REVIVAL is a new "rural noir" horror series from Seeley and Norton, including cover art from Frison. It has an intricate story with elements of mystery, thriller and, obviously, the horror genre all wrapped together. Readers are plunked down right smack dab in the middle of Wausau as the town, and really, the entire world, are trying to deal with the fact that the dead have started returning to life-- but only in this one, quarantined location.
Revival seems to affect people differently, as well. Some individuals seem fine, just as they were before they passed away. Some end up violent and aggressive, to the point of devouring other people's flesh. For others, it obviously takes a psychological toll that causes them to act out of character. Why is this? Is the act of revival driving them mad? Is there some other supernatural or religious explanation? And what in the world is that mysterious white creature roaming through the woods wailing about a baby?
But don't think that just because it's heavy on the mystery that you'll lose out on gore, oh no. You'll get your blood and guts right when you need them, and they will be gorgeous. Mike Norton did an amazing job on the illustrations, it matches the pacing and tone of the story so well. Mark Englert's color work is fantastic too, I thought they really popped off the page.
The first trade volume collects issues #1-5, but they're already on issue #8 if you want to catch up in issue form-- which I would totally recommend to see Jenny's cover artwork, and to satisfy your inevitable need to find out more about what's going on in Wausau!
Four Star Studios
Revival #1 via Image Comics
Tim Seeley Digs Deep Into "Revival" via Comic Book Resources