Comic Review: Resonant #6 (Vault Comics)

Resonant #6, from Vault Comics, keeps moving us along parallel paths, following the survivors of the Wave. Writer David Andry keeps us moving, alright, in this imaginative Lost-like, post-Apocalyptic adventure. […]

Resonant #6, from Vault Comics, keeps moving us along parallel paths, following the survivors of the Wave.

Writer David Andry keeps us moving, alright, in this imaginative Lost-like, post-Apocalyptic adventure. Paxton, a single father of three takes off from his home in search of medicine for his son. Unfortunately, Paxton ends up on an island, captive of a strange blond fellow named Honcho. It’s time for mutiny, the great escape. Meanwhile, the kids at home are in turmoil, lacking a cohesive bond.

And now, more trouble from the religious sect next door! The arrival of Preacher, Maw, and their followers interrupts Ty’s new life with the Congregation, while Bec struggles to protect the family homestead from other hungry visitors.

Oh man, this book is amazing. The collected first five issues are a blast and have the knack, the feel, the ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’ to keep us delving in, foraging for entertainment.

The artist of those first issues, Andrejandro Aragon has indeed departed for other shores, replaced here by Skylar Partridge. The result is a bit less finessed and nuanced, a lot grittier. Partridge’s work may be stylistically different, but the powerful and punchy art ushers in a new phase, and we adjust. Jason Wordie gives us vibrant colour, purples, pinks, and plenty of pop!

Vault Comics, Resonant #6, $3.99 for 24 pages of content

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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!!