Review by: Rob Caprilozzi
The Empty Man #1 Review
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Synopsis: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
Our Thoughts: Horror master, Cullen Bunn makes his return in this new title, The Empty Man. What is the “Empty Man” you may ask? Well at this point that is unclear. The first issue features a solid story brimming with mystery, cults, death and more.
The art is gritty and fits the book quite well. Vanesa R. Del Rey paints an unsettling world where sinister things could pop out at the reader at any moment. This is proven as we get a glimpse at a woman’s skin hanging from the wall.
The debut issue of “The Empty Man” was a fantastic read. Although the story isn’t crystal clear yet, we do know that thereis evil lurking around the corner. Horror fans will want to grab this book, sit back and enjoy the ride.