Unearth #3, Unearth

Delivering a strong dose of body horror, Unearth #3 (Image Comics) continues as a surreal nightmare at an incredibly fast pace. As tension flares up within the group ensemble, the Unearth series loves to crank up the gross-out factor. 

Venturing into a vast subterranean nightmare populated with the most hideous creatures imaginable, mankind’s last hope against a fiendish—and seemingly intelligent—disease is shattered! Beset by murderous, insanity-inducing beasts from all sides, the American scientific and military task force has become separated in a twisted underground realm. As their bodies begin to change in demoniac fashion, they must fight to keep their sanity… and avoid turning against one another.

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Unearth #3:

5) What Happened Before!

With the small team, Dr. Reyes is joined by Lt. Morris and. Dr. McCormick into the cave expedition. The mysterious caves reveal something ancient and monstrous lurking in the shadows. While the team investigates the caves, the virus continues to spread.

4) The Writing!

Writers Cullen Bunn and Kyle Straham do a fantastic job analyzing the virus effects on a physical and emotional level. Not only do we witness the cave explorers freaking out and succumbing to paranoia, the outside world isn’t getting better, The lettering by Crank! heightens the suspense and tension as the group appears to gradually lose trust. 

3) The Artwork!

Artist Baldemar Rivas kicks off the story with the grossest image of the viral infection. The animal’s body lets itself go and grows a massive blob. Rivas builds the suspense by not showing too much of creature in the caves. Readers get bits and pieces of the extended tentacles. 

2) The Colors!

The red tones really stand out as the caves cramp together, leaving little space to move through. Notice how the yellow tone seems to glow and spread from the skin of the creature to its potential victim.

1) Body Horror! 

Well-crafted body horror, Unearth #3 is deeply unsettling as a medical thriller. Horror fans are definitely going to enjoy the hell out of Unearth #3

Unearth #3 arrives in stores on September 11th, 2019.  

By Jorge Solis