Saturday, 28 December 2013

Revival: Live Like You Mean It Review

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Mike Norton

The first volume of Revival was an amazing and unique story, but can it continue to amaze with this volume? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, amidst political and religious conflicts.

This volume was ever so slightly different from the first, as despite still having the same core theme and story development, the main story development in this volume had a more of a rime based feel to it, with the story having an even eerier and more realistic tone to it.

Tim Seeley didn’t just give us a great story with this volume, but he also managed to continue the overall events of the series perfectly, giving us both a stand alone story, whilst delving into set-ups from the last volume. Seeley also continued to focus heavily on character development, whilst also introducing some new characters at the same time, using their individual characteristics to heighten the quality of the story. I also loved how Seeley continued to make this a very mysterious series, whilst also showing even more of it’s crime genre as well.

The artwork from Mike Norton once again outstanded me, and the combination of Seeley’s great writing and Norton’s fabulous art has really made this a awesome series tone wise. Much like the first volume it was the layout of Norton’s art that made it as phenomenal as it is, as not only did it help the story to flow even more smoothly, but it’d also add more depth and tone to the story. Norton also once again did a great job of showing the characters emotions in this volume, as it added a lot of intensity and drama to the story, as well as making it even more suspenseful.

Overall this was a great continuation to Seeley and Norton’s Revival series, with the story being very intense and interesting, and I for one would highly recommend it.

Rating: 8/10