Regression #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Danny Luckert, Marie Enger Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Adrian is plagued by ghastly waking nightmares. To understand and possibly treat these awful visions, Adrian reluctantly agrees to past life regression hypnotherapy. As his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism. Waking, he is more unsettled than before, and with good reason-something has followed him back. Adrian descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.
  
Presented by CULLEN BUNN (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, The Empty Man), DANNY LUCKERT (Haunted), and MARIE ENGER (Pistolwhip, 2 Sisters), REGRESSI more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Mar 27, 2017

    This comic leaves you with one massive cliffhanger that will have you count down the days until you can get your hands on the next issue. It is that good, that scary and that intriguing. Trust me when you start this series, you're in for the long haul! It will be doubly worth it for sure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 11, 2017

    Regression builds to an unbelievable cliffhanger, specifically with two mind-blowing full-page spreads that hit like a one-two punch. If your skin wasn't crawling with all the bugs, it will with these final pages. This is the horror comic to watch this year. I mean, you should already be reading it as Cullen Bunn's name is on it and the man knows a thing or two about writing horror comics. This is some next level stuff. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais May 10, 2017

    Danny Luckert and Marie Enger have manager to horrify me with some real nightmare-fuel images. Never mind the words that carry their share of the story, this art manages to convey the main character's fear and unease with real effortlessness. I've had my own experiences with what Adrian calls a "new-age crapfest" and managed to dismiss it. The art in this book makes that sort of dismissal an impossibility. You don't really want to look too closely, but you can't look away. I'm glad it's a month until I have to confront these images again, but I'm really looking forward to it at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Mya Nunnally Apr 25, 2017

    REGRESSION #1 uses the elements of the graphic novel to effortlessly bring the reader into a world full of horror and uncertainty, and doesn't let go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 14, 2017

    Bunn's story has Adrian trying to cope with these visions which eventually leads him to a hypnotist who wants to explore past lives with him. Are these visions from a previous life, or is it something more that Adrian has yet to uncover. Bunn does a wonderful job of combining elements of horror and mystery in this first issue, giving you everything you need to know to set this series up right! If you're not a fan of horror comics, I think there's enough here as a mystery book to enjoy as Bunn hints at what's come before, and even possible futures. Regression really stood out for me this week. Don't miss it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher May 10, 2017

    What happens when something from your past squirms its way to the surface? Regression seems to be trying to answer just that question. Some theories claim that events that took place in a past life can impact a current life. You may think that theory is poppycock. But, what if it's not? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias May 29, 2017

    The first issue is a great start to this tale of psychological horror and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 11, 2017

    The creative team on this series has done a fantastic job with issue #1, and the story is as captivating as it is disturbing. This is definitely a series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jun 2, 2017

    Whether you're a horror buff or not, Regression #1 provides an impressively illustrated, twisted journey through an otherwise normal man's psychotic break. The story is instantly engaging and gives the reader plenty incentive to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Mar 31, 2017

    Image Comics has been releasing some of the best horror comics in the business, and now we can add one more to their ever growing list of fright. Regression by Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, and Marie Enger is one terrifying trip. Its expertly paced, shockingly gory, and straight up disturbing. Read on for 11 reasons that Regression #1 will give you nightmares! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae May 11, 2017

    I am a fan of horror books, and of Cullen Bunn in general. With a personal, innovative storyline and graphic art, this book has a chance to succeed in the horror genre and strike a chord with the bloodthirsty fans of recent horror comics. Fans of Bunn's work on Harrow County or other realistic, modern horror books like Nailbiter or Locke and Keywill be able to enjoy Regression. The book is similar in tone, but Bunn's personal connection to this material shines through and adds a unique, memorable element to Regression that feels refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack May 13, 2017

    A bit lacking in plot and substance, but it more than makesup with a fast and interesting read filled with creepy disgusting imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 12, 2017

    Regression #1 offers a promising start to a uniquely grotesque tale. Not perfect, but this debut issue is a worthwhile read...if you can stomach it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 10, 2017

