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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sheep Comic Review: Revival #1 by Tim Seeley

Revival #1
Story by: Tim Seeley
Art By: Mike Norton
Cover By: Jenny Frison
Price: $2.99
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Image Comics

“For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. A beautiful "farm noir" that puts a new twist on the zombie genre, created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and acclaimed artist MIKE NORTON.”

Our story takes place in a quaint town in Wisconsin you have the small time cops working with the big guys at the CDC, trying to figure out how bodies have been reviving. Our lead character Officer Dana Cypress is a divorcee with a young son, working full time as an officer and dealing with the strange events happening in her town. We’re given a quick introduction to some of the characters we’ll be seeing throughout the series; ranging from the local police enforcements, the CDC liaison, the townies, a zorse (half zebra half horse), and one elderly woman I would not want to take care of at the nursing home. Seriously…she’s missing a few screws…and teeth.

The book is delightfully graphic, quite a nice bit of blood for the first book out the gate- after all what zombie story could be told without death and blood? There seems to be perhaps some more supernatural forces at work in the series also, a mysterious creature that even after reading, I honestly have no idea what it could be. I’m looking forward to seeing how it ties into the story and what the heck is out there in this rural world that we’re just being introduced to.

Final thoughts: I think it’s definitely worth checking out, it’s definitely a different take on the zombie genre, the graphics are enjoyable, the storyline keeps your attention, and well- the dead are being revived by forces unknown- what’s not to be loved about that!?

Rule # 59 for the dead reviving:
Keep all pliers and scythes away from religious zealot grandma!! By all means!

Rule #2- If grandma becomes revived- double tap that b#*ch!

I give Revival 4 Zeep (zebra sheep) heads

Guest Reviewer: Bunni Darling


  1. Nice review. I'll have to check this one out.
    TFAW has an interview posted with Frison that I read a couple of days ago. Love the work she has done with "I, Vampire".

    1. I have been wanting to read I, Vampire... will have to check out the interview, thanks!

  2. It's splaterifick! Sounds like a killer story backed up with some awesome images. Gore for those that love it! Looking forward to reading more about this, nice job Bunni!