Following the grisly events of Bloodlines, the woman formerly known as Jessica Blute – a.k.a. Jen Fellows, a.k.a. Jennifer Blood – finds herself involved with a new class of criminals. This one-woman bane of organized crime is supposedly dead and buried, and that’s exactly what she wants the world to think. Now, however, a visit to her original penitentiary gravesite puts Blood in the crosshairs of a vicious prison gang – one that has no idea of what’s about to hit them! Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 is the start of a whole new story that’s new reader friendly and evokes 80s action films.
Written by Fred Van Lente, Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 is a solid start to the new miniseries, one that any new reader can walk right in to. I regularly read the series when it debuted many years ago, loving the over the top action that reminded me of films I grew up with. Admittedly, I fell off from reading each subsequent series and it’s been quite a while since I have. That being said, the comic catches readers up with everything they need to know making it easy to jump right in to and appreciate.
And if you’re a fan of 80s action films, you’ll appreciate it. Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 has a vibe that’s a little Cobra, a little revenge films, delivering a read where the dialogue should just be expected as cheesy and the action unrealistic. And it works, it works well. Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 delivers exactly what you’d expect and readers of the series will want.
Artist Robert Carey delivers the cool with color by Dearbhla Kelly and lettering by Jeff Eckleberry. While the action here isn’t quite as prevalent as one might expect, Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 delivers more than enough to keep readers engaged and excited. Part of the visual fun is not knowing where things are going to go. There’s a build up to each moment and visually, you never know where things might go. It could be some amazing action, it could just be a cool back and forth in dialogue. It’s just a solid visual delivery the entire time.
Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1 is a good jumping on point. If you just want a comic that knows exactly what it is and delivers some good action where the bullets fly and body count rises, look no further. This is a series that delivers exactly what the audience expects and enjoys.
Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Robert Carey
Color: Dearbhla Kelly Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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