Revival #16

Revival #16

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Dana and her ex, Derrick, investigate Em murderer suspect Aaron, but they aren't the only ones. Meanwhile, May Tao gets closer to connecting the Cypresses to the burned bones of the Check brothers.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Dec 19, 2013

    One critique I have about this issue is that some people may see it as a little weighty or too deep story-wise. For a casual fan of this book, it may be getting confusing and the fact that some characters are coming back and we're introduced to new mysteries (like what was going on with May?) 16 issues in may be a little frustrating or a little intimidating. For big fans of the series like myself however, I wouldn't want it any other way. The story just keeps getting better each month, with brilliant writing and stunning art, both cover and interior. Revival continues to be my favorite $2.99 spent each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 18, 2013

    Revival #16 is another solid issue of the series overall, with its usual strong characters and engaging plot. It's a slow burn without a doubt, but highly recommended regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Dec 21, 2013

    I may not have an idea where any of this is going, but I'm okay with that. It's fun to have a comic just take you along for a convoluted ride, and I can't think of one I'd like to do it with better than ‘Revival'. I like Martha exerting more control over her fate, and I love the tense relationships between Derek and Dana, and I desperately want to know more about Ibrahim's struggle with the town's residents. There is a lot keeping me invested in this comic, so I think I'll stick around. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - C Reyes Dec 21, 2013

    Now a lot happens in this issue, and there's nothing wrong with that but the problem was that it was too rushed! This is a little disappointing since this is usually such an enjoyable series, but it felt like a bunch of important story lines were being stuffed into one comic book and it might keep people from indulging in it like the previous issues, but that is no reason to drop the title, this issue is still important and the story is headed in a good direction, but it was not the best considering that Tim Seeley can do better than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Dec 17, 2013

    All in all, this is a pretty good example of Revival #16. It underplays the supernatural parts but adds plenty of mystery and depth to the small scale setting which helps make it so gripping in the first place. Still, I sometimes wonder if its getting too big, as like a lot of issues, you may be left thinking about a certain plot thread that got ignored, or something that wasn't mentioned. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    harpier Dec 18, 2013

    I suppose the most suitable place to begin Seeley's latest taut issue of Revival is Frison's eerie cover portrait of Em Cypress, one of her most extraordinary in an already outstanding sequence for the title. It's a sly echo of John Everett Millais' painting of drowned Ophelia, a beautiful, haunting elegy to vulnerability and mental fragility through tragedy's most famous female victim. It's also an equally sly anticipation of the issue's final splash, an even more disturbing image of the issue's mute arsonist. So it turns out that the government seizure of the quarantine livestock is less for their observation than it is for their extermination and disposal like so much hazardous waste, a local mill transformed into a slaughterhouse. Despite the unusual test results on local water supplies, Sheriff Cypress is less than convinced by the slick mayor's agenda. Unfortunately for him and C.D.C. scientist Ibrahim Ramin, Edmond Holt and like-minded seditionists have beaten him to it. Their terrorist-style bomb of cow blood and guts at the old mill is gloriously gory, easily Norton's most kinetic and memorable panel in the issue. But Revival's murder mysteries command the issue. Reporter May Tao, now mostly friendly with her former kidnapper Blaine Abel, is investigating the disappearance of the notorious Check brothers. Thanks to a snowmobile rescue by Em in Revival #5, May more or less knows Em's secret. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth about the Checks. Meanwhile, Dana and Derrick conspire to sneak into Professor Weimar's office after hours, only to find another intruder already poised to burn it down. Though their caper was a disaster, they're a striking criminal duo. Their high-school shenanigans, recalled with such relish by Derrick, are entirely credible, and their teenage romance even more so.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Sep 22, 2014

    Em is throwing up and I think we all suspect what that means... We also get a new mystery player added to the board who seems to be under the thumb of a certain sleaze bag, what's he up to? Revival continues to escalate.

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