Rogue Sun #3: Image Comics Review

Apr 25, 2022

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Rogue Sun is one of the best ongoing titles in comics. Ryan Parrott and Abel’s third issue is further confirmation of that, adding a major wrinkle to the story. More importantly, Parrott and Abel further establish the title’s unpredictability.

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

Of course, with this story being centered around a high school bully and a fractured family, it should be hard to anticipate what’s next. As much as his dad was a superhero, Dylan could easily use his power for the wrong reasons at some point. But Rogue Sun #3 takes things a step further. Truly, there’s no telling what’s going to happen next issue and beyond.

On top of the story being told, the pairing of Abel and Chris O’Halloran is another reason this book is one of my favorite monthlies. Abel’s style is cool on its own, but O’Halloran’s color work makes it seem like these two were made for one another. This gritty pairing perfectly reflect the tone of the story being told.

And if you’re coming across this but haven’t read a single issue of Rogue Sun yet, you don’t have to be familiar with the rest of the Massive-verse to enjoy this title. I only note that because I’ve gotten the sense there’s confusion on that front, both online and off. So, if some of the other titles in the shared universe didn’t hit you right — as much as I like them all – know that Rogue Sun is its own thing.

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