The source of the plague of cursed hellcoins upon the earth has been revealed—and Maia and Sebastian Stone have realized they cannot destroy it alone. They must recruit aid from another of the Shrouded College’s agents, retired magical bon vivant Arturo Peroni. But he has racked up a sorcerous debt of his own, and it’s about to come due!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: An intense and thrilling story from Soule filled with great action. I continue to love the premise of this series and the characters continue to be engaging. I love how Soule raises the stakes for the couple while also introducing new and interesting characters to the world. I enjoyed the cliffhanger ending and look forward to seeing what comes next. The Art: Sliney delivers great action with an awesome visual style. I love the look of the action and how visually thrilling it is.
AIPTIt's becoming clearer with each issue Hell to Pay has something important to say about the capitalist system we're all tied to, making it feel important and well worth reading. Beyond this deeper meaning is an action-packed supernatural story involving demons, magic, and a supernatural espionage world worth investing in.
Major SpoilersHell to Pay #3 is not just telling Maia and Sebastian’s story. It is establishing the world of the Shrouded College with plans to tell more stories in the setting. Even though there is a lot of world-building, the story continues to move along at a cracking pace.
ComicBook.comThe twisting supernatural adventure that is Hell to Pay continues to surprise in issue #3, and while it is disappointing we don't get a ton of follow up on that cliffhanger, there's so much other intrigue at play. Charles Soule is slowly linking together the pieces of the grander picture, and the new characters add a bit of fun and supernatural flair to the action set pieces. Artist Will Sliney and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg deliver in those battles and setting the scope of it all, and the twists keeps the momentum moving in the right direction. I've truly come to enjoy this series, and that doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon.