Indie Comic Book Review: The Resurrected #1
“A much needed breath of fresh air in the sci-fi genre.”
“In a future where death is not always the end, a lonely yet resolute Aboriginal-Australian detective challenges the world’s most powerful corporation in a battle to save his people from almost certain extinction. If he is to succeed, he must re-discover his Indigenous roots while also finally learning to overcome the loss of his family who died in the techno-plague that ravished Australia five years earlier.”
This first issue does a pretty good job of setting up the story. We get to see what really motivates our main character, an Aboriginal-Australian detective named Cain, as the plot progresses. It appears there is a secret about him that he may not even know about himself. A cool aspect of the story—which I like—is it takes place in Sydney Australia.; it’s refreshing to see a story take place somewhere that doesn’t get used a lot in comics. I can’t remember the last comic I read that took place in Sydney. Also, the non-stereotypical take on an Aboriginal-Australian character is something I—as an American—never thought much about until reading this comic. I wish more creators in various types of media would take this approach with aboriginal characters.
The artwork is good quality in this comic. The artist does a good job of making everything look realistic, even though the story takes placed in the future and has advanced technology. It doesn’t go over the top with the general art or tech drawings like you sometimes see with other indie science fiction comics. The people are drawn very well, too. Especially when it comes to their expressions; there’s no questions raised about how they may feel during the parts where there’s no dialogue to tell you. Even big name comic artists fail at that sometimes.
As a first issue goes, this one’s pretty solid. You get a good look into the world, but it doesn’t show you too much, which really makes you want to come back and see where the rest of the story goes and what this world has to offer. If you’re a fan of the Sci-Fi genre, you should check this comic out. If you’re not, it’s still a good read.
It’s always hard to rate a comic based solely off the first issue, but I think this series will only get better and better as the story moves forward. I can imagine when the time comes for a series review, this will get an even higher score. Even so, this first issue is definitely worth reading.
I’m giving The Resurrected #1…
3 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Written and created by: Christian Carnouche.
Penciller/Inker/Cover A: Crizam Zamora (Vampirella, The Precinct, The Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro)
Colours: Salvatore Aiala (Z Nation, James Bond: Felix Leiter, The Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro)
Script Editor/ Story Editor: Erica Schultz (Bingo Love, RISE: Comics Against Bullying – Erica has also written for DC, Dynamite and other publishers)
Letterer/Design/Logo: Cardinal Rae (Rose, Crowded, Superman: The Coming of the Supermen).
For the Variant Cover:
Art: Ariela Kristantina, she has worked for publishers such as Marvel, Boom, Dark Horse, and is the artist on InSEXts.
Colours: Bryan Valenza, who has worked, among other publishers, for Zenescope, Top Cow and Aftershock.