March 26, 2017

, , , ,   |  

This Looks Good: Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole Get "Unsound" at Boom!

Cullen Bunn is one of my favorite horror writers (you *are* reading Harrow County, right?).
Jack T. Cole's art is phenomenal, as introduced to me by Leia Weathington.

And now they're teamed up together to make a comic:


Coming in June 2017, Boom! describes the comic as follows:
The Unsound follows the journey of Ashli, a young woman caught in the middle of a strange supernatural conspiracy that reveals to her a much more terrifying version of our world than she ever imagined.

Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. As this unsettling descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments, she’s forced to ask one horrifying question: Is there such a thing as sanity?
That sounds really awesome to me. I love stories that question the nature of reality, regardless of the genre or medium. Given Cole's visual strengths, I can only imagine the depth of detail that we'll be seeing on the comic pages. With Bunn's strong plotting and ability to lure a reader in before shocking them with a new wrinkle, the two should match up for a really strong comic.

One more quote from the press release:
“Working with Cullen on The Empty Man was one of my favorite experiences of recent years, so I jumped at the chance to help usher in his next horror classic,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “A cerebral, unsettling tale of an asylum on the brink of hysteria, The Unsound is also a showcase for Jack T. Cole—your new favorite artist.”
I included this because that last sentence is definitely true. Here's some more of Jack's work. This is a page from Deep Engines, which he co-created with Leia Weathington:

And here's a skeleton for your trouble:

So yeah, this one looks good. Keep an eye out for "Unsound" starting in June, at your local comic shop or digital device.