Comic of the Week: Rogue Sun #3 from Image Comics

Apr 29, 2022

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Rogue Sun #3 variant cover

Readers got the finale to a book everyone’s been waiting for, and another issue of Saga came out. Marvel readers got another good issue of Punisher, too. Despite all this, Rogue Sun is the title that gets top billing this week.

Image Comics
Written by: Ryan Parrott
Art by: Abel
Colors by: Chris O’Halloran
Letters by: Fonografiks

While Abel and Chris O’Halloran’s art style is some of my favorite stuff out there, quite a few of these other titles have impressive work, as well. The real separator is what Ryan Parrott and Abel do with the story.

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Rogue Sun #3. For spoiler-free thoughts on Rogue Sun #3, check out my review from earlier in the week.)

Rogue Sun #3 is a major step in the development of the title’s story. While Parrott and Abel further developed the story’s main character, like in the first two issues, that was not the primary focus. Instead, we get a couple twists and put the focus on Dylan’s half-siblings, mixing them both up in the issue’s twist.

Now, Parrott and Abel didn’t need to have the double-twist. Making the younger brother evil was interesting enough, and it was very much believable. But by misleading readers from essentially the first issue and making the sister evil, they’ve escalated the level of mayhem Rogue Sun can feature moving forward.

Honorable Mention:
Saga #58 - The Fourth Man #4 - TMNT The Last Ronin #5 - Punisher #2 - Something Is Killing The Children #22 - Hotell Vol. 2 #5

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