Dead@17: Revolution

August 8, 2005 | Trades


Dead@17: Revolution
Josh Howard
Viper Comics
$14.95 US (Paperback)
** 1/2 (out of five)

“Nara: I am your father.”
This and many more clichés can be yours in Revolution, the final collection of the Dead@17 trilogy.
After coming seemingly out of nowhere last year with the first (and much sought after by collectors) Dead@17 series, creator Josh Howard was launched into the comic industry spotlight.
His cartoony-but-gritty tales of Nara Kilday, a teenage girl who rises from the grave only to discover she has a grand role to play in the prevention of evil from rising on earth, were fresh and fun.
This last book, however, just seems a little too contrived.
On top of this cringingly obvious revelation of Nara’s parentage, there’s an appearance of Joan Of Arc, a Seinfeld gag and somebody actually utters the line: “C’mon if you want to live” a la Terminator.
There is a decent resolution to Revolution and Howard has already moved on to other projects so pick this one up if you’re looking for closure, if not comfort.

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