Rogue State #1
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Rogue State #1

Writer: Matteo Pizzolo Artist: Carlos Granda Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: November 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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What if a contested Presidential election plunged America into turmoil? What if political violence consumed the streets? And what if a raging Supreme Court, in a strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, legitimized and deputized all militias, transforming the entire country into a paramilitary police state?
What if a freedom fighter emerged from the chaos, raised a civilian army, and carved out a territory across the United States?... pushing out police, militias, and National Guard... enforcing its own laws... Sovereign.
What if Americans refused to be governed?
In this speculative fiction comic book series ripped from tomorro more

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 16, 2022

    Beautifully detailed and filled with visual thrills throughout, the art in this issue of fantastic on every page and panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Nov 21, 2022

    An uneven story that oddly highlights a building-scaling character's argument mar this premiere issue. Some memorable artwork and colors salvage the book, which feels more like the first 30 or so pages of a graphic novel instead of an episodic series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Nov 29, 2022

    'Rogue State' has big ideas but its mixed tones undermine the story a bit. Pizzolo tries to find the right balance between fascist violence with rebellious opposition through some compelling characters. It's the flippant attitude and unseriousness of those characters that defy their circumstances and create an imbalance in the storytelling. Yet, with all that said, 'Rogue State' offers a lot of thought-provoking themes and excellent art. You'll want to know how this ends.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 16, 2022

    Rogue State has potential and maybe as it gets going things improve. But, as an opening issue, Rogue State #1 falls into the trap so many high concept comics have lately. The concept doesn't match the execution and things fall short of what is promised. It feels a bit scattered in its focus overall. We'll see if that continues to be true but for a first issue, this one stumbles. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Nov 21, 2022

    A solid premise and some good ideas are betrayed by an utter lack of followthrough. Read Full Review

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