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Review – Parasomnia #1

Review – Parasomnia #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Cover Artist: Andrea Mutti

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Available: 30th June 2021

Variant Cover: Rafael Albuquerque

Review - Parasomnia #1


From Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Andrea Mutti (Prometheus, Starship Down), comes a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.

After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him–and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse.

For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Bunn breaks with the comics norm and starts this issue with no exposition, narration or character introduction, A homeless man is attacked by some thugs for sitting under their bridge. He mumbles “Trolls” at them and it further angers them. Flip to 300 years ago and a soldier is seeking a missing boy when he is attacked by three trolls. After arriving at the town, where the boy is, he’s jumped and knocked unconscious.

The parallels between the current modern age story and the dreamlike soldiers story are obvious but not clear. is it a dream, his imagination or both? Like other tales, that dabble in the world of the imagination, such as Walter Mitty or The Maxx, showed real conditions like dissociative disorder, homelessness or depression without either stigmatising or glamourizing them.

In the background of the modern age, a young woman moves through the city towards a camp where an unconscious boy (from the missing person posters around the city) lies in a bed.

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Mutti creates two parallel worlds that synch well together, you can see both links and differences with the otherworldly soldier tale looking more like a tale from The Witcher. Pastels, misty hues and drawing outside the frames brings an extra dimension to the action.

There’s a sadness or feeling of malign throughout the issue, as the homeless man’s mood seems to affect Mutti’s colour pallet.

Review - Parasomnia #1

Overall Thoughts

Bunn offers lots of clues but no answers in this issue, drawing you into this issue. I’ll be interested to see how the two realities collide over the next few issues. It’s a slow burn with more questions than answers which world is real and which will take over?

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