Rumble (2017) #3

by Nathan Koffler on February 14, 2018

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

It is clear that John Arcudi is one of the best comic book writers of all time and will be considered as such for a very long time. This issue is proof of his talent and vision and proof that he has the ability to take a vision and creatively execute it.

This third issue starts us off with a Rathraq, stuck in hiding and anxious to get revenge. Something that makes Arcudi’s storytelling so great is the way he can create several layers within the story and keep you engaged. This issue does this beautifully by giving us a glimpse into what different groups of people are doing and slowly bringing them all together. Everything in the issue is fun and exciting and the characters are strange and hilarious. The world of Rumble comics is a really interesting and unique world and it’s issues like this that do a great job at taking you for a roller coaster ride through all of it.

The artist for this Rumble series is different from the first few volumes. David Rubin’s art, as I know I’ve said before, is just so damn perfect for this story and these characters. He creates this place that I never want to physically be in and characters I never want to be physically be around, but am obsessed with wanting to watch every part of their lives in this book. He, along with colorist Dave Stewart, has designed a visually rugged yet beautiful place that draws you in at the first glance that you get.

I have gone back and read a lot of Rumble that came before this volume to attempt to catch up and I am convinced that if you are a fan of anything Rumble before, you will absolutely love this volume’s series as well. John Arcudi stays very true to the universe he created from the very beginning and has taken these characters through a lot and we’ve gotten to be a part of all of it. I enjoyed this issue even more than the first two because this one feels like it is now pushing the story forward in major ways, but definitely without rushing it.

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