If you’re not reading ‘Revival‘, why aren’t you?
In this issue, the conflicts between Dana, her son, and her ex-husband start coming to a head as she travels to New York to investigate an errant Reviver, Martha makes friends with the local idiots and enjoys herself as she plummets to yet another one of her deaths, and we find out that neither the Mayor nor the Sheriff are exactly the people they pretend to be. Through it all, we have the underlying worry that Martha will be discovered to be the Check brothers’ killer and what diabolical plans the Revivers may have for the living.
Issue 20 is a winner. From the cover art of Martha and Jesus jumping for joy (Jesus actually being a skater who makes stupid Youtube videos), to the conspiracies revolving around the “revivers”, and the complexity of the relationships between the characters, this issue has everything we’ve come to expect from ‘Revival’, which is to say a whole lot of everything.
This series is everything a zombie comic could be if only it had a bit more imagination. Yes, it’s a little ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day‘, but who cares? It gets the job done, and it gets it done right.
In short, it’s good, good, good, and I really need issues to come out more than once a month.
Story by Tim Seeley
Art by Mike Norton