Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Aaron Kuder
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99
Last issue left us with the question, is Johnny Blaze running Hell or is Hell running him? This issue really puts the saying Hell hath no fury like a woman score to the test, because the King of Hell hath a ton of fury to dish out to escaped demons, but a scorn woman that has aspirations for his throne is the real thing to fear.
We open to Johnny walking amongst the the sinful mortals. His senses are being assaulted by the constant stench of mortal sin pouring off every living soul. Except for one man who Johnny instantly swoops up and interrogates. Demons do not give off the stench of mortal sin since they have already been judged for their sins. It is obvious Johnny is Hell bent on rounding up each and every one of the escaped demons. But is it really truly his plan or is it the plan designed to trap him?
Meanwhile, Danny Ketch is just dragging his ass out of bed and his head isn’t the only thing pounding. His ex-girlfriend Stacy, the cop from the first issue, is banging on his door. She wants to question him on his whereabouts last night. One of his customers was attacked and torched the previous night and Stacy wants to make sure it wasn’t Danny.
This is the whole crux of this issue. Is Johnny doing the right thing and frying these demons alive, or is Johnny making the biggest mistake of his life and frying innocent people? All, right in front of Danny while he can do nothing about it. The cliffhanger has really got me wondering who is right.
I have to admit I was worried when I saw all the extra artists names on this issue. But the whole team did a really good job at helping Kuder through this difficult time he is having without overwhelming his art style. This was a fast to read issue, the plot really didn’t advance at all but the subterfuge has laced my brain with What If… and sometimes that is all this reader needs.
8 / 10