This book probably is not for the casual reader as there are few concessions to those who do not have an intimate knowledge of the X-Men and Wolverine universe. The book kicks off with a descent-into-hell sequence which I initially thought was a dream and actually it might have been for all I know as we don't get an explanation as to what is going on. This introduction kind of sets the tone for the rest of the book as time after time we are treated to scenes and events which are not explained and characters that are not properly introduced. The scenes in hell read as if they are designed to be shocking but actually fall way short of the mark established by other comic series including for example, the Swamp Thing series over at DC. Not only does this book just does not work as a horror comic but also seems to miss the mark as a mainstream superhero book. I have no idea why Puck from Alpha Flight, Son of Satan and Ghost Rider pop up or why there seems to be more than one Ghost Rider either for that matter.
I gave this book two stars solely on the basis of the artwork which is actually pretty good. The covers to the original comics are also presented in this volume and they certainly are of a high standard also. However, overall, this book is a great example of exactly what is wrong with many modern comics.
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