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Review: The Bunker #4

the bunker 34 coverI don’t know how many different ways I can say that this series should be on everyone’s reading list, but, let me try with this review to do so…. again.

The fourth issue of The Bunker runs sort of parallel in story with the previous issue, following more of the crew, as they deal with the revelation about their roles in the future. But even with a time travel mind trip of a story, writer Joshua Hale Fialkov continues to make that the back seat to the very real and human interactions, and reactions by everyone involved.

Whether it’s the fallout of individuals cheating on each other, or the a terrorist attack, each issue is really about this group of individuals, and that’s very present here. The time travel bit really is a device to explore everyone’s character. It’s quite brilliant in this way. And with each small sliver of new information, how everyone reacts becomes very interesting. This series is to time travel, as The Walking Dead is to zombies. It involves it, but the individuals are what really matters. But, even with that said, the plot is pretty damn cool, especially how it slowly plays out, and sucks us in.

Along with Fialkov’s fantastic writing is artist Joe Infurnari’s art which captures the chaos of it all. The drawing itself, the use of color, it’s all carefully thought out and combines with a story to create one of the best comics on the market.

Really this review should just be “go buy this book.” But the reality is, this series should be a part of everyone’s pull list. It’s that good. It’s not too late to make it happen, before you need a time device to go fix that mistake.

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

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