(Courtesy of Valiant Entertainment)
An action-packed prequel, Bloodshot Salvation #9 (Valiant Entertainment) is an entertaining flashback tale featuring the origin story of the indestructible canine known as Bloodhound. New readers should definitely pick up this special one-shot tale before diving into the Bloodshot series.
Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands after nearly a century!
Here are 5 reasons why you should get Bloodshot Salvation #9:
5) A War Story!
— Valiant Comics (@ValiantComics) May 16, 2018
This is an interesting one-shot tale for me in particular because I had recently seen Dunkirk. Imagine a war story where the main protagonist is an animal. The narrative is told from Bloodhound’s perspective, which is a nice break from the traditional war tale.
4) Must Love Dogs!
Writers Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes focus on the central theme, War is Hell. Bloodhound follows his orders as his fellow brothers die in battle. Interestingly, Bloodhound’s masters will do anything to claim victory as the war rages on. Notice how letterer Simon Bowland highlights the words “shot, gassed, and stabbed” to underline the major theme.
3) The Artwork!
Amazingly, every single page looks like a painting! Artist Renato Guedes highlights the emotional toll on Dr. Fulbright’s expressive closeups. In a fantastic one-pager, Bloodhound appears to be flying in the air just before striking an unsuspecting group of soldiers.
2) The Colors!
The pure whiteness of Bloodhound’s fur stands out from the gray-reached backgrounds. In action, the red eyes of Bloodhound and the other canines will pop out to the reader.
1) A Great Read!
This week, BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 cries havoc and lets slip the dogs of war! Coming to your LCS May 16th! ?? pic.twitter.com/aYBkSEDcxl
— Valiant Comics (@ValiantComics) May 13, 2018
A perfect standalone, Bloodshot Salvation #9 dives into the horrific and heroic nature of war. Dog lovers will definitely get a kick out of this issue!
Bloodshot Salvation #9 arrives in stores on May 16th, 2018.
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