The End of an Era (Bloodshot Salvation #12 Comic Review)

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Doug Braithwaite

Colorist: Jordan Bellaire

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Cover Artists: Kenneth Rocafort

 

In this Issue:

The final arc concludes. Bloodshot is trying to find his way back to the present while Magic and the Bloodshot Corps lead a charge to rescue Jessie. The final stage is set on Jeff Lemire’s time in Valiant and things look to end with a bang!

Thoughts:

This issue puts a cap on Jeff Lemire’s run in a pretty fast way. It moves through the story at break neck speeds and it does cap off all of the plots running through the book. I wouldn’t say that it is entirely satisfying either. The ending is  really nice and with a touching monologue, but the meat and potatoes ends the arc abruptly. I would say this was one of the least enjoyable issues of a very good series. It had to be to end the series, so for that it succeeds.

The art is impressive as the series has been since issue one. This has been one of my favorite Valiant series in terms of the art and coloring direction. It manages to hold that formula true even at the end. The action looked brutal, the quiet moments tranquil and 4001 looked starkly different than anything in the present.

 

 

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Jordan Boggs

Midwest monster who can't get enough of comics. Currently reading through the entire Claremont run on the X-Men. In my spare time I engorge Valiant Comics and write the review you see above. My simple advise to life is thus: READ MORE COMICS
Summary
Overall, this issue felt so brief that it’s hard for me to recommend. I could absolutely recommend the series. This issue does what it needs to do to end, but part of me wanted maybe another issue to wrap it up a bit more cleanly. All that being said, the last monologue was a touching look at the series as a whole and that does make up for the meat and potatoes of the book.
Good
  • The art was top knotch
  • The end monologue
  • Jeff Lemire’s run
Bad
  • Really rushed
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Midwest monster who can't get enough of comics. Currently reading through the entire Claremont run on the X-Men. In my spare time I engorge Valiant Comics and write the review you see above. My simple advise to life is thus: READ MORE COMICS

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