I remember reading the first novel in this series, and it was one of the first-ever reviews that I ever did. I do recall mentioning that I was a massive fan of these random characters that I wasn’t sure I was gonna see again, so when I discovered there was a second and final novel in the series, I had to get down to reading it!
‘A Matter of Death and Life’ sees our story continue from ‘Dead Again’ with Mitch Shelley, aka Resurrection Man once again fighting to discover who he is. This time he picks up the help of Kim Rebecki, a detective with psychometric powers. However, Mitch finds himself in the crosshairs of both the Suicide Squad and the Body Doubles. Added to the mix are Heaven and Hell who both want to claim Shelley’s soul for their own and you have an action-packed novel. But nothing can prepare Shelley for the truth of the villain who has been orchestrating all this chaos in his life.
I will say that I do find the character of Resurrection Man, pretty fascinating. The idea that he comes back with a completely different set of powers that not even can predict means that there’s always some level of suspense about what’s going to happen. The big reveal in the last issue was pretty spectacular and this has been one very interesting series.
The artwork of the novel was not bad. I didn’t particularly think it was the most memorable, but the covers were decent. Overall, this was a very random series, but one that I enjoyed!
I mean damn. I didn’t see that coming!
Mitch obviously. The character development and his powerset is just phenomenal!
Story Arc: ★★★
Character Development: ★★★½