Saturday, October 27, 2012

Revival #4

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Mike Norton

Revival just keeps getting stranger, but that is by no means a bad thing.  Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's 'rural noir' story is moving in directions that I didn't really expect when I read the first issue, but I'm enjoying the ride quite a bit.

In this small area of rural Wisconsin, the recent dead have come back to life.  What started off as a positive miracle has taken a turn for the negative as some of these 'revivalists' have begun killing people or otherwise acting very strangely.  The police are only beginning to put this together, while the quarantine on the area is causing tempers to fly out of control (the odd handful of poop too).

Seeley is playing with a lot of different characters here, as it's becoming increasingly apparent that characters that originally seemed pretty minor in fact have large roles to play in the story, such as the television reporter we see featured on the cover.  It also seems that the creature we've seen lurking in the woods is possibly a demon; I was thinking alien myself.

While this issue didn't have any references to Doomtree (the main reason why I loved the last issue), it does have a compelling story and terrific artwork.

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