Unearth #5. Image

With an unsettling dose of body horror, Unearth #5 (Image Comics) captures so much chilling ambiance in this creepy claustrophobic thriller. Cranking up the ick factor to another level, the Unearth series delivers a clever twist that shakes up the entire series.  

With the ultimate truth—and the ultimate goal—of the flesh-twisting disease revealed, nothing short of total annihilation can spare humanity from an ungodly fate. The Earth shakes. Humankind screams in horror. A call is made and a doomsday weapon is soon to be unleashed. Underground, the survivors of the American task force struggle to escape an unthinkable horror—but before they can emerge into the light, a terrible sacrifice must be made. 

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

5) What Happened Before!

With the small team, Dr. Reyes is joined by Lt. Morris and. Dr. McCommick 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, tearing them apart.

4) The Writing!

Writers Cullen Bunn and Kyle Straham do a fantastic job keeping the narrative moving at an incredibly fast pace. The female characters, such as Nails, get a time to shine against the gruesome horror action. The lettering by Crank! heightens the suspense in the opening sequence, revealing that the cave is alive. 

3) The Artwork!

Artist Baldemar Rivas illustrates the cave as a living and breathing organism. This entire time, it’s not a cave; it’s a stomach. The most striking image comes across when the cave shapes itself into a human face.  

2) The Colors!

The pink tones really stand out as the “Brain” of the cave, starts speaking to Nails. The yellow gunfire stands out from the pink face in the background. Even the sound effects have their own color palette.  

1) Body Horror! 

A pulse-pounding read, Unearth #5 ups the ante with an incredibly shocking ending. Horror fans are definitely going to enjoy the hell out of the Unearth series. 

Unearth #5 arrives in stores on November 6th, 2019.  

By Jorge Solis