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Review: Bloodshot #5

Bloodshot #5

Bloodshot goes on his scariest — and most personal — mission yet… at a horror movie convention?! A whole new era of Bloodshot is here in Bloodshot #5!

I’m not gonna lie to you. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun reading an action comic as I have Bloodshot in a long time. Yes, I’ve read some great books over the years, but there’s something fun about this book that you can’t ignore. Although the themes of freedom and enforced service are very present focal points in the comic, there’s a levity here. Bloodshot attending a horror convention and the scenes with him reacting to certain cosplayers and commenting on what he sees are a great balance to the darker sides of the comic.

What I found most impressive was how well Tim Seeley has geared the issue to new people. There’s enough exposition and background between the recap page and the dialogue to catch new readers up with what they have to know. It doesn’t give it all away should they decide to check out any of the collected editions of yore. Nor does it feel in any way forced or heavy-handed for long term readers.

Seeley is joined once again by artist Brett Booth, inker Adelso Corona, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Dave Sharpe. All of whom combine for an aesthetic that appeals enormously to me. The style gives me a sense of nostalgia for the comic art I read growing up; it’s dynamic, clean and yet full of life and vibrancy.

Tim Seeley’s Bloodshot is a story about redemption for a man trying to atone for wrongs he had little choice in making. Watching the writer explore Bloodshot’s psyche and reintroduce him as a slightly more straightforward hero with a deeply troubled past is interesting because it feels like a natural evolution after what we’ve seen him go through over the previous series from Valiant – most recently Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed run.

I said last week that you really can’t go wrong with the series if you’re looking for a fun action-based comic – and I stand by that. This isn’t a revolutionary book, and there are arguably deeper comics out there – some even from the same publisher – but there are very few books on the racks that are as much fun as this one.

Bloodshot comes highly recommended from me.

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

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review. I’ve also got a copy set aside to pick up tomorrow.

Preview: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Prince Keldor’s pursuit of Anti-He-Man leads him and the He-Men of alternate worlds to an Eternia conquered by Skeletor, where they must team with unlikely allies to save Castle Grayskull! Featuring the fan-favorite world and characters of the 2002 Masters of the Universe cartoon and toy line!

He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #3 (of 6)

Preview: Bloodshot #5

BLOODSHOT #5

Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Cover A by DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover B by BILLY TUCCI
Cover C by LEO COLAPIETRO
On sale JANUARY 15 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Bloodshot goes on his scariest — and most personal — mission yet… at a horror movie convention?! A whole new era of Bloodshot is here!

BLOODSHOT #5

Review: Dark Red #9

It’s were vs. vamp in Dark Red #9 as things become clear and the body count rises.

Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Corin Howell
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual

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Preview: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

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

Elvira has had it up to here (well, you can guess where) with this coven cult nonsense, and she’s bringing the fight to their home base. She’ll show them what’s what, and which is witch, in the wickedest way possible. Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page) and artist Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing) bring you the chills, the thrills and the terrible puns, in the eleventh issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK!

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

Money Shot #1, #2, & #3 Go Back to Print, On Sale February 5th, 2020, the Same Day as #4

After numerous sell-outs and rave reviews, the first three issues of Vault Comics‘ hit series, Money Shotare all going back to print. Money Shot issue #1 will receive it’s third printing, while issue #2 and #3 will receive their second printing.  

Money Shot’s creative five-some includes writer Tim Seeley, co-scripter & comedian Sarah Beattie, artist Rebekah Isaacs, colorist Kurt Michael Russell, and letterer Crank!.  

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage —intimately—with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in Money Shot! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind—and money. All three new printings hit store shelves on February 5th, 2020, the same release date as Money Shot #4. 


MONEY SHOT #1 (3RD PTG)

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorists: Kurt Michael Russell
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 2/5/2020
Diamond Order Code: SEP199113

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!

A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money.

MONEY SHOT #1 (3RD PTG)

MONEY SHOT #2 (2ND PTG)

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorists: Kurt Michael Russell
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 2/5/2020
Diamond Order Code: NOV198723

The intrepid XXX-plorers are held prisoner by a Warlord on the planet Dry Reef! Can this crew of lovers-not-fighters survive the arena long enough to find their prize-a love guru whose orgasms are powerful enough to split the atom?

MONEY SHOT #2 (2ND PTG)

MONEY SHOT #3 (2ND PTG)

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorists: Kurt Michael Russell
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 2/5/2020
Diamond Order Code: NOV198722

While half of the XXX-plorers search for the big-balled seer whose orgasm could power their teleporter forever, Chris and Omar must seduce the malevolent warlord of planet Dry Reef in time for the livestream. But are they ready to trade the hottest tag-team in the universe for the fate of a world? Plus, the secret origin of Team Money Shot comes to a close!

