Review: Bloodshot USA #3

bsusa_003_cat-cosplay-coverNew York City is in flames. From the Bronx to Broadway, panic has taken hold…and Project Rising Spirit’s latest experiment – an airborne weapons test designed to turn eight million New Yorkers into nanite-infected killers – is already paying dividends. America’s politicians have demanded action…and you can bet your bottom dollar they’re going to get it when Bloodshot and Deathmate make a last stand to defuse NYC’s very own armageddon!

Up until this point Bloodshot USA has been a relatively straight forward zombie-like story with the Valiant equivalent to the zombie virus confined (for now) to the island of Manhattan. I’ve been enjoying the series so far, quite a bit actually, but this is the issue that will divide fans (or not, I suppose) on the story as a whole.

Being the anti-spoiler person I am, I’m not going to say anything more specific about said divisive moment in this review (you can probably find it after a quick google search), but it does change the direction of the miniseries quiet a bit, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The shift in direction for the story wasn’t entirely unexpected (although it does raise questions that I’ll talk about at a later date), but I felt that the Jeff Lemire scripted comic was well done. At this point when I see Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber‘s names on a cover I expect a visually stunning comic, and I was not let down in that regard.

Was Bloodshot USA #3 the finest issue in the miniseries so far? In a nutshell, yes it absolutely is. It’s a page turner from start to finish, and it’s not bloody long enough.

I need more!

Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Doug Braithwaite Colours: Brian Reber
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review