Last time I reported on a new Cullen Bunn horror comic, I surmised that the prolific writer has been losing sleep. Well, if his next horror title is any indication, he’s also been losing his sanity. But is there such a thing?
That’s the very question that will be asked in The Unsound, Bunn’s new series with artist Jack T. Cole from BOOM! Studios. In the book, a nurse named Ashli will have a particularly terrible first day on the job at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital, which will send her on a descent into the hospital’s mysterious depths, which hold some mind-altering secrets. She will discover, as the press release describes it, “a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.”
According to Bunn, “The Unsound is a surreal, scary story, full of chilling encounters and haunting experiences, and it delves deep into the nature of reality, perception and insanity.”
Sounds like a good time to me!
This won’t be Bunn’s first time at BOOM! Studios, having previously worked with them on his and Vanesa Del Rey’s The Empty Man, which is currently being developed for a film at 20th Century Fox. This is the latest of a resurgence into the horror genre for the writer who has also resumed work on The Damned at Oni Press, as well as the upcoming Regression at Image.
Artist Jack T. Cole will probably be new to most readers, but I highly encourage you to check out his Tumblr for a taste of some of the spectacular visuals that are sure to await readers in the lower levels of Saint Cascia. “As an artist,” he said in the press release, “working with Cullen Bunn’s creative genius for horror offers up many exciting opportunities to visually explore the genre.”
The Unsound looks like a can’t-miss series for horror fans, so be sure to snag the first issue off the racks when it arrives in stores this June.