December 17, 2013 - Strange confrontations.
Bloodshot is much better.
Wow, did this work.
When I started reading, I backed off at the entire thing. The shift in art, the bringing in of the Shadowman - and did we need more zombies? Even back then?
But then I kept reading. First - the art really fell into its own. I liked the impact of the designs, and I got into the groove of the art, as well. Nicely done.
And the story. Both the fact that the War Cat really made a great foil to him - physically and emotionally. And it kept it discreet - important.
But Shadowman really fell into the story, too. He felt appropriate in the crossover - not just some attachment to bring in the insanity. He brought the dead back to Deadside - and closed - then brought back moral questions to Bloodshot, too. Is he set? A problem? But most of all, it felt like it really kept the original integrity of the story stuck in the story, too. Great.
A crushing defeat
So, this comic continues the saga of the Leader - his Super-Android and the Hulk. Nice to see that Betty is doing SOMEthing - instead of just being that wimpy little girl. Saving the Hulk was a decent move - and of course, the Leader was revealed to be some crazed man bent on this insane world level of domination.
But the most intriguing portion of this was the fact that Hulk was still able to somewhat reason out the facts of the case. He saw that Leader was the enemy - when confronted with conflicting opinions from both sides of the aisle. Decent comic - just by the end - it felt like nothing really happened.