The Bunker #1

The Bunker #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Joe Infurnari Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17
8.7Critic Rating
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THE SMASH HIT DIGITAL COMIC COMES TO PRINT WITH A DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! When five friends go to bury a time capsule before going their separate ways, they find a mysterious bunker stamped with their names and containing artifacts from a time that has yet to come. Will their discovery save the world or doom it? From Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, VAMPIRE; ULTIMATES) and Joe Infurnari (MARATHON) comes a new ongoing series that proves outrunning your future is no easier than escaping your past.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 5, 2013

    Today, you're probably pretty bored and just staring at your computer, like you do on a Monday. You probably should head over to Comixology and pick this issue up for $1.99. This is a really fun start to a very intriguing series. I like that there's a lot laid out for the reader, but there's a ton of unanswered questions to keep you on board. Plus, it's an apocalyptic story. Who doesn't want to see the world end in some horrible way, in comic book format? The art has its own great style, and I loved the different types of shading during the future and contemporary scenes. Fialkov and Infurnari have something awesome going here, so jump on now. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 12, 2014

    This is your chance to check out what is brewing in the mind of Joshua Hale Fialkov. By creating an interesting cast of characters set in a bizarre situation, you'll find yourself wondering what's going to happen next as you take in all the details. Joe Infurnari does a remarkable job on the art and adding color to this printed edition is like getting desert after you just had desert. This is truly a case of doing yourself a favor if you pick it up. Even though I read the digital chapters, I dug the story so much I just had to read it all over again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Feb 13, 2014

    Do I really have to say more than buy this comic, buy this comic now? I was an early adopter of Fialkov's Last of the Greats and I so wish I could have been aboard the bandwagon when The Bunker first began. One of my lasting memories of Comics Crux is my pal Chris raving about this series, now I understand why he loved it so. No joking here, The Bunker is making me rethink the way I look at comics. Anything ever getting a perfect score out of me is going to have a tougher go after my experience with The Bunker. Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari, you two outdid yourselves and I look forward to reading the second issue. For the rest of you, buy this book and you'll be impatiently waiting I like I am for the second issue. The Bunker, one of my favorite comic experiences of the year thus far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 12, 2014

    Rereading the comic, I found myself digging at small details, trying to discern what's up and trying to find clues as to the story. This is a mystery that sucks you in, a comic that I expect to transcend the comics medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 5, 2013

    One other point of contention is the lettering for the handwritten letters. Every now and then the cursive is too "real" to the point where you can't make out what some words are. But this and the other remark are just tiny hiccups in an otherwise expertly rendered piece of comic book storytelling. At only $1.99 per issue in its digital-only format, that's quite the bargain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Feb 14, 2014

    It's not often you come across a comic this speculative " the kind of comic that's easy to discuss and have arguments about " and the emotional dimension makes the intellectual one all the more compelling. Agonizing on a small and large scale, "The Bunker" is, on all counts, a terrifying read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 8, 2013

    Fialkov and Infurnari have created a suspenseful, and intriguing comic in The Bunker. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Feb 12, 2014

    I don't want to give away any details of the story beyond what I mention above since there are some very cool reveals in this first issue, but suffice to say that I'm on board for this series. Bunker #1 does the job of a #1 issue perfectly; it sets up the world, introduces the main players, and leave me wanting to read more. I re-read this again since it's been 4 months since my first read through and I enjoyed it just as much the second time. I'm looking forward to finally seeing where Josh & Joe take us in #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Feb 13, 2014

    Joshua Hale Fialkov masterfully weaves a web of mystery, but it's Joe Infurnari's haunting panels that really set the tone in Oni's remastering of the first five chapters of the digital-only series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 12, 2014

    The Bunker #1 is a must read for not only fans of Fialkov but for fans of good comics. This comic has plenty of action, drama, suspense but also adds in a nice touch of science fiction. Most importantly it makes the reader think a little more about themselves and what they would do in this situation. I'm excited for issue #2 and you would honestly be doing yourself a disservice by not picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 7, 2014

    Fialkov appears prepped to deliver on his grand design, and while some characters do seem to fade into the background from issue to issue, the overall storytelling at play remains just as riveting as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Dan Pennacchia Aug 7, 2013

    It will be interesting to see how this series develops. The first issue of The Bunker is a bit on the heavy side both in terms of information and mystery, but taken in stride, this series looks to be fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Cat Taylor Feb 22, 2014

    Although I've been pretty vague as to the future events for which the five characters in this story are responsible, let me assure you that this isn't just a lot of soap opera stuff. The events are world-changing disasters that eradicate a majority of the population, involve them in high level global politics, scientific disasters, murder, and just about every kind of major action event that you could imagine. It's risky to say this so early, but if the multiple threads don't unravel and the stories stay exciting, I could see this comic book being a successful television series similar to what The Walking Dead became. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Mar 2, 2014

    Dont pick this book up for basically non-existent zombies but for the mysteries abundant in the story and to find out what happens to this group of somewhat unlikable characters that you will find yourself strangely attached to. But the impatient be warned: to truly appreciate this you may have to read it a couple of times. For me, it was worth it to piece together this fascinating mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Apr 21, 2014

    All-in-all, The Bunker is a must read for not only fans of comics but for fans of exceptionally told stories and mystery. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 14, 2014

    "The Bunker" #1 is strong on suspense and plotting and weaker on characterization, but overall this is a gripping beginning and the unexpected twists will keep readers hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Feb 19, 2014

    This is not a perfect issue. Its not even a perfect first issue, but there is something intangibly awesome about The Bunker #1. A great sci fi story with interesting characters told in a visually interesting way. Do yourself a favour and pick this issue up if you can still find it on the shelf.Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleRedditTumblrEmailMoreLinkedInStumbleUponPrintDiggPinterest Read Full Review

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