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Weekly Hit (and Miss) List: 8/29/2011

by Ben Peirce

In my continuing attempt to provide you the reader/listener with more value for my comic-buying dollar, I thought I’d start a new feature here at nearmintcomicshow.com. The Hit (and Miss) List will be a quick rundown of the best and worst things I read in the last week.  Eligibility has nothing to do with when a book came out, just that it’s something I read in the last week. So watch out – if your book’s out there, it’s fair game!

THE HITS

Rachel Rising #1 | Abstract Studios | Terry Moore (w/a)

Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) returns with the first installment of his latest creator-owned series. In Rachel Rising #1 we see a girl (presumably Rachel) rise from a shallow grave in the middle of the woods and return home after being murdered by an unknown assailant.  That’s really all that happens in this first issue which read very quickly.  In fact, the first 9 pages of this 18-page b&w issue are completely silent. This, coupled with a unconventionally abrupt ending leave you scratching your head and flipping back through the pages to see what you missed.  But I think that might be exactly the point.  Moore’s masterful storytelling has us scanning the pages and scouring his detailed linework in search of answers to what looks to be a slowly-unraveling mystery.

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