Artwork by Fernando Dagnino
Mr. Untouchable is the antagonist in this issue's vignette. Shelley has (somehow) made his way to Metropolis and finds himself - quite by coincidence - in an apartment building that quickly becomes the setting of a firefight between the police and a group of thugs led by Untouchable, who gets his namesake from a red force field suit. Yah, it's pretty campy and straightforward, but that's the point. Let Batman and Green Lantern deal with Earth-shattering events - Mitch Shelley just wants to figure out who he is.
Shelley's death and resurrection this issue gives him telekinesis. I wouldn't be so averse to this power if Scott Lobdell wasn't shoving TK powers down my throat over in Superboy. Telekinesis seems like such a cop-out power; it's range and scope change depending on the writer, and there's no uniform consensus on how the power should be portrayed. Even here, Shelley uses his TK to disarm the previously untouchable Mr. Untouchable without even breaking a sweat.
Resurrection Man is consistently one of my favorite titles offered under the 'New 52' banner. Mitch Shelley's journey mirrors the narrative style of comic books in the 1960s, when characterization was shown not told and readers could make inferences themselves without needing to be led through cosmic event after cosmic event.