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Review: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5

How do you stop an unstoppable weapon?

After a search-and-rescue mission gone awry, Project Rising Spirit’s most powerful supersoldier is alone and AWOL – and only the H.A.R.D. Corps can recover their missing asset! But the team’s abilities might not be up to the task…not when they’re facing off against the untested might of the living weapon of mass destruction codenamed Bl

Thanos snap had an immediate and effect on the world around him in Avengers: Infinity War, and just like that, the optimism I was left with after Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #4 didn’t completely suck is gone, and I am left wondering, not for the first time, just what the hell is going on with this book. The was far from an easy read, but not for any of the right reasons.

Where issue #4 seemed to be the turning point from less than average to average, this issue attacks the faith I had that we would finally be getting comics worth reading. It is, frankly, somewhat predictable and almost boring. Not at all what you want in a comic. Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #5 is essentially a long drawn out conversation between Bloodshot and Gunslinger, and while there are cool moments (such as Gunslinger using power sequences during his conversation with Gunslinger), there isn’t enough here to make the issue worth reading.

Which is a shame because although I was never find of the concept behind this series, I never wanted (or expected) it to fall as flat as it has done.

The best thing I can say about this series after five issues is that because it’s a prequel, you won’t need to read it in order to follow Bloodshot’s story from Reborn, USA Island and Salvation which is good because you’re really not missing much. When it comes to reading this series, one could (perhaps should?) be asking “what’s the point?”

Story: Kevin Grevious
Art: John K. Snyder III
Colourist: Jason Wright Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 5.5 Art: 5.4 Overall: 6.1 Recommendation: Pass

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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