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Rasputin, Volume 2 by Alex Grecian

Rasputin, Volume 2Rasputin, Volume 2 by Alex Grecian

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A somewhat interesting alternate fantasy history for historical figure Grigori Rasputin. Unfortunately this volume doesn’t stand up by itself and I found the whole thing rather confusing. The story jumps back and forth in time from present day America to the last days of the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. Maybe if I’d read the first volume I would have loved it but I’m just not sure. It certainly seemed as if it had the potential to be quite fantastical but it ended up feeling like you just got preview scenes from a larger story.

Here’s Rasputin telling his life story to some reporter,  a decision I can’t quite wrap my head around to be honest.


There are quite a few splash pages throughout the book similar to this with quotes on them.  I find them strangely compelling.


This was the aspect of the book that I got pretty excited about but it didn’t go on long enough, just wetted your appetite for more.


I received an advance reader copy of this book through NetGalley’s Read It Now selections.

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I've been reading and collecting comics since the early 1980's. My absolute favorite comic characters are Dick Grayson, and Kitty Pryde, but I like lots of others too! I started collecting single issue comics when I was about 7 or 8 years old and it's been a lifelong passion of mine.

2 thoughts on “Rasputin, Volume 2 by Alex Grecian

  1. I’ve been following this series since its debut and it’s unique enough to stand out from the crowd. The artwork can be both fascinating and utterly confusing at times. I’ve also noticed that with the production of the series comes limitations on how much backstory you can really delve into. I feel like this could be a multiple series novel where it may truly shine story wise but yeah…there’s my two worthless cents! 🙂

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    1. This was a break from my normal superhero books. I wish I had an unlimited amount of money to spend on books, but such is life. I really like that most of the Image books are stand alones and I’ve been trying to get review copies when I can to sample. It’s just so hard to chose them though when I love DC Comics so much; that’s usually what I end up spending my money on. 🙂


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