Rebel Blood #1 – Review

Posted on February 8, 2012

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Issue: Rebel Blood #1
Writer: Alex Link, Riley Rossmo
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

“The world went to hell in a hand basket. A highly infectious disease has turned every living thing into zombies. Your neighbors will rend your flesh with their bare teeth. So will the rats. And if the rats don’t, the squirrels will. Save yourself. Stay in the woods. Pray it hasn’t reached the wolves…and keep your gun loaded.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
BOOM! The words to start this story say it all! BOOM PEOPLE! BOOM! Riley Rossmo teams up with Alex Link to bring us into this strange world of animals with issues. The artwork is well beyond off the hook, and has totally been turned up to 11. Rossmo has this style that just screams this book is perfect in his hands. It is GORE-Geous with the emphasis on gore. What really got the artwork in this book a perfect score was a scene where characters moved about without and panel divisions. Rossmo played with this readers eyes and knew how movement would work from left to right. Of course you have to add in the great color work and the monstrous animals, because who ain’t gonna love that. In terms of the story, I need more now! The story is told in a different manner than most comics, with a decent amount of jumping going on. This is a very hard trick to pull off, unless it is done right. The main character has some great internal issues that play out on the pages. It leads to two levels of mystery being laid out here. On one hand you have the obvious animal issue but then you have this internal conflict being played out. Overall I don’t see how anyone could pass on this book. I’m done with #1 and I already want the rest to be in my hands right now. Jaw Dropping, Mother F*(!ing, Brain Tickling, Horror Comic Book Goodness!

Artwork: 5.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about Rebel Blood you can find it at http://www.imagecomics.com

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