Unearth #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm Artist: Baldemar Rivas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. This new subterranean nightmare is brought to you by writers CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION) and KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD), and rising-star artist BALDEMAR RIVAS!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 10, 2019

    Overall, Unearth #1is an incredible start to this new series. The pacing feels perfect as it is just enough of a tease to keep the reader on edge for the next issue. This nightmare is clearly a labor of love for this creative team as each panel feels as if it was meticulously planned and thought out. The incredible but disturbing art coupled with the overarching themes within the book weave together into a horrifying issue. Unearth #1is an unsettling and uncomfortable nightmare that I would highly recommend to any horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 29, 2019

    You will want to clean your hands immediately after reading Unearth. It's an awesome mix of pandemic horror with otherworldly monsters. It's like Outbreak meets Aliens. We're only one issue in and I'm already terrified. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 10, 2019

    Eco-Horror at its finest; Unearth is an intense and thought-provoking subterranean tale of terror that must be read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jul 10, 2019

    Unearth is weird in all the best ways possible, layered with ideas to explore while never fully disclosing what the story is about or where its heading. While that aspect can often be frustrating, its actually one of this books greatest strengths. Is the threat simply a virus? Is it aliens? Monsters? Magic? It could be any or none of the above. The mystery is at the very heart of this bizarre and horrifying tale and I, for one, cant wait to know more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - JJ Travers Jul 7, 2019

    We're on the first issue on a horror comic written by Cullen Bunn and Kyle Strahm, these people have no idea what's coming for them. They are so utterly screwed. I simply can't wait to watch their situation continue to deteriorate (yes, I am a monster). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Chino DT Jul 10, 2019

    Unearth is a science fiction thriller in the style of old classics where a group of scientists (and military) faces things that are beyond their comprehension and that will surely be a nightmarish mission for their protagonists, there are very good things here, really Image managed to reunite a talented team (Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas) who in this first issue show that they handle the theme of psychological thriller and science fiction very well, great things are predicted to this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jul 10, 2019

    Bunn has something special here. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Jul 15, 2019

    A new horror-inspired mystery begins under the earth's surface. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 10, 2019

    The debut is a good one that sets up more than enough of a mystery to have fans of horror coming back to find out more. It's an interesting concept so far and there's many directions to go and like the characters themselves, that leaves the read on their toes. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jul 13, 2019

    Unearth #1 won't set the world of horror on fire, but it provides an interestingly blended cast, in an unfamiliar setting, that in the sure hands of Cullen Bunn, will provide a great deal of ghastly entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Sara Mitchell Jun 18, 2019

    As we journey beyond issue #1, I expect we'll find ourselves questioning the cultural elements that shape not just our fears, but the ways in which we cope with those fears. Even more compelling will be seeing how far these creators can stretch their clearly masterful capabilities of serving us beauty alongside absolutely sickening horror. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jul 11, 2019

    Unearth #1 is a clumsy foray into familiar storytelling territory that lacks visual cohesion and some finer craft points that make a compelling first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jul 10, 2019

    Am I going to continue to read this series? Of course I am. A story in the mould of B.P.R.D., penned by Bunn and Strahm, is always going to keep my attention but Id really like to see them up their game with the artwork and show us some of the unique inventiveness weve come to expect. Read Full Review

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