At ECCC this year, Image officially announced a brand new series by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton entitled “Revival”. I say “officially” because the news kind of leaked when information about Image’s FCBD comic went online with a four-page preview, but hey, who’s counting? The book looks pretty excellent from what little we’ve seen
With Image’s July solicits comes not only the first solicitation for the series but also a new preview to behold, which we’ve hidden for you behind the cut. It’s a pretty dark and violent preview that bodes well for the horror tone the comic gives off (with the solicit calling it “farm nor” and mentioning “a new twist on the zombie genre”), and it’s a book that we can’t wait to read more of. Plus, Mike Norton’s art is just plain gorgeous.
The solicit is as follows:
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.
And hey, if the solicit and the preview don’t convince you, the covers certainly should. That Craig Thompson cover is just begging to be framed up on your wall somewhere.
Take a look behind the cut for Craig Thompson’s cover as well as a three-page preview of the upcoming series.