Comic Review: Rumble #1 (Image)

If you like a challenge, I challenge you to pick up issue 1 of Image’s Rumble. It’s like trying to walk in a blinding winter storm, with cars rumbling by, […]

If you like a challenge, I challenge you to pick up issue 1 of Image’s Rumble.

It’s like trying to walk in a blinding winter storm, with cars rumbling by, wind whipping around your legs, disorienting you. You think you know where you are, and then: white out and confusion.

The first issue, entitled: Soul WIthout Pity, Pt 1: The War and the World, is written by John Arcudi, art by David Rubin and colors by Dave Stewart.

So, Rumble is back! As a first time reader, picking up this issue, even though it is an “Issue 1”, was quite the adventure. There is no explanation, summary, or foreword to help the first time reader. So be it, here goes from my perspective.

There once was a helpful God named Rathraq. Back before the stone age/cave dwelling days. He cleared out a bunch of monsters. so he was a good sort of God. Well, he was trapped and partially destroyed during ‘negotiations’ with the Queen of the Monsters.

Anyway, Rothraq returns in modern day, altered in appearance. There are still monsters around, hanging out on city streets. These monsters are doing bad things, and are very very naughty. Next issue: Rathraq the Reaper!

I loved the wacky art and coloring, but as you may have gathered, spent the entire time wondering what was going on. Your mileage may vary, especially if you have read previous stories in the Rumble catalog.

Image Rumble #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. M for Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!