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Hell To Pay #6

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


The bill has come due at last. The Devil has arrived, ready to collect what he is owed. The first chapter of the Shrouded College cycle comes to a close with an epic battle that sees Maia and Sebastian facing down all of Hell. There is no way out, not with this much on the line.

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34 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    The interplay between capitalism and the realm of the devils is a fun one to explore. Soule casts a pretty stern glance into the overlay between money and misery without going into a great amount of detail. It might be interesting to see him explore that in a bit more depth, but he has other places to be with the Shrouded College, and the next series is about vampires in space. So…y’know…I’m sure there will be depth there as it’s connected to Hell to Pay, but he’s clearly going to be exploring other themes with the next series.

  • 89


    Hell to Pay #6 serves as the finale to the Shrouded College Book 1. Though the Stone’s were hoping to settle their account and some scores, Maia has accrued additional debts during this ordeal. She must have read somewhere that if you want to be rich, you just have to serve more people.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Soule brings this arc to a satisfying conclusion filled with great action, thrills and surprises. The characters continue to be compelling and I love the complications Maia and Sebastian get into. The story has some dark turns and they work really well with the tone and themes of the story. I look forward to seeing more stories from this world and with these characters.

    The Art: Sliney delivers some beautifully detailed and visually thrilling art throughout the issue/ I love the demon designs and how strange and different they all are. A great looking book from start to finish.

  • 85


    There’s enough setup in this issue to make you want more. Soule and Sliney are planning multiple miniseries set in this horror universe, and by all accounts, Hell to Pay is a great taste tester for much larger and scarier threats to explore. The Shrouded College universe ends, making you want more as the pairing of action and adventure is strong with its meaningful themes and horror visuals.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    While over the top and almost brutal at times, Hell to Pay #6 has a sly, dark sense of humor not only with its characters but also with its take on capitalism. It’s a strong setup for a potentially very interesting world of future stories.

  • 70

    Hell To Pay brings “The Shrouded College” to a gripping and unexpected conclusion, and while it leaves it very much sets up the next chapter of the story, Charles Soule still delivers a satisfying finale to this first chapter. That ending features a number of intriguing twists, and while they do surprise, they also make all the sense in the world. The action sequences are thrilling and the book is always strongest when Will Sliney and Rachelle Rosenberg lean into the supernatural elements, which this issue has a bevy of. Hell to Pay has been a wild ride and at this point I’m quite invested in seeing how things play out from here, and Book 1 can’t get here soon enough.

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