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Review: Metal Men #1

Metal Men #1

I know very little, next to nothing about Metal Men. So, going into Metal Men #1 I was interested in learning more about these classic characters.

Storytellers Dan DiDio and Shane Davis deliver a spin on the classic Pinocchio with an egotistical spin.

The issue revolves around Will Magnus as he reflects on the Metal Men, his time creating them, and the reaction to them. It’s an interesting start with a horror vibe about it when the rabbit hole is reached.

But, where Metal Men #1 falls short is the lack of characters that you want to cheer for. The Metal Men themselves aren’t given a lot of time to show off their personalities. Instead, the focus is really Magnus and how he developed and treated them. And Magnus does not come off well at all. It’s actually quite negative and it’s hard to like him.

What little we get of the Metal Men themselves is fine and they seem to be an interesting group, there’s just not enough of them.

There’s also a nice tie-in to the Dark Night event and the Dark Multiverse with the focus on Nth metal. Out of everything, that’s the most interesting aspect and having enjoyed this meta story, it’s great to see it pushed along instead of dropped.

The art by Shane Davis is solid with ink by Michelle Delecki, color by Jason Wright, and lettering by Travis Lanham. For as mixed as I am on the story itself, the art is beautiful to look at. That design also helps emphasize the horror aspects at times as well. There’s a solid juxtaposition. The Metal Men look fantastic and the comic has a solid amount of detail. The art is the highlight.

The first issue is an interesting one. There’s a lot that’s intriguing and I want to learn more but at the same time there’s little I care about as far as characters. The horror version of Pinocchio is what has me intrigued to continue. The first issue doesn’t quite have me getting what makes Metal Men so popular and beloved but it’s interesting enough for me to continue.

Story: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis Art: Shane Davis
Ink: Michelle Delecki Color: Jason Wright Letters: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #8

The Bloodshot Rising Spirit #8 preview text asks “Will we finally learn the truth behind Bloodshot’s origin?”

Not really, if we’re being honest. This comic actually creates more loose ends than it answers. That’s about par for the course with the series as a whole.

The series certainly took a turn for the better after Eliot Rahal joined the creative team. The back half of the series found a cohesive voice and direction. The series became an entertaining read after five somewhat forgettable issues.

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 does an admirable job of bringing the story to a close on a high note. It doesn’t do quite enough to change my gut feeling that this series as a whole is worth reading. If you want to know the highlights and major plot points, read the issues with Rahal’s name on the cover. The last three, honestly. While this issue does bring to a close the eight issue series that was supposed to tell the origin of Bloodshot, and it does deliver on the threads and hints from the previous issue or two, it doesn’t really give us anything more that we didn’t already know.

This leaves me in a bit of a quandary; while Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 is actually a pretty solid comic, but it does nothing to make the series as a whole necessary reading for Bloodshot fans. When you’re advertising that a character’s origin will be revealed, one would expect that there would be some form of closure or revelation beyond what was telegraphed the previous issue. It’s a somewhat disappointing feeling when you finish the series and realize that all we really took away was that maybe there has been more than one Bloodshot. Which we knew already, thanks to Jeff Lemire’s introduction of Quiet Man, Tank Man and the rest of the Bloodshot Squad in Bloodshot Island. And yet… the comic itself was actually pretty good, because Rahal is able to craft a fun story from his short time on the book.

When it comes down to judging the comic on its own merits, I think that Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 is a solid read, and I’d almost recommend you picking up the final three issues; but when you look at the series as a whole, I’m left feeling somewhat empty. It just isn’t that great of an eight issue run.

Story: Kevin Grevious and Eliot Rahal
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Art: John K. Snyder III, Diego Yapur, ChrisCross with Jordi Taragona
Colourist: Jason Wright Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 (of 8)

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #8 (of 8)

Story by ELIOT RAHAL and KEVIN GREVIOUX
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOHN K SNYDER III, DIEGO YAPUR, CHRISCROSS with JORDI TARRAGONA
Colors by JASON WRIGHT
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by MICHAEL WALSH
Pre-Order Edition by KEN LASHLEY
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 26th

Will we finally learn the truth behind Bloodshot’s origin?

This issue will change everything you know about the nanite-filled supersoldier. The action-packed ending of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT!

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #8

Exclusive Preview: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5

Writer: Kevin Grevioux
Art: John K. Snyder III
Colors: Jason Wright
Letterer: Simon Bowland

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 Bloodshot!

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #5

Review: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on June 26. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42

Story: Robert Venditti
Art: Ethan Van Sciver
Color: Jason Wright
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomu Morey
Variant Cover: Tyler Kirkham, Tomey Morey
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DARKSTARS RISING” part one! Hal Jordan is the paragon of a Green Lantern: Courageous and unrelenting. But even a hero can sometimes doubt the methods they’re known to use. And in those moments, something dark creeps in and it can create an evil the universe isn’t ready to face!