Monday 4 December 2023

REGRESSION by Cullen Bunn

Regression, Vol. 1: Way Down DeepRegression, Vol. 1: Way Down Deep by Cullen Bunn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

My husband found three volumes of this comic book at the thrift store and because he knows I love horror, thought I might be interested. Of course I was.

Adrian keeps having hallucinations about nightmarish situations featuring bugs and gross imagery. After his friend suggests he goes to a hypnotist, he gets worse and people start dying...

Well, this wasn't what I expected. 🫤

The story is dark and plagued with horrific art that sometimes seems to be there for shock value more than story. Adrian isn't a great character and I definitely didn't feel sorry for him. Actually, I didn't really care about him. His friend Molly is an interesting character, but never seems to become more than a best friend caricature. Which is a real shame.

Still, looks like we might be treading into demonic cult territory and I'm intrigued enough to keep reading. So I suppose that's something.

Regression, Vol. 2: DisciplesRegression, Vol. 2: Disciples by Cullen Bunn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Okay, I was hoping the second volume was going to get interesting, but it's pretty much more of the same.

Adrian has been kidnapped by a demonic cult who torture and keep him locked up until he accepts who/what he really is. Molly and Detective Graymercy are trying to find out what happened to Adrian and discover a lot more than they expected...

I just can't get excited about this story. It should be right up my alley, but the execution is all wrong. The story's all over the place and I can't connect with any of the characters. And after finding out the truth about Molly, it just disappoints me all over again.

Might as well read the final volume to get some closure.

Regression, Vol. 3Regression, Vol. 3 by Cullen Bunn
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Well, the final volume was pretty much the same as the two before it.

Adrian and Molly's stories are intertwined, but not in the intriguing and interesting way I was hoping. The time jump thing was a bit unexpected and I was happy to follow it through, but in the end, it fell as flat as everything else about this comic book.

I'm glad I read the whole thing in one night because at least it's out of the way now.

I had high hopes. Oh well.

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