The Bunker #2

The Bunker #2

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Joe Infurnari Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Each of the friends must decide their fates, as they're faced with the first day of the rest of their lives. By the end, lines are drawn between the Believers and the Skeptics, while another shadowy figure from the future is watching them to make sure they all decide 'correctly.'

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 26, 2014

    Note: if you read the first issue, check out the commentary podcast with Josh and Joe HERE. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 28, 2014

    This is a comic I can give to a non-comic reader and know they'll be coming back for more and asking me what else is like it. We not only have a hit, if sales are any indication, but we have a series I expect to see on many "best of 2014" lists come next year. Make sure to put this one on your pull list, because you don't want to miss out on the series everyone will be talking about. So far this series is one of my favorites of 2014 (though not a shock since it was up their with last year's digital releases) and this issue is my favorite issue of any comic so far in 2014. This is only the second issue, so get a copy before you're left behind what's shaping up to be a hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Mar 26, 2014

    Playing off of each other, Fialkov and Infurnari build a sense of dread in this issue one moment at a time while slowly revealing the more questionable motivations of a few of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Vanessa Deroo Mar 27, 2014

    I wish more publishers would publish such gems, and ONI does a great job with promoting alternative stories and arts that challenge your world for 24 pages. Bunker #2 might not be the easiest read of the week, but it's easily one of the most refreshing, mind-blowing and question-packed titles you'll read this month. Do yourself a favour, and pick this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Mar 31, 2014

    From singular events like a bomb in downtown San Francisco, to genetically manipulated foods and mass extinction, the world-build has the characters agonizing over every decision, and creating a taut drama for the audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Apr 1, 2014

    The Bunker has a great concept which looks as though it will definitely lead to these five friends playing mind games with one another. Ethics will be questioned and morals will be put to the test in this suspense/thriller title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Mar 27, 2014

    Issue two of The Bunker is just as strong as the first if not stronger. Fialkov is playing the long game with the reader. Giving us just enough information about the mystery to keep us engaged, and molding deep characters to make sure we care about the characters involved. The Bunker is one of the strongest mystery comics out there, and dare I say it, possibly one of the best time travel comic stories ever. You should be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 31, 2014

    So far "The Bunker" is thought-provoking, but it's something I already suspect I'll enjoy better in trade format. Fialkov and Infurnari are interested in the dark side of ambition and accomplishment, and that sort of character work takes time. Their approach also looks like it will reward close reading and patience of the sort which can be tricky to sustain month-to-month. Of course, you may all be cleverer and more diligent than I am -- in which case, this will be your go-to monthly for ideas about responsibility, consequences and the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 28, 2014

    What I liked: The story continues to impress. Instead of a predictable issue 2 of following each character to see more of their reactions to the letters, we get a pleasant narrowing of the narrative. The story takes some interesting twists and turns leaving the reader intrigued, but also unsure of which direction the book will go. Personally, I can't wait for number 3. Challenges: I like the art style. It's fairly unique and interesting in it's detail. Sometimes, though, it's tough to tell what's happening visually. Not always, but it is a problem in a few panels.

  • 8.0
    seksienvoy Mar 27, 2014

    I often find myself searching the racks at my local shop for something different. Don't get me wrong, I love my big name comics, there is something comforting about the monotony of the stories. However, once in a while I stumble on a hidden gem, I find this in The Bunker from Oni Press. The art is very unique, along with the down to earth writing. I always liked the concept of knowing my own future, we've all seen BTTF where Marty sees himself as a burnt out middle aged rocker. Can we come back to reality and choose not to race Biff in our Toyota pickup? Bunker has an almost eerie, larger force working feel. I'll pick up issue 3 when it comes out, and that's the best review I can give a comic.

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