Well, we’re 25 issues in and I still don’t know what’s going on. Revival #25 offers few answers, a little more mystery and, for the most part, still manages to be enjoyable and entertaining to read. How does that work?
The official description from Image:
More bodies are piling up as Dana questions who she can actually trust. Em questions what happens when the dead create life.
For the most part, this is one of the interesting issues the series has had in a while. It’s very political, but that only charges the themes already present in the title as a whole. Is it a little too much to read into? Yes, but that’s better than too little. While it does shy away from the mythological or paranormal side, that can often be overlooked.
However, sometimes it gets a little too much into.. well, anything else it can. Tim Seeley is a good writer, but the drama should often work with the themes. Revival is about life and death, yet this issue has plenty of family drama for Dana and Em. While the latter is interesting, it’s still presented as a personal crisis. As for Dana, her eternal love life simply doesn’t interest me too much. Great once in a while, but keep it in the background, okay?
Visually, Mike Norton continues to stay strong. While the winter colors limit his palette, the detail in faces, hair and body language helps give Revival #25 much of its charm. 25 issues in, there really isn’t much to say, other than to praise Norton for his high quality and consistancy.
This is a good read, but the areas it lacks in will bug certain people. Still, I’ll look the other way for now, since the ending is something I enjoyed and am looking forward to.