Bloodshot Salvation #1
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Simon Bowland.
Release Date: September 20th 2017
The artwork of Bloodshot Salvation #1 by Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan is amazing. There is a great amount of detail and texture to the artwork which makes the panels fun and interesting to look at. Also, I must comment on the layout – great back and foreground images, nice, playful panel arrangement and nice action sequences. I particularly like LaRosa’s & Suayan’s blending of thin, sharp lines mixed with bold, heavy shading. The contrast made the panels pop out at you. The coloring by Brian Reber was top shelf work. Reber utilizes one of my favorite coloring techniques in that he colors in different shade variations in order to bring a whole new level of depth and dimension to the already elaborate artwork. I loved the color choices and his ability to capture light angles. The Lettering of Bloodshot Salvation #1 was also quite good. Great font choice and letter size – easy to read – and his spacing was on the level. Bowland’s direction through the pages was flawless. A great presentation job all around on this one.
The writing on Bloodshot Salvation #1 by Jeff Lemire was, of course, excellent. Lemire has an ability to create the perfect pace for every story and this one is no exception. The story incorporates both present and future elements to it and Lemire tells both stories without any choppiness or odd breaks. The book is a perfect flow from beginning to end. Great character portrayals and emotionally driven content. The story itself, which is full of good, strongly flavored dialogue, is intriguing. And the ending!! Arrgg!! What a cliffhanger!!
Ray Garrison aka the weapon formally known as Bloodshot, has escaped his violent and bloody past and gained a life he never felt like he deserved: one with a family – a true-love partner and an unborn child. But when a dark secret from his lovers past emerges from the abyss, the old Bloodshot comes boiling to the surface.I see blood, bullets, mayhem and death in the future. Speaking of the future, 8 years in the future to be exact, Bloodshot’s daughter, Jessie, has been born and is now 8 years old. But, being Bloodshot’s child, she was born with his unique abilities. These abilities have a squad of soldiers with high-tech gadgetry and weapons called, Omen, running Magic and Jessie down from town to town. One thing’s for sure, Jessie needs to figure out her powers and she needs to do it quick.
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