Cullen Bunn will team with artist Jack T. Cole for BOOM! Studios upcoming series The Unsound this June.
The Unsound follows Ashli, a young woman, caught in the middle of a strange, supernatural conspiracy. That conspiracy reveals a terrifying version of our world, one which her imagination could not even fathom.
It all starts on her first day as a nurse at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital. A bloody riot sends Ashli fleeing into the bowels of the hospital where she uncovers a hellish world full of lunatics and monsters. It also happens to be cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments. Ashli finds herself questioning, ‘Is there such thing as sanity?’
“The Unsound is a surreal, scary story, full of chilling encounters and haunting experiences, and it delves deep into the nature of reality, perception and insanity,” says Bunn, whose The Empty Man graphic novel from BOOM! Studios will be released as a feature film from 20th Century Fox. “It’s territory that I find myself drawn to frequently, and in many ways, this is a sister series to The Empty Man. Here, though, we’re exploring a new landscape and developing a new horrific mythos.”
Cole adds, “As an artist, working with Cullen Bunn’s creative genius for horror offers up many exciting opportunities to visually explore the genre.”
“Working with Cullen on The Empty Man was one of my favorite experiences of recent years, so I jumped at the chance to help usher in his next horror classic,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “A cerebral, unsettling tale of an asylum on the brink of hysteria, The Unsound is also a showcase for Jack T. Cole—your new favorite artist.”