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Preview: Bloodshot #3

BLOODSHOT #3

Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Cover A by DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by MARC LAMING
On sale NOVEMBER 20 | 32 pages | $3.99 US | T+

Break out the popcorn before Bloodshot hits the big screen and witness the supersoldier unleashed!

The origin issue of Eidolon, Bloodshot’s greatest nemesis in the making!

New York Times bestselling writer Tim Seeley (Grayson) and industry icon Brett Booth (Titans) let loose a can’t-miss chapter of their pulse-pounding new series!

BLOODSHOT #3

Review: Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

Blackest Night was one of my first major events reading DC Comics. I was a diehard fan of Green Lantern and the idea of the Black rings and new Corps was something that got me excited to see what would happen. It was a big deal bringing back long-dead characters and delivering some major ones into various Lantern Corps. It was also about hope in many ways. Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1 takes that ionic story and delivers a much bleaker take.

Writer Tim Seeley delivers an interesting story that expands upon events and has Sinestro keeping the power of the White Lantern to himself. It’s his selfishness that causes the heroes to lose and Nekron’s undead army to spread. With just a few heroes left, things don’t look good.

Seeley does a solid job of delivering a story that isn’t just a twist on something we’ve seen but instead expands upon it. Where he takes it has ups and downs and an ending I didn’t see coming. He mixes hope and despair and leaves us an ending that feels very Planet of the Apes.

The art by Kyle Hotz is where I think the comic lacks. There’s something about the style that doesn’t click for me. Dexter Vines, Walden Wong, and Danny Miki provide ink. David Baron and Allen Passalqua provide color. Tom Napolitano handles the lettering. While some might like the visual style of the comic, it’s just not my cup of tea. At times what’s presented is too much and not clear. At its heart, this is a zombie tale and you need to mix scares with gore and this doesn’t deliver that because at times it’s hard to tell what’s going on. Add in familiar characters who look like boardwalk caricatures of themselves and the final result just doesn’t work.

Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1 is the weakest of the line of comics released so far. It’s not bad in any way but it also has enough flaws and yawns the comic is a bit forgettable. There was a lot of potential here and while there’s some original concepts the final result is a bit of a letdown.

It does its best to not fall into the zombie tropes but the comic could have used more of it. There’s also some good in Sinestro’s failures. But add in Lobo, Dove, and Mister Miracle and you’ve got a comic that’s not quite sure what it wants to be.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Kyle Hotz
Ink: Dexter Vines, Walden Wong, Danny Miki
Color: David Baron, Allen Passalqua Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Kyle Hotz, Dexter Vines (CA) Lee Weeks
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $5.99

What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes a Dark Multiverse retelling of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever…only this time, the Black Lanterns win! Now, 23 days after the apocalypse, witness the rise of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern! Trapped between life and death as a White and Black Lantern, Sinestro seeks to save the universe-or end his miserable life-once and for all! Joined by Dove, Lobo, and Mister Miracle, the last living beings in the universe will put everything on the line to give their world one final chance.

Preview: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #10

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #10

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Tim Seeley (A), Craig Cermak (B), John Royle (C), Photo (D)
Craig Cermak (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-B/W), Tim Seeley (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira’s eldritch adventures continue, as her wild ride winds up at a horror-haunted hospital. A crazy cult is playing doctor (and not in a good way)… but Elvira is ready to operate as only she can, in her latest absurd escapade!

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #10

The fight for their lives is on in this early preview of Archie vs. Predator 2 #4!

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #4 (of 5)

Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Covers: Matthew Dow Smith, Bill Golliher, David Mack, Tim Seeley, Andrew Pepoy
On Sale Date: 12/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale finds itself under an unexpected new leader as the New Predators wreak havoc on everything and everyone that comes across their paths.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #4 (of 5)
ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #4 (of 5)

Preview: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Dan Fraga and Richard Friend
Colors by Matt Yackey
Lettering by Saida Temofonte
Cover by In-Hyuk Lee
Variant Cover by Dan Fraga and Matt Yackey
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“By the Power of Hellskull…”

Anti-He-Man, the scourge of Anti-Eternia, has been unleashed! He-Men from across the Multiverse will unite! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, Anti-He-Man is devastating each version of Eternia and stealing the power of Greyskull. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence, across every Multiverse, who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor. This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe!

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1

Preview: Bloodshot #2

BLOODSHOT #2

Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY (SEP198555)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+

“You need to run. As fast and as far as you can.”

