Published on November 11th, 2011 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys0
Rachel Rising #3
Both of Terry Moore’s previous series, Strangers in Paradise and Echo, were excellent. And when his new series, Rachel Rising, was announced, we knew it would be good.
Gave you a highlight to start it off.
I nominated issue #1 when it came out. Here’s what I said then: RACHEL RISING #1 – Could have told you this before I read it. If you liked Terry Moore’s Echo, if you liked Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise, you will like this. I liked it a lot. I’m sure I will be talking positively about it for many, many months to come. Here’s the issue details. Not sure about Philip. But the rise from the dead, not sure what’s what, synopsis is spot on.
I nominated issue #2 when it came out. RACHEL RISING #2 – Even better than issue #1. Newly risen from the grave, Rachel goes to visit her Aunt Johnny who just happens to be a mortician. She also happens to talk to dead people on a regular basis. The ensuing conversation was hilarious! And then a young girl cracked her older sister over the head with a frying pan! Whack! Loved it.
Nominated Rachel Rising #3 yesterday. Thought it was the best issue yet. And I thought it was the best issue I read this week.
Our mysterious blond put the evil finger on some poor schmuck who promptly decided to throw his fiancee off a roof, inadvertently taking Rachel with her, and now Rachel might be dead again!
Our young girl has now burned down her house, stuffed her dead sister in the trunk of the family car and is driving down the road using a broom handle to reach the accelerator!
And I loved the multiple references to Rachel’s new appearance. "Honey, I want whatever your’re drinkin’" "I’m not drinking." "Then you need to sue whoever did your Lasik, ’cause…damn!" Or how about, "You got the screw-me lips with the screw-you eyes."
Although the best part of the issue might have been Rachel getting sick and puking up a piece of rope. She was hanged!
Just a very well-written book. Everything is in sync, new characters keep getting introduced, plot continues to build, it’s funny, it’s serious, and it’s just great. It’s the little green book that could! Read it up!