Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale March 7th
Master storyteller Jeff Lemire takes the helm for
the year’s most terrifying, most memorable special issue –
told entirely in PITCH-BLACK DARKNESS!
Deployed into the demonic realm called Deadside in search of a cure for his ailing infant daughter, Bloodshot has lost the one sense he needs most to navigate the land of the dead: his sight. Blinded with only his four-legged ally, Bloodhound, to aid him, Ray Garrison must fight onward as one man against the darkness – even as he is beset from all sides by a horde of inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter…
Told in total darkness from Bloodshot’s point of view, “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” enters uncharted territory with a seminal experiment in storytelling written and staged by Eisner Award-winning visionary Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Animal Man)!
PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
Bloodshot Salvation #7
For issue #7, Jeff’s writing has taken a very, very interesting turn. Both the out loud and interior thoughts are driven by the fact that Bloodshot and baby Jessie are within a realm of darkness. Or rather, what they perceive as darkness. Moving with Hound, Bloodshot is forced to rely on his other senses as he traverses this realm of shadows and unknowns. It’s an issue of escalation and fright, all from the brilliant mind of Jeff Lemire.
Stepping in on the art this time, Jeff’s pages and artwork are basic. Employing pure shadow and white lines to visualize the downward journey Bloodshot is taking through Deadside, it is a constant wonder at what is going on, with cues as to location and the surroundings only given by the dialogue. This is a twist of epic proportions thanks to Jeff taking on the artwork.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Time to step inside the Deadside. Come along with Bloodshot, baby Jessie and Hound as they make their way through the darkness. Thrill as Bloodshot’s internal monologues will guide readers along as he seeks a way to cure his daughter and save her life. But what secrets and monsters dwell within? Dare to read the new issue and find out.
5 Out of 5 Stars
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7 can be purchased on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, March 7th!
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Writer – Jeff Lemire
Publisher – Valiant Entertainment