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Review – Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #2 (of 5)

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Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Dan Jolley
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Release Date: 13th November 2013

Great to see this series back and even better that it hasn’t changed a bit. The big, scarred Travis “Clev” Clevenger is out of jail to help the FBI track down a new breed of super powered criminal. Now a rogue scientist is offering these powers to the public amidst reports there is a vigilante running around Atlanta. No worries though. We’re in good hands.

Travis is a cracking character. He has a way about him when it comes to dealing with these super criminals. When all others around him are instantly reaching for their guns, calling for back up or looking to the man in charge to make the call – Travis is in his element. He always knows how to approach even the most volatile of situations and it’s always great to witness. He’s just one of those characters and everyone involved in making this comic knows it. He dominates every panel as he strides about the place making both sides of the law look ridiculous.

If John Constantine spent his time in the gym instead of learning magic and smoking I imagine he’d be quite similar to Travis.

It’s a bit of a one man show so far with little of the characters really able to step out of his shadow. Even his partner, Saffron, seems completely peripheral and without stronger personalities for Travis to come up against we might not see this become great. I just hope Dark Horse gives it the chance that DC for some idiotic reason did not.

Rating: 7/10.



The writer of this piece was: James McQueen

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