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REVIEW: ‘Bloodshot: Reborn #16′ is man’s best friend

 
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Story by: Jeff Lemire
 
Art by: Mico Suayan
 
Colors by: David Baron
 
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4.5/ 5


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BLOODSHOT: REBORN #16 is the penultimate chapter of the story arc aptly named Bloodshot Island. It is essentially a very straightforward chapter with the exception of the three-page side story that may influence for the next Bloodshot: Reborn or so story arc later on. Regardless, Jeff Lemire‘s dialogues are a combination of being introspective and a […]

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Posted September 7, 2016 by

 
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Bloodshot Deathmate 16 cov
BLOODSHOT: REBORN #16 is the penultimate chapter of the story arc aptly named Bloodshot Island. It is essentially a very straightforward chapter with the exception of the three-page side story that may influence for the next Bloodshot: Reborn or so story arc later on. Regardless, Jeff Lemire‘s dialogues are a combination of being introspective and a bit mushy, which the latter is obvious with the protagonist’s interaction with the new killing machine/antagonist. The former is heartfelt for Jeff knows human reflections more as he writes in most of his independent works, like Sweet Tooth and Underwater Wielder for examples. Speaking of interaction, the main hero’s talking with the “smartest” member of the Bloodshot corps is akin of being reflective of his remaining sense of humanity, especially his loved ones. That moment makes yours truly reminiscences a good friend of mine who parted his words to his batch mates, “Trust No One But Your Dog”. Humans, all too human, as what my favorite postmodern philosopher would say it best.
Once again, artist extraordinaire Mico Suayan rules this one. His women portrayals are arguably not as pretty as in previous takes, but he illustrates them as realistic as possible–confused, borderline paranoid, tense and even cold. His hyper-kinetic  and painstaking detailed artwork are anything to be proud of. His art backgrounds are exquisitely drawn as if the battle really takes place where Arnold Schwarzenegger and company fought the nigh-powerful Predator in the lush tropical forest setup. And, with all due respect with Jeff, there are no Bloodmites this time around, making Mico’s Bloodshot the alpha male character right now.
If there are one or two things to nitpick here, it’s Stephen Segovia’s variant cover art for Deathmate looks more masculine than feminine even though “she” has the assets in the chest. And, there are a number of crosshatches around that are I opine unnecessary to highlight. Nevertheless, Bloodshot: Reborn #16 leads to a climatic finish in the next issue, and both Lemire and Suayan do an excellent job of keeping this arc an interesting read about survival of the fittest.
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