The Bunker 1 (4 August 2013)

TBEp1Coverweb 600x450Where to start with The Bunker. First, I guess Joe Infurnari’s art. It’s a really neat mix of comedic and post-apocalyptic. Wonderful ink washes. And Infurnari really uses the “widescreen” format well (it’s a digital exclusive so he’s drawing for tablet proportions).

Joshua Hale Fialkov tends to overwrite the issue. He uses a letter (from the future) along side the cast finding said letter–and the titular bunker–throughout the issue. There’s a big revelation at the end, which is fine, but the letter does get tedious. It also means there’s no way to know where Fialkov’s going; presumably each issue won’t have a letter. Hopefully, anyway.

The dialogue’s quite good and Fialkov and Infurnari establish the characters well. There are some pop culture references I really didn’t get (“Lost” maybe), but they pass easily.

This first issue seems self-contained. It’ll be interesting to see what comes next.

CREDITS

Time Capsule; writer, Joshua Hale Fialkov; artist, Joe Infurnari; publisher, Hoarse and Buggy Productions.

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