Rachel Rising #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Rachel Rising #1, Rachel Rising #2, and Rachel Rising #3 by Terry Moore
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars.

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Erica gives this comic three starsRachel Rising #1 by Terry Moore

I wasn’t blown away by this opening issue. Moore certainly sets up a lot of mysteries in it: Who killed Rachel? Why did she rise? What was she doing the night of her murder? Who was that woman in the forest at the beginning? But I wasn’t drawn in the way I really wanted to be. Of course, I’ll be reading more; I was just expecting more.

I did like the subtle touches that there’s something wrong with Rachel. Something she can’t place. Though I can’t help but wonder why she doesn’t notice the strangle mark around her neck or her odd eyes. The eyes were a brilliant touch. I also liked how her cat hissed at her as she came home and how Louise said there was something different about her and Rose said she wasn’t Rachel.

I am wondering what’s going to happen when she finds her friend Jet.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsRachel Rising #2 by Terry Moore

I feel so bad for Rachel’s Aunt Johnny. Horribly so. She’s so incredibly messed up, and now she thinks she’s hallucinating about her dead niece.

I love the continued touch that everyone who knew Rachel in life doesn’t recognize her when they look at her. They only know her voice.

Moore’s art here is really great. I feel like he’s doing a wonderful job at stretching the type of people he’s drawing. Which is awesome.

The ending with the little girl killing her big sister makes me feel like Moore’s writing some kind of tribute to Twin Peaks. A what if Laura Palmer had risen from the dead (instead of just having the same actress dye her hair and play Laura’s cousin) to find her own murderer. The whole scene just felt like Bob was back. And I’m completely on-board if this is where Moore’s going.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsRachel Rising #3 by Terry Moore

Gah. There’s a reason why I like reading Moore’s comic in trade, I can keep reading. I put down Rachel Rising only to want more. A lot more. I want to know more about Rachel and what she finds. I want to know why this woman — who’s passing on the Bob-like power — is following her. Is she trying to pin the deaths on Rachel? I want to know more about Rachel’s friend Jet, who seems to be the least freaked out. Also interested to see if Rachel can eat food or drink.

The whole scene with the woman and her necklace was very interesting. I’m intrigued to see more of Rachel’s powers. Can she only sense killings that will happen with this evil energy thing? Or can she tell other deaths? I’m going to assume that Rachel will get up from falling from the building onto a car.

Is the little girl from last issue still under this type of possession? Or is she freaked out about what she did?

Need more.

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