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Join X each week as he selects one book from the new releases and hashes out his opinions on whether or not the individual issue was loving nurtured to the sales rack or was slapped in the birthing room and shown to the door. Since every comic is someone’s first, the books have to be able to stand on their own. X Reviews one new issue each week based on their own merit (and yes, “review” can mean spoilers!) A good story is a good story, no matter how long or short the run.

X Reviews … Rachel Rising #4

Since every comic is someone’s first, the books have to be able to stand on their own. X Reviews one new issue each week based on their own merit (and yes, “review” can mean spoilers!) A good story is a good story, no matter how long or short the run. This is where we draw the line for…

Rachel Rising #4


story and art by Terry Moore
published by Abstract Studios

The question is what do Mary Shelley and Terry Moore have in common? Shelley wrote one of the most recognizable, albeit blatantly misunderstood, novels of all time, or Frankenstein for you Cliff Notes users. Moore wrote a comic I cannot for the life of me explain to people without conjuring images of the former.

Rachel Rising is the most recent book from Terry Moore and his publisher (and wife) Robyn from Abstract Studios. The book is about a woman who rises from the dead in a ditch in the woods having no memory of what happened to her or how she got there. Still remembering the remainder of her life, she attempts to find out what happened to her. It is there I have to stop explaining because the title will sound more like a George Romero movie than a Terry Moore comic.

The issue begins with Jet, Rachel’s friend waiting at the morgue. Rachel’s Aunt Johnny (just go with it) comes in to identify with the body. While the two attempt to console each other, Rachel sits straight up and scares the bejesus out of them.

A humorous argument ensues between Rachel and Aunt Johnny over whether Rachel can simply walk out of the morgue. Johnny rattles off a laundry list of reasons why they cannot do so in addition to the obvious that SHE JUST FEEL OFF A FIVE STORY BUILDING!
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