Rumble #1

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: David Rubin, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Rathraq is back! But who is he, exactly? Once an ancient warrior god, he was resurrected as a sword-wielding scarecrow. And now, Rathraq has transformed yet again-or has he? JOHN ARCUDI and new artist, superstar DAVID RUBÍN, give you the new face of Rathraq and a new direction for the series when the critically acclaimed RUMBLE returns!

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Dec 13, 2017

    Writer John Arcudi returns with a second volume of Rumble, this time joined by artist David Rubin, and the result is just as much pedal to the metal, absurd mayhem as the first volume proved to be. Rumble #1 isn't a book for every taste, as it's truthfully pretty weird. But I can honestly say you won't see much like it on the stands right now, and it boasts amazing art, rich colors and a truly unique story. Put simply, it's good to have Rathraq back. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Wilson Dec 21, 2017

    Rumble #1 is a great return for previous readers and introduction for new. Arcudi is setting up another crazy, monster filled fantasy story and Dave Rubin's art is a terrific fit for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Nov 29, 2017

    Rumble #1 delivers an interesting and involving introduction to the world of Rumble. It is one of the few examples where the story doesn't scare off newer readers but instead welcomes them by offering them easily digestible tidbits of the universes pre-existing history. While many of my pre-existing concerns regarding #1 issues stand in place, Rumble #1 offers hope that the story will go in a positive direction and not collapse inward on it's already expansive lore and mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 20, 2017

    For me the storyline is a tad confusing to follow from writer John Arcudi, maybe it helps with a dose of reading the 2014 version that you can understand more of the gist of what its about but it does bring into the light. We are kind of placed into the shoes of two characters Cogan, an old bearded man and a shape-shifting alien creature Otis who bumped into each to reinvigorate the memories of Rathraq, where Cogan explains the legendary story. We then switched to another story, a bald burly guy called Del who worships Rathraq who is heartbroken of his nonexistence since he had befriended him and his two friends who worry for him where he finds an unexpected conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Dec 13, 2017

    Hell yes welcome back! Rumble, while starting off a tad slow here, is a great return from Image comics best book of the last few years. New art, same old excellence. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Dec 14, 2017

    The new artist puts aside concerns of visual quality, but the issue tries to do much and sacrifices a reason for a new reader to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 19, 2017

    I can definitely tell that the series is going to be good and I will be following as it continues. The story may feel packed in this issue but through that, it shows that they if you just get to the next issue, it will be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Dec 13, 2017

    Perhaps 2018 will bring forth a better welcoming to the series. " Pierre Brown Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 13, 2017

    Ordinarily, I like weird. I want the writers to mash genres and I want the artists to color outside the lines, but Arcudi and Rubin miss the mark with Rumble. The story is thin and the art is cartoonish making it difficult to take the action seriously and providing little compulsion to expect much different to come in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    READ RUMBLE Dec 20, 2017

    Rumble is back! I absolutely loved volume 1 and I recommend people pick it up. This starts the second volume albeit with a new artist who I didn't care for that much and this issue is not a good jumping on point, so read volume 1 first. That being said the story is still good. It has heart, humor, monsters, weirdness...just an awesome book and character, so Read Rumble!

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