Bloodshot launched his one man war against Black Bar to rescue Mina Nez a.k.a. Eidolon after being manipulated into capturing her years earlier. Everything was going well until Mina's original "adopted family" The Last Flesh appeared on the scene.
This go around Bloodshot is forced to fight off an army of post humanist cyborgs while racing the clock. We get some insight into how skilled Mina truly is with her Psiot abilities and further understanding of what makes Mina tick. But the bigger question becomes how will both the Last Flesh and Black Bar respond to Bloodshot running off with their proverbial golden goose?
Continuing Seeley’s fast-paced narrative, we get a ton of development in short order. For some the story might be moving too fast but if you’ve made it this far then you should know what to expect by now. One of the things that make this run so special is when things do pause for a moment it’s always for something poignant. In this issue one moment that stands out is Bloodshot admitting to Mina he sees himself as every bit the monster the world believes him to be. It’s brief but a powerful reminder that despite all the wild things Bloodshot does and is capable of deep down he’s still just a man.
Brett Booth, Adelso Corona and Andrew Dalhouse truly shine in this combat-heavy issue. The art team perfectly captures the high adrenaline and brutal nature of the battles Bloodshot engages in really are. It’d be easy to breeze over this part and just fill the panels with sound effects and speed lines but every attack rings as intense as it should, the harpoon impalement for example will make you wince for a sec even knowing that Bloodshot will walk away from it….eventually.
Another high-energy, nonstop, pulse racing issue that reminds you when it comes to action-oriented comics, well-done Bloodshot is truly the best of the best.
Bloodshot #6: Iron Maidens
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 9.5/109.5/10
- Art - 9.5/109.5/10
- Color - 9.5/109.5/10
- Cover Art - 9.5/109.5/10
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