A common-man account of the American Revolution

Not merely rehashing the tales of the most famous men of the time, Rebels details the epic story of the colonists, explorers and traders, wives and daughters, farmers and volunteer soldiers who, in a few short, turbulent years, created the brand-new nation of America.

Art by Andrea Mutti, Jordie Bellaire, Lauren Affe, Matt Taylor, and others. Published by Dark Horse Comics.


Rebels: "A Well-Regulated Militia"
1775. With the War for Independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn as the demands of the front lines and the home front collide.

Includes the short stories: 
"Goodwife, Follower, Patriot, Republican"
"Liberty's Daughter"
"Stone Hoof"
"Bloody Backs"


Rebels: "These Free And Independent States"
In 1775, Seth Abbott fought to win his fellow Americans their independence. In 1794, his son, John Abbott, comes of age as their new nation faces multiple new threats: high seas terrorism, fresh aggression from Britain, and intense political division at home. When Congress authorizes building America's first navy--the famous "six frigates" that include the USS Constitution--John Abbott signs up.

Includes the short stories: 
"The Virginian"
"Brooklyn Heights"
"The Green Mountain Boys"


Brian Wood may be the best history teacher you never had.
— Paste Magazine
Rebels is a rare treat in the world of comic books today…. The book offers a great start to a more intimate story of our country’s founding, and is something that speaks a lot of truths about the state of our nation then and now.
— Nerdist
Absolutely entertaining, and thought-provoking. In today’s world where we’re still debating liberty and tyranny, Rebels is yet another timely relevant comic, much like [Wood’s] Demo, Channel Zero, Mara, The Massive, DMZ, and more.
— Graphic Policy
In Rebels, Wood focuses on the politics behind the war and the roiling discontent of the British colonists that eventually boiled over into eight years of bloody conflict…. [Wood and c-creator Mutti] have produced a historical drama that’s straightforward and easy to follow, but that doesn’t shy away from exploring stickier issues like class divides, the role of women in the colonies, and the complex distinction between friend and foe.
— Vulture
A masterful recreation of America in the 18th century.
— Geek Chic Lite