A Review: RASPUTIN #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of RASPUTIN #1 from Image Comics. Alex Grecian writes, Riley Rossmo draws and Ivan Plascencia colors.

Rasputin is seated at the dinner table with his fellows, awaiting what is sure to be his final meal. He knows this, and can’t help but muse upon his life. He starts with his childhood and the father he never got along with. He revisits a couple of memorable incidents before drinking down the wine that he’s sure is poisoned.

“The Mad Monk” is a legendary character; so much that is known about him is mythical in proportion. This issue begins in the final hours of his life, using flashback to show us pieces of the moments that formed the man (with a few hints at supernatural ability, which fits the myth). The art and colors give an atmospheric feel to both the dinner and the memories which really help add depth to the character.

As a bit of a history buff, I’m looking forward to seeing how this book adds to the myth of Rasputin. They already have the beginning of a great story here. Check it out.

RASPUTIN #1 is available now at your FLCS or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )