct Infidel’s film adaptation, Image Comics is rushing the breakout hit horror story Infidel by bestselling editor and writer Pornsak Pichetshote, artist Aaron Campbell, award-winning colorist and editor José Villarrubia (Batman: Year 100, Spider-Man: Reign), and letterer/designer Jeff Powell back to print this week, ahead of schedule.
A haunted house story for the 21st century, Infidel follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Garnering early critical acclaim for its fresh and timely twist on horror, Infidel was selected for NPR’s “Best Books of 2018” as well as featured on NPR’s “100 Favorite Horror Stories of All Time” list, and selected for Book Riot‘s “Best Comics of 2018” list.
Infidel trade paperback collects issues #1-5—the complete miniseries—plus an introduction by Tananarive Due and an afterword by Jeff Lemire.
Select praise for Infidel:
“With its precise interplay of real-life fears and supernatural terror, Infidel is as mesmerizing as it is insightful.” —NPR
“Sinewy and tense, this outstanding comic from former Vertigo editor Pichetshote and artists Campbell (James Bond), José Villarrubia (King Conan), and Jeff Powell (Earth One) boldly displays a multifaceted and thoughtful view of racial and religious issues at the forefront of cultural dialog across the United States while delivering solid horror that will keep readers awake at night.” —Library Journal
“Horror as topical as it is viscerally distressing…leaves readers both creeped out and more aware of the presence of everyday monsters.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Devastating… Best of 2018.” —IGN
“A classic horror story… used to superb effect.” —Uproxx
“A spiritual successor to Jordan Peele’s genre-altering masterwork and provides some of the most harrowing scares that comics has seen in years.” —Vulture
“Infidel will disturb you, but it may also send you out with a newfound sense of faith in humanity.” —The Comics Journal
“One of the scariest and most relevant horror stories of recent years.” —SYFYWire
“As much a bone chilling horror story as it is a brilliantly topical commentary.” —Gamespot
“Like nothing I’ve read before… Highly recommended.” —Steve Niles, 30 Days of Night
“A visually stunning and highly entertaining horror comic with a profound message… Has the potential to be the next great horror film phenomenon.” —Bloody Disgusting
“A genuinely creepy and modern horror comic.” —Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls
“Infidel is a shocking comic. It’s an early pick for one of the best horror comics of the year. It will chill you to the bone and not just because of the horrifying visions the main character endures.” —Horror Talk
“One of the most compelling and evocative tales with powerful social commentary, gripping tension, beautiful art and well-paced execution.” —Multiversity Comics
“Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real.” —Mike Carey, Lucifer
“One that should not be ignored.” —Newsarama
“A must for horror fans.” —Graphic Policy