Comics

REGRESSION is Coming Soon in Trade Paperback!

The first collected volume of my horror series REGRESSION will be hitting the stands soon! You should pre-order it now!

From the official press release:

Regression_Vol1_cover_355_540

Celebrated horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Damned), artist Danny Luckert (Haunted), and colorist Marie Enger (Pistolwhip, 2 Sisters) will release REGRESSION, VOL. 1: WAY DOWN DEEP this November from Image Comics. This trade paperback will collect issues #1-5 of the mind-bending horror series.

Plagued by ghastly waking nightmares, Adrian reluctantly agrees to past-life regression hypnotherapy. As his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism. Waking, he is more unsettled than before, and with good reason—something has followed him back. Adrian descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.

“My father was a professional hypnotist,” said Bunn. “While his on-stage performances centered around humor, he conducted past life regressions for select groups. I witnessed several of these regressions, and each one was surreal and eerie in its own way. Subjects described different times and places in vivid detail. They spoke with unusual accents. They spoke languages they had never (to our knowledge) studied. The most bizarre occurrences were the regressions which resulted in a completely silent subject.

“To me, it seemed that either they were a genuine ‘new soul,’ or whatever they saw in their past was too horrific to so much as utter,” continued Bunn. “This story is designed to conjure that same sense of unease and horror.”

REGRESSION, VOL. 1: WAY DOWN DEEP (Diamond code: MAR178446, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0337-9) hits comic book stores Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 9th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 21st and can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for REGRESSION:  

“Bunn, Luckert and Enger have created a real page-turner: frightening, engrossing, and clever. A must-read for horror fans.” —Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)

“REGRESSION is creepy, disgusting, and awesome. Just like Cullen.” —Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY, A.D.: AFTER DEATH, DESCENDER)

“This may well be the best new horror series out there.” —Nerdist   “REGRESSION will get under your skin. It will shake you to your core. This is a damn scary comic.” —Horror Talk

“The team on this book is perfect, and this is consistently one of the best horror comics on the rack.” —Comicosity

“REGRESSION is certainly for older, more seasoned horror fans who appreciate the ‘body horror’ of Cronenberg’s films and comics such as Alan Moore’s Providence which challenge, horrify, disgust, and entice the reader all at once. Because of this combination, it is one of the best horror comics to debut in years.” —Horror News Network –

Posted by cullenbunn on October 04, 2017  /   Posted in Comics, Feature

Keep Away From Pumpkinhead

Keep away from Pumpkinhead,
Unless you’re tired of living,
His enemies are mostly dead,
He’s mean and unforgiving,
Laugh at him and you’re undone,
But in some dreadful fashion,
Vengeance, he considers fun,
And plans it with a passion,
Time will not erase or blot,
A plot that he has brewing,
It’s when you think that he’s forgot,
He’ll conjure your undoing,
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard,
Won’t protect you in your bed,
Nothing will, from Pumpkinhead!

–Poem by Ed Justin

It seems appropriate for the month of October that Dynamite Comics has announced that I’ll be writing the PUMPKINHEAD comic book series! I’ll admit, when I heard that Dynamite had acquired the rights to do this book, I immediately contacted them asking to pitch for the series. Good ol’ Pumpkinhead may be my favorite movie monster, and I’ve always had the urge to add my own spin to his story.

As I said in the official Dynamite press release:

“I watched PUMPKINHEAD on opening night in a little two-screen movie theater outside Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro, North Carolina,” says writer Cullen Bunn. “To say it helped cement my love of horror (and, in particular, ‘rural horror’, which I write a lot of these days) would be an understatement. I can recite the poem from memory. I even play the soundtrack while writing my own stories. The pacing, the eeriness of the setting, the interplay of weird light and shadow. These are all elements I hope to capture in the comic. As a longtime fan of horror, I hold this movie in high regard, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be contributing to the backwoods mythos of Haggis and Bunt Wallace and the Demon of Vengeance his own self.”

The book hits the stands in February! Stay tuned for updates! If you’re a fan of the monster–or of horror in general–you’ll like what I’m cooking up!

And check out the amazing cover art by Kelley Jones!

pumpkinhead (2)

Posted by cullenbunn on October 03, 2017  /   Posted in Comics, Feature

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe… AGAIN!?

Not a joke…. not an imaginary story… except of course it is…

I’m excited to announce that artist Dalibor Talajic and I are working together on another bloody masterpiece, this one titled… DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN – an all-new 5-issue series!

Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is a DIFFERENT time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe. So strap in, because the Merc With a Mouth is taking out all of your favorites in the most horrific ways possible. Heroes. Villains. It doesn’t matter to Deadpool one bit! But trust us, it’s going to hurt him more than it hurts you…and you’re going to love it!

The carnage and the mayhem kick off this July. Be there for a murderous rampage unlike any other, when DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN – coming to your local comic shops and on digital devices everywhere!

And here’s a little interview I did about the series. See if you can figure out the big mystery around this one.

Deadpool-Kills-the-Marvel-Universe-Again-1-Cover

Posted by cullenbunn on April 18, 2017  /   Posted in Comics

What are People Saying About REGRESSION?

Final Order Cutoffs for REGRESSION, my first Image Comics series, are due on MONDAY! That means you need to call or visit your local comic shop and tell them you would like to pre-order the first issue. I know, everyone has a different opinion about pre-ordering. A lot of folks hate the very idea of it. Let me tell you, though, pre-ordering is vital to the survival of a comic. There are so many great books out there that it is tough for retailers to order everything their customers might want. By pre-ordering, you can be sure you get the book you’re after and your retailer can feel more comfortable with the books they are bringing into the store.

The ORDER CODE for REGRESSION #1 is MAR170631

And what are people saying about REGRESSION?

“Bunn, Luckert, and Enger have created a real page-turner, frightening, engrossing, and clever. A must-read for horror fans.” – Steve Niles, Writer of 30 Days of Night and Winnebago Graveyard.

“I have read Cullen Bunn’s upcoming series REGRESSION and it is creepy, disgusting and awesome. Just like Cullen.” – Jeff Lemire, Writer of Black Hammer and Descender.

“This comic leaves you with one massive cliffhanger that will have you count down the days until you can get your hands on the next issue. It is that good, that scary and that intriguing.” Outright Geekery

“Its expertly paced, shockingly gory, and straight up disturbing. Monkeys Fighting Robots

“Genuine interactions, disturbing imagery, and shadow of intrigue lurking around every corner.”GWW

regression 1

Posted by cullenbunn on April 15, 2017  /   Posted in Comics

Monsters Unleashed Video

Here’s a great little video, featuring some great music from the Black Keys, that gives a pretty great summary of MONSTERS UNLEASHED!

 

Posted by cullenbunn on February 06, 2017  /   Posted in Comics
© COPYRIGHT 2017 Cullen Bunn