Comic Review: Resonant #8 (Vault Comics)

Resonant #8, from Vault Comics, starts with the dog paddle. Shipwrecked, Paxton and Fern search for their friends on a new shore. Out of the frying pan, into the fire, […]

Resonant #8, from Vault Comics, starts with the dog paddle.

Shipwrecked, Paxton and Fern search for their friends on a new shore. Out of the frying pan, into the fire, when they find an amazing oasis of comfort. Shelter from the Wave, that destructive energy impulse that kills.

Writer David Andry weaves the winds and water to his advantage, blending the ‘free love’ atmosphere into something more puzzling and oblique. There are plans, and they often go awry. Such is the suspense in this imaginatively captured story. Artist Skylar Partridge is solidly onboard, with sunlit scenes of idyllic respite. Despite the feeling of freedom, we know that things don’t remain golden forever. Great colouring by Jason Wordie, lettering by Deron Bennett.

It’s a strong concept that is playing out on multiple planes in different narrative directions, and well worth checking out. Danger in plain sight, under the palms, and in full view of the fronds of fear.

Vault Comics, Resonant #8, $3.99 for 25 pages of content

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!