Review: Resonant #9 (Vault Comics)

Writer: David Andry
Artist: Skylar Patridge
Colourist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 21st April 2021

We return to the world of the waves and the crazy to learn that when something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is.

PLOT AND STORY

Paxton begins to lose himself, falling under the influence of the Spiral. With the help of Fern, he makes a grim discovery. The kids set in motion their plan to take back the family cabin, but what chance do they have against the fiendish Preacher, the monstrous Maw, and his insatiable followers?

Breaking up the issues into two parallel stories with one featuring Paxton and the other featuring his children constantly keeps the story fresh and the reader on their toes. This is textbook storytelling as just when you are reaching a pivotal moment in the story we jump to the other plot which frustrates you but also excites you to pick up with the new arc.

This second part of Resonant has gone from strength to strength with each issue steadily improving on the last. David Andry has paced this series perfectly with just enough suspense,fear and danger in each issue to help you fly through the pages leaving you needing the next issue straight away. 

ARTWORK

Skylar Patridge’s art has a very distinct style which works perfectly with this story. The crazy antics and insane characters are depicted beautifully through a rough yet stylish theme which comes to life with the perfect colours by Jason Wordie.

In this issue especially I like how the woodland setting following the children’s journey is given a very earthly tone with lots of greens and browns. This is then contrasted in Paxton’s story with deep, bold reds and oranges which highlights the shift in danger that has arisen this issue.

Providing the consistent lettering this series is the ever reliable Deron Bennett.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This is a story driving towards a very explosive ending and coupled with issue #8 these have been the strongest of the series so far. From cover to cover this issue is gripping and full of action and energy while creating elements of fear and suspense.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and art work are courtesy of Vault Comics and their respective owners.

%d bloggers like this: