By Nolan P. Smith
If you are not checking out the fantastic titles from Vault Comics, you are missing out. Take Resonant #1, for example, the gloom, the eerie book has a vibe like when The Walking Dead kicked off, and that is quite the compliment.
From David Andry, Alejandro Aragon, Jason Wordie and Deron Bennett, the book follows in the wake of what is known as the first wave. This being an event that unleashed humanity’s darkest impulses and threw the world into darkness. Paxton is a single father of three children, children that he will defend and protect above all. When Paxton leaves to find medicine for his ill son, another wave hits, in the form of locust-like insects, separating the father from his children. What exactly is causing this? Will Rebecca, the eldest of the children, be able to protect her brothers and the household? Will Paxton survive?
Andy and company create something extraordinary here. The scratchy artwork of Aragon is an excellent fit for this survival horror tale, and the colors and lettering complement it all perfectly. I am so intrigued about this world. How exactly Paxton and his kids have survived so long, and how the meditation and chant we see Paxton perform at the end protects him from the wave. I also want to see more about Rebecca and her brothers, as adversity always brings out our inner strength.
Resonant #1 paints an eerie picture full of despair, horror, and a glimmer of hope. With The Walking Dead having ended in comic book form, you might be looking for a book to fill the gap. I highly recommend giving Resonant a shot and get ready for what is sure to be a wild ride.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.
Nolan P. Smith is the Editor and Co-Founder of Pastrami Nation. Being a reporter for the past ten years, he has worked for a variety of media outlets, from newsprint to the ever-evolving internet platform. Residing in Victorville, CA, writing has always been a significant aspect of his life. You can usually find him at comic book conventions, looking for more amazing books to dive into, or at the gym at odd times of the night. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter @nolanpsmith, and Instagram @kakooee.