The Rattler OGN #1

The Rattler OGN #1

Writer: Jason McNamara Artist: Greg Hinkle Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $14.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Ten years have passed since Stephen Thorn's fiancée vanished without a trace, and he has grown into a prominent, if bitter, victim's rights crusader. Despite the cold trail and lack of leads, he stubbornly refuses to give up the search. And then...he begins to hear her voice in the strangest of places.

Pursued by his own organization and questioning his sanity, Stephen embarks on a grisly journey to save his long-lost love. As he unravels the truth of her disappearance, the body count rises and Stephen finds himself ensnared in a trap that had been set for him long ago.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 23, 2014

    This book isn't good in a qualified 'They did it on their own, so good for them' sort of way. It is just plain damn good compared to any other comic on the shelves right now. If you didn't get in on the Kickstarter, then hopefully this book gets picked up by one of the major publishers and can receive a major release. If it does, then you need to pick it up. No matter what your preferred genre of comic book reading material is, The Rattler is sure to be one of the very best things you'll read all year. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Mar 25, 2016

    A dark and compelling mystery that holds a horrible and psychologically charged secret at its core, "The Rattler" is a fantastic effort in giving me flop sweat while I read a comic. Seriously, I've read some dark stuff in my time, but there's been nothing quite like "The Rattler" to shake me to my core. McNamara and Hinkle have done a great job in capturing that "Holy shit!" feeling when situations take a turn for the worst and you know there's nothing you can do to stop it. Greg Hinkle's art is spectacular here as the grey tones and use of a single colour throughout brings out an almost Hitchcockian aesthetic to the whole affair while Jason McNamara's writing digs into the very soul of you, exploring every horrible and dark nook and cranny you wish you didn't know about. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Apr 3, 2016

    If a scary story with a sad and sympathetic bent is what you seek, I highly recommend checking this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Feb 16, 2016

    The Rattler is a brilliant little find, it's a wonderful and twisting story that deserves (I think) to be a lot longer than it actually is. That would be my one complaint, that the story was over just a little too fast; I think this puppy could have had a little bit more mileage. In saying that, I would still strongly recommend you pick this up. If I find myself devouring a comic as fast as I did this one then I'm definitely enjoying myself, and I love the fact that the ending was not a cop out, it just served to make it all the more real and complete a tale. I will be genuinely surprised if, ultimately, this does not get optioned, as it practically screams Indy movie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Feb 20, 2016

    Not every love story needs to play by the same rulebook and The Rattler is a testament to the darker sides of the needs, wants, and madness that come with relationships. Amazingly, despite the grave subject matter, The Rattler is also a ton of fun. It dares you to put it down and not complete it in one sitting (you will) and paints a portrait that isn't grotesque so much as it is tragic. Twists and turns can be found aplenty, but the ending is a legitimate gut punch that isn't telegraphed, but still very sincere without an ounce of shock for shock-value's sake. It's never contrived and plows over the few familiar trappings with ease with gripping storytelling borne from the minds of two true collaborators. Loss, grief, determination, and love; The Rattler refuses to let go. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jun 11, 2014

    This comic has its redeeming aspects. It probably has a target audience, and fans that will dig it. I am not one of those people. The artist is great. The writer understands how to tell a story, just maybe not this story. Read Full Review

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