Tim Seeley and Mike Norton continue to deliver one of the most unique books out there with Revival. If Northern Exposure and The X-Files had a baby, Revival would be it.
For those unfamiliar, the setup is that a small Wisconsin town wakes up one day to find the freshly dead have come back to life. Dubbed “Revivers,” these people look just like everyone else, and seem to have been given a second chance at life. There’s something a little off about the Revivers though, and the attention they’ve brought to the small town comes with a whole new set of problems.
What makes this book stand out to me most is that fact that Seeley and Norton are constantly showing you both sides of the coin. The central characters are a pair of sisters--Dana Cypress, a police officer dealing with the new problems Revivers have brought, and her sister Martha, a Reviver herself. Because of Martha, the Revivers are humanized, and we can never just write them off as zombies or "the bad guys." The characters refuse to be categorized in Revival, which keeps us as readers on our toes.
This issue in particular features a major turning point for Martha, and offers some hints as to what might actually be going on with the Revivers. At least, I think it does, but I’ve been wrong about pretty much all of my assumptions so far with this book, so take that with a grain of salt.
Revival is a consistently entertaining book that proves that character drama and horror can go together just fine when you have the right creators telling the story.
4.5 out of 5 Exposurefiles