author: Joshua Hale Fialkov
average rating: 3.12
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/07/30
date added: 2014/07/30
shelves: graphic-novels, currently-reading
I love comics that mess with my head (Mind MGMT, I'm looking at you), and 'The Bunker: Volume 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov falls into that category. It's got a little SF, a little horror, and a little drama.
Five friends go into the woods to bury a time capsule. This is the only part of the story that was a bit contrived to me, but it gets the story going, so I'm willing to let it be. While they are digging a hole to bury it, they find a bunker. When they enter it, they each find a letter written to themselves from their future selves. The letters are way too personal to be the prank that they initially think this is. They describe how the world will be destroyed in the near future and what they need to do, or not do, in order to stop it. All is not as it seems as there is some plotting and scheming. The story weaves between past, future and present. If you know the future, can it be changed? Is it a set course or is it malleable?
The art by Joe Infurnari is good. It's a bit rougher than I usually like, but it serves the story well. It makes the story a bit murky, but I think that's intentional. The story is good, but the time capsule thing bugged me. Also the fact that among 5 friends more than one has a huge role to play in the future. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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