Rebels #7

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Matthew Woodson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A perfect jumping-on point!

A standalone one-shot story featuring the lush artwork of Matthew Woodson (Northlanders, Meathaus), this issue takes the American folktale of Molly Pitcher and brings to it fresh relevance as a poignant commentary on the subjects of veterans’ rights and women in combat. Not to be missed.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Sep 25, 2015

    The tag line for the issue is “in which Sarah Hill proves her worth”. I am not sure to whom it is proven. Her husband already knew her worth. The reader, via the letter method, sees her worth. Yet to those for which she fought, her worth is no more than allowed by the law. Some people will say that's how it should be, the law of the land is the law of the land. I would counter by saying what if the law is unjust and doesn't serve to recognize the individual. It's sad to realize, that if we remove the trappings and politics of 1777, have we as a society moved that far along? Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Oct 16, 2015

    So, what are legends good for? Molly Pitcher's anonymity is powerful, because it's a reminder that there were many Molly Pitchers who served during the war. When history fails, folk tales might have to fill the gap. Wood reworks that tale to good use here. Cheers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 14, 2015

    Rebels has a solid enough story here and idea, but it all comes down to wanting to have those last few pages in a way. I enjoyed the story of Sarah from the war itself and found her grin infectious from it. And I'm in complete agreement with the presentation of what was owed and how there were creative ways to get out of doing it, which is a travesty. Recognition of the problem, even now over two hundred years later, is important. But I almost feel like we needed a one-off story to show it from the government position of why they chose it, those who fought against it – if any, and a real dialogue. The story is good but it just felt like a little too much moralizing, which is something that the series hasn't done in its opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Oct 1, 2015

    As the issue comes to a close, the creators leave the reader with a lingering sense of frustration. The final page of Rebels #7 is a magnificent one that requires no explosive exchanges or extravagant art to be affecting. It encapsulates the approach that the team has taken to tell this story, letting it speak for itself rather than providing any commentary within it. With so much care put into every aspect of the issue, it is no wonder that the final product is this impressive. Read Full Review

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