Rumble #2

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: James Harren Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Last week, Bobby LaRosa was miserable—miserable with his dead-end job, his callous ex-girlfriend, and his lazy, loser skinhead buddy. This week, it’s all sword-swinging scarecrows, guts-dripping demons, a giant bog mummy, and six headed monsters! Right now, last week’s not looking too bad. You get some answers, more questions, and a whole lot of crazy in the second issue of RUMBLE.

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 26, 2015

    To wrap this up nicely, Rumble is as carefully crafted as it gets. It just might be my new favorite comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Jan 20, 2015

    Rumble is a well-oiled machine that continues to impress. The action is powerful, the artwork is bewitching and the steadily unraveling storyline intrigues. Get you some if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 26, 2015

    Weird, random and really enjoyable, "Rumble" has me engrossed in its surprising world. I'm excited to see how its storylines collide and its ideas play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Jan 22, 2015

    I found this issue to be really good but the story itself is very vague on what's happening. I actually didnt even know the character Bobby had a last name until I read up a brief intro of the issue. I love the design of the characters and the creatures that appear. The artwork from James Harren is really amazing and colors from Dave Stewart are really amazing. I will stick with this series because I really love the art in this series and after seeing the scarecrow holding a giant sword really had me pulled in. I also love the look of the other creatures as well. However, I really want the story to come in and really blow my socks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 21, 2015

    World building can take shape in a lot of different ways. Narration, expository dialogue, slow discovery are all options for introducing readers to a world and set of rules they do not yet know. Arcudi and Harren have made all of those feel dull as a result of the story telling choices made in the first two issues of Rumble. In a lot of ways, that makes the events of the issue difficult to discuss. Rumble is a book that simple needs to be read. Arcadia is a fantastic creator who has had fantastic stories alongside great creators in the Mignolaverse. James Harren has similarly created some excellent work in recent year, and Dave Stewart is one of the best colorists in comics. Each name has become its own argument to checking out a book, and here they are together. From pacing, to panel lay outs, to color choices and the overall tone of the story, Rumble is simply fantastic. Dive in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 20, 2015

    As soon as an issue ends you want to pick the next one up immediately and it's such an awesome feeling to have as a reader. Rumble is what I look for in a story: interesting characters, subtle humor that doesn't overstay its welcome, crazy characters that you won't see anywhere else, and gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 20, 2015

    Granted, this comic's biggest strength is also its greatest weakness - namely, its aversion to anything related to a high concept, instead cribbing off the Mignola school of weirdness told well. Or at the very least, told beautifully. There will be plenty who don't appreciate the scattershot pacing of Rumble, with its inexplicable mutant demons or its massive, sword-swinging protagonist. But the artwork absolutely merits the price for admission, and if the slowly evolving narrative is any indication, Rumble may be a bet that will pay off for readers in the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    BGCP - Shaun Ketchion Jan 21, 2015

    Slow starting but with a solid action packed story that adds more details to Rathraq's agenda. Good potential for expansion and fantastic art. Worth picking up even if you can't grab issue 1 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Pablo Arriaga Jan 21, 2015

    John Acurdi and James Harren are killing it with "Rumble." When people ask you, why is it good? You tell them it's like reading a Twin Peaks episode with Louis CK comedy, while listening to Gorillaz. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Jan 21, 2015

    Rumble isn’t really here or there yet. It has interesting characters, fun and believable dialogue, dark and humorous elements and, a muddled plot. I wouldn’t jump on board just yet unless you have faith in these creators or are truly curious. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jan 21, 2015

    Back to what I know. This comic is strange. Yet I somehow want to know more of what is happening. I want more weird creatures, I want more battles, and I want more Bobby. So Rumble dudes keep up this crazy story because I think I will be along for the ride. Read Full Review

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