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UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 10-22-15

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Creighton roams the beach with . . .

Wolf 4 Matt Taylor
Wolf #4 by Matt Taylor

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NYCC: Valiant Book of Death and Beyond Panel

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Valiant did spend plenty of time yesterday discussing properties besides Bloodshot. They started with a plug for the conclusion of Book of Death arriving at the end of the month.  They promised that it would have major reverberations throughout the Valiant Universe. While this may sound like the typical boilerplate Event language, Valiant’s track record backs up previous claims. Harbinger Wars, Armor Hunters & The Valiant all sparked future stories in ways that never felt gimmicky. They did shift the status quo. So fans were told to keep an eye on The Eternal Warrior, who just happens to have a new series launching soon.
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Preview: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1

unnamed (19)WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A (Wraparound) by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151652)
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN (SEP151653)
Cover C by CARY NORD (SEP151654)
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN (SEP151655)
Emblem Variant by PERE PEREZ (SEP151656)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP151657)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151658)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18 (FOC –10/26/15) Continue reading Preview: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1

Freeze Frame 8/7/2015

From This Dammed Band #1 by Tony Parket
From This Dammed Band #1 by Tony Parker

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Advance Review of Bloodshot Reborn #5

Bloodshot Reborn 5 Raul Allen
Raul Allen

By Jeff Lemire & Raul Allen

No Spoilers

Bloodshot has never been a character who clicked easily with me. Back in the 90s, he just seemed like another edgy anti-hero with lots of guns, Valiant’s answer to Cable, Punisher, Deathstroke or whoever the packin’ flavor of the month was. Two decades later, when he was included in the current Valianr’s initial quartet of titles, I was not surprised. I also was not excited. I dipped into his series here and there, finding some of it, such as his involvement in the superb Harbinger Wars, enjoyable. However, the character himself remained mostly a blank slate. The exception was Matt Kindt’s outstanding zero issue, which really probed into Bloodshot’s psychological make-up in a way I had not seen previously. Here was a tragic figure with relatable emotions. If this was what Bloodshot could be, I would happily read more of it. And that is just what I have with Bloodshot Reborn.
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#ValiantSummit Live Blog

Valiant Comics will be announcing a whole slew of new titles today live on periscope. Will be following the announcements and sharing them here. Stay tuned and keep that refresh button handy for all the new Valiant news coming up at 3 PM EST. Continue reading #ValiantSummit Live Blog

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #3

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By Robert Venditti, Raul Allen, Patricia Martin, David Astruga, Borja Pinado, David Lafuente

Gilead’s journey to the land of the living is almost complete, if he can get past a horde of demons standing in his way.

Venditti manages to mine Gilead’s introspective side once more in this issue, but in a new way. Before we saw his reluctance to leave his family and their idyllic life in limbo and now we see his doubt as his journey took a downturn during his capture. He’s tortured many times by Humongous and his legion for revenge at his past victories, but even then Gilead finds strength to overcome and escape. This is revealed as a flashback to his previous adventure and the present day shows him reaching the Iron Door and within grasp of the land of the living if he can best Humongous once more.

The art this issue is truly the highlight, with dark gorgeous colors and stark silhouettes of the characters. It enhances the tension of the story as it strips it down to fear vs bravery, fight vs flight.The detail of the grotesque demons and injury on Gilead are rendered well, forming a nice contrast between the simplified shadows and regular character pencils. Along with Patricia Martin’s colors the art is a veritable feast for the eyes like the last two issues.

If I had one complaint, it would be that this arc is almost at its end creatively. Gilead’s journey has been building up to this moment for awhile now and resolving it to start a new arc would keep the narrative momentum moving in the series.

Overall, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #3 is stronger in the art than story while still telling the same plot of a hero triumphing over evil. It’s done well enough, but after seeing it in the previous two issues feels worn out by this point. Hopefully the next issue will advance Gilead’s adventures outside of the nether world and onto new challenges.

Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent

Disclosure: Publisher Valiant Comics provided an advance review copy of this comic to Nothing But Comics without any payment between the site and publisher or agreement on the review’s content.