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Rogue's Gallery #1

Writer: Hannah Rose May Artist: Justin Mason, Triona Farrell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE
Writer HANNAH ROSE MAY makes her comic debut with rising-star artist JUSTIN MASON for an all-new series with DECLAN SHALVEY.
The Purge meets Scream in a home invasion thriller that follows disenfranchised TV superhero actress Maisie Wade as she is terrorized by an unhinged group of intruders cosplaying her day job's archvillains. If Maisie is going to survive the night, she'll need to be the hero she has come to despise.
GENRE Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller

REGISTER PITCH:
The Purge meets Misery in a twist on the classic slasher tale where a celebrity's biggest fans can become her biggest foes.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 20, 2022

    Rogues Gallery #1 comes off the rack hard and fast, laying an excellent groundwork for plenty of carnage and mayhem to come. That paired with frenetic and captivating art, rage-inducing coloring, and dynamic lettering makes what could have been a by-the-books slasher into something distinct and rapturous in this climate of fandom. Those elements, paired with the knowledge of the creative team and their previous work, make me excited to see not only where the issue goes, but to see May's splash in the comic landscape. Its clear she not only has the technical skills but a strong voice that deserves to be heard. Rogues Gallery #1 makes the case for the series to be added to pull lists immediately. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 16, 2022

    Rogues Gallery #1offers a searing look at the dark side of fandom, specifically the dangers of letting it overtake one's personality. Between this and Public Domain, Image isn't pulling any punches when it comes to commentary on the modern state of stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 20, 2022

    'Rogues' Gallery' is a thought-provoking study of comic book fandom and how it can all go terribly wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 21, 2022

    Mason delivers some beautifully detailed and stylish art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun and inventive and I love the contrast between the comic book world and the “real” one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 29, 2022

    'Rogue's Gallery' is a devilish delight that's as timely and as harrowing as real life. There's wish fulfillment here and I'm all for it as the tables are turned on a bunch of toxic so-called fans. What happens sparks joy deep inside my kind heart where I want assholes to suffer. We've all seen the unstable rantings of the loudest critics of pop culture and it's about time their actions met some consequences. May and Mason offer a riveting bloody satire made for this era.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jul 22, 2022

    While the book is effectively creepy and uncomfortable, its an odd choice to focus solely on a group of very unlikeable characters when solicits market Maisie as the star. She really only appears in two panels as herself, while her television counterpart gets a little more page-time. The cliffhanger ending makes it apparent that Maisies story is only beginning and that the next issue(s) may provide an altogether different perspective on the idea of fandom. Its certainly worth tuning in to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 18, 2022

    Promising start to a series that has a chance to have each issue outdo the previous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 23, 2022

    Rogues Gallery #1 is a fine looking book that is full of characters that for many, will feel uncomfortably familiar. A well paced plot also sets up follow up issues well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 20, 2022

    Justin Mason's art is a big part of what makes it work, with the characters and settings all having a lived-in feel while Hannah Rose May does a very good job at writing the mix of personalities in this group of fans. This is a solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 26, 2022

    ROGUES' GALLERY #1 only succeeds in one area: the art. Read Full Review

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