Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valiant #2

As a prelude to the return of Bloodshot, The Valiant comes at us with a four part special mini. Fully illustrated by the amazing Paolo Rivera. The series sets up the relaunch of Ninjak and Bloodshot, each with their own separate series set for release in the coming months.

This issue is even better than the first for me. We get to see what the Geomancer will face!What shape the great evil will take. Ninjak also faces one of his worst fears...

The Valiant exists in our universe, on Earth but full of supernatural action. So supernatural in fact that characters start seeing villains from their childhood stories in the flesh. I think that might be my favorite part of the book. This is a seriously creepy villain who reminded me a lot of the "gentlemen" from the Buffy episode Hush. Man those were creepy!

Seriously creepy right?
This issue is pretty gigantic. Valiant is releasing these as a prestige series and why wouldn't they with iconic Valiant characters like Ninjak and Bloodshot. The commentary at the end of the issue is especially interesting for those who love to see the breakdown of process.

I am really interested to see how the fourth issue is going to end. Where are Ninjak and Bloodshot going to be left in the end. If you haven't already, please check out my interview with artist Paolo Rivera. We chat about The Valiant and more!