    If you like your horror both grotesque and unnerving, then Regression is the comic for you. The series makes a strong and immediate impression in its first issue thanks to the efficient storytelling and Luckert's knack for rendering Cronenberg-worthy visuals. Not a perfect debut, but one that makes a strong case for Image's latest new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 10, 2017

    Regression #1 is supernatural terror that spoke to madness taking physical form. If you were looking for a story that really challenges what is real and what is in your head, I think that this might be the book for you. I had little worry that Cullen Bunn and this creative team could pull off a new one worthy to put on the pull-list, but they did it delivering a story that is unlike any others on shelves currently. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 5, 2017

    An interesting premise boldly executed, this series puts a genuinely disturbing spin on the world of hypnotism and past-life regression, and with a horror maestro like Bunn at the helm, its pretty clear that this story is only just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Amuro Jay Apr 10, 2017

    Genuine interactions, disturbing imagery, and shadow of intrigue lurking around every corner Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills May 16, 2017

    Regression #1 is the kind of opening issue that burrows under the skin like mealworms and leaves readers itchy at the end of it. The exploration of past life regressions and how they're manifesting in the mind of Adrian is only the beginning, definitely pick this one up if you're a slow-burn horror fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 11, 2017

    Cullen Bunn has another winner on his hands with 'Regression.' A horror story that will unnerve you and shock you. Luckert and Enger help bring it all to life with glorious and grotesque art. It'll creep you out, maybe even gross you out but it'll keep you engaged the whole way. 'Regression' sets the tone right away and keeps you hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell May 7, 2017

    Overall, this is an excellent book if you arent squeamish. It has the potential to take you to some dark places in your mind so read with caution. It is a good look at the inner struggle to keep something from your past from interfering with your present. Definitely pick up this book to get immersed in a tale of terror invading your world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty May 10, 2017

    Regression came out of nowhere for me. I remember seeing all the previews and thinking it was just another throw-away horror book. I remember joking with the guys I used to work with at the comic book store about how it's just another Cullen Bunn book, and at that time it seemed like Cullen Bunn was writing just about every other book we had on the shelves. But I'll admit that I was wrong, that Regression is more than just a simple throw-away horror comic. I think this book will go places and some of them will not be pretty. They'll look nice, because of the great art and colors, but they'll be dark and fucked up and full of death and blood and bugs. So fucking many bugs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Gregory Smith May 10, 2017

    Regression #1 lays the groundwork for an interesting premise where a corrupted mind creates horror and suspense for itself and maybe other unfortunates who try to peek inside. Naturalistic dialog and adaptive artwork offer hope that the series will grow with a rich sense of characters and the appropriate vibes to convey the fear that can exist only in a person's uncertain mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune May 11, 2017

    Light on character but heavy on visceral gore, "Regression" thrusts you deep into it world of body-horror, and hardly ever slows down. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler May 10, 2017

    It's a pretty typical opening to a horror story, with some thinner characters than you'd want to see. A perfectly acceptable start if you're into the premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 10, 2017

    Despite some minor flaws, Regression #1 succeeds in being the chilling and disturbing opening chapter to what could be another horrific success for writer Cullen Bunn. The story uses unsettling and grisly imagery to support its well-constructed narrative, and asks interesting thematic questions abut our intrinsic fear of exploring the darkest corners of our own minds. But, at its heart, it's mostly a scary introduction to a nightmarish tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 9, 2017

    Ultimately, Regression might not be a grand slam for the prolific Bunn, but there's still a decent amount to like here, thanks in part to the quick descent into violence and viscera portrayed by Luckert. There's some potential to this hypnotism-themed horror, and one only hopes that Bunn uses his unique ties to the practice to build up his characters after this debut. As it stands as a debut, the beautifully rendered Regression might not lure you under its spell completely, but it certainly has enough pull to draw you in for another session. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Jun 6, 2017

    I think this maybe another example this story would have been better served collected. I have this feeling if I had more plot to digest and I could see more of where the writer was going I could maybe appreciate the story more. As it is, the story just stops at a place that Im not satisfied with. Read Full Review

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