Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Art by Fernando Dagnino, Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Solicitation Info (from Previews): 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.
Bias: I loved the old series and was sad to see it go. I’ve loved what DnA have done with Marvel’s cosmic books. I’m expecting this to be awesome, but am willing to be told I underestimated just how good this book will actually be. 😉
What I liked: This was what I came to expect from the previous Resurrection Man series – lots of twists and turns, poor Mitch dying repeatedly, and setting up multiple storylines as subplots that will eventually become the main story once the current one “resolves.” If it follows the old series format, it will have a flow to it where one story will blend into the next naturally, yet even though you have an idea of what’s coming, there are enough twists and turns to surprise you. The descriptions of what he senses and feels with each power is usually interesting, as well… The artwork was very reminiscent of Butch Guice (the original series artist), but felt more polished (a good thing, in my opinion). It was definitely a good fit for the series!
What I disliked: It felt a bit rushed. I was able to follow perfectly fine, but I’m not sure if that’s because I’d read the previous series, or because it was clear enough for someone who hadn’t.
Verdict: I’m definitely collecting this title – and will be buckling up for the wild ride!
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.