Comment by Cameron Olsen — August 1, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
It was a great ending. Only one thing left me confused, but its a small thing. I do hope there will be something as awesome as the Bone 20th anniversary for this in 2038!
Comment by Corton Rider — August 2, 2012 @ 6:23 pm
Easily one of the best endings I’ve ever read. I am so so so amazed at the effort that was put into this series and how different it was from Bone. I hope that people see this as your new masterpiece and that it becomes just as recognized.
Comment by Marcus Martinez — August 2, 2012 @ 7:49 pm
RASL’s ending was perfect and it couldn’t have been better! I have no clue what I am going to do with my life until Jeff Smith’s next comic comes out! Thank you, Mr. Smith, for all these great comics you are writing and keep up the good work.
Comment by Cameron Olsen — August 2, 2012 @ 10:46 pm
I thought this whole series, including the ending, were absolutely amazing! Just like Bone, It was perfectly paced, and brilliantly written. Well done!
Great Conclusion. The whole thing was very cinematic. But I have to ask, was the “Tell the truth but leave out…” moment another Maltese Falcon riff? Anyway, the classic caper film element was a nice way to off set the sci-fi stuff. A great combination. Thanks Jeff!
Comment by Christopher — August 4, 2012 @ 11:31 pm
Just finished Rasl number 15, really enjoyed. Had no idea Rasl would stand for anything. Loved the noir stoy. Re-reading 1-14 before, reading 15 helps with clearing up small details. Keep up the good work, Jeff and the rest of the cartoon books crew.
This was a really extraordinary book that quickly became one of my favorites of the lst few years. Surprising this didn’t get more coverage in the press. It was a highly praised book in all of the shops I visited.
Thanks, everyone! It’s good to hear you all thought it was a good ending. You never know…
Christopher: Yes, you have it right; “Tell the truth but leave out the…” is an almost verbatim recreation of Sam Spade’s instructions to to his secretary Effie. There were a couple of Maltese Falcon riffs in RASL, starting with the fact that Rasl, like Sam, was sleeping with his partner’s wife. Sam Spade’s partner was named Miles! And issue #15, when it is reprinted in the new trade collection will be given the title: Taking the Fall, another ref to the noir film.
Excellent ending to an amazing series. When I met you at a book signing in Toronto a few years back, Jeff….you were kind of surprised that I had been reading RASL since I had only been 14 at the time. I’m proud to say that I’ve been following the series since its initial release, and have been anticipating each issue until the end. Thanks for the amazing series Jeff and Cartoon Books! Best wishes!
P.S. A RASL film directed by David Fincher would be amazing. Although, any film version of RASL would never be able to top the comic!
-Evan S. Walpole
Comment by The Lobster (Evan) — August 7, 2012 @ 10:06 pm
I loved RASL. I think I liked RASL more than Bone. The ending was satisfying, which I’m really happy about. So many series end without a good resolution. I can’t wait for the next Jeff Smith outing, what will it be? RASL II?
Comment by Stefan Lisowski — August 8, 2012 @ 4:43 pm
(oh, and I did like BONE a lot, so saying I liked RASL possibly more is a high compliment…
Comment by Stefan Lisowski — August 8, 2012 @ 4:47 pm
Is RASL on a delayed digital release schedule? I’ve got the first 13 issues on Comixology, and I;d love to read the last two.
F***! I didn’t know the series was going to end this quick! RASL is one of my favorite comic series ever, definitely my favorite one that was currently in production. Oh well, I’m looking forward to reading the final issue. Thanks for the great comics.
Story on a whole was very fantastic. I felt that the ending would have benefited from an epilogue, but beyond that it was tight and very very well composed. It ended on a good note and I absolutely adored Sal throughout the series.
This is a must-buy for me once compiled into a single edition.
i just read the ending of rasl in the fourth collected volume. it was really a nice work, and it got me really interested in the work of tesla, such an amazing charachter. But i just want to let you know that maybe missed something because i didn’t understand who the small child girl is?
nice ride, waiting for your next project.