Written by: Mark Millar
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia, Nate Piekos
Published by: Image Comics
Reborn is Mark Millar’s latest Millarworld series, and this one features art by none other than Greg Capullo, fresh off his nearly five-year run on Batman. If you’ve read any of Millar’s previous creator-owned stuff, then you know you’re in for a ride. But buckle in, because there’s a ton to digest in the first issue of Reborn.
Reborn #1 is a comic that takes the idea of the afterlife to an insane new level. This series is not about heaven or hell, or any of the other stuff you’ve seen or heard before. In Reborn, when people die, they wake up in a younger, more able version of themselves. But that’s just for starters, because your new body is transported into the middle of a warzone with strange creatures and armies surrounding you.
This first issue follows an elderly woman named Bonnie Black, who thinks she’s about to die, only to discover there’s nothing else. In issue #1 we see what her last few days are like, and even learn a little bit about what she did during her younger years.
Eventually Bonnie dies after suffering a stroke at her nursing home. But when she opens her eyes after passing away, she’s arrived in a strange world filled with familiar faces (sort of) and the knowledge that a huge adventure awaits her…
Holy cow, Reborn #1 was AMAZING! Mark Millar has created yet another intriguing story with a lot of thought-provoking ideas, that keep you on the edge-of-your seat. This issue goes from a nursing home to a fantasy world and back again, and Millar makes it look easy. His dialogue is crisp, the narration moves the story along in a manner that doesn’t slow it down. The character of Bonnie Black has a ton of development in just a few pages, and you instantly become attached to her. And what can I say about the art?
The art by Greg Capullo is out of this world. If you think he did his best work on Batman, you ain’t seen nothing yet! In Reborn Capullo flexes his muscles by drawing different diverse landscapes and all sorts of characters.
All of Capullo’s panels are filled with detail, and they capture complex emotions while still making it easy to follow. Only one issue in, but Reborn may become one of the things Capullo has ever done.
I didn’t know anything about this book when I walked into the comic store over the weekend. All I cared about was that Millar and Capullo were onboard, and that was reason enough for me to buy it. but simply put: Reborn is a must-buy.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mark Millar’s work, I still say check this comic out. Reborn has all the best elements of sci-fi and fantasy, and f you’re a fan of “Game of Thrones” or “Westworld,” this book is worth a look. Millar and Capullo are about to tell an epic story here, and you don’t want to miss the fun.