Review: Resurrectionists #3

With issue three, Resurrectionists is starting to get very interesting. After my confidence in the series had a small wobble after the second issue, I’m happy to say I’m now backing this book once again. The third installment sees some interesting plot developments, some good action scenes, and some nice reveals – although I do feel that the series is still a little too mysterious for its own good at times. Even still, this is an independent title that is shaping up very solidly indeed, and one that is definitely worth your time and money. I think my favorite thing about this issue was the sense of plot threads coming together. Things that had me scratching my head in the first two issues are now coming into their own, making this issue very satisfying to read. These new developments are pushing the plot along nicely, and there were a couple of twists in this issue that really took me by surprise which is a very effective way of keeping my interest. Van Lente manages to give all of his characters some time in the spotlight, without making the issue feel scattered which is quite an achievement. I really enjoyed learning more about Tao, Jericho, Quinn and particularly The Scout who’s shaping up to be a really fun character. I’m finding myself starting to really like these characters, and while I don’t fully understand what it is they’re going up against, I’m definitely going to be behind them every step of the way.

Resurrectionists-#3-1-14-15That does bring me to my one criticism of this comic however, and that is (as I’ve already said) it does feel like we’re a little too in the dark on some things. One of the final few pages was a conversation between two characters that went totally over my head, because it feels like so many of the book’s major concepts are still unexplained. I get that Van Lente wants to play some cards close to his chest, and I think that he’s right to do so for the most part, but it would be nice if we had just a couple more things to go on because there have been quite a few confusing moments since this book began.

This issue also saw some improvements in the art department. I do think that the art in this book went through some growing pains in the early issues, but judging from what I saw in this installment things are working themselves out. This issue had some really cool panels and pages that genuinely impressed me, bringing me to the conclusion that the art team of Maurizio Rosenzweig and Moreno Dinisio are starting to get into a groove which is nice to see.

What all this means is that Resurrectionists is a series that you probably should be reading by now. Plot threads are starting to come together, characters are getting more interesting, and there’s some nice looking art thrown in there as well. While there is still a confusing moment or two here and there, this shouldn’t dissuade you from picking the book up because there is a lot of fun to be had here. Give this book a chance, and I really doubt that you’ll regret it.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Maurizio Rosenzweig Colorist: Moreno Dinisio Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 1/14/15 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital