Rogues #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Leomacs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 31
9.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Ten years ago, the Rogues disbanded and went their separate ways. But time hasn't been kind to the former blue-collar super-criminals. Caught in an endless cycle of prison, rehab, dead-end jobs, broken relationships, probation, and endless restitution fees, the Rogues are sick of paying for their crimes. Luckily, Captain Cold has a plan. One last job that will leave them all richer than their wildest dreams and free from their past...if they can survive. This is the Rogues as you've never seen them before, reimagined by the incredible talents of master storytellers Leomacs (Basketful of Heads) and Joshua Williamson (Batman, The Flash, Infinit more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 22, 2022

    Rogues is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good story about bad people. Fans of The Flash will enjoy the story's focus on the villains, but true crime buffs will thrill at the concept. If nothing else, it should be encouraged as a supervillain study set outside of Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Mar 23, 2022

    With one of the most clever premisesand one of the most flawless executionsfor a superhero book in recent memory Rogues is something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 2, 2022

    Having enjoyed Williamson's run on The Flash immensely, I have been looking forward to this series since it was first announced. And Rogues #1 has lived up to my high expectation for this miniseries. I look forward to seeing what Williamson has planned for the rest of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 22, 2022

    Whether you're a fan of old-school crime capers or the Rogues or both,Rogues is a comic for you. The whole thing is flawlessly executed to such a degree that it's impossible to stop thinking about this comic long after it's read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Mar 25, 2022

    Pitch perfect writing and art infuse a new life into a tired premise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 25, 2022

    All in all, Rogues #1 is a reminder that superhero and crime stories complement each other nicely, especially with such gorgeous layouts and color palettes from Leomacs and Lopes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 22, 2022

    Joshua Williamson has had one of the longest runs on the Flash ever, and he was as well-known for his villains as for the titular hero. So when it was announced he was returning to the property for a Black Label series focusing on the Rogues, the response was very positive. It should have been, as these characters are perfectly suited for a pitch-black noir thriller exploring the grittier side of these workaday villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 23, 2022

    Rogues #1 is a hell of a debut. It'll have you feeling empathy for Snart of the other Rogues and quickly go to disdain. It touches upon a glaring gap in so many comics that there's little when it comes to programs to help reform former villains to prevent them falling back into old habits. It also emphasizes the years wearing on us and our regrets. It's a fantastic start that has us excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Mar 23, 2022

    Rogues #1 rises above its genre with a thoughtful, well-paced thriller that promises to rank among 2022s best DC titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 22, 2022

    Rogues #1 was a good start to a book that feels like the recent Suicide Squad movie and Peacemaker show.  It has honor and heart, and Joshua Williamson seems to be having as much fun writing it as I did reading it.  I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 22, 2022

    If you're interested in a heist movie/story with the ROGUES at the helm, just come knocking at ROGUES #1's door. It appears to be a mix between a comedy romp and crime caper with your favorite FLASH villains rising up against their down and out life. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Brian Villar Mar 22, 2022

    Overall, Rogues is a fun read, and a small real-life look into some of the many issues ex-convicts deal with trying to reacclimate with the real world. From the parole officer giving Snart grief just because to Bronze Tiger having to teach self-defense classes in a park because no one will rent a studio to him. Besides the overused one last score and misplaced panel, Rogues mixes comic book supervillains living with real-world issues perfectly. Issue two can not come soon enough as we want to find out what the last job will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 22, 2022

    Rogues #1 is a brilliant yet bleak glimpse at the future. It is clear that Williamson loves these characters and wants to pursue where they could end up if they continue down their current path. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Colin Moon Mar 22, 2022

    Illustrating the struggle of life-after-super-crime, Rogues #1 sets up a compelling 'one last score' narrative. Read Full Review

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