Now Reading: Rachel Rising

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This is a surprisingly dark story from Terry Moore. Seems like every damn person in the town this takes place in is some kind of secret serial killer/abuser/rapist/necrophile/etc. As it turns out later in the story, there is a reason for that, but you’ll have to read it to find that out. This is a typically entertaining Terry Moore story, full of great black and white art and a thoroughly compelling story and cast of characters. The only downside is the same issue Echo had: this story was clearly meant to go on much longer than it did. There’s about 39 issues worth of build up and then everything (almost) is suddenly resolved in a single, final issue and it’s all over before you can even blink. It’s still a worthwhile read, but it sure would be nice to have a more natural conclusion to a Terry Moore story again. Maybe someday…

3 thoughts on “Now Reading: Rachel Rising

  1. Couldn’t have said it better myself. I will say that this book had one sequence that actually disturbed me and it comes to my mind fairly often – but it has nothing to do with the story at all. Can you guess which it was?

  2. It was the cockroach dropping a turd into the coroner’s coffee. Two panels that just… y’know, in Georgia, we got a LOT of roaches.

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