Published on November 29th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Review: Rachel Rising TPB 3: Cemetary Songs
When first discovering Terry Moore’s work, the first impulse is to get EVERYTHING the man produced! Since I started with the science-fiction drama series ECHO, I was fortunate to be able to go back with Strangers In Paradise. After getting that itch scratched I was happy to find out a new series was about to start. At that moment I had a tad less money so I was not about to pre-order the floppies, as I did with Echo. But every time a TPB comes out, I am first in line!
And every time I finish reading a TPB of Rachel Rising I am getting that antsy feeling that I just would be better of getting the floppies, because of the wait… the long wait for perfect reading material, for captivating characters and amazing artwork.
In this third TPB of this finite series, the kid-like presence of Zoe is presented with more depth then I though possible, making her both repulsive as well as commemorable.
The second death of Jet in the light of previous issues is the thread holding this third collection together and throughout the book it touches all characters involved AND making each character more meaningful in the process.Rachel herself is getting more questions then answers and the astonishing cliffhanger makes me wonder just HOW the fourth collection will even have room to wiggle!
Pure mastery, nothing less. This series will keep you hooked with every page of immaculate artwork of detailed beauty as well as the care-factor for even the baddest of bad-guys in Moore’s story.
The only gripe I have is the cover of TPB 3. I think other covers would have been better.
How is thát for nitpicking?!
- Words: Terry Moore
- Art: Terry Moore
- Publisher: Abstract Studio
- Format: Softcover
- Page Count: 120pp
- Price: $16.99
- Release Date: Aug, 2013