From The Editor’s Desk: Rex Ogle on Resurrection Man
Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm
Like the phoenix, Mitch Shelley rises from his own ashes each time he dies. Unlike the phoenix, Mitch Shelley is not a mythical bird of fire found in the mythologies of everyone from the Phoenicians to the Romans. Mitch Shelley (a.k.a. the RESURRECTION MAN) has his own mythology based here in the halls of the DC Universe …
The first time I “met” RESURRECTION MAN, he was trying to help Supergirl save a little boy from cancer in 2008. The next time I ran into him was last year in BRIGHTEST DAY #13 when Deadman was trying to figure out who the White Lantern wanted to help save the world. Then I learned that back in the late 90’s, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning worked with editor Eddie Berganza to create a cult hit series following a man who dies a lot—and each and every time he dies, he returns to life with a new power.
What’s great about RESURRECTION MAN is that the story walks the line between science fiction (his resurrections are fueled by man-made tektite nanites) and the supernatural (agents of both heaven and hell want him for something). Without revealing too much, I can say, it’s got something for everyone.
RESURRECTION MAN is resurrecting once again as one of the new “dark” titles in the New 52, and will be scribed by creators Abnett & Lanning with art by Fernando Dagnino. Make sure you check it out…
RESURRECTION MAN #1 is in stores today.