Resurrection Man never dies, and when he "un-dies," he comes back with new powers, and a group of people is trying to kill him. They know he can't die, right?
I really like this character. I may even like the idea of this character more than the actual character himself though. Not only does he "resurrect," but he comes back with a new power each time. Every time he "un-dies" we get a cool thought process as he realizes his power. That, for me, was the strongest part of this book. I'm excited to see the origin of this character and how he works. Sadly, that's the only thing I liked about this book.
I have heard of Resurrection Man before, but knew nothing about him prior to this book, and as a new reader, I didn't really feel like this was a good jumping-on point at all. Especially with the reveal in the end, another character many new readers won't know. It seems this book was made for DC fans who want to branch out and not for new comic readers.
The art feels dated. It's gritty and the colors are pretty dull. While it does, in a small sense, remind me of old EC horror books, it just doesn't seem to fit the writing, which is much more solid. Quick note: I am not a fan of the group trying to kill Resurrection Man. A harpy? Ok...
I'm confused with everything else about this book, and I know there is a lot to later be revealed. I'm not saying we need the origin right away, but I feel like I've been plunged into the middle of a novel, not the beginning.
I really wanted to like this book. I will continue to read the next couple issues to see how this all turns out, but I'm pretty bummed that this brand new series is ok at best. Another quick note: I read the Grifter, right before this issue, which features a "jump out of a plane moment." This issue features that same moment. Two books in the same week featuring the main character jumping out of a plane, except Grifter did it much better. It's not a good jumping on point, and frankly, there are much better books than this one out this week. Resurrection Man wasn't horrible, but it just wasn't good. I do not recommend this title.