I’m continuing to go through the stack of comics I want to clear out and came to Rachel Rising #17. I loved Terry Moore‘s Strangers in Paradise, but am behind on the comics he has made since that series ended. I started both Echo and Rachel Rising and enjoyed them, but fell off years ago. Rachel Rising is a solid horror comic and even through I was jumping in mid-stream I was able to pick up on character beats and found a lot to like.
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore!Rachel Rising Omnibus
There’s a distinct feeling to a Terry Moore comic, a certain warmth and generous approach to characters that usually wins me over. Even in a horror comic that still shines through. There were references to his other works that were nice nods to the past that I have to admit made me a little nostalgic. I’m convinced that catching up on his work is overdue for me.