Review: Resonant #10 (Vault Comics)

Writer: David Andry
Artist: Skylar Patridge
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 16th June 2021

We made it, it’s here, The climax of the second arc of Resonant!

PLOT AND STORY 

Paxton attempts to escape the Spiral, desperate to get back to his children, but his friend and recent lover, Claire, stands in his way. Bec, in the clutches of Preacher, discovers that her fight to take back the cabin has become a struggle for her family’s survival!

This is a series which has been an emotional roller coaster and I’m very happy with the way David Andry concluded things. We get the closure I feel we need on most aspects of the story with enough bread crumbs left to see the series return for a third arc and I hope Vault Comics are listening when I say WE WANT THIS SERIES TO RETURN.

Paxton has been the driver for most of the story but as we conclude it’s his kids who have really steered the story home. Their battle with Preacher and his minions has been painful to watch at times and even in this final issue I could not tell which way it would end and that makes great storytelling. 

ARTWORK

I have had nothing but praise for this series since issue one and it’s exactly why Skylar Partridge and Jason Wordie both got Ringo nominations from me for their amazing art throughout the series.

There is so much skill and passion put into making this comic the art just comes alive like the brutality of Preacher grabbing someone by the hair can be felt right off the page. Or it’s the ominous dark colours to a fight scene with Paxton that tells you just how much danger he is in and how isolated he feels.

Then there is Deron Bennett who effortlessly keeps the story flowing but adding very subtle enhancements like an extra bold line around a speech balloon to signify the emotion and pitch being spoken.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

I have thoroughly enjoyed this second arc of Resonant and found the concluding issue to be satisfying. It gave me the ending I wanted without giving me exactly what I wanted at the same time which is a great feeling when closing the pages on a comic. An emotional, action packed Mad Max esq adventure set in the world of Lost.

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

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