I love the action, I love the story, and I love my new anti-hero Bloodshot. The only thing is I wish is that it didn’t have to end. I wanted more. The biggest reason being we finally have a true enemy of Bloodshot and the Corps. Bloodshot and the Corps are on a mission with no option of failure. The must retrieve their boss Kozol and Captain Palmer from Oreck, former CEO of Project Rising. Bloodshot rallies the troops now that he knows who the targets are. They have to split up with Granite and Disciple taking on cold war and infiltrating the base. Bloodshot takes on the power couple which only he can do and Vagabond volunteers to take Chernobyl who is radioactive.
Vagabond has a different approach than fighting hand to hand but physiological. Vagabond can relate losing everything. His story starts out with two young lovers taking on the world and doing whatever they want. If they want to get drunk they get drunk. If they want to smoke themselves silly they go ahead. This all changes with pregnancy and the couple taking on new responsibilities; one night after a party and costly decision takes everything from him. Here he can relate with Chernobyl who lost everything because of what he is.
Bloodshot is taking a real beating from the powerful duo of Strongarm and Sharpshooter. There is one advantage Bloodshot has, his nanites, he takes a bite into Strongarm using the nanites to infect the encrypted code that is keeps him alive. In turn Sharpshooter’s emotions towards Strongarm give Bloodshot the opportunity he needs to go after Oreck.
This book was great but as a whole, the arc was short which has its advantages and disadvantages. It was a nice quick story with some meat and importance. The disadvantage was you brought some great enemies against the Crops and left you just wanting more. I enjoyed every minute and can wait for the twist and turns that could be happening in the next crossover event.
If you are thirsting for some real action outside the normal heroes this book is for you. It will give you a little insight of Bloodshot before you can jump full in with the next arc. I love this character and what is happening and I can’t wait to see what next with the little gem given to you at the end.
Writer: Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart Artist: Bart Sears Publisher: Valiant Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 2/19/14