MONEY SHOT #3 (2ND PTG)

MONEY SHOT #4

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorists: Kurt Michael Russell
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 2/5/2020
Diamond Order Code: NOV191993

In the afterglow of an orgasm that devastated an army, the XXX-Plorers must pick up the pieces, pull up their britches, and figure out how to save a dying world. But first: The horror known only as BWEEDT! Ball-swinging science and romance in the Mighty Money Shot tradition!

MONEY SHOT #4

Preview: He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Fraga, Richard Friend (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Prince Keldor and his two He-Man comrades leap head first in to a new adventure, which is an oh-so-subtle way of telling you that we’re doing…wait for it… Space He-Man! Now the three travelers must stop the Anti-He-Man before he tears the haunted power core out of the heart of starship Eternia!

He-Man & the Masters of the Multiverse #2

Review: Bloodshot #4

Bloodshot #4

All aboard as Bloodshot faces off against ghoulish monsters on a bullet train to the heart of darkness in Bloodshot #4!

High-speed thrills and blood-curdling chills lurk behind every turn in 2019’s best new action series!

There are times that you want to read a comic that’ll make you examine your core values. Who you are as a person and what your place is in the world. Then there are the times that you want to read a comic that doesn’t make you think. That places its main character in a situation that requires the prodigious use of violence to escape from. A comic like Bloodshot #4. As an action comic, this comic is unparalleled. It’s balls to the wall action interspersed with just enough story information as to why Bloodshot is shooting his way through a train. You’re never left wondering what’s going on or why.

Before you think this is just a mindless comic, rest assured there’s a little more to it. If you choose to look for it.

Tim Seeley kicks off the next arc of his Bloodshot run with a comic that’s a great jumping-on point for new readers. That’s without missing a beat from the previous three-issue arc. Seeley is joined by artist Brett Booth, inker Adelso Corona, colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Dave Sharpe. None of whom seem to know how to make a bad Bloodshot comic.

With the comic set primarily on a train, there’s a sense of claustrophobia as the action unfolds within a speeding metal hunk. There’s also a slight feeling of familiarity. Train sequences can be found in numerous movies, whether it’s Captain America: The First Avenger, any one of the James Bond movies or even Under Siege. Train scenes are always popular in certain movies because when they’re done well they’re really good. And this comic gets it very right. There’s a brilliant moment with an improvised piece of cover in a firefight. It’s a savage battle and an uncomfortable question as Bloodshot finds himself needing protean to replenish his nanites.

As previously alluded to, there is more to this comic than the action. Bloodshot is trying to find his place in the world. Whether that’s as a hero or an avatar of justice (or vengeance) or as something else entirely. This issue finds the super-soldier unleashed as he points himself at a target of his choosing. This is where the depth of the comic comes in to play, and while it is pretty spelled out for readers, the implications of the between-the-lines could bear some interesting fruit.

This comic is a brilliant start to the new arc. It’s a fantastic introduction for anybody intrigued by the movie trailers. So far, you really can’t go wrong with this series.

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

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Bloodshot #4

BLOODSHOT #4

Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Inks by ADELSO CORONA
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover A by DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover B by MIKE MCKONE
Cover C by MARC LAMING
Preorder Edition Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale DECEMBER 18 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

NEW STORY ARC “The Long Shot” starts here!

All aboard as Bloodshot faces off against ghoulish monsters on a bullet train to the heart of darkness!

High-speed thrills and blood-curdling chills lurk behind every turn in 2019’s best new action series!

BLOODSHOT #4

DC Celebrates 80 Years of Robin with a 100-Page One Shot

Since the character’s introduction in Detective Comics #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin, joining The Batman in his war on crime, while also growing into their own and taking on new adventures, both solo and as part of other super-teams like the Teen Titans, the Justice League and others.

On March 11, 2020, DC celebrates Robin’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular. This instant collectible includes stories from comics’ greatest Robin writers, paying tribute to the character in various guises, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne. The Talent list for these stories reads like a whos-who list of comic luminaries, such as Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett, Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Judd Winick and others.

In addition to a dynamic cover by Lee Weeks, hardcore fans and collectors can also look forward to eight variant covers spotlighting Robin throughout the decades, drawn by some of comics’ premier artists:

  • 1940’s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
  • 1950’s variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
  • 1960’s variant cover by Dustin Nguyen
  • 1970’s variant cover by Kaare Andrews
  • 1980’s variant cover by Frank Miller
  • 1990’s variant cover by Jim Cheung
  • 2000’s variant cover by Derrick Chew
  • 2010’s variant cover by Yasmine Putri

An equally impressive collection of artistic talent will honor Robin in a series of tribute images celebrating different incarnations of the character such as Kenneth Rocafort, Nicola Scott, Andy Kubert, and Frank Miller.

The Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comic retailers and digital retailers on March 11, 2020

Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
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