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Resurrection Man 3 (January 2012)

How do I always forget how badly Abnett and Lanning write? I steel myself for a lousy issue of Resurrection Man and they somehow make it even worse.

And it isn’t even their terrible female characters, it’s Resurrection Man talking to this cloud demon in limbo. It’s so, so bad….

It’s painfully obvious Abnett and Lanning don’t even know when they’re working. They don’t recognize good ideas or writing (which explains the lack of pop culture rip-offs, even bad ones). They take their funny old supervillain and put him out of the issue. It’s idiotic. He’s the only good thing in the book.

As Dagnino… wow. His art is just falling apart left and right this time. He’s the Rob Liefeld of hands too. Resurrection Man’s thumb is longer than his other fingers. He also forgets, from panel to panel, how he’s drawing characters.

It’s misery-inducing horse manure.


One Side or the Other; writers, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; artist, Fernando Dagnino; colorist, Santi Arcas; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Rex Ogle and Eddie Berganza; publisher, DC Comics.

One response to “Resurrection Man 3 (January 2012)”

  1. vernon wiley

    This book has been painfully tough to read. I mean, it’s just awful. The protagonist’s main power, resurrection from death, given a new form with powers is treated about as dull as dishwater. The last two issues in a row with pretty much exactly the same contents, has sworn me off these guys…

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