Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Inker: Ryan Winn Colorist: David Baron Letterer: Dave Lanphear Covers: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Tom Muller, Raul Allen, Butch Guice
The quiet desperation of a man-out-of-time doing his best to reclaim the humanity and life he once had, all while the world wants him either for what he can do for them, or do to them. Unity is finally at odds with Neville on this one. They understood he wasn’t a threat. But, through Neville’s actions, we may have made him one.
Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mico Suayan Colorist: David Baron Letterer: Dave Lanphear Covers: Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Raul Allen, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Ulises Arreola, Marguerite Sauvage, Ryan Lee, Allen Passalaqua
Finding one’s self is necessary for everyone…but not like this. Bloodshot is on a nanite – less mission to stop a nanite enraged person on a killing spree. It seems the nanites are smarter than we thought. How smart has yet to be seen. I have a feeling “Ray” still has a long way to go.
Story: David Avallone Art: David T. Cabrera (art), Robby Bevard (colours) and Dave Lanphear (letters)
This series picks up from the world that writer Bill Willingham created in his 7-issue mini series Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure, in which he re-imagined heroes and villains we know (largely from older, pulpier favourites) and built a steampunk world out of whole cloth. Continue reading Review: Legenderry Vampirella #4→
Writer: James Asmus Artist: Steve Lieber Colorist: Dave McCaig Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artists: Mike Hawthorne, Jordie Bellaire, Sina Grace, John Rauch
This was such a fun story arc to read. We got to really explore a dynamic of superherodom that is seldom done. What if the team was just two brothers and their dad? What if they were step brothers? What if they weren’t the same color? What if the dad was a pregnant super goat? These are the questions that need to be asked in today’s comic book world! Continue reading Review: Quantum and Woody Must Die! #4→
Writer: Matt Kindt Penciler: Trevor Hairsine Inks: Ryan Winn Colorist: David Baron Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artists: Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Tom Muller, Robert Gill, Hi-Fi Colour Design, Lewis LaRosa, Brian Reber
Finally! Some answers! But also…more questions. And sadness, and elation. So many emotions in this issue, I myself can’t describe everything I’m feeling. As a father myself, I couldn’t have done what Abram was asked to do for his country, but totally know what it feels like knowing you have a chance to make a difference in your childs life. Also, once again…Ninjak is a badass.
Art: Mico Suayan (art), David Baron (colours) and Dave Lanphear (letters)
The next phase of Valiant kicks off with and amongst the first off the line is the action-heavy adventures of Bloodshot, the super-soldier, unkillable, reluctant hero. While he’s been a mainstay of the larger universe of these comics, he’s been largely a solo act who reluctantly gets teamed up again and again – now after a long while, he’s back running solo, but is the character strong enough to carry the comic? Especially after all that’s happened? That’s what I try and assess here. ALSO! If you are still reading The Valiant and other series, minor spoilers ahead! Continue reading Review: Bloodshot Reborn #1→
Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mico Suayan Colors: David Baron Lettering: Dave Lanphear Covers: Juan Doe, Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Lewis LaRosa, Tom Muller, Jeff Lemire, Butch Guice
From the ashes of The Valiant comes a story of one man’s personal journey to both try to come to terms, and try to forget, his past. But it is hard to do when you have been a direct part of recent history. Bloodshot has done alot of bad things in the past, but one person was able see past all what he’s done to see the good person beneath the nanites. But, even he, with all his experience and new abilities, was not enough to save her from death. Or was he? Continue reading Review: Bloodshot Reborn #1→
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artist: Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears, John Rauch
Now it all becomes clearer now. We are starting to see Rai’s place in the Valiant Universe. Why the Earth is so barren. All told from a historic point of view. And btw…did I see some bionosaurs?Continue reading Review: Rai #8→
Writers: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt Artists: Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artists: Paolo Rivera, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Francisco Francavilla
We have now finally reached the conclusion to what was reported to be the game changer for Valiant. and they were… correct! Gilad, Bloodshot, and the entire Valiant universe of heroes were on hand for this event. The action was intense, the ending… shocking. Right in the feels, man, right in the feels.