Regression, Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn

Regression, Vol. 1

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.CULLEN BUNN (Harrow Co...

Details Regression, Vol. 1

TitleRegression, Vol. 1
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Reviews Regression, Vol. 1

  • Sam Quixote
    Haunted by waking nightmares and at his wits’ end, Asian Tom Hiddleston-lookalike Adrian goes to see a past life regression hypnotist in an effort to find peace of mind. Except the session only opens the door for something wicked to enter our world… !Though the premise reminded me of the underrated late ‘90s Kevin Bacon movie A Stir of Echoes, Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert’s Regression is different enough to be its own thing – and it’...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Regression is a fictional story about Adrian who is having hallucinations or visions, and he seek help from his friend Molly who set him to meet a hypnotist. This hypnotist told him that what a better to way help him is through regression therapy or by using hypnosis to take a look at his past life.This graphic novel piqued my interest because I'm quite familiar with this; I always listen to radio programs before that tackles topics about new age...
  • David Schaafsma
    I read this because I am reading and liking very much Harrow County, the Southern gothic horror story about a rural town's "struggle" with demon possession, by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crock, featuring Emmy, a strong girl main character, so I decided to take a look at this. It's not something I will probably continue reading. It's an occult possession and murder story, (too) complicated (and made silly) by past lives regression therapy. Adrian seems...
  • Donovan
    Adrian Padilla has gory, macabre, sometimes deeply erotic hallucinations. He undergoes regressive hypnosis to figure them out. While the exact cause of his hallucinations is intentionally vague, the surrounding mystery and writing are pretty fantastic and the artwork is eerie and exquisite. My only complaint is Molly’s characterization: her blind complacency to help a friend who’s dangerously mentally ill and, in my opinion, enabling them, do...
  • Chad
    A man suffering from waking nightmares goes to a hypnotist for help. The hypnotist wakes a murderer from a past life during regression therapy and people start dying off. There's also some cult involved and a lot of body horror involving insects. I found the story uninteresting, too slowly paced, and the art subpar. I expected a lot more from the author of 6th Gun and Harrow County.Received an advanced copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange fo...
  • Molly
    Bunn really jumps right into the story, not providing a lot of background or preamble. It's not quite clear at the end of this volume exactly what is going on with our protagonist, Adrian, but I am definitely interested enough to keep reading the series. The epilogue for this collection is what really got me, though - I didn't realize that Bunn's dad was a hypnotist, or that Bunn was once featured as the 'world's youngest hypnotist'. For me, that...
  • Kirsten
    The artwork on this is great -- SO gross when it's called for, and the character design is really nice. I'm not all-in on this series, although I'll check out the next installment. The first collection feels like a television pilot: all the elements are there, but it's not quite settled in place yet.
  • Bruno
    ***1/2Interesting read, promising start, hopefully heading the right way.
  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    Goodreads Synopsis: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.CUL...
  • Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
    This is an original review from Booked & Loaded Horror books are always subjective. So many times horror works - or don't work - based on your own fears. Sometimes, horror books touch on topics that make us uncomfortable and snag on our secret insecurities. Often, I feel how one reacts to horror often reveals more about a person then how they react to a love story. That being said, Regression is not a shock-and-awe type of horror comic. This char...
  • FanFiAddict
    *First off, thanks to Image Comics for the ARC of Regression, Vol.1: Way Down Deep. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*Adrian Padilla has some pretty terrifying, oft times erotic, hallucinations and nightmares on a daily basis and is pushed to get help by his friend, Molly. After undergoing some life regression hypnotherapy, things become much worse and something from a lifetime before has come back with him. Though Adrian lo...
  • Jamie Connolly
    It’s a cool story. It’s only getting off the ground and was still building when the book ended on a cliffhanger. As a reader I didn’t get answers to any questions. Like,” what the hell is going on?” For example. Had I known I probably would have read volume 1 and 2 at the same time, but that doesn’t take any credit away from the story, which is very good. They are hinting at a world from a past life, maybe 16th or 17th century, and so...
  • Maruko
    Great art, colours less so, not much plot, strange insect murdery cult thing and similarly flavoured hallucinations. Was excited to read this, but it sadly failed to meet expectations. My biggest beef is Molly’s characterisation. Awesome that she kicked Adrian’s butt when he went all murderer on her, but then two seconds later she’s all “oh it’s fine, you poor boy, let me help you.” Like, apparently the fact he just killed her friend/...
  • Brian Dickerson
    BCDER: 35Unlike other reviewers, I thought the artwork had an interesting and enjoyable style. I liked the panel layout in particular. I typically like horror and supernatural comics, but this first volume, especially the last two issues, didn’t interest me enough to read future volumes. Maybe. The characters seemed stiff and gore and mystery uninteresting. But, it might just be a me thing. I usually love Bunn stories. So, I may still check out...
  • Shannon
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 2.2
  • Angel Hench
    Interesting and gory graphic novel about past lives, hypnotism and a hive mind or possession...will have to read Vol. 2 to get the whole picture.
  • k
    i simultaneously did and didn't like the art in this, if that makes sense?? the body horror stuff was so good and spooky but also: how come no one is commenting on how blatantly the artist uses references this entire book is abt tom hiddleston getting regression hypnotherapy
  • Will
    Another demonic possession book, only this one has more bugs and the demon is a “past life” of his, which I hate. There are some horrible logic gaps in this and it spends far too much time repeating dream sequences with filler art.
  • Kate
    The art and imagery in this book are both amazing. I’m planning to read the next volume... But at the same time, I’m definitely hoping it’ll have some stronger unique characterization for the players here. I feel like I don’t really know them yet. That art though - dang!! :)
  • Jeff Raymond
    If Cullen Bunn can do any wrong at this point, I'm unaware of it. This is a fun horror story involving hallucinations, reality-bending happenings, the occult, and just a lot of creepy, fun stuff. The art is great, the story solid, and I can't wait for the next volume.
  • Jennifer
    2 1/2 stars. Interesting premise, but deducting half a star for bugs.
  • Jayme
    I love the idea of past life regression and it makes a great horror theme, but like most horror graphic novels it rushes through the story leaving you wanting more.
  • Chad Cunningham
    The premise has potential, but the drawn-out execution makes for a less-than-compelling read. The volume ends on a cliffhanger, but I don’t see myself coming back to find out more.
  • Lora
    Bugs always creep me out. And lesson #1 - never do a past life regression.
  • James
    Adrian is being plagued by horrific visions and dreams. When he sees a hypnotist to get help, his problems escalate. A creepy and promising start to a horror series.
  • Mark
    DPL via hoopla. Just came out in Nov 2017. :(
  • Brian
    Another comic of a demon inhabiting someone but with excellent art. I don't know where this is going yet, but I like it so far.
  • Arra Abella
    Tell me not to read this kind of comic or graphic novel in public. It was gruesomely written and illustrated. It was such a dark story that I can’t help but cringe while reading.Regression, basically, depicted how we battle with our demons everyday. Some handles it well but most cannot distinguish it from reality anymore which leads to unfortunate events or decisions. The creators were able to capture it accurately and put a twist to it by addi...