With a few months of downtime, Rasputin raises not from the dead but more of a “mid-season hiatus” as Rasputin #6 opens the second arc of the acclaimed historical-supernatural Image Comics series.
Rasputin #5 opens as a sombre chapter in this series. Russian troops are defending the Glacian border and the imagery takes on a new found mutability and horror.
Rasputin #9 offers plenty of tension with the greatest of ease. Followed by an unknown set of assailants : the supernatural healer is dodging gun fire and facing the frozen tundra of the Russian outskirts.
Rasputin #3 opens in a most confusing but visceral manner,via flashback narration. The opening monologue unveils Rasputin’s relationship to knives, proving a short and settling read as the panels descend to show the results of a knife wound.
You’ve heard the legend. Sung and boogied to the song. Seen Christopher Lee and Alan Rickman play him on screen but never in this genre has a character like Mikhail Effinovich Rasputin dominated a title such as this. Chronicling the days before the “mad monk” earned his reputation Rasputin examines his fantastical life in the outskirts of Russia. Boozing, picking fights and resurrecting the unjustly dead, this is not the character you think you know.