The Empty Man #8
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jesus Hervas
Colors by Niko Guardia
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
The Rundown: Langford has a plan to slip Jensen and the others into the television station in order to shut down the signal of the Empty Man. As the people riot outside and work to force their way into the building, Karl and the others try to escape but are confronted by Langford, Jensen and Langford’s special friends. After a violent clash, Langford and Jensen make their way through a portal to the world of the Empty Man.
As society continues to unravel, Jensen realizes what she needs to sacrifice in order to stop the signal being sent out. Unfortunately for Jensen and the rest of the world, stopping the Empty Man could cost more than anyone imagined.
The Story: Cullen Bunn has created some great, dynamic characters in this series and this issue showcases how interesting those characters and this world are. The end of this arc is well written and intense, filled with scary and revelatory moments that affirm how engaging Bunn is as a writer of suspense and horror. There are some great philosophical moments in the story as well which make the story itself more powerful.
The Art: Jesus Hervas’ art is amazing in how scary and intense many of the panels are. The story moves beautifully with Hervas’ visuals and the tone of the art complements the story perfectly.