Bloodshot #13 – Living the Dream
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Pencils: Barry Kitson
Inks: Stefano Gaudiano, Barry Kitson, and Mark Pennington
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Rob Steen
Covers: Dave Bullock and Patrick Zircher
Review by Scott Keys
With Harbinger Wars having finished, what could Bloodshot #13 have in store for us, you ask? How about Bloodshot fighting Harada, Peter (from Harbinger), and his own DREAMS? Is that enough for you? I thought so, and I think you will too.
Swierczynski does a fine job of keeping all of the parts of the Harbinger Wars mini in motion, while giving the readers of Bloodshot #13 some new wrinkles to enjoy (without just re-hashing everything that happened in Harbinger Wars #4). We get to see things through Kara’s eyes, and she actually gets a happy ending (how does that happen in a book called Bloodshot?).
I’ve been a Barry Kitson fan for years (loved me some Azrael back in the day), and he’s still got it, in my opinion. He’s able to balance the violence and action with some nice emotional moments. And that battle with Harada…WOW!!! Kitson drew a Bloodshot that, for lack of a better description, looked like a slab of BBQ ribs with a skull. Yeah, this book isn’t for the kiddies. And I have a pretty discerning eye, so even though he isn’t credited, I think Clayton Crain drew the dream sequence, and his style is perfect for that. Correct me if I’m wrong (but I don’t think I am).
Bloodshot #13 was another in a long line of great reads from Valiant, and ties up the loose ends before we head into issue #0 and then the newly re-titled Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14. Jump on now, before it’s too late!!!
Bloodshot #13 is out now from Valiant Entertainment at your local comic shop and digitally.
Art: 4 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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