Review: Deadworld: Restoration #5

It’s always a little sad to know that the issue of a great miniseries you’re reading is the last.  That’s the case for this month’s final installment of Deadworld: Restoration.  Everything comes to a head and this book proves you never know who you can really trust. I really don’t want to go into much detail about the events in this issue because I think any fan of horror should be following this series and I wouldn’t want to ruin anything for anyone.  What I can say is that everything that’s been brewing throughout this series pretty much comes to a head here.  Donna is ready to become human again to get back to her daughter, but how will the procedure go?  Will Moloch find out about Reyna cheating on him with Bowker?  Well, you’ll have to read and find out.

DeadWorld_Restoration05-coverThe main event in Deadworld: Restoration #5 is a possible deal between Bowker and King Zombie.  Bowker goes to the King and says he’ll give up Deake if King Zombie leaves Bowker and crew alone.  That is the main conflict, but if and how it will get resolved is up to you to find out.

I know the year is only a quarter of the way over, but I think it’s safe to say Deadworld: Restoration will be a serious contender for my “Best Miniseries of 2014” on our best-of-the-year list.  After doing some research it seems like doing a miniseries every year or so works for Deadworld, so I can’t wait for the next arc of this story.  Both the writing and art have been great throughout this series and the fact that not everything is given to you story-wise encourages multiple reads.  I do have to say the only critique I have for this issue was at some points it was a bit confusing going from different characters’ point of view.  Since this issue is so high-octane, it kind of takes away from the flow going back and re-reading things to make sure it makes sense.  But other than that, there’s too much to like about this series not to check it out.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Gary Reed Artist: Sami Makkonen Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 4/9/14 Format: Mini-Series – Print/Digital