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Review: Bloodshot: Definitive Edition

Want to know what inspired the Bloodshot film starring Vin Diesel? Bloodshot: Definitive Edition has you covered collecting issues #0-13!

Story: Duane Swierczynski, Matt Kindt
Art: Manuel Garcia, Arturo Lozzi, Barry Kitson, Matthew Clark, Matt Ryan, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark Pennington, Clayton Crain, ChrisCross
Color: Ian Hannin, Moose Baumann, Brian Reber, Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Rob Steen, Dave Sharpe

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Preview: Bloodshot Definitive Edition

BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION TPB

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, MATT KINDT
Art by MANUEL GARCIA, ARTURO LOZZI, BARRY KITSON, MATTHEW CLARK, MATT RYAN, STEFANO GAUDIANO, MARK PENNINGTON, CLAYTON CRAIN, CHRISCROSS
Colors by IAN HANNIN, MOOSE BAUMANN, BRIAN REBER, CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Letters by ROB STEEN, DAVE SHARPE
Cover by DAVID AJA
$24.99 | 352 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 11th

Before Vin Diesel’s BLOODSHOT hits the silver screen in 2020, experience the hit series that debuted Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commando with this essential standalone volume!

From acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons), and Matthew Clark (The Adventures of Superman), the BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION trade paperback collection represents the blockbuster first year of the breakout Valiant series behind the upcoming major motion picture from Sony!

BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION TPB

Preview: Green Arrow #42

Green Arrow #42

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Matthew Clark (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s Parasite Season for Green Arrow. The Emerald Archer must hunt down the power-sapping purple powerhouse-alone, in a maximum-security prison, running low on arrows-and after the tapeworm terror has feasted on a buffet full of metahuman criminals. Prison reform, Ollie? You shoot arrows in people; that’s straight up medieval!

Preview: Green Arrow #41

Green Arrow #41

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Matthew Clark (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“LESS THAN” part one! At Superman’s request, Green Arrow escorts Parasite back to Stryker’s Island Prison, but Parasite feeds off the super-powers of the other inmates, breaks away from Arrow and causes a prison riot. On his own, with only the arrows in his quiver, Green Arrow will have to keep all the villains at bay and take out an overpowered Parasite!

Preview: Harbinger Wars Compendium TPB

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR182017)

Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to a collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!

Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.

$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4

Preview: Astro City #42

Astro City #42

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

At long last, it’s the origin of the Gentleman! Lord Saampa and his Serpent Cult strike in the US…but are they here to serve their scaly god, or to save a soul? And either way, can the Gentleman stop them? Plus: Another incarnation of Astro City’s counterculture champions-this time, one you’ve seen before!

Review: Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

WWREB Cv1_dsAfter suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.

Writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with Wonder Woman: Rebirth which feels like a Christopher Nolan mind trip… on acid.

There’s been a lot of changes to Wonder Woman during the New 52. Her relationship to Superman. Her origin. Her being the God of War. A lot of changes. A lot of controversy.

Wonder Woman: Rebirth seems to lay to first steps to walking a lot of those changes back, but unless you’re aware of what’s happened, I’m not quite sure you’d care a whole lot.

WWREB_1_2At its core, this issue feels like a horror comic with its spiral into the “truth” as the issue progresses, it’s a strange tone for the issue, but makes sense in some ways for the narrative and what’s presented. I wonder if the series when it launches will continue this tone or be a bit lighter of a vibe that makes Legend of Wonder Woman work so well.

You can see what was being gone for, but I’m not quite sure it’s vital enough that one needs to get this issue, or even should. At it’s core, it calls into question whats come before, and there’s nothing laid out that jumps out to me that’s vital for when the series kicks off in a few weeks.

The art duties are split between Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp and it’s very noticeable. There’s an odd shift that definitely caught me off guard and took me out of the story for a bit. There’s definitely some nice images, I’m thinking of a splash page with a shattered image and different incarnations of Wonder Woman. But, overall there’s some issues with the character design and how she looks.

The issue sets up what’s to come, but it’s tone feels so odd for a Wonder Woman comic and just feels like it’s goal is to call into question the entirety of the New 52 Wonder Woman run. I trust Rucka, but this issue definitely has me less excited for his run.

Story: Greg Rucka Art: Liam Sharp, Matthew Clark
Story: 6 Art: 6 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: Shaft: Imitation Of Life #4

Shaft: Imitation Of Life #4

writer: David F. Walker
artist: Dietrich Smith
cover: Matthew Clark
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

The only thing John Shaft wanted was a simple case, one where no one got hurt or killed. He figured working as a consultant on a low budget film would be easy money. He was wrong… dead wrong.

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Preview: Bloodshot #11 Goes Blow-for-Blow with Harbinger Wars

Valiant has released a preview of Bloodshot #11 from writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Barry Kitson! Bloodshot continues his one-man incursion behind the enemy lines of the Harbinger Wars right here on May 15th with the next chapter of an all-new, self-contained story arc for the most brutal book on the stands!

Everyone says they want what’s best for the children…but Bloodshot’s the only one who’s willing to fight for it. After a lifetime of lies, destruction and pain, he’s vowed to use his extraordinary abilities to do one simple thing: keep these kids alive, even if they’re terrified of him. The war for the escaped children of Project Rising Spirit, however, has been waging longer than Bloodshot realizes. And what can one soldier do when he’s up against two powerful, secret armies?

Before H.A.R.D. Corps hits the scene in Harbinger Wars #3 (of 4), find out everything you need to know about the nonstop action event of the summer right here on May 15th, only in Bloodshot #11!

BLOODSHOT #11
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (MAR131322)
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK (MAR131323)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 5/15/13

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Preview – Bloodshot #7

Valiant has released an advance preview of Bloodshot #7 by writer Duane Swierczynski and guest artist Matthew Clark! With Harbinger Wars on the horizon, get ready for a special, standalone issue detailing Bloodshot’s brutal history in the Valiant Universe. As Project Rising Spirit’s most advanced experiment prepares himself for a key role in the war that’s coming, do not miss this essential prelude to the event that will tear the Valiant Universe apart this April!

Recently, the unstoppable, nanite-infused weapon known as Bloodshot was set free by the mysterious Dr. Kureitch, who implied that the two of them shared a past. Now, we will finally see how far back their twisted, symbiotic relationship goes. Bloodshot and Dr. K used to be extremely skilled at tracking and capturing [REDACTED], and the result of one botched mission in particular now threatens to make their futures very, very painful…

BLOODSHOT #7 – ON SALE JANUARY 16th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (NOV121336)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121337)

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