Comic Review: Unearth #1 (Image Comics)

Image presents another unruly comic title from creator Cullen Bunn. This time around, it’s Unearth #1. Written by Cullen Bunn and Kyle Strahm, with art by Baldemar Rivas, Unearth is […]

Image presents another unruly comic title from creator Cullen Bunn. This time around, it’s Unearth #1.

Written by Cullen Bunn and Kyle Strahm, with art by Baldemar Rivas, Unearth is a creepy little thing. It all starts in Mexico, where Dr. McCommick (huh? Comic?) with Dr. Reyes and Lieutenant Morris are checking out a strange hospital. There seem to be a few healthy workers there, but the afflicted are in bad shape. And I mean BAAAAD. Disfigured, distorted and disturbing. What happens next when the team goes into a cave to learn more? Well, let’s just say it’s horrible, horrific and horrifying.

It’s a great pulse accelerant, nerve inflaming and breath enhancer. The story is solid, the premise has promise, and the artwork is divine. Or devilishly good. Whichever end of the teeter-totter you want to sit on, it all balances out. Check out this first issue, it’s a heckuva ride!

Image Comics, Unearth #1, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Rated Mature.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!