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Review: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7

In Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7, A rogue Project Rising Spirit agent is trying to finally show Bloodshot his true origin. Will he succeed? And Project Rising Spirit is under attack! Who will be left standing when the dust settles?

After five somewhat forgettable issues, this series is starting to find its feet. Issue #6 was a step in the right direction, and Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #7 continues that direction. It almost is enough to make me wish we had more than an issue left in this series. That’s quite the turnaround given I was genuinely tempted to not read the series after the third issue. That would have meant not even touching the review copies). But with the turn around in the series, possibly aided by the addition of Eliot Rahal, I found myself actually looking forward to this issue with cautious optimism.

This issue delivers what I have been hoping for from this series since the first issue. Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #7 actually has me looking forward to the next issue in this series. The comic has me finally anticipating the upcoming Bloodshot series coming later this year when Rising Spirit concludes.

There is one glaring problem with the comic. There’s an oddly distorted Bloodshot in the air from a slightly odd perspective. And that, honestly, is the only nit for me to pick here, which is a far cry from the first five issue in the series.

At the end of the day, this isn’t enough to redeem the series. Rahal will end the series on a high note if he keeps going like this.

Story: Kevin Grevious, Eliot Rahal
Art: Rags Morales and John K. Snyder III
Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #7

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #7

Story by ELIOT RAHAL and KEVIN GREVIOUX
Script by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by RAGS MORALES, ALESSANDRO MICELLI, CHRISCROSS WITH JORDI TARRAGONA, DIEGO YAPUR, GREY WILLIAMSON 
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by RENATO GUEDES
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by VERONICA FISH
On sale May 29th, 2019
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full Color 

A rogue Project Rising Spirit agent is trying to finally show Bloodshot his true origin. Will he succeed? And Project Rising Spirit is under attack! Who will be left standing when the dust settles?

Bloodshot Unleashed in Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7

The penultimate chapter of Bloodshot Rising Spirit is off to a gripping start! Who will be left standing when the dust settles in the action-packed Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7? Enjoy a preview of the exciting issue below!

Story by ELIOT RAHAL and KEVIN GREVIOUX
Script by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by RAGS MORALES
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by RENATO GUEDES
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by VERONICA FISH
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 29th

A rogue Project Rising Spirit agent is trying to finally show Bloodshot his true origin. Will they succeed?

The mastermind behind Bloodshot’s memory implants revealed!

Project Rising Spirit is under attack! Who will be left standing when the dust settles?

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #7

Review: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #6

Bloodshot Rising Spirit #6

How do you stop an unstoppable weapon?

New story arc! “A GUY NAMED RAY,” Part 1. Two of the leaders of the Bloodshot team find themselves on thin ice with their bosses at Project Rising Spirit. With little left to lose, they decide to take down PRS—and they have just the perfect weapon to use!

It’s always tough to start reading a comic in a series that has consistently failed to meet expectations, especially when that series was never one you were overly excited for or interested in. Such is the case with Bloodshot: Rising Spirit. After the last couple of issues, I was about ready to check out of the series and wait for September’s new Bloodshot series.

While I won’t say that Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #6 has made me a believer in the series (I fear it’s too late for that), what I will say is that with Eliot Rahal coming on board to help with scripting duties (even though he’s not credited in the cover image above), I at least had a little faith that we’d get a stronger issue than we’d seen before – and we did.

Where issue #5 was essentially a prolonged fight scene between Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps member Gunslinger that had some cool sequences, it ultimately fell flat with the story. This issue doesn’t fall flat, and finally has some interesting sequences with Bloodshot and his struggle to adopt an identity as it’s forced upon him. The entire comic is full of condensed short stories as Bloodshot faces one identity after another, interspersed with a scientist or two commenting on the effectiveness of the new methodology of what essentially amounts to throwing shit at the wall and hoping something sticks.

If this was the first issue, then I’d be telling you to pick the series up; Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #6 is probably a better jumping on point in terms of quality than we’ve had all series – and since this prequel series takes place before Valiant’s first Bloodshot story since relaunching, you could actually just start here in conjunction with the recap and ignore the first five issues.

