BLOODSHOT VERSUS BLOODSHOT!
The epic finale to “THE HUNT” brings Ray Garrison face-to-face with the nanite-infected mass murderer that has wreaked havoc across Colorado. But will Ray be able to pull the trigger when he discovers the identity of his adversary? Or will he succumb to the dark whispers of the nanites that threaten to destroy his humanity once-and-for-all?
With a battle raging for his soul, Ray Garrison faces off against the nanite killer, and his own self. It’s as interesting as it sounds.
Jeff Lemire has crafted a story explores the inner workings of Bloodshot’s soul, and asks just how much you would give up so that others wouldn’t have too? The Hunt is a very non traditional hero story in that regard, even though it’s set against the almost standard search for and confront the bad guy tale. The entire arc has been fantastically scripted, and this issue is no exception; I’d even go so far as to say that the best was saved for last.
The pencils of Butch Guice are complimented wonderfully by Tom Palmer‘s inks and David Baron‘s colours. The artists work gives us a really gritty looking comic that suits the story to an absolute T. This series has an aesthetic to it that has just as much credit due when it comes to the story telling as the script itself.
Bloodshot Reborn #9 is a fitting conclusion to a story about a man coming to grips with who he has to be, whether he wants to or not. Whether you pick this up in trade, or hunt for the back issues, this is a story that’s worth reading.
Writer: Jeff Lemire Pencils: Butch Guice
Inks: Tom PalmerColours: David Baron
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read
Valiant provided a FREE copy for review.
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