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Resurrection Man #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Fernando Dagnino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

It's the return of Mitch Shelly and he's still dead.Resurrection Man can't stay dead for long, though and with each rebirth comes new and unexpected powers. But his many returns have not gone unnoticed, and forces are gathering to learn what's so special about him and to see which of them will finally stop Resurrection Man dead.

  • 10
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 23, 2011

    This is an interesting book and I can't wait to read what's next. DC Dark seems to be getting the best books" IMHO. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 20, 2011

    In general, there wasn't too much revelation as to where this book is heading or why but for a first issue, it definitely did its job by hooking me in. I plan on picking up #2 now, where originally I wasn't sure if I would. If you are looking for a strange story with supernatural undertones and great art, then you should too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 15, 2011

    I believe it SHOULD be one of the surprise hits of the relaunch. If you've never read any R.M., this one comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 17, 2011

    There's a lot going on in this first issue. Not only is the title character apparently being hunted by heavenly and infernal forces, but given the mercenaries who turn up in the final scene, it's clear there are earthly forces in work behind the scenes as well. If that weren't conflict enough, it seems Mitch is driven by some inexplicable instinct or force to go in certain directors, to seek out certain individuals and, I would imagine, to right certain wrongs. It's an interesting premise that lends itself well to an episodic format, with the larger plotlines of conspiracy serving to string the smaller stories together. Like I said, this read like it would translate well to serial television, and given the unusual DC properties being optioned for TV these days (such as Deadman and the Spectre), I wouldn't be surprised to see Resurrection Man in the running as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 21, 2011

    At once interesting to read and beautiful to look at, the issue doesn't give our lead much time to show his personality, nor does it establish a clear direction for the title, but it's quite nearly there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 15, 2011

    I really enjoyed the return of Resurrection Man. DnA have plenty of room to play with the character and allow him to grow, and in the environment of the New 52, I think he may just have a chance this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 17, 2011

    I had no idea what to expect with this series going into it but I had been drawn by the name itself (and the logo, which is the same as the previous incarnation) and the cover artwork that said ":buy me now." With the opening installment, we get a good idea of his powers told through narration and dialogue and that Mitch is definitely in the middle of a much larger game. It's very reminiscent of what I'd read in Vertigo books over the years so there's a definite appeal there, especially with some very good artwork that captures the action well and works through some well detailed areas that he passes through. Everything hits the right mark for me but it's also not something that comes across as a must-own book right away. It's one that I definitely want to read, but may find it more enjoyable when there are a few issues in a row to go through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 15, 2011

    There are a lot of nice little moments throughout the comic that I could just list all day. Even things like Mitch learning how to use his power and how he can "taste" the metal in the area is memorable, and Abnett and Lanning's character sketches of the other passengers are short but still make them feel real. This is a strong opening issue, with just enough hooks to bring new readers on board. As a rebirth, "Resurrection Man" has sprung quite nicely back to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Sep 28, 2011

    With how excellent the other DC Dark titles have been, I had high hopes for Resurrection Man #1. This is probably a bit of an oxymoron, but I read it expecting it to surprise me. But this issue ended up being the weakest of the Dark comics thus far. But by regular comic standards, this is a good debut, and there are enough intriguing elements at work here for Resurrection Man to gain a fan following. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 16, 2011

    There's a lot of potential in this series and the bulk of the issue is entertaining. I'm not necessarily convinced that Resurrection Man can hold its own as an ongoing, but I'm willing to stick with it for now and see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Sep 16, 2011

    Abnett and Lanning are joined by Fernando Dagnino, whose style isn't quite the same as Butch Guice's but isn't all that different either. He's more on the side of Gene Colan giving the book a bit more of an old-school horror vibe, though it's a really soft horror that's largely more comfortable in action/suspense/thriller mode. Dagnino's style is as much about mood and setting as it is about movement, character and action, which leads to some wonderful visuals of the plane in the sky on a stormy night and of the post-crash burning wreckage in the woods. The story is good but it's really the visual atmosphere that sells it. Looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 14, 2011

    Resurrection Man #1 is just not the exciting start I was hoping for. By the time I closed the book, I just didn't care all that much for the book's lead character. I also thought the rest of the cast introduced in this first issue were a little too over the top for my taste. Granted, things could turn around for this book. But as a hook for this series, Resurrection Man #1 just doesn't deliver. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 14, 2011

    I really wanted to like this book. I will continue to read the next couple issues to see how this all turns out, but I'm pretty bummed that this brand new series is ok at best. Another quick note: I read the Grifter, right before this issue, which features a "jump out of a plane moment." This issue features that same moment. Two books in the same week featuring the main character jumping out of a plane, except Grifter did it much better. It's not a good jumping on point, and frankly, there are much better books than this one out this week. Resurrection Man wasn't horrible, but it just wasn't good. I do not recommend this title. Read Full Review

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