Comic Review by Paul Fiander
Story By: Mark Millar
Art By: Greg Capullo
Cover By: Greg Capullo
Published: October 12, 2016
Diamond ID: AUG160565
When Mark Miller announced his desire to work with the best artists out there, few thought he would not be able to achieve his aim. To date his recent series have been pretty stellar with Huck his collaboration with Rafael Albuquerque my particular favourite. Now we have Reborn an intriguing series crafted by the pen of Greg Capullo as well as Millar.
Capullo is a talented artist who is most well known for creating the art on the recent run of Batman with Scott Snyder. This is the pedigree he enters the series with and thankfully issue 1 more than lives up to his reputation. From bench sitting chats to sniper shots his range is on display including a fantasy element that could stretch some but Capullo adds his own brush of panache to proceedings making it a treat for the eye.
The premise of Reborn is rather spoilt by the title as it is focused on the afterlife. However is you are thinking of a melodrama like Ghost then you will be sadly mistaken. The story is split into two parts in this issue with life in 2002.making up the greater percentage of the story. In of itself it is a look at the life of the elderly. Our main character……… is describing those she has lost and in her eyes we way preparing for death. It contains some sensitive writing from Millar, something he was not known for but is becoming his stock in trade in his new creative direction. From there though we get a tempting morsel of things to come as ……… is transported to to her new life.
Things end with a lot of questions that need answering and this issue has more than baited me to find out what is to come. MillarWorld is now more than ever a name you should take note of and with a desire for new writers to enter these worlds the future is certainly bright.