Here’s a great little video, featuring some great music from the Black Keys, that gives a pretty great summary of MONSTERS UNLEASHED!
Ten years ago, Brian Hurtt and I released our first comic together. The Damned was a five-issue limited series of gangsters, tommy guns, and demons. We followed that series with The Damned: Prodigal Sons, a three-issue story. While the first five issues were collected, the follow-up was never released as a trade. Now, after a decade, Brian and I are returning to the prohibition-era world that started it all, and we’ll be joined by our collaborator on The Sixth Gun, Bill Crabtree! This time around, the book will be ongoing and in-color!
From the announcement:
During prohibition, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Enter Eddie, a mortal who lost his soul long ago. Caught in the middle of competing demonic families, any other human would’ve gotten the ax long ago. But Eddie’s got a special talent that keeps him on his feet. One man’s curse is another man’s gift. The Damned is hard-boiled noir with demons, and the team behind The Sixth Gun is bringing it back with new colors, a new format, and a new ongoing tale of tommy guns and hellfire.
To kick off this exciting return to The Damned, we’re re-releasing the first story arc in trade paperback, in a new format, IN COLOR, and at a FANTASTIC PRICE that should ger old and new readers excited about the book!
And for more information, check out this interview:
The MONSTERS UNLEASHED event series is just getting underway (with issue 2 coming out this week) but it has been announced that I will be writing an ongoing series featuring the new character Kid Kaiju, famed monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone, and a team of giant monsters taking on the most gigantic threats the Marvel Universe has to offer! With art by David Baldeon, this one is going to be a lot of fun for fans who want something completely new in their superhero books!
Giant monsters have been reintroduced to the Marvel Universe, and after the events of the Monsters Unleashed limited series, the movers and shakers of Marvel’s hero community simply must take these behemoths seriously as a threat. With that in mind, Kei Kawade and a small group of new kaiju have been tasked with combating giant threats that surface all over the world.
From their hidden island base, Kei and a group of powerful monsters are on call, ready to face these gargantuan Leviathans wherever they may rise.
This is a series firmly rooted in the Marvel Universe. Kei, Elsa, and company will be interacting with a number of Marvel heroes, and they’ll be encountering some extremely powerful, extremely dangerous villains in addition to the giant monsters they must face.
I’ve done a number of interviews about the book, so check them out!
Cover by Art Adams
At long last, I can announce my first book with Image Comics! REGRESSION is a horror story about past lives, demonic forces, fractured perceptions, and supernatural conspiracies. I’ve been developing this story for a few years now, and I’m so happy to be bringing it to life with Danny Luckert, Marie Enger, and Image!
From the official press release:
“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
Bram Stoker and Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, The Empty Man) returns with debut artist Danny Luckert (Haunted) and colorist/letterer Marie Enger (Pistolwhip, 2 Sisters) for a chilling new series in REGRESSION. The new series is set to launch this May.
REGRESSION follows Adrian, a man tormented by ghastly waking nightmares. Pushed to a point of desperation, Adrian reluctantly turns to past life regression hypnotherapy as a means of understanding and treating the unwanted visions. When his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism before waking up. But Adrian’s more unsettled than before and something dark and unnatural has followed him back… Now Adrian finds himself descending into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity—from which there is no escape.
“I think most readers know how much of a horror fiend I am,” said Bunn. “What many people don’t know is that my father was a professional hypnotist for many years. While it wasn’t part of his on-stage act, he often conducted past life regressions. During these sessions I saw people describing other time periods with pinpoint accuracy and even saw someone speaking a language they did not know. I also witnessed some really extremely creepy regressions that planted the seeds for this story of supernatural horror conspiracy.”
Perfect for fans of Bunn’s critically acclaimed HARROW COUNTY and OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, REGRESSION is a frightening exploration of the wickedest corners of the untapped psyche.
REGRESSION #1 hits stores on Wednesday, May 10th.