Dandy Don the Valiant Review: BLOODSHOT #0 – From Russia with Death!
Oh, hey, Mom. Yes, I’m getting ready to write another review from my favorite comic book company of all-time: Valiant. No, Mom, it’s not about Prince Valiant, it’s the name of the company. No, it’s not run by a prince, unless there’s something I don’t know about. No, they didn’t need to get permission from Prince Valiant to use the name. They’re two different things! The character I’m going to be writing about is Bloodshot. What? No, he’s not tired. Well, I mean, he might be. No, it has nothing to do about his eyes, it’s the name of the character. I said, they’re not bloodshot, Mom! Geesh. Sorry about that, OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
Let me just say right off the bat that Bloodshot #0 is my favorite issue of the current Bloodshot series written by Tim Seeley. There have been six previous issues so far, but this one stands out to me to be the best of the bunch. The writing seemed to be more in-depth than issues #1-#6 were, and the pacing didn’t seem to be rushed. It flowed as smooth as, well, blood. Bloodshot is in Siberia trying to live a normal life, as much as a nanite-filled killing machine can. But as we all know, most comic book characters who try to live a normal life, don’t really get to succeed in that quest. There is always going to be trouble brewing, especially around Bloodshot, so no surprise it happens again. Bloodshot, aka Ray Garrison, has always had a soft spot for the ladies and the same is true here. The hero is always down for protecting a damsel in distress and that’s when the twists and turns begin.
Tim Seeley has mastered the perfect Bloodshot story in my opinion. It reminded me of the original Bloodshot stories written by Kevin VanHook back in the 1990’s. It went back to the basics of Bloodshot without him having to battle some super-powered or supernatural villain. Sometimes a story about a hero helping ordinary people get through ordinary life against an everyday evil can make it feel closer to home and more heartfelt. Then you add the phenomenal art by Marc Laming and the color by Andrew Dalhouse, this is a must own issue for all Bloodshot fans that will stand the test of time.
They are? Let me look in the mirror. My eyes aren’t bloodshot! Oh, good one, Mom. Yep, I have to admit you got me on that one. That was bloody funny.
Artist: Marc Laming
Cover Artists: Roberto De La Torre, Ramon Bachs, Francis Portela
Artist Mac Lamming unleashes eye-popping artwork as the truth behind Bloodshot’s mission is revealed!
Diamond Code: DEC191952