Review of Revival Vol. 3 by Tim Seeley Illustrations by Mike Norton, Mark Englert, Art Baltazar, and Jenny Frison

“When God closes a door, he throws a sword through your window.” 
― Griffin McElroy

RATING
4/5
STATS
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 19th 2014 by Image Comics
ISBN
1607068605 (ISBN13: 9781607068600)
Edition Language
English

STORY SYNOPSIS

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child.

Collects REVIVAL #12-17.

MY THOUGHTS

This series. God, this series is good. Consistently, and remarkably good. Tim Seeley has written a series about characters that you care about in an untenable situation with twists and turns that are interesting. They pull you in and are batshit crazy enough that you keep turning the page and scratching your head and wondering what he is going to come up with next. This series is not kind, or gentle, and definitely for the faint of heart. I think especially this book. This volume hit me hard.

Things I can put out there and say for sure. This series still has consistently great artwork and storytelling. The illustrators Mike Norton, Mark Englert, Art Baltazar, and Jenny Frison make this series what it is just as much as Tim Seeley does. They give it a noir feel. Tim Seeley zombie noir in the midwest storyline is still going strong. But questions are being answered for major plot lines. If you decide to start this series, you won’t be disappointed. You really won’t. This series won’t leave you high and dry. I am looking forward to continuing with the next couple of books and seeing where all these crazy plot threads are taking me.

“When someone leaves your life, those exits are not made equal. Some are beautiful and poetic and satisfying. Others are abrupt and unfair. But most are just unremarkable, unintentional, clumsy.” 
― Griffin McElroy

PROCUREMENT

I checked this out from the library

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Seeley is a comic book artist and writer known for his work on books such as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Dark Elf Trilogy, Batman Eternal and Grayson. He is also the co-creator of the Image Comics titles Hack/Slash[1] and Revival, as well as the Dark Horse titles, ExSanguine and Sundowners. He lives in Chicago.

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