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Early Preview: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8

BLOODSHOT: RISING SPIRIT #8

Story by ELIOT RAHAL and KEVIN GREVIOUX
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOHN K. SNYDER III
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
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
Final Order Cutoff June 3rd, 2019
On sale June 26th
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full color

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

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.

The Death-Defying Devil Returns this August from Gail Simone and Walter Geovani

Fwoosh! What sound effect does a boomerang make? Find out this August when Dynamite releases The Death-Defying ‘Devil #1 by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani!

The Master of Courage returns!

The nearly 80-year-old legendary superhero returns in a miniseries from Eisner-nominated writer Gail Simone and her longtime artistic collaborator Walter Geovani. Colorist Adriano Augusto and prolific letterer Simon Bowland round out the cast. 

In this yarn inspired by Rod Serling, Bronze Age horror/mystery anthologies, and modern street-level heroics, the ‘Devil finds himself beaten and bloodied in the backyard of a ramshackle apartment building. The diverse cast of tenants take him in and across each issue they are explored in-depth. Each has their own unique problems, while a strange force also menaces the building as a whole. The ‘Devil makes it his mission to solve all of these puzzles, even when he learns that one of his new neighbors is a traitor.

A whole legion of painterly artists are contributing covers to this blockbuster series. Riccardo Federici leads the pack, Tyler Kirkham has some fun with a spray effect, Ben Oliver turns in a playing card-inspired cover featuring the villain Deadly Dreaded Dragon, while fan-favorites Lucio Parillo and In-Hyuk Lee strike iconic heroic poses. As a throwback for Project Superpowers fans, a special incentive “Carve Out” cover features Alex Ross‘ history-making depiction.

The Death-Defying 'Devil #1

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

Preview: Ronin Island #3

Ronin Island #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Giannis Milonogiannis
    Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Unlocked Retailer Variant: Kris Anka
Price: $3.99

Though the Island’s shelter provides protection, Hana can no longer watch the slaughter on the mainland and leaves her home with General Sato to save the Shogunates’s civilians. Kenichi reluctantly joins her, with his own motivations for the island’s protection in mind.

Ronin Island #3

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: 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

AfterShock Announces Knights Temporal from Cullen Bunn and Fran Galan

When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledged to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursues a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life is shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.

Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Fran Galan, and lettering by Simon Bowland, Knights Temporal #1 is out July 31 from AfterShock. The first issue features a cover by Fran Galan, a 1:10 incentive cover by Nat Jones and a 1:25 lenticular cover by Mike Rooth.

Knights Temporal #1

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 3 SC

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Jessica Kholinne, Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Price: $14.99

After relentless training and defying orders, the Mech Cadets find themselves on the front line of the Second Sharg War. Facing an uncompromising enemy they do not fully understand, Stanford, Park, Olivetti, and Sanchez are Earth’s last hope. With all of human existence at stake, their bonds will have to match their courage if they are to protect everything they hold dear.

Bestselling author Greg Pak (The Hulk, Superman) and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways, Ms. Marvel) bring Stanford Yu’s journey to its stunning conclusion, as the young cadets come to realize the true sacrifice that comes with duty and service.

Collects issues #9-12.

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 3 SC
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