Review: The Bunker #3
This third issue of the series continues much of the set up from the shocking second issue. Grady, set upon his journey acts as the hero, pushed by his future self. At the same time we learn about Heidi and her journey. That includes her dealing with her abusive past, and deciding if justice should be meted out.
Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov brilliantly delivers the third issue of The Bunker, his gripping series that explores fate and pre-destination versus choice. In this issue, he not only moves the story in modern times along, he deftly weaves in the past, where Grady and Heidi first meet. And through those simple moments, we learn more about these characters than many series take dozens of issues to reveal. We learn their history. We learn their personalities. We learn their deepest thoughts and fears. It’s all impressive, entertaining, and thrilling.
Along with Fialkov’s writing we’re treated to Joe Infurnari‘s art which adds a style that matches the story, especially in this issue. Grady, thrown into a terrorist act, must save lives and Infurnari’s rough style fits the chaos of that moment. It also does well in the flashback parts with Heidi recalling her childhood and the abuse she suffered during it. Overall, the rough style matches a series built on memories, past, present, and future that are chaotic.
Overall, three issues in, and this series is easily making its case as to why it should be on many “best of” lists when 2015 arrives. Get to your store early, I expect this issue to sell out and believe me, The Bunker is only going to get more popular as people discover it’s excellence.
Story: Joshua Hale Fialkov Art: Joe Infurnari
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy
Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review