Review – Resurrection #8

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Resurrection #8Marc Guggenheim has shaken up what would of been an average alien invasion/post apocalyptic story with the introduction of President Clinton as a main character.  The story has quickly shifted from surviving in a destroyed world to what happens to the government that’s filled the void when the last President of the United States returns.  Constitutional crisis’s and issues with succession abound.  But the story isn’t bogged down by arcane law that you’d never learn in the most advanced political science class.

But this issue deals with the events of last issue with the discovery of Baltimore, Spock and their statuses.  President Clinton must deal with the loss of his family and the possibility of losing his country.  And we learn a little bit more as to why he was locked in the vault.

The “Church of the Cosmos” arc continues as Bill Clinton takes revenge on the Bugs for the deaths of Hillary and Chelsea and Susanne has an encounter with Book One fan favorite, “Spock.”.

Plot: Marc Guggenheim has crafted an original tale in what could easily have been the usual “post destruction of the world” story.  The introduction of President Clinton as a character didn’t just up the possibilities of where stories can go but also added tension.  What’s even more brilliant is President Clinton is sharing the role of the “every person.”  To think the President of the United States can realistically fit that role shows the strength of Guggenheim’s writing ability.  Rating: 8.75

Art: Justin Greenwood’s art in this issue is better than the last few.  He’s been approving and becoming more consistent.  While there are times characters might not look like themselves it’s no longer a drag on the overall product.  It’s not the greatest but this is a series you’re reading for the story, not for the art.  Rating: 7

Overall: Again Guggenheim has thrown the series in a twist with the introduction of Baltimore and what that represents.  The series is now not s straightforward world post alien invasion, but now perspective has been added into it.  Is one person’s slayer another’s savior?  Overall Rating: 8

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 32    Price: $3.99     Release: Wednesday 2/17/2010

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.