Baptized In Goobers (Resonant #5 Comic Review)
Writer David Andry
Artist Alejandro Aragon
Colorist Jason Wordie
Letterer Deron Bennett
Ty joined the congregation, following his friend that returned his knife earlier. The people there are very much devoted to Christ. Yet they seem crazy telling Ty they can survive waves without restraints. Meanwhile, Bec has to make bear repellant to keep them off of the crops a.k.a. their food from being pillaged by wildlife. Bec expressing her fear to Stef of a bear showing up and finding the garden. Miles away, Dad has his hands full dealing with Honcho. The owner of an island he’s found himself on after being sold by a woman who told him she had the supplies he needs. With more sand than what Honcho would like to deal with. He kills another prisoner in front of Dad to keep him in check so Honcho can explain their situation. Anti cannibal warriors.
Paxton(Dad) is having a pretty easy time at Honchos. Fighting cannibals and the like becomes easy in the world of Resonant. Paxton, however, refuses to take anyone’s life for Honcho. Even with someone behind him finishing his opponents for him. Meanwhile, Ty is getting baptized. Having survived the no restraint wave with the congregation, Ty seems to have found and safe and generally happier place than his home. Where his siblings Bec and Stef are dealing with the struggles of being less abled in this world of attrition. Despite all the spraying of repellant, A bear cub has begun to ravage the home crop. Where there are cubs, there’s a mom.
This story keeps just clawing at my heartstrings. As a parent, I feel Paxton’s struggle with the worry and doubt about his children. I’m glad he has someone near him that makes him stay on track. Rather than losing himself in the violence. Ty is living peacefully right now, but I have a serious feeling he is in for a rude awakening. One that involves the rules of the commune and how they live post society. Stef and Bec honestly have the least terrible burden, one made exceptionally difficult and terrible when you consider their situation. They are running out of supplies and the local wildlife surely isn’t helping. This book is amazing in my opinion and needs far more attention than just this.
Summary This series needs far more attention than it's getting right now. It accurately shows the struggles of a family while having me completely enthralled. Being able to keep up with three different post-apocalyptic scenarios is not easy. Let alone make all of them compelling.