Sunday, January 19, 2014

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #4 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Scott Hepburn and Andre Coelho
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 15, 2014

Full House

The Rogues continue to battle their way through Gotham minus Captain Cold.  Mr. Freeze can't get no cold and Clayface still can't get no respect.  Trickster is saved by Tumblr and the Royal Flush Gang has a huge card up it's sleeve.  Still, the Rogues always stick together...even when they're apart.

Rogues Rebellion has been a mixed bag for me.  On one hand, I love the Rogues and how Brian Buccellato writes them.  On the other hand, the title seems to be the most unnecessary of the Forever Evil tie-ins.  Well, this issue changed my mind.  This was my favorite issue of the run so far.  Why?  Because Buccellato shows us what makes the Rogues so great.  In a world gone bad (sounds like a summer movie trailer), the Rogues are actually good guys.  They stick together and only want to get home.  However, the Gotham villains aren't so good.  In fact, they all want a piece of the Rogues and it takes a surprise change of heart to save the team. Unfortunately, the ending shows they are still in alot of trouble.

Another reason the Rogues and Buccellato nail it this issue is the fun factor.  It's cranked up this issue.  You get jokes that are actually funny and over-the-top, zany action.  The final escape by the Rogues is so good, showcasing the teamwork and madcap fun that's become their signature.  

The art is shared between Scott Hepburn and Andre Coelho and while both do a good job, the transition is noticeable. 

Bits and Pieces:

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #4 is my favorite of the arc.  Buccellato shows why the Rogues are such a great team; they are fun, not so evil and always stick together.   I am looking forward to next issue more than any time in this mini.


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