Resurrectionists #1

Resurrectionists #1

Writer: Fred Van Artist: Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno DiNisio Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Are you near-death experienced? Framed architect-turned-thief Jericho Way has discovered he's a Resurrectionist, one of a select group of people who can not only remember their past lives, but become them. Two groups are now after his services-the Sojourn corporation, which wants to exploit his powers for mysterious purposes, and a motley crew of modern-day tomb robbers who have been trying to pull the same impossible heist for 3,000 years-and if Jericho joins them, he may steal back his own future!
•   A new creator-owned ongoing comic series.
•   Art by rising stars Maurizio Rosenzweig (Clown Fatale) and Moreno Dinisio (Dead Body Road)!
•   CBLDF member retailer exclusive, contact the CBLDF for more info on the Jenny Frison benefit variant!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 17, 2014

    Here's hoping with both sets of fingers crossed that this isn't just another series that has an amazing first issue and falters shortly after. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Nov 12, 2014

    Overall, Resurrectionists #1 is an action packed adventure that promises heists and intrigue for the future. Van Lente can deliver a script and Rosenzweig and company can bring the artistic goods to help create one of the most unique books on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 12, 2014

    Resurrectionists #1 is an excellent start to the series with its engrossing story line about Jericho's past and how it pertains to the current situation. And this issue had it all with plenty of action, suspense and heartfelt moments. The banter between Jericho and Mac during their first burglary was entertaining although it would pale in comparison to the flashback of Jericho's former life and how it would impact his current situation. I was really looking forward to this issue and I'm glad I can say I wasn't disappointed in the least. And withMaurizio Rosenzweig's artwork complementing Fred Van Lente's writing I have a feeling that things will only get better going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Nov 12, 2014

    Resurrectionists #1 sets the groundwork for a unique premise combining past-lives and thievery. Fred Van Lente crafts intriguing characters who have experienced strong emotional punches. Maurizio Rosenzweig's artwork truly captures the emotions of Van Lente's characters and is able to portray the power of the Resurrectionists to great effect. Moreno Dinisio's colors highlight the emotions and give the story a general dark and mysteriously foreboding feeling. There were a couple mishaps with the placement of some speech bubbles which forced a double-take to figure out how the dialogue flowed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Nov 11, 2014

    Rosenwieg's art is excellent; dynamic and a touch old school. Chiselled jaws and dark shadows. I especially liked the frames of the museum at night contrasting with the warm glow of Ancient Egypt. There are a lot of close-shot frames emulating the stealth of the heist which are particularly successful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Nov 12, 2014

    Van Lente starts off on the right foot. Resurrectionistsis action packed from the beginning and Van Lente takes what could be an overly complicated story about past lives, those who are just learning about them and those who know how to use them and those who try to stop it, and lets it play out organically rather then playing to the lowest common denominator or making it so complex a reader just might give up. Van Lente also splashes in enough humor and action to ease the reader through the complex maze The Resurrectionistssets up, to make it a thought provoking yet still fun comic all along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Nov 12, 2014

    But it doesn't stop Resurrectionists #1 from being a great opening chapter for this new ongoing, and a series that I'm now more excited for than ever before. The story is clever and exciting (even if it does take two reads to really wrap your head around), and it has a great hook at the end that has left me really looking forward to the next instalment. If the art and characters develop well over the next few issues, this could be a very memorable series indeed. Resurrectionists is a book well worth checking out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2014

    The series is one that definitely has a lot of potential to it and I'm pretty sure that if this is a passion project for the team like I've seen with Van Lente on others of his, we'll have some great payoff as it goes forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 20, 2014

    There is clearly a lot of story left to tell though and Van Lente has time to flesh out a full world with women who are not props. Rosenzweig and Dinisio are proving themselves to be an art team worth watching, one that creates a better product through their collaboration. Resurrectionist #1 is a tightly scripted and kinetic debut, one well worth considering. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 13, 2014

    This is a solid start for Van Lente's latest project. Hopefully it won't be long before more of the core cast are fleshed out and the resurrectionist concept is explored in greater depth. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 14, 2014

    The other hope is that we get an opportunity to know the modern day characters in ways that aren't just retreading their past lives. The last page reveal, which shows how wrong Jericho has been about his own detective work into his own past, was the most interesting character beat of the issue. Sure, they are reliving their lives to an extent, but I know more about what their lives today look like, I'll care more about their past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Nov 11, 2014

    Overall I am not quite sure if I will keep on board with the Ressurectionists. I found myself comparing itto other stories of the same nature such asThe Fountainand even Image Comics own ‘resurrection' seriesThe Wicked + TheDivine. When stacked up against those epic experiences it's still unclear whether Resurrectionistsis going to hit with the same intensity. I'll probably stick around to read the second issue because I have faith inFred Van Lenteto up the ante in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 13, 2014

    This is a fun concept that clearly leaves the reader with many questions and possibilities surrounding it. As more of Ressurectionists are discovered it will be interesting to see how they affect not only the present moment of the story but the past and the future as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Gradet Nov 24, 2014

    Van Lentes fluid storytelling and Rosenzweigs vivid art meld the parallel timelines seamlessly, and give the story the momentum to escape its not-especially-teasing-teaser. Theyre setting up some interesting macro conflicts, though, and Im at least a little curious to see where theyre headed with this. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Nov 14, 2014

    Overall, it's a nice book, but it doesn't deliver all it implies as quickly as it realistically should. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Pablo Arriaga Nov 12, 2014

    This is a title to pick up if you're really curious how they carry through with the concept in further issues, but I'd almost skip the first one altogether and you may have more resemblance of mystery that way. A solid first effort that ultimately failed to deliver on the promise of the premise thus far. Here's hoping issue two, will get a little more direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Cosmic Ray Nov 16, 2014

    Move along.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Nov 22, 2014

    The story is executed well enough but I'm not particularly interested in the concept. The figure drawing starts off a little sloppy but gets better as the book goes so I'm sure future issues will see a noticeable improvement in the artwork. I don't think I'll be there to see it though, because I didn't find anything that grabbed me about this. Check it out if you are interested in Ancient Egypt and espionage stories.

  • 7.5
    THA_FUBU Dec 26, 2014

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