Book Review: Revival Vol.1: You’re Among Friends by Tim Seeley

Revival, Vol. 1: You're Among Friends

Goodreads Synopsis

Subtitle to the book is “A rural noir by Tim Seeley + Mike Norton”

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material!

Collects REVIVAL 1-5 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY short story


In a real town in Wisconsin, people found that the dead were coming back to life. No one knows how it happens or what brought it on but people walking around that are not supposed to obviously raised a few eyebrows and alerted the attention of the media.

The thing that’s different about this book is that these people are not your average zombies. I don’t think we can even call them that. They’re alive, they’re ‘operational’. They seem normal. Dana Cypress, a police officer has to deal with a murder investigation an everyone’s a suspect. She tries not to,look to the undead immediately but when the whole town is under quarantine because of them, it’d be human nature to blame the problem…on the problem.

Characters: Dana is a cop, daughter of the police chief and more involved in this situation than she thinks. She’s a mother and can be a real BAMF. We don’t know much about her in this first volume but what I did manage to learn, didn’t make me dislike her.

Em, short for Martha is Dana’s younger sister who seems to have stuck a rebellious phase in her life. She’s also a BAMF but there are so many many secrets surrounding her. Secrets, secrets, secrets.

Likes: The characters were great. Apart from Dana and Em, we were introduced to a few more who may or may not be important to the story. The writing was superb and that along with the art style made for an addictive read. I loved the plot and I found this book to be extremely fast paced.

Overall Thoughts: As ‘big’ as this first volume was, it didn’t tell us much. It was one of those ‘if you want to know more, get the next book to find out.’ I loved the way this book was thought out. I can’t wait to read Volume 2.

Read: 22 June 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Publication Date: 12 December 2012
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Tim Seeley
Illustrators: Mike Norton | Mark Englert

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  1. Pingback: Book Review: Revival Vol.2: Live Like You Mean It by Tim Seeley | Diminishing Thoughts

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