Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #1
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Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #1

Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Pat Oliffe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Great jumping on point! Three years have passed since the Rough Riders last adventure, but when an assassins' bullet takes President William McKinley's life, Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt is thrust into the role of Commander in Chief.  As a country mourns the loss of their leader, Roosevelt believes that the assassin is part of a bigger conspiracy, ones whose tentacles reach back to Europe and whose intentions are to destroy humanity through world-wide ANARCHY.

To stop them Roosevelt must convince Harry Houdini, Jack Johnson, Thomas Edison and a surprisingly very alive Annie Oakley to band together again. But time has straine more

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Feb 22, 2017

    As strong of a performance as last year's ROUGH RIDERS series was, even being chosen as TFAW's Comic Book of 2016, this second installment got even better. Glass' writing is one of honoring these notable figures and he does it to perfection. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 25, 2017

    Murder and mayhem in America's past cause the Rough Riders consternation, but deliver joy for those reading their adventures. A terrific alternative history tale that will delight all readers. The addition to the cast is a particular joy. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 26, 2017

    This issue is a great bridge from volume 1 to 2, which allows for some of our heroes to reconnect from time passed as well. Glass continues to build on this semi historical, semi science fiction world, incorporating more outrageous elements (like Teddys train) to the mix. Oliffes artwork, combined with the excellent coloring of Eltaeb, makes for a visually appealing debut issue to this new arc. There isnt a lot of action here, but thats ok. This issue lays the foundation to what is bound to be another action packed, over the top adventure with winks and nods to our American history. If you havent checked out Rough Riders yet, this is a fantastic time to do so. Even better, get this new #1 and the trade paperback of Vol 1, and you are all set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Jay Loving Feb 20, 2017

    Bottom LineRough Riders: Riders On The Storm is off to a good start. Once again blending historical fact with the fanciful. That cannot be an easy task to achieve, but the track record of this creative team is there, and I expect they will deliver admirably once again. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 22, 2017

    This new Rough Riders series is a solid launching and jumping on point that should work for new and old readers alike since it hits all the right notes. Adam Glass delivered well with the launch of the first series and this works with what's been established while making fairly smooth reintroductions for new readers here. While the story itself is less than clear at the moment the catalyst elements are in play and I'm definitely curious to see how his group will come together for it. The big winner with this issue is the combination of Olliffe and Eltaeb as it's a great looking book that makes you feel like a part of the time period with the look of the locations, the costume design, and the overall tone of the colors. There's a lot to like here in general and while existing readers will likely get a bit more out of it it works solidly for new readers as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Feb 23, 2017

    Steampunk fans will love this series, but really anyone interested in Houdini, Roosevelt, et al, would enjoy it too. The story feels like a lost chapter in their history, not something made up by a Hollywood writer. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 22, 2017

    I'm going to read the first volume of this series and at least another couple of issues from this arc. I'm curious if it can rise above the rest. It's off to a good start considering that I finished it and was entertained, but we'll see in the end. Read Full Review

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