Regression #7 Review

Regression #7

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Danny Luckert
Colorist & Letterer: Marie Enger
Publisher: Image Comics

Review by Anelise Farris

Just when you thought the bug horror couldn’t go any further in this series, you spy the cover for Regression #7: with a giant worm-filled eyeball. Last issue, we left Adrian with his mysterious captors and Anton and Molly on a visit with Joe, an occult expert, hoping that he knows what the mysterious symbol means.

Regression #7 begins with Adrian just exclaiming “Jesus!” over and over as he is trying to process what is going on around him. He learns more about his relationship to Gregory Sutter and Temperence Roan. There is a lot of abstract discussion concerning the human flesh, and all of that is sprinkled with cannibalistic death orgies and insect worship. Meanwhile, Molly continues to be determined in her pursuit to help Adrian, and her and Anton leave Joe with one unsettling revelation: this symbol is seriously dangerous.

While Anton and Molly don’t make a lot of headway, in this issue Adrian does make significant progress in learning about his condition. And one of the real strengths of Regression #7 is that Adrian doesn’t just accept all his past life history—he asks questions, expresses doubt, and often feels overwhelmed. This helps the reader to keep pace with him.

The art in Regression #7 continues what has been a fantastic use of colors and well-composed panels. The portions that accompany Adrian are done in sickly yellowish-green colors and bruised purples, while the panels with Molly and Anton are rendered in bright pastels. There are a ton of borderless panels that help to communicate the large scope of the story being told, and the smaller panels work to highlight the characters’ attempt to control the narrative.

Verdict: Buy it.

If you like horror, and you aren’t reading Regression yet, then do yourself a favor and pick it up. Regression #7 continues Adrian’s quest to learn more about his connection to Sutter, and Joe makes it clear that Anton and Molly are in way over the head.

I'm an English PhD Student that specializes in folklore and mythology, literature of the fantastic, and disability studies. Basically, I'm a professional geek. When not studying or teaching, I read; I write; I yoga; I travel; I play with my fur babies; and, I watch way too many (if that's a thing) horror movies.

Anelise Farris

I'm an English PhD Student that specializes in folklore and mythology, literature of the fantastic, and disability studies. Basically, I'm a professional geek. When not studying or teaching, I read; I write; I yoga; I travel; I play with my fur babies; and, I watch way too many (if that's a thing) horror movies.

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