Cullen Bunn is a three-time Bram Stoker nominated comic writer and novelist notable for his contributions to the horror genre in comics. In recent years, Bunn has written some of the more popular titles within the genre including Harrow County and Bone Parish. On August 22nd, 2018, Image Comics published Bunn’s most recent work titled Cold Spots, in collaboration with artist Mark Torres (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity, TMNT). According to the Image Comics official website, Cold Spots synopsys states,
“Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN and MARK TORRES. 10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan must face cosmic terrors to find them again. He soon finds that ghosts stir when his estranged daughter is near. And as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens…”
Bunn’s writing slowly builds on the narrative, giving a steady drip of storyline that maintains its grip on the reader. The dialogue feels natural while Bunn will emphasize certain words, in BOLD form, to provide some insight within his writing. Cold Spots does an exceptional job of providing plot and character driven elements through two mediums, the writing and the art. As Bunn focuses his narrative strictly on plot, Mark Torres’s art provides insight into characters through subtle details that at times are profound. The horror elements throughout Cold Spots are one to appreciate, which remind me of Shattered Memories with a dark detective noir twist; and issue #1 truly delivers on these elements. The initial entry is a fantastic serving of horror, thrills, and mystery and I’m excited to see how the story will unfold in the following installments.
In order to enrich the experience of reading Cold Spots, each issue will include an accompanying free mp3 soundtrack that is available through a QR code and/or a Dropbox link provided within the comic. Pick up your copy today of Bunn’s latest horror piece and enjoy the experience with the free soundtrack. Cold Spots is a limited comic series that will run for five issues. You can pick up issue #2 on September 26th, 2018 at your local comic shop, or order directly through Image Comics (link provided below).
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