By Anna Rose Greenberg
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: James Harren
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Its literally a whole new world of head-lopping action in this issue as things really start to open upand all the broken pieces come together. Finally, were bringing you the origin of Rathraq! And, in a way, the origin of everybody else, too.
Our Thoughts: It’s always a good sign when books open with war hounds massacring gods. Rumble #3 gives Rathraq’s bloody backstory, complete with demons, demon ghosts, and demon bureaucrats (the latter is by far the most frightening). This is juxtaposed with Rathraq’s current situation, crashing at the house of a deadbeat bartender and his friend. The writing style jumps between grandiose and silly, with some truly clever moments (I don’t want to spoil anything, but the issue of ‘how to keep a scarecrow god from burning’ is solved in a very innovative way).
James Harren’s art positively steals the show. His facial expressions are ridiculous in the best way. There’s a lot of attention to detail in all of the panels and the lines are very crisp. Each location is unique and elaborately designed even if it only appears in a panel or two.
Overall, this is a fun read. If you like scarecrow gods wreaking horrible vengeance upon their enemies and/or somewhat dopey young adults attempting to help scarecrow gods wreak horrible vengeance, this is absolutely the book for you.