Comic Review: Bloodshot U.S.A #2 (Valiant)

“I know you’re still in there. Let me find you Kay. Let me find you..” Following the aftermath of the Bloodshot nanite virus being released, tons of New Yorkers are […]

“I know you’re still in there. Let me find you Kay. Let me find you..”

Following the aftermath of the Bloodshot nanite virus being released, tons of New Yorkers are becoming Bloodshot super soldiers and are terrorizing the city. As the rest of residents evacuate the city, Bloodshot, the Bloodshot crew and Ninjak make their way to the city but are met with an unexpected disadvantage that awaits them. How will the Bloodshot crew manage to save New York from the nanite infection? How will they save each other ? And what familiar adversary will prevent the heroes from completing their mission?

Jeff Lemire is doing a good job writing this series among the other Valiant titles. To think, he’s writing so many titles for Marvel it’s hard to think how he can still keep the pace of all of his books to stay consistent. Lemire manages to keep a tight and cinematic narrative that could make for a great animated feature or film. But aside from it all, it’s a really balanced issue. Lemire provides a lot of cool moments and humorous moments between the Bloodshot crew as they bicker and fight their way through hordes of trouble.

The art by Doug Braithwaite continues the cinematic scope that has consistently made this as entertaining visually as it is literally. There are great illustrated pages as seen throughout the book, but my fave pages he’s drawn in this issue is pages 6,7, and page 21-22. It’s just so well drawn and laid out that it makes the comic pop out more beyond the typical action flair. Each page is drawn with its fair amount of detail, action, humor and almost surrealistic moments. The colors by Brian Reber help enhance the visuals provided by Braithwaite into a more lively world that exerts the kind of atmosphere created for this series. It all helps to layer the action movie style that this mini-series is accomplishing.  Another great issue in this mini-series definitely pick this up.

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