Rumble (2017) #2

by Nathan Koffler on January 17, 2018

Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: David Rubin
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Publisher: Image Comics

Rumble #1 of this reboot was my first encounter with the Rumble comic book series. The first issue was cool but kind of confusing to me as a new reader completely unaware of the characters or storyline. This issue didn’t necessarily give me major backgrounds on the characters, but where they are written into the issue definitely helps me understand their role a little better.

The first thing that struck me about this issue was the artwork. David Rubin, whose collected comic book works isn’t necessarily huge yet, is maybe one of my favorite artists in comic books right now just based off of Rumble #1 and this one. It’s not that the artwork is realistic or beautiful, it is amazingly cartoonish, yet still so detailed and gory and it is an absolutely perfect fit for this series.

John Arcudi is beginning to reveal to me how everyone I met in the first issue is connected. At the same time, I am getting to know Rathraq a little more as well. I am beginning to fall in love with the monsters and their lore and am excited to see more of how the world is working around humans and monsters fighting.

I could tell that there is a lot of great in this series from the first issue and I am already convinced I have found that greatness. This issue is still not that clear for a new reader, and I don’t know if that is what Arcudi even wants, but it is still great and I am wanting to join the group of people who know and love Rumble.

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