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Blood Shot’s Day Off #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Khari Evans
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Valiant

Two soldiers out of time, kept alive as part of a secret project that turned them into weapons of mass destruction, have finally earned a day off after decades of service.

There are two major problems I have with Valiant as a whole. It’s very confusing and unwelcoming to newcomers, and attempts to explain backstory come off as poorly written exposition dumps. It’s also all very silly, which in theory is fine, but it’s all played straight and there’s usually nothing to anchor it and for the most part, the silliness all gets to be too much. Blood Shot’s Day Off is needlessly confusing, and incredibly silly, but it does manage to find an emotional anchor that makes those two issues easier to deal wit...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 3: Damsels

Written by: Sara Goodman
Directed by: Michael Slovis

The third episode this season of Preacher opts to slow things down a bit and focus on our main characters as they arrive in New Orleans. Tulip tries to hide from her past, while Jesse’s search for God gets him in trouble. Meanwhile, Eugene (Ian Colletti) relives his worst memory over and over again in Hell until the machines malfunction and he meets his neighbors.

Eugene’s Hell comes with a revelation about the character that manages to make you feel genuinely sorry for him, even as the absurdity of the situation can’t help but make you laugh a little...

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Samaritan Veritas #2

Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Atilio Rojo
Publisher: Image

Samaritan Veritas #2 picks up with Samaritan and her team of mercenaries kidnapping the one man who might have dirt on President McKitrick so they can humiliate him and put him in prison before killing him, making sure he doesn’t die a martyr. The action is kicked up a notch, and things within the FBI start to become complicated as they realize the search for Samaritan might not be as easy as they originally thought.

The supporting cast is fleshed out just a bit as there’s more of a focus placed on the mercenary group working with Samaritan. It’s a little unclear if they’re motivated by ideology or just profit, but there’s a brief scene between Samaritan and Lando, and we follow Picard for a good portion of this issue...

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Samaritan Veritas #1

Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Atilio Rojo
Publisher: Image

After finding out that Owen McKitrick, a Missouri Senator responsible for three false flag attacks against the United States to spark fear against Muslims has been elected President, the vigilante hacker Samaritan, aka Samantha Copeland, is gearing up for war against the corrupt FBI and the United States Government to kill the President.

Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal’s Samaritan Veritas is the latest political thriller series in the “Edenverse” line of comics, which includes Think Tank, Postal, The Tithe, and Eden’s Fall...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 1+2: On the Road/Mumbai Sky Tower

Written by: Sam Catlin
Directed by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

The second season of amc’s Preacher picks up right where the first one left off, and where the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon that it’s based on begin. God has gone missing, and a preacher with magical powers, an Irish vampire, and a hitwoman set out on a roadtrip across America to find him, pursued by a cowboy from Hell known as the Saint of Killers.

The first season of Preacher was a surprisingly slow paced affair. It balanced out gore-y action scenes, magical powers, angels, vampires, and a dark sense of humor with smaller character moments. Season two, by contrast, opens with a car chase and a shootout against an immortal cowboy with magical pistols. But the effort season one put into the characters is felt...

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