Directed by Samul Bayer
Looks like Fantagraphics answered one of my requests already in announcing the all new Bullwhip ongoing series. Featuring art by the great Benjamin Marra of OMWOT: Terror Assaulter, Night Business, Gangster Rap Posse & The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures Of Maureen Dowd, inking from legendary Firestorm creator Al Milgrom and writing from Josh Bayer of Screw Job, Suspect Device, Rom Prison Riot & Raw Power. More details at Comics Alliance. My phone doesn’t have enough flame emoji’s for this announcement.
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By Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Michel Fiffe, Benjamin Marra, Kano, Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo, Jay Fabares, Pete Pantazis & Jose Villarrubia
Bloodshot has never been one of Valiant’s more lighthearted characters. He is a ruthless killer, who in the past has often possessed more firearms than personality. Recently, however, the character has been deepening. This shift has largely due to writer Jeff Lemire, first in The Valiant (co-written with Matt Kindt), then in the current ongoing series Bloodshot Reborn. For Reborn, Lemire has plunged Bloodshot into full angst mood, as he debates whether he is fated to live a savagely violent life. Along the way, Lemire has tossed in some lighthearted asides, particularly in #5’s Bloodsquirt centric issue. For the most part though, the mood has remained solemn. That ambiance (mostly) shifts for the annual, however, as Lemire and his collaborators fully embrace their wacky side. The result are some fun stories which offer fans something different while not altering the essential nature of the character.