The Unsound by Cullen Bunn

The Unsound

A surreal horror story, following a young nurse who is caught in the middle of a strange supernatural conspiracy on her first day working for Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital.IS THERE SUCH A THING AS SANITY?Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. B...


Details The Unsound

TitleThe Unsound
ISBN9781684151783
Author
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherBOOM! Studios
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics
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Reviews The Unsound

  • Derek Royal
    1970-01-01
    I was intrigued by this book, and it's a good -- the kind of horror I've come to expect from Bunn -- but by the time I got to the end, I could help but think that this was the beginning of a "thicker" narrative. There seemed to be a larger mythos underlying this story. But the details of that mythos just isn't there.
  • Jonah
    1970-01-01
    Intriguing, compelling and intense; the artwork dutifully represents the grim and shaky profundity of the deeper questions inherent in the journey it details.
  • Adam Stone
    1970-01-01
    If you enjoy horror books for their randomness, and how there is no real narrative logic to anything, just a general aura of creepiness, then this might be a book for you. Events happen because horror. You eventually learn the reason why the protagonist is involved because the story needed an ending.It's not really fun. There's no reason to like or dislike any of the characters, as they're all just plot devices to move you to the next scene. The ...
  • Christoph
    1970-01-01
    Die Film- und Fernsehwelt der Gegenwart ist gut gefüllt mit gut (bis sehr gut) erzählten Horrorgeschichten. Der Einsatz von digitalen Hilfsmitteln fördert die Entführung und surreale Welten ungemein und überholt damit die früheren Produktionen zum Teil. Verloren ging jedoch das Erzählen einer emotionell packenden Geschichte. Das Medium Comics hatte schon seit Bestehen hier einen Vorteil, grafisch ist alles möglich und charakterlich ist ma...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I feel likes this would be more appropriate as an art portfolio.If the author wanted a narrative, it deserves/needs more storytelling. It needs arch, development- not just random twists with characters I don't even know. I just finished reading this but cannot tell you any names, places, or the major plot other than they get stuck in an alternative dimension.art wise, I thought it was an interesting color palette and style. I could see consistenc...
  • Dan
    1970-01-01
    Excellent immersive read, I found myself re-reading each chapter because I was so eager to find out what happened that I rushed. It's a surreal journey through extreme mental illness from several perspectives. There are touches of the stereotypical eye-rolling insane asylum "What's your dark secret?" and "Who's the REAL patient?" plot hooks, but the story goes much much deeper and does not rely heavily on tropes. The art really captures the feeli...
  • Darcy Roar
    1970-01-01
    Creepy and bleak (though that seems to be the point). I really liked the color shifts & the weird mythology of the world, but it's like we've dipped a pinky-toe into the world rather than gotten a full introduction. It has a good feel though with the strange archetypes and blurred reality, like a more madness version of the dreaming invented by someone who really likes green. It catches you up quite well, would recommend for horror/fantasy fans (...
  • Imogene
    1970-01-01
    I’m actually marking this one down a little because it’s only a single volume. I wish it could have been a longer running series that explored its themes more thoroughly.I mean, I love an anthropomorphic personification, or maybe some kind of god or monster, or maybe a hallucination?I’m going with the idea that belief creates the thing, and the thing creates belief, and it all cycles together. Of course, this is an asylum......
  • Jamie Connolly
    1970-01-01
    Better than I thought it would be for sure. Different take on a common plot. Well conceived too. A lot of the art was hit or miss I thought. But some of the frames, and especially the covers, were downright superb. I would have liked it if the last quarter of the book was longer and went more in-depth. You’ll see what I mean. I could easily be more critical of this book but I like everything I read. 4 stars.
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Really cool visuals. It’s very similar to legion and American horror story asylum. So kind of the standard psychological horror in a mental hospital setting but I like that stuff so I dig this graphic novel. 3.5 stars
  • Raquel
    1970-01-01
    Interesting read. Had a surreal premise that bordered on being too corky while still trying to throw in a “message”. Was definitely a page turner, mainly because I was trying to figure out what was going on.
  • Comics Alternative
    1970-01-01
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  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    I really liked this. Creepy!
  • Craig
    1970-01-01
    I get what it was trying to do, and it looks great. But there was just something missing. Likely it was an investment in the characters, all of whom seemed disposable.
  • Grant Laird
    1970-01-01
    Interesting.
  • Brian
    1970-01-01
    Seriously creepy. What is real and what isn't?
  • k
    1970-01-01
    2.5? there wasn't really a plot, and not in a good way. a big shrug of a book. i liked the art tho
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    That was something...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Ashlie starts her job at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital and immediately triggers weirdness and riots. (view spoiler)[Ashlie is the "Mother of Blades" one of many sent out to bring people into their alternate world, but of course she doesn't know it and she's a pretty decent person so she has no intention of cooperating. So anyway Ashlie and some of the patients and staff that get out alive wander through this alternate world, following the Idi...