On Tuesday writer Cullen Bunn (“The Sixth Gun,” “Harrow County”) teased a big announcement for later in the week. Apparently, there are multiple announcements, because the first of which sees Bunn dip his toes back into the horror genre alongside artist Danny Luckert (“Haunted”) and colorist/letterer Marie Enger (“Pistolwhip,” “2 Sisters”) for the new comic book series “Regression” at Image Comics.
Okay, folks! Here is the FIRST big announcement this week! My first Image book is on its way! https://t.co/6umyE34pzA
— Cullen Bunn (@cullenbunn) January 19, 2017
“I think most readers know how much of a horror fiend I am,” Bunn told Image Comics. “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.”
Bunn is a busy man these days, penning the current Marvel Comics event series “Monsters Unleashed” (which just got upgraded to an ongoing series), the upcoming “X-Men Blue” with artist Jorge Molina in April, February’s Star Wars limited series “Star Wars: Darth Maul,” and a new superhero creator-owned series at Z2 titled “Grave Lilies.”
The description for “Regression” reads,
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.
“Regression” #1 is in stores May 10.
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