Overall, this represents a strong increase in the quality over previous issues – whether that’s due to Eliot Rahal and Rags Morales joining the team or not I’ll leave up to you. After the struggles the series has had thus far, it’s refreshing to see that there’s still hope that Bloodshot: Rising Spirit can end on a high note.

Story: Kevin Grevious, Eliot Rahal
Art: Rags Morales and John K. Snyder III
Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Turok (2018) #3

Turok (2018) #3

writer: Ron Marz
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Rags Morales (A), Butch Guice (B)
Rags Morales (RI-B/W), Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Rags Morales (RI-Virg), Butch Guice (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Turok and Andar are on the verge of solving the secrets of the Lost Valley, if they can just avoid becoming dinner for hungry dinosaurs!

Meanwhile, the cavalry soldiers might betray the brothers in order to find a way home, the mysterious bounty hunter reveals his true (and shocking!) nature, and Turok comes face to face with a woman who could become his greatest ally … or his worst enemy! Classic adventure for a classic creative team!

Turok (2018) #3

Preview: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #6

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #6

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Story by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Art by RAGS MORALES
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by MARK TEXEIRA
Cover C by  DEAN HASPIEL
Pre-order Edition Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale April 24, 2019
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

New story arc! “A GUY NAMED RAY,” Part 1. Two of the leaders of the Bloodshot team find themselves on thin ice with their bosses at Project Rising Spirit. With little left to lose, they decide to take down PRS—and they have just the perfect weapon to use! Writers Eliot Rahal (QUANTUM AND WOODY!) and Kevin Grevioux (Underworld) continue to declassify Bloodshot’s origin in this action-packed series, featuring the return of Valiant artist Rags Morales (GEOMANCER, Action Comics)!

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #6

Preview: James Bond 007 #5

James Bond 007 #5

writer: Greg Pak
artist: Stephen Mooney, Triona Farrell
covers: Dave Johnson (A), Rags Morales (B), Adam Gorham (C), Stephen Mooney (D)
Dave Johnson (RI-Virg), Adam Gorham (RI-BW), Rags Morales (RI-Virg), Stephen Mooney (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

ODD JOB continues, by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Firefly) and STEPHEN MOONEY (Grayson, The Dead Hand)!

007: Arrested! John Lee: Saving the world, solo! But when the time comes, will Lee be able to pull the trigger, or will his love for the mind-controlled Agent K prevent him from stopping her terrorist organization from succeeding in their world-altering endgame?

James Bond 007 #5

Preview: Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Vol. 3 SC

Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Rags Morales
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Price: $14.99

The final chapter begins as the Rebel Army begins their assault on Apity Prime, while Claudio and Ambellina find themselves face-to-face with Wilhelm Ryan, while the great battle outside Kalline is in full bloom, and Inferno and Mayo meet face-to-face on the battlefield.

Writers Claudio Sanchez (COHEED & CAMBRIA) and Chondra Echert (Translucid) team with illustrator Rage Morales (Avengers) to conclude the latest chapter in the Epic AMORY WARS saga.

Collects issues #9-12.

Preview: The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #12

The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #12

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Colorist: Emilio Lopez
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99
Cover Artist: Rags Morales

Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, while Chase enables the Crowing to face the Creator for the first time.

Exclusive Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #29

Scooby Apocalypse #29

Written by: J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Art by: Patrick Olliffe, Tom Palmer
Color: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover by: Rags Morales, Andrew Dalhouse
Variant cover by: Patrick Gleason, Stephen Downer
Assistant Editor: Liz Erickson
Editor: Harvey Richards
Nerves of Steel: Jim Chadwick
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: September 12, 2018

A new creature commander emerges from the shadows and it only wants one thing, the ultimate monster-killer herself—Daphne! Even with Scrappy-Doo, the gang is no match for this rabid monster madness. Worst of all, Daphne seems to have lost the will to live. Is one person worth the price of survival of the human race?

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