Rasputin #2

Rasputin #2

Writer: Alex Grecian Artist: Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

With the ghost of his dead father for company, Rasputin leaves home for the monastery, where he fights monks, has a chat with God, and meets the man who will eventually murder him.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 24, 2014

    Rasputin is cleverly written and beautiful to behold; something, again, as simple as giving a secondary character some background information is twisted into a clever ending that leaves a lasting impression. Rasputin really is something special from three creators who are giving it their absolute best and when you have a group as talented as this at the top of their game youd be an absolute fool to pass this one up. Another instant Image gem, so go out and buy it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Nov 26, 2014

    Again this issue ended and I found myself saying, “Wait, that's it?!” I want more of this series! It came out of nowhere and really impressed me. The story is original enough and I like reading these ‘here's what really happened' alternative takes on popular events. I know it's just a fictional interpretation of true events but who cares? Grecian and Rossmo are crafting a modern tale that feels like it draws on ancient and powerful legends. It's captivating and keeps the reader rapt with focus from the first to last page. Oh wow, now I'm gushing over this book too. I guess I owe Walt an apology. Rasputin is topnotch is every respect – add it to your pull list immediately! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Nov 29, 2014

    Throw in the typically beautiful artwork from Rossmo and, well, if you're not reading this book already then I strongly suggest you start. There are panels that have no words but with Rossmo's knack for visual story telling there is no lack of story being told. In reality, the picture truly is worth a thousand words, or at least a few word a bubbles to keep the story rolling. I'm definitely on board after the first two issues to see how this story progresses, and most importantly, I need to know just why Rasputin is being murdered by his closest friends. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Dec 7, 2014

    Another excellent chapter in this fresh take on the Russian legend. Cinematic and very stylistic, a fine addition to the comics that came out this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 25, 2014

    This is an extremely well-plotted comic that should pique the interest of anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Vendetti Dec 1, 2014

    This series is as much about Rasputin's life as it is about his death. Grecian structures this story beautifully, using a younger Rasputin to build pathos so that we feel something profound as we witness the final moments of his life, while Rossmo and Plascencia lend to a book that is as brilliant to behold as it is to read. Though the quick succession of events in this issue cause it to experience the same brevity that Rasputin #1 was prone to, this issue includes additional dialogue that aids in balancing out the pace. And still, there is so much said in such few words, and what results is a story that builds powerfully before it brusquely ends, leaving us longing for the next installment. Visually breathtaking and masterfully scripted, Rasputin is already proving to be not one to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Nov 26, 2014

    The story, its brooding nature, is one of intrigue and mystery even if we know the end. Grecian and Rossmo keep up the pace here but it's hard to decide whether or not that pace is the appropriate one. I don't think this issue will pull readers on the fence in but, I do think it's a great indication of whats to come which I have high hopes for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Oscar Maltby Nov 27, 2014

    Rasputin #2 follows the blueprint set by the first issue pretty much to the letter. Riley Rossmo's art is still gorgeous and Alex Grecian's almost-silent script is once again a breath of fresh air in modern comics, although this does mean the issue is a little too much of a quick read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Nov 25, 2014

    Rasputin is full of promise and blessed and offers a wonderful premise. It's still too early to tell if it'll deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 30, 2014

    This is a strong next step in the story as we begin to meet people who will have an impact on Rasputin's later life and again, Rossmo's art is phenomenal and worth the cover price in every sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 25, 2014

    What we are seeing is that Rasputin will takes its time telling us its story and, because of that, some issues might fall a little shorter than the others. I feel that once the stories are all collected they will compliment each other wonderfully, but that means we will get chapters that don't give us too much to get excited about. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Nov 26, 2014

    But no matter how great this book looks, it has to do something soon if it wants to hold people's attention. If you were a huge fan of the first issue, then perhaps you'll get more joy out of this second instalment than I did. However if you were on the fence about this series, I'd consider just saving your money and skipping Rasputin #2. Until we're introduced to some truly exciting characters, and the plot starts to show some direction and stop stagnating in one place, I see little reason to follow this series. I still think this book has potential, but right now it's being wasted. Read Full Review

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