Rebels #2

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
N/AUser Rating

While Seth Abbott patrols the New England forests with his militia, his new bride Mercy holds down the home front. But whatever honeymoon period the growing American Revolution affords them is cut short when Seth and Ezekiel go on a daring nighttime raid determined to deny the British access down the Hudson River.  

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 13, 2015

    There's a very good build to events here and giving some solid progression for both the revolutionary side and the story of the characters, separately and in various groups and configurations, it leaves me wanting a lot more to see how their lives go and what they become involved in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Beckner May 14, 2015

    For now my biggest problem with the series is that Issue 3 isn't out for another month. I get the feeling that this series will be best served in the trade format, especially for the antsy reader. While I'm hooked by the style, pace, and tropes of this series, Rebels may be a sharp departure for many comic fans. So What? What is stranger than a far off past revivified? Whats more action packed and blood filled than revolution? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick May 14, 2015

    It's a standout in the historical comic genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin May 12, 2015

    Rebels may still have a little work before it becomes a sensation, but that doesn't stop it from being a fascinating read. Being much more than an entertaining historical yarn, this this tale has tons of emotion, with Seth's attempt to balance his Rebel and family life resulting in fabulous tempo. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns May 15, 2015

    This issue's cliffhanger makes me want to read Issue 3, but I really want to know more about these characters and their motivations instead of relying solely on captions and historical records printed elsewhere.Rebelsis another great concept put forth by Wood, but next month I'm looking forward to moving past the “elevator pitch” and into a story that I can relate to and perhaps learn from as well. As a miniseries, this might be a fine positionto be in, but if Rebels is to truly be an ongoing series, then we need more characters to root for—not simply one man who serves as a curatorof historical knowledge and little else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth May 13, 2015

    Ultimately, Wood and Mutti might not succeed in telling a perfectly cohesive and concise story. What they do incredibly well, however, is bringing this world to life in a way that none of us will ever be able to experience elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 14, 2015

    This is actually a hard series to review. Really it's going to be a new conflict each issue until we reach some inevitable outcome. That said I don't know if I'll review the entire thing, but I'm going to give these first six a read for sure. It's interesting to see this extra drama added to the founding of the country and Seth and Mercy's relationship is one that I now care about. If you like period pieces then you're probably already checking this one out, but if not then give it a shot. It might just surprise you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman May 19, 2015

    But at this point I kind of just want to stick with AMC's Turn and call it a day… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 18, 2015

    "Rebels" #2 is a book where there are flashes of greatness but, overall, it doesn't seem to live up to its full potential. With time, hopefully Seth Abbott will become a more compelling character, and Wood and Mutti's story will continue to flesh out his humanity. For now, though, it's not bad but not so compelling that you'll be dying for the next issue, either. Here's hoping that, as the rebellion grows, so does the need to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AIPT - John F. Trent May 13, 2015

    Rebels #2 was quite disappointing. The writing seemed fit for a superhero comic with a terrible villain monologue. When there was no dialogue, Wood relied on heavy exposition to get his point across. There was also a large gap in the middle of the book where he decided to show us what happened every day on a homestead in the woods of Vermont in the 18th century. Mutti's artwork, combined with Bellaire's colors, were the highlight of the issue bringing the 18th century to life. Although, I am not sure I buy Seth Abbot as a seventeen-year-old. Rebels has so much potential for a great story, but it just doesn't deliver. Read Full Review

Be the first to rate this issue!

Click the 'Rate/Write A Review' link above to get started.

Reviews for the Week of...