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Resonant Vol. 1

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In this world, something fantastical or alien sweeps across the planet, swiping all common sense from the human mind as it passes, and leaving us with only the uncontrollable urge to put our worst impulsive thoughts into violent action.  Grasshoppers are almost a currency for the forewarning they give us, when we have bare seconds to strap ourselves down before we're murderous berserkers.  Or we have the willpower to ride it out.  Or we pray.  Or somehow we are immune to it.  All these possibilities are met in the pages of this series opener, when a very peculiar family gets fragmented – the mother is nowhere to be seen, the father is going for medicine for his youngest child who's bed-bound, the older daughter is missing half a leg, and the son is – well, too wilful and/or naive.  I did find the book a little light on justifying such a wilful diversity – I hope it comes to serve a purpose eventually.  As for what we get, the story is certainly intriguing, going off in so many tangents we would not expect.  The art looks like the designer has had a wave or two hit him here and there, but that's to say I didn't like it at times, but it was utterly in keeping with the content and subject matters throughout.  I didn't think the script offered us enough of an 'in' to this world at the beginning, but by the end I was certainly sold on finding out more.  Roll on future waves of this.
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In a post apocalyptic world a father tries to keep his family safe. He has a chronically I'll son and must leave them alone to get medication.  They get separated and he is trying to get home.

The story is completely engaging. I could not put it down. I was invested in the characters and found myself emotionally responding to their situations. 

The art and colors are beautiful. Everything has a painted feel and the brush strokes really complete the emotional impact of the book.

The letters are excellent. When the waves come it is brilliant.  Everything overwhelms you and drags you into the moment. 

I will be adding Resonant to my pull list to keep reading this title.

Creative Team 
Writer David Andry
Artist Alejandro Aragon
Colors Jason Wordie
Letters Deron Bennett
Published by Vault
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Rebecca lives out in the woods with her Dad and two brothers.  There is something everyone is afraid of called the Wave.  The Dad has to go away to find medicine for one of the boys and leaves Rebecca in charge.  If you are a fan of The Walking Dead you will like this one.
The artwork is very good and I can see it as if I was watching a movie.
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Not quite my kind of graphic novel. The art was cool, but the story was too young adultish for me to get into.
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Paxton is a single father of three (two of whom are disabled) during the apocalypse where “Waves” literally turn human beings into maniacs. To make matters worse he needs to leave the safe-haven he has built for them to get his youngest son some much needed medicine. It is a matter of life and death and he can’t watch Steff wither away into nothing. How will Pax, Bec (his oldest and only daughter), Ty and Steff handle the separation? Will any of them be able to make the right decisions to ensure their individual survival when it looks like it might become permanent?

Gruesome gore, heart-tugging emotions, hard choices, stunning art work and a dog! What else could you want in an apocalyptic comic? A multi-narrative look into a dysfunctional but loving family facing threats from both outside their little sanctuary and within their own heads. I loved it! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for word on Vol. 2!

4 out of 5 stars. Cannot wait to see where this is going.
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'Resonant Vol. 1' by David Brian Andry with art by Alejandro Aragon is a story about family surviving in a world with weird tendencies. 

Paxton is a father of three.  His youngest needs constant medicine, but Paxton lives in a world where weird Waves hit, causing people to act irrationally.   Paxton is immune to this, but that doesn't mean it is safe.  When a routine forage out for medicine goes awry, his children are left to fend for themselves, and the family finds itself fragmented.  

There isn't a lot of backstory about the weird Wave, but I'm okay with that.  This is a pretty good story about a family living and trying to survive in a strange new world.  I really liked the main characters and want to see more of them.  The art was pretty good too.
 
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Vault Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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I can't review this book because i cannot opened it, not on the phone of computer.

Sorry for this.
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