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Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #2 - Shattered Review


The Rogues take on the Crime Syndicate and Parasite!

The Good

Deathstorm and Power Ring have the Rogues cornered. While they may escape, they end up having to face a very hungry and very angry Parasite.

If you've been reading and you're caught up on FOREVER EVIL, then you know what's going on with the Rogues: Captain Cold lost his powers after Deathstorm rearranged his DNA to take them away. This issue gets a bit more in depth with that particular scene and what happens right afterwords.

A good chunk of this issue is the Rogues taking on Parasite in an incredibly satisfying and fun battle. The Rogues are really outmatched by Parasite, but writer Brian Buccellato keeps it entertaining and moving forward. There is a good element of of fun prior to the fight when Archer shows up for a whole three seconds. Buccellato knows how to write these characters. There's a lot of love within the writing and he really has a great voice for each of them.

One of my main problems with the first issue of this mini-series was the fact the art styles were so different. Patrick Zircher and Scott Hepburn didn't mesh that well, although they are both extremely talented in their own right. This issue boasts artwork solely from Hepburn with Nick Filardi on colors. While Hepburn and Filardi provide more of a cartoonish style, it emphasizes the fun of the issue. Sure, Forever Evil is a pretty gritty story filled with the loss of hope and no sunlight for the kids, but the Rogues group is a tad more light-hearted. When Hepburn is the sole artist on the book, the more fun side of the Rogues really comes through, but it never completely loses the seriousness of the situation.

The Bad

Not too sure on where this mini-series is going. From where it leaves us off, it seems like these guys are bouncing around from villain to villain. We started with Deathstorm and Power Ring, moved on to Parasite, and ended up at Poison Ivy. Hopefully, that's not the case.

The Verdict

The second issue of ROGUES REBELLION didn't grab me as much as the first issue, but it was still a great read. It's a ton of fun watching some of my favorite villains in the DCU go on the run in a world run by some truly terrifying bad guys. Buccellato has a lot of love for these characters and it truly shows. Overall, it's a truly fun read and I highly recommend it.

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Posted by batmannflash

Please give The Rogues their own ongoing now!!!

And Poison Ivy at the end of this issue! wooo

Posted by feedonatreefrog

Hepburn and Filardi

my oh my

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Please give The Rogues their own ongoing now!!!

And Poison Ivy at the end of this issue! wooo


Posted by HushoftheWind

i guess the new battle of the week is gonna be the Rouges vs The Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Im calling that shizz right now.

Posted by Wilbertus

I really enjoyed this issue. From the sollictations it was already clear that the Rogues would end up in Gotham, so I didn't mind that too much. My only grievance was that it was over so soon. It was a very fun issue indeed!

Edited by ccj77

The Rogues are my favorite villains and I hope they get their own ongoing out of Forever Evil. But, why did I just pay 2.99 for 4 pages that weren't in Forever Evil #3 last week.

Posted by cobra88king8

My primary problem was that half of this issue was just rehashing what we already saw in Forever Evil.

Edited by timelord

Would have been 3 stars for me to much of this was done in Forever evil 3 I did not even notice the art change though so that was a plus

Posted by infernopig

horrible art...

Posted by comicbookfan93

I didn't enjoy the art as much but even though most of this was covered in Forever Evil #3 I still enjoyed and the Rougues need their own ongoing

Edited by WWAJfan

great issue

Posted by Mrgreenlantern

This mini series needs to become a ongoing ASAP! Rogues might be some bad people but they have a damn code and follow it well

Edited by anandak47

the art on this book was amazing...........this guy needs an ongoing

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

i guess the new battle of the week is gonna be the Rouges vs The Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Im calling that shizz right now.






Posted by mightyrearranger

I actually preferred this to the first issue. The rehashing of FE3 wasn't fantastic, but I'm really loving how Mirror Master's powers are being used to kind of give the reader a glimpse at various cities during the Syndicate's takeover. It also offers more panel time to villains who wouldn't otherwise be highlighted or even shown in the core story (Firestorm's foes, Parasite, Ivy, The Archer, etc...).

Posted by patrat18

Parasite seems unchanged by the new 52. Which i like.

Posted by cameron83

Make a rogues ongoing

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Good issue