Thursday, March 27, 2014

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Scott Hepburn
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 26, 2014

We are Family 

Brian Buccellato turned what looked like a throw away mini into a great Forever Evil title.  It's been a slow burn for me, with each issue getting better and better.  The same goes for Scott Hepburn's art.  I wasn't a fan at first, but he's won me over big time.  Now that the book is over I'm sad to have my time with the Rogues come to an end and hope to see them all again really soon.

Brian Buccellato changes things up a bit this last issue by featuring the Pied Piper.  He's a part-time member of the Rogues and is here for a few reasons.  One is to kick ass with his musical abilities.  The better reason is to show how good a guy he is and also how good the Rogues are.  You see, the Pied Piper is gay.  The Rogues don't care about that.  Nope, they care about the person and like I said, Piper is a good person. So, in this mini and the villains' month issue, Buccellato has shown the Rogues to be  fun loving criminals with hearts of gold who also are unprejudiced and loyal to their own.  In other words, they are awesome.

The issue goes even a step further by showing Central City's attitude towards the Rogues change as well. They are Heroes and are finally being treated that way.  Of course, in order to do so they have to fight a plethora of villains that arrived at the end of last issue.

This is where this final issue shines.  It's a battle royale and royal rumble all rolled up into one.  Grodd versus Trickster is my favorite part and the Trickster's one liners are hilarious.  Pied Piper joins the fray just in time, but the battle is still teetering towards the villains.  Then a surprise Rogue shows up and turns the tide by reminding the rest how great they really are.  It is so good and the final explosive attack really stresses that this is a team that is best when relying on each other.

Scott Hepburn makes everything look great and gives readers two standout pages that are the best of this series.  I was down on his style for being too cartoony at first, but it really fits the book and the team.  I have now become a fan.

The only real downer of the issue is I'm not sure what's going to happen to the Rogues.  I have really grown to love the team, the individual members and their interactions with each other.  I hope DC keeps them around.

Bits and Pieces:

Rouges Rebellion #6 was a great ending to an increasingly great story.  Brian Buccellato has made me not only love the Rogues, but respect them for what they stand for.  Scott Hepburn's art grew on me and this issue was great.  The Rogues are true heroes and I hope the team is here to stay.



  1. The was so awesome!! Made me tear-eyed a bit, they felt like badass heroes at the end, which made it all worth it all!!

    1. Totally agree! This was my favorite montly book this other being Smallville: Lantern #3