Review by: dix

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Avg Rating: 3.7
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Written by:
Dan Abnett
Andy Lanning
Pencilled by:
Fernando Dagnino Guerra
Inked by:
Fernando Dagnino Guerra
Cover Color by:
Rafael Albuquerque
Lettered by:
Rob Leigh

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

My favorite part of RESURRECTION MAN has consistently been how many of the issues are relatively contained stories while fitting into the overall tapestry of Mitch Shelley’s quest to find himself and his purpose. This issue is no exception.

Mitch is still in Metropolis, and he’s being hunted. We pretty much knew that. We just didn’t know by whom. But the trail of chaos that the Resurrection Man has left in his wake makes it, frankly, not that hard to find him: if you’re psychometric detective Kim Rebecki or the necromancer known as The Butcher.

Approaching from the angles of those searching for him, this story could have done more with its premise: really, though, we know little more than we did before, that multiple forces want Mitch, that they’re powerful, and that they don’t want to be known. The action that ensues when the hunters catch up to the hunted is not the series’s best, but it’s good. The Butcher’s necromantic powers are pretty neat, and he seems a dangerous enough individual.

The art is, as usual, a capable mix of gritty down-to-earthness and explosive magic and superpowers, mostly courtesy of The Butcher this time around. Like the story and action, this is not the best issue of RESURRECTION MAN in terms of art, but it is still quite satisfactory.

If you’re on board with this series already, this won’t make you change your mind. It might lack the wow factor that will draw new readers in (though maybe that depends on how cool they think necromancy is), but I doubt it’ll scare any away.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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