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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Comic Review: Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #3

Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #3 (of 5) By: Dan Jolley
Writer Dan Jolley

Artist: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Robin Riggs
Colorist: Moose Baumann
Cover Artist: Leonard Kirk
Genre: Superhero, Crime
Publication Date: December 18, 2013
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.99
UPC:7 61568 23752 8 00311
While Clev investigates whether teleporting man in black Terminus is friend or foe, controversy rages over a scientist’s promise to grant superpowers to private citizens he deems worthy. And when an attempt at crime fighting by one of the newly empowered goes explosively wrong, of course Clev’s caught in the middle!

* The acclaimed series is back with a vengeance!

* From Dan Jolley (Prototype 2) and Leonard Kirk (X-Factor)!

Superpowers are for sale in the wake of a nation tragedy that sees Americans either fearful of superhumans or wanting to become one. With a mad scientist offering the public at large a chance to fight back against the "superhuman menace", the FBI and even the armed forces are trying to find him. And Clevenger is stuck in the middle.

When Clevenger isn't taking a verbal thrashing from the higher-ups, his niece (who's really his daughter) is giving him a piece of her mind, too. He just can't win.

Amid all of the craziness that comes with imbuing ordinary citizens with strange powers like pyrokinesis or super-strength, Dan Jolley keeps the focus honed in on Clevenger and the strained relationships among family and friends. The guy is a ... well, he's kind of an a-hole, but he did spend years in a supermax prison as a thank-you for putting beatdowns on super-powered criminals. Still, he has a code of ethics and the absolute most important aspect of his life is his family--a family that isn't entirely keen on having him around.

Midway through this five-issue series, the story revolves around one key event that is bound to alter Clevenger's approach to capturing Dr. Morgenstern, Terminus, and the rest of the super-powered threats that are becoming greater in number. It's set up incrementally, each page bleeding into the next, with this sense of dread that comes to a boil on the very last page. Really good stuff, and has me wondering just what could possibly happen in the next two issues.

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4 Sheep 

Gef Fox

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