Michael Hopkins here with a review of Image Comics’ Revival # 2 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
Let’s start with Norton’s artwork. Characters are well-drawn with rich detail. The art isn’t cartoony, which adds to the realism, making you feel like you’re actually watching the story , not reading it. Blood, gore, and brains abound, and I do love good gore.
Since I’m picking up the series on issue #2, I am starting to learn the characters as the story follows a female officer named Dana. Along with her family, we follow as they deal with people who are dead and coming back to life. Revivals, as they are called here, are not your typical zombies. They communicate by talking, they don’t eat other humans, and they are as normal as you and I – EXCEPT – the only way to kill them is by chopping off or shooting them in the head. I am always down for some zombies, and this puts a new twist on it that I’m enjoying. Along with “revivals,” Seeley’s thrown an alien-type creature into the mix as well. The alien is white in color, speaks a strange language, and seems to be trying to pick up on our (English) language. I’m not sure how it fits in yet, but I’m sure we will know soon enough.
All in all, it’s a great read. Being a horror fan, I have always been fascinated with the “what ifs” and this makes me wonder what if this were real and we could revive – how would others treat us? Would we be outcasts or monsters? It also leaves me asking for more as I want to know how Dana plays into this story, and how she will deal with revivals. There’s also an interesting bit about her sister who – SPOILER ALERT – is a revival, though only Dana knows this.
In closing, this is a must read if you’re a horror fan like myself, I promise you won’t be disappointed. You will feel you’re a part of the story like I did. Ask for Revival # 2 from your local comic shop. Happy reading!