Bloodshot’s enemies are closing in. Can he unleash the full force of his abilities, and do it in time to survive? The nanite-fueled supersoldier is no stranger to war, but this is a whole new kind of fight… 

And who is the mysterious masked woman called Eidolon?!

BLOODSHOT #2

Sold-Out Bloodshot #2 Returns with Second Printing on November 27th!

Valiant has announced that Bloodshot #2 – the high-octane second issue of the critically-acclaimed new Bloodshot series by Tim Seeley and artist Brett Booth – has sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores everywhere with the Bloodshot #2 Second Printing on November 27th! Before you see the Bloodshot movie starring Vin Diesel next year, experience the explosive comic book hit!

Bloodshot #2 Second Printing

Review: Bloodshot #2

Bloodshot #2

Bloodshot’s enemies are closing in. Can he unleash all of his abilities in time to survive in Bloodshot #2?

The supersoldier is no stranger to war, but this is a whole new kind of enemy…

And who is the mysterious masked woman called Eidolon?!

I’m not going to bother writing too much of a preamble to this book. I feel that it would be a disservice to a comic that’s a high octane thrill ride to pad out the review with an anecdote at the beginning.

Well, pad it out any more than I have done.

Bloodshot #2 is as close to an action movie in comic form as you could possibly get. There’s a lot going in this book that propels the plot along far faster than we typically see in a comic today. In comparison to books from twenty years ago when a single issue would often tell a long story. The pace of the book will take you off guard. Tim Seeley just doesn’t give you a chance to breathe. And for the most part that breathlessness works very well. Perhaps the only time where it doesn’t is at the very beginning when Bloodshot is in the air. The previous issue had him bloodied on the ground. Because it’s not integral to the plot as a whole after the second panel, I ended up just enjoying the art in the panel and moving on.

Seeley is joined by artist Brett Booth, inker Adelso Corona, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Dave Sharpe. They all seem to follow the principle of moving the comic as swiftly as possible. The artists do this with some very clean and vibrant artwork. There’s a touch of the uncomfortable as Bloodshot seems to melt for a couple of panels. It’s for a reason, thankfully.

We find out precious little about Eidolin, the character teased in the preview text other than her capabilities. That’s pretty par for the course, I suppose. As is the disproportionate amount of action scenes in the book. That’s not entirely a bad thing when you’ve got these artistic chops on the book.

Once again, this is a fairly straight forward and simple comic book story. As one of my most remembered commercials would often say, Bloodshot #2 does exactly what it says on the tin. There are no real surprises here. If you’re looking for a comic that’ll make you rethink your place in life, then this isn’t it. But if you want some high octane action then you really can’t go wrong with this series.

It’s a very fun book, and sometimes that’s all a comic needs to be.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Brett Booth
Ink: Adelso Corona Color: Andrew Dalhouse Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.9 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Money Shot #1

Money Shot #1

Money Shot #1 is an interesting comic. In part a spoof. In part commentary. And in part serious sci-fi. The comic does a lot and does it all just ok.

Written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie Money Shot is a story about scientists who take to the stars and become pornstars to fund their adventures. It’s the future and an anti-science administration is in charge of the government. Humanity has made contact with aliens and while first they’re welcomed once the galactic community finds out how screwed up humanity is, that invitation is rescinded.

That concept alone is an interesting statement and commentary but from there the comic spirals. It has a sense that it’s trying to be edgy and comedic with the porn angle. So far it doesn’t add a whole lot to the comic. It’s just there. The humor doesn’t quite come off the way it needs to. Beyond being the hook it doesn’t add much at all. Is it porn? Is it comedy? How about sci-fi? What about social commentary? It attempts to be all things and doesn’t really succeed in any.

The art by Rebekah Isaacs is interesting leaning more towards the comedy than sexy. There’s glimpses of nudity but like the story, the art feels like it dances around the subject instead of committing in some ways. But, the art has a lot of personality in design and along with Kurt Michael‘s color pops in some ways.

Money Shot #1 is very much the set up introducing us to the cast of characters and setting up the dynamic. It has glimpses of really smart commentary. But, so far it doesn’t really commit to it or pull off what I think it’s going for. Like porn, it goes through the motions but feels a little empty and fake.

Story: Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Color: Kurt Michael Russell Letters: Crank!
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.4 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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