Revival #9

Revival #9

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Em and Dana have a long dinner and talk about murder. There's something weird going on in Cooper's dad's shed. Joe Meyers isn't feeling quite like himself lately. The authorities start cracking down on "gently used" body parts.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Apr 16, 2013

    Beating a dead horse, I'll say it again; Revival #9 is just another productive trip to the comic book goldmine. The series has been consistently one of the best on the market and it's all because of Seeley and Norton's unique approach at characterization, visual storytelling, small town life, and bloody, gory goodness and huge cliff hangers. The story is so smart, so easy to lose yourself in that it's hard to just call the series “noir” or “horror” because it has so much more; so many things for all types of readers to enjoy. We're at issue #9 and the series shows no sign of slowing down. Start reading this series, would ya? You're missing out on comic book gold! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 18, 2013

    As excited as I am about the upcoming Revival TV show, I almost don’t need it at this point. This comic already acts and is structured like a TV show and it only gets better and better. I’ve lost track of how many characters and plot elements have been introduced in just the last two issues, but it’s literally my favorite TV show to read. I’m looking forward to the growing events surrounding Dana’s mother’s death and if you haven’t picked up on the cues from the past two issues then you should do yourself a favor and re-read them. This issue is fantastic as usual and no this is not a freebie score that I’m handing out, this series has earned its high marks month after month with no signs of slowing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 16, 2013

    All in all, this is a pretty good issue for Revival. Whilst not everyone gets some attention in this issue, due to the surprisingly large (and growing) cast of the title, the ones that do are certainly enough to interest any reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Apr 20, 2013

    All in all, the issue gave us some much needed back story, and broke up the constant attack of plots that we have to remember and piece together later despite there being a month between each issue. It was nice to slow down and really take stock of the situation for the main characters, but I'm not sure for how long we can catch our breath with Cooper kidnapped by the nefarious Checks! We shall have to see next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Apr 22, 2013

    A confrontation between Dana and the organ smuggling ring is inevitable. After nine issues, Revival continues to allow readers to make their own judgments on the people of Wausau and the Revivers rather than define who is good and bad. With a great understanding of human nature and in-depth, multi-layered characters, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton continue to deliver a great suspense filled comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 19, 2013

    My only reservation is that with so much emphasis on so many emerging characters, the book's plot takes some hardcore focus requiring some revisiting to previous issues"but hey, then again, that's why I love comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 17, 2013

    Norton's art has a deceptively simple feel to it that is well suited to Seeley's dialogue heavy scenes. The odd dutch angle here and there adds a little spice to the visuals but it's hard not to want more if you know what Norton is capable of. Seeley's script relies so strongly on one-on-one conversations in everyday domestic settings that Norton doesn't have much opportunity to go wild with the book's visuals. When he does have the chance to cut loose and stretch his legs creatively, as he does on the gory and glorious penultimate page, it's a delightfully twisted treat for the eyeballs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 22, 2013

    While "Revival" #9 as a single issue is not going to blow readers' minds, it's another strong entry in a strong series. With each issue, "Revival" has racked up new mysteries, but has never felt like it doesn't know where it's headed. Too many books I read suffer from "Lost"-itis with no clear plan for a resolution, leading to broken hearts all around. "Revival" has excelled with consistently good individual issues and a confident story arc assuring that all will be revealed -- eventually. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Mike Miersen Apr 19, 2013

    What we're experiencing is a natural lull in the story. With the first major arc finished, the characters must piddle around as the pieces come together for the next one. Outside of a few writers, it's a very hard thing to avoid. Fortunately, Revival is on an upswing. Things are being set in motion that'll finally be played out later, and I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GeorgeShunick Apr 19, 2013

    All this said, Revival #9 is not a bad comic. Its just an unfulfilled one. Right now, its bowed under the weight of its ambitions. Thats not the worst thing in the world, but at a certain point things need to change. And that change should probably happen sooner rather than later. Because, as this issue shows, when you fail to build something up right, the payoff just doesnt materialize. Read Full Review

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