Chirper Box (Resonant #1 Comic Review)

Writer David Andry

Artist Alejandro Aragon

Colorist Harry Saxon

Letterer Deron Bennet

Parenting is never easy. For something so beautiful, there’s nothing quite as terrifying. Constantly worrying about what they do and how their environment will decide to behave. Trying to adjust for such things in order to keep them safe is no easy task. Now imagine being a single parent of three, surviving the apocalypse with two special needs children of the three.

To make matters worse, the family is clearly preparing for something big. They repeatedly mention waves and how there has been a lull in them recently. Creating a perfect and seemingly only chance for dad to leave to seek help and more food. During preparation, discussing ground rules and what needs to be done daily. The eldest convince him everything is gonna be fine and the father heads out on his quest. Be sure to take chirpers with you.

This comic has a very gritty and yet welcoming home kind of vibe. The familiarity these kids have with these waves and what they do is uncanny. Showcasing that this is something these children were raised around. Dad doing his best to give his children a good life despite the awful world they live in. It is rather inspiring.

Thoughts

This is a great introduction to this post-apocalyptic, suspenseful, parent thriller. As a dad, I’m really able to feel the fathers pain as he tries to explain to his kids why he has to leave them alone. It does very well to showcase the struggles of not only making the right choices as a parent but also the inherent risks of every choice. making it very easy for me to empathize with our story’s head of household. While on the flip side showing perhaps the naivete of young kids, innocent yet very much in danger because of that very innocence. I’m interested to see how the two dynamics play a role in the future plot.

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
Pretty strong start for this series. I have a serious feeling that this is gonna be the horror book for parents, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Good
  • Relatable
  • Suspenseful
  • Mysterious
Bad
  • Enigmatic
  • Seems like a comic version of Bird Box
7.4
Good
Direction - 7
Ambition - 7.2
Cohesion - 7.5
Flow - 8
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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