Revival #2

Revival #2

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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Meet Blaine Abel ,snowmobile mechanic, and part time demonologist. Blaine isn't too pleased to have the dead walking around his town and he's about to do something about it. Dana deals with the aftermath of what went down at the farm, as citywide cabin fever escalates. And Em justs wants someone to hit her. Art by Eisner nominated creator, MIKE NORTON!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 15, 2012

    This is going to sound weird, but if DC Comics doesn’t approach this creative team to do a Batman book then they’re fucking nuts. That’s my two cents and I’ll move on now. Revival is one of the most well-constructed comic book stories released this year and by the time it’s finished I’m sure it will go through hardcover printing after hardcover printing. It’s not a book you’ll want to miss as this creative team has come together to create comic magic which is a rarity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Aug 15, 2012

    While this is definitely not The Walking Dead, there are definitely some beats that feel very close to it.  The tone is sombre, the pace is slow, it has the undead, but, like the walking dead, those malevolent figures are not at the forefront of every issue.  If Revival can manage to be even half as good The Walking Dead, then I really think were going to be in for a treat here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 15, 2012

    The follow up issue to a breakthrough series is a touchy one. Sometimes #1 is mind blowing and #2 brings nothing else to the table. It can be hard to one-up something when you pull all the punches off the bat. It's obvious all the punches that were pulled in the first issue were nowhere near "all the punches". I have a theory about series like this: the first issue needs to invest the reader automatically, and leave them in suspense at the end. The second issue needs to follow up on the suspense without spilling all the beans in the first few pages, and needs to leave you with more questions in the end than answers at the beginning. So much is unsure, and so much is complete attention grabbing story writing. I am in this series for the long haul, you should be, too. If you haven't already, go and read Revival #1, and pick up #2 in your next trip to you local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 20, 2012

    The heart of the story lies with police officer Dana Cypress, who was removed from the “Revitalized Citizen Arbitration Team” by her father, the chief of police. She is also looking after her little sister who is revealed to be a Reviver in the last issue and trying to keep is a secret. A solid comic book in every way and it makes me want to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Aug 16, 2012

    Whether horror comics are your thing or not, this book deserves your attention. Seeley and Norton have crafted a world that is original without calling attention to itself. It's horror with an incredibly strong attention to character and theme, without pretension. It's two talented guys using 22 pages to tell a comic book story the way that it was supposed to be told. Quite simply, “Revival” is nothing less than a beautifully professional effort from top-to-bottom. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 15, 2012

    I thought Rachel Rising and The Walking Dead were all I needed on the creator-owned horror comic front, but clearly I was wrong. Revival is quickly establishing itself as another Image series worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 15, 2012

    When I heard Mike Norton was associated with this story and its macabre leanings, I was a bit taken aback. I normally associate him with lighter, brighter fare, from Jason and the Argobots to Gravity. But he demonstrates his versatility as an artist here, as he seems quite at home with the darker tone of Revival. There were times when his work here reminded me a great deal of the style of Steve (Whiteout, Underground) Lieber. He really conveys the emotion and vulnerability of Officer Dana Cypress and the ferocity that lies within Martha and other revivers. I found I was momentarily confused at certain scene shifts, as it took me a moment to figure out which of the sisters was being featured, but it's perfectly logical for those two characters to look alike. Overall, Revival is living up to its hype, and I'm pleased it's a sought after title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Aug 16, 2012

    Brilliant story! I loved the way it jumped from character to character, hitting the reader with so many different people. I have to say that it really worked. Fantastic artwork, too, which really draws the reader in. I gave issue #1 an 8/10. I'm adding another point hereand giving this issuea well-deserved 9/10! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Aug 19, 2012

    Overall, I really enjoyed this newest addition to what's looking to be a fairly interesting take on the idea of resurrection and what that means to both the living and those who've been brought back. The relationships in the Cypress family are also shaping up to have some pretty solid character development, showing just enough to hint at a dysfunctional family without hitting you over the head with it. The art is very fitting for the series overall and I appreciate both the author and the artist not making this a full blown zombie story. This is a good one to pick up if you have the money to spare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 14, 2012

    This is a great follow up issue. It does a lot to establish the story and scene; whilst it might not show too much of the supernatural and spooky side, there's nothing wrong with biding your time occasionally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Bowles Aug 20, 2012

    I'd like a bit more attention paid to the environment and moodiness from the first issue, but this story is certainly entertaining and unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Kat Vergin Aug 16, 2012

    Star rating: A six pack of Miller Genuine Draft and a shotgun (Alcohol and rearms go together like peanut butter and jelly!) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 17, 2012

    Things get edgier in this second installment of "Revival" and the cracks between the members of the Cypress family are starting to widen and transform into fissures. Add to that the mystery deepening around Ibrahaim Ramin, a seemingly throwaway character from last issue, and "Revival" #2 provides enough suspense to propel this series forward. This issue isn't as briskly paced as the first issue, nor does it introduce as many oddities, but it does move things forward with just enough teasing to ratchet up curiosity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 14, 2012

    This was a fine second issue for a creepy & mysterious story with limitless potential. Its a familiar setting with a unique approach and I look forward to more issues. One of the better series from Image Comics Read Full Review

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