The Unsound #3 – Don’t lower your mask
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jack T. Cole
Lettering by Jim Campbell
Published by Boom! Studios
The group of survivors of which Ashli is part follow the orders of Xerxes to wear a paper plate mask and try to escape. But when she puts on the mask, she sees things she never thought possible. Fear is overwhelming but also many questions. Xerxes tells everyone to focus on their own personal madness to find a way out. But is that the true way? Or are they falling deeper into a group madness? Whatever you do however, don’t lower your mask…
This story has gone down a path I did not see coming. It is terrifying, scary and bizarre. But it keeps you curious as what is to come next. I particularly loved the part where Xerxes asks everyone to focus on their everyday madness and what happens if you don’t. I am still left with questions throughout the story as there are bits that don’t yet make 100% complete sense. Who is the Prince? What is the deal with the dolls everywhere? Hopefully those questions will be answered soon but then again being kept in the dark is the same as the characters, they don’t know either.
The art in the basement of the asylum is wonderful, the attention to detail sets things apart completely. But again, there are notes of the scary and gruesome in it. The emphasis with the red and acid green really pushes the details forward making them hard to overlook. I love the M.C. Escher vibes throughout the art this time around. It takes great talent to undertake art at that level and still make it your own and have it reflect the story at the same time. It is genuinely impressive.
Again, I cannot wait to see the rest of this series. It is worth the wait in between each comic! Do pick it up!
A review of the latest issue of The Unsound by Cullen Bunn, we finally discover what Xerxes is all about. But in the end, do we really want to?