Comic Review: Resonant #9 (Vault Comics)

Resonant #9, from Vault, in its ‘post-apocalyptic-Lost’ environment, continues to engage us. It’s constant war! Paxton is losing his grip, reality slipping away, influenced by the Spiral. But he’s in […]

Resonant #9, from Vault, in its ‘post-apocalyptic-Lost’ environment, continues to engage us. It’s constant war!

Paxton is losing his grip, reality slipping away, influenced by the Spiral. But he’s in for a shock, as Fern shows him what’s actually been going on. And the family wants to take back their cabin, but that’s a difficult battle. Can they come together and fight against the Preacher, the hugely monsterous Maw, and his savage followers?

Writer David Andry has a good narrative. The characters are strong and recognizable. However, by issue nine, I could use a refresher here and there to reacquaint myself; it’s the drawback of following a series on a monthly basis. We tend to lose track between issues. Perhaps you feel the same way. However, once I reoriented myself, there was lots here to entertain me.

The strong point of the Resonant series is that Andry knows how to direct our point of view in the scene progression from one group to another. Every character has an objective, a goal to achieve. There is plenty of drama, and artist Skylar Partridge gives us riveting visuals. Simply composed and understandable, but well-rendered, and expressive. Colourist Jason Wordie provides location-specific colouring, his environments are identifiably different from one another. The forest is greens and blues, the interior of the ‘orgie tent’ is red and purple, for example. Colour coding at its most artistic. Lettering is by Deron Bennett.

Vault Comics, Resonant #9, $3.99 for 24 pages of content

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!!