Story By: Mark Millar
Art By: Greg Capullo
Cover By: Greg Capullo
Published by: Image Comics
Imagine that when you die you wake up in another world surrounded by your loved ones who have already died. Everything is different, yet the same. If you can imagine that, ask yourself: how would you deal with it?
In Reborn #2, we get a closer look at the world where people go when they die. Or in this case, we see where our main character Bonnie went after she died. Instead of heaven and hell, we get Adystria and the Dark Lands. Basically, Adystria is where the good go, and the Dark Lands is the landing spot for the bad. This is not just for humans either, but for pets as well.
In issue #2 we meet Roy-Boy, Bonnie’s dog that died years ago. In this world however, Roy-Boy is as big as a horse and can carry Bonnie around. And speaking of pets, this issue also introduces us to Bonnie’s former cat who is now known as General Frost serving Lord Golgotha, the leader of the Dark Lands.
Yup, you heard right: this book features a cat General with the ability to bring ice spikes from the ground. And he’s pissed at Bonnie for that time he got fixed at the vet.
Bonnie’s father, Big Tom, explains to her she is the chosen one. Much like Bonnie, we still do not know why this is. She’s given a sword made specially for her and she learns that all of the people and pets of Adystria have been waiting for her arrival.
This of course brings up a ton of questions for me, like: why is this world filled with people who were part of Bonnie’s life? Why is Bonnie the chosen one? Is there someone or something pulling the strings in all of this?
More than likely we’ll get answers in upcoming issues. Right now, all I do know for sure is that Mark Millar knows how to tell epic stories, and what he is setting up here is a massive fantasy tale with unlimited potential.
Meanwhile, the art of Greg Capullo continues to impresses. As good an artist as he had been for decades, I still say he’s doing his best work in this book. Every panel is filled with detail. There is even a massive treehouse that fills two pages and is absolutely stunning.
I thought Reborn #1 was great, but issue #2 just blew me away. As I said in my previous review, if you love fantasy, sci-fi, Game of Thrones, or just a good epic tale, then this book is absolutely perfect for you. And all those question this issue brought up? I plan to find out all the answers by picking up this excellent series from Millar and Capullo.