Originally posted July 25, 2008. Another “lost comic” I made to fill in the gaps was to introduce a new villain a little earlier. It also provides a dramatic break to increase the tension. This is Malacoda, a demon that plagued Dante in the eighth circle of Hell, the Malebolge. His lackey, Alichino, will also show up more. As Gustave Dore depicted, Malacoda has his stereotypical trident.