Rifters #1

Image Comics

Written by Brian Posehn and Joe Trohman

Art by Chris Johnson

Colors by Mark Englert

Letters by Joe Sabino

The Rundown: Two time traveling enforces go looking for a pair who could destabilize the time line.

In the not too distant future the secret of time travel is revealed by a tech genius to the public. Unfortunately, that technology falls into the wrong hands, specifically the public. When a corrupt President uses the technology and his power to enrich himself, time travel becomes a chaotic landscape that requires the creation of a team to clean up the time line.

Geller and Fenton find themselves given a new case. A case that will bring them to Chicago in the time of Prohibition. Their mission is to find and stop a pair of social media clowns using the time line for clicks and follows.

The Story: Posehn and Trohman craft a fun and often funny story in this first issue. The story is interesting conceptually and there is a great deal of potential in this series and with these characters. I liked the lighter tone of the story a lot and the fun of combining time travel and the dark elements of culture make for some interesting character moments and scenarios. The plot creates some great moments that make me invested in both the story and its characters.

The Art: Johnson crafts some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The different time periods are wonderfully done and visually engage the reader.

Rifters #1



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