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Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6 - Forever Rogues Review

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The Rogues square off against villains working for the Crime Syndicate in this thrilling finale!

The Good

By far, this was the highlight, for me, to come out of FOREVER EVIL. Writer Brian Buccellato's grasp of these characters is phenomenal. There's a lot of love and depth to them and at no point will the reader feel like these guys (and gal) blend together. They're all stand-out characters who each add their own element to the mini-series.

The opening pages really focus on a character readers haven't seen much of, Pied Piper, who did appear in the last issue as well. The opening pages gives fans a bit of insight into who he is and a few of the things he had to overcome during his time as a villain, even though he never really considered himself a member of the Rogues. It's an utterly fantastic way to open this issue and transition into the main story. It gives readers a bit of a break from the giant battle taking place to get a closer look at one of the "good guys" in this book.

What this book does brilliantly is changes how the folks of Central City see the Rogues as well as how the reader sees the Rogues. While these guys are villains, they'll do anything to defend the city they love. The closing of this book is incredibly satisfying and makes you want this to keep on going.

Above everything else, this is a delight to read. The issue is a lot of fun and part of that is thanks to Scott Hepburn's art and Nick Filardi's colors. The colors really pop and highlight the art extremely well. The two-page spread, towards the end of the issue is downright amazing. There great flow and movement and it's one killer moment in this issue.

The Bad

What sucks, and I mean SUCKS, about this issue is that the future of this team is completely unknown. Buccellato put together an incredibly fantastic book and now, it's done and what fans will really want is a solo series of these guys, which will probably never happen.

The Verdict

FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION is a tie-in that's not only worthwhile, but a must read for FLASH fans, even if you're not into FOREVER EVIL. Buccellato shines bright when writing these characters. There's a lot of love here for the Rogues, and the ending is what really elevates this team to a whole new level. However, what fans deserve is a series starring these characters written by Buccellato. Regardless of that, I highly recommend this issue and mini-series.

17 Comments
Posted by Maddpanda531

We need a Rogues ongoing now.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Someone start a petition so that Buccellato will write a Rogues series.

Posted by CantDance93

I asked Buccellato on twitter a few times if there was going to be a Rogues ongoing, he said it wouldn't sell enough, and that he tried but it's not going to happen. He could be lying, but I don't think it's happening ;(

Posted by johnny_blaze

ROGUES ONGOING NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by TommytheHitman
Posted by TheManInTheShoe
Posted by TommytheHitman

@themanintheshoe: Ooh! Can I help write it? I'll start it right now if you want!

Posted by Frozen

Is Black Adam in this story?

Edited by AmazingWebHead
Posted by johnny_blaze
Posted by timelord

It's funny how this and Red Lanterns have more of focus on humour rather than being dark and grim all the time which is odd when there both "Villains Books" and a Rouges ongoing is desperately needed. They gave Aquaman a second title so anything is possible.

Posted by patrat18
Edited by mightyrearranger

Rogues rule, all others drool

Also, Pied Piper was the bomb this issue. So happy. :)

Edited by RaggedScarecrow
@mightyrearranger said:

Rogues rule, all others drool

Also, Pied Piper was the bomb this issue. So happy. :)

Agreed. PP's inclusion was definitely a pleasant surprise. An ongoing about the team would be nice, or at least, better than yet another weekly.

Posted by mak13131313

Excellent issue! This whole series couldn't have been any better. From the writing to the art everything was done to perfection. The Rogues definitely deserve their own ongoing!

Edited by The_Comebacks

ROGUES ONGOING NOW!!!!!!!

Totally agree. The Rogues Miniseries has been the best part of forever evil.