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Review: Rogues #2

Rogues #2

The Rogues are back for one last heist… robbing Gorilla City. The series’ debut was amazing delivering loveable losers who you almost feel sorry for. Former villains who for the most part can’t catch a break, and without a solid support system fall back into old times… since their support system is each other. Rogues #2 continues things as the team head out on their mission and take readers into a very unexpected world.

Writer Joshua Williamson continues the adventure as we see this slightly out of their prime group of villains try to pull off one last heist. Williamson throughout the issue delivers some wonder as we inch closer to the reveal of Gorilla City but it’s the focus on the humor and relationships that really stands out.

You really get a solid sense of who each of these characters are. The personalities, good and bad, are on full display as they snipe at each other and don’t quite get along. But, as it is with the Rogues, when it’s time, they get their act together and get things done.

Gorilla City is the most unexpected aspect of the comic. It’s a very interesting and great take on it all, feeling like a solid evolution of the concept of world. Like the Rogues, we’re left slightly off-kilter as what’s discovered and again like the Rogues, get to explore this unexpected city.

That wonder is brought to life by Leomacs with color by Matheus Lopes and Jason Wordie and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. What’s revealed is very cool and has such personality. Gorilla City feels both familiar and foreign with a design that takes elements from so much and then makes it all its own. The city, the characters, every detail adds such personality to the story and feels like each has a story to tell on their own.

Rogues #2 takes what works with the Rogues so well and puts it front and center. This is a group that is its own support even with all the sniping and arguing. They’re a family whether they recognize it or not and they each bring something to the table. They’re the screwups and villains you’re sort of cheering for and want to succeed and finally find peace and happiness but know that’ll likely never happen.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Leomacs
Color: Matheus Lopes, Jason Wordie Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: comiXology/KindleZeus Comics


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