I remember when I picked up the first issue of Rasputin, from Image Comics. I was instantly hooked and immersed in a different world. Now it's time for readers who didn't get a chance to check out the series, or ones that want the whole thing collected to get excited. Written by Alex Grecian, with art by Riley Rossmo, Rasputin Vol. 1, is hitting comic book stores this June. For those of you who don't know, the story centers on Rasputin's life and provides readers with a look at his history. In one night he's poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, and drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. But how did he get from Siberia to the Winter Palace? And why was it so hard to kill him? All of those questions will be answered in this volume.
For me, I'm looking forward to the release because I only had a chance to read the first three issues. I didn't stop reading the comic for any reason in particular, but sometimes you have to cut down on your pull list for various reasons. Nonetheless, I'll never forget how blown away I was by the impact of Rossmo's art style in combination with Grecian's tasteful way of writing a script. I can't wait to catch up, and see how the creative team handled this memorable character. Rasputin Vol. 1 collects issues #1-5 and will release on June 24th.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.