Comic Review: The Resurrected TPB (Carnouche Productions)

Issues 1-5 of The Resurrected, a dark sci-fi/ detective thriller, have been assembled into Volume 1 of a trade paperback. And it all starts off with a striking new book […]

Issues 1-5 of The Resurrected, a dark sci-fi/ detective thriller, have been assembled into Volume 1 of a trade paperback.

And it all starts off with a striking new book cover illustration by England artist Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose, Bodies)!

Created and written by Christian Carnouche (Australian, living in the Netherlands), The Resurrected is indeed a science fiction story, with its roots in gene manipulation, genocide, and just plain futuristic mayhem! It’s 2037, and five years after Australia was traumatized and wrecked by a techno -plague. There’s still a lockdown there, and people have been forcibly isolated! An Australian aboriginal detective, Cain Duluth, is now tracking down people who have been ‘brought back to life’ by means of a banned serum. Enter Cain’s long lost daughter, now fully grown, fighting mad, and pursuing a full agenda!!

Carnouche pulls our awareness toward acknowledgement of the mistreatment of Australian aboriginals, and indeed, aboriginal culture plays a strong role in The Resurrected. The themes of loyalty, and loss and redemption figure strongly here amidst the battle of good and evil.

Carnouche and his editor, Erica Schultz are a tight team. The story reads clearly. Russian artist Crizam Zamora (The Precinct, Vampirella ) provides detailed linework and keeps the action scenes dynamic. His fight scenes are moody and well-choreographed. Zamora’s figures are well proportioned and move gracefully. Salvatore Aiala, from Brazil, gives us lots of pale and cool colours that emphasize the ‘sci-fi’ aspect. His environments are well handled, and local light sources nicely illuminate the drama.

It’s a long saga, full of powerful characters who exhibit clear passion for furthering their agendas. Which makes for an intensely dramatic reading experience!

Available in printed book format via BackerKit for approx $19.99 US, and from Comixology in digital format for $7.99

Carnouche Productions, The Resurrected TP, 126 pages, Assume Teen rating

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Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!