Rogue Sun #4
Written by Ryan Parrott
Art by Abel
Colors by Chris O’Halloran
Letters by Becca Carey
The Rundown: Dylan’s attitude towards his father could keep him from tapping into the power he needs to survive.
Dylan’s training with his father continues to go poorly as the young hero continues to hold onto his anger and bitterness. Something that only increases when he returns to school and is confronted with the consequences of his actions. After being confronted by his mother regarding his activities, Dylan leaves when the stone warns him of danger.
Unfortunately, that danger is attacking innocent people and he can thank his half-sister for setting it free. As Dylan confronts the creature known as Demonika, he finds himself ill equipped to stop her and an unexpected rescue could prove to be more dangerous.
The Story: Parrott crafts an entertaining story that continues to be hampered by its main character. As exciting as the action and intrigue are, Dylan continues to be a character that I cannot connect or empathize with. Lacking any qualities that make him interesting makes it hard to care what happens to him. While the mystery of who killed his father is interesting, he also becomes more and more unlikeable as the story progresses. Good action and world building aside, there’s still a lot this story lacks to attract me as a reader.
The Art: Abel delivers some stellar art on every page of the issue. The characters look great and the action is visually thrilling.