Bloodstrike #26

Bloodstrike #26

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Franchesco Gaston Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 28, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Extreme's zombie-black op-superheroes return! Cabbot Stone is the last unliving Bloodstrike agent, an unstoppable weapon in America's war on terror! But being dead is a hell of way to make a living, and Cabbot is losing his faith. Will his latest mission be his last? Bloody horror-action with heart by Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley and Artist Franchesco Gaston!

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Mar 26, 2012

    Bloodstrike #26 was a nice surprise for me. It had a great character that was well developed by the end of the issue. It had some really fun action with solid dialogue to compliment the big fight scenes and kept me interested through every scene. It also has some strong side-characters to keep our eyes on and it gets a few sub-plots rolling to keep going through the series and keep my attention into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Mar 28, 2012

    Gaston's art is superb; a sleek, stylized, bombastic illustrative display with a fantastically versatile palette. The interiors of this issue are certainly worth the price of admission alone, and it's a sensible price point at that. It's another promising start for a Liefeld revisionist. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 30, 2012

    It certainly is Extreme! The premise is by-the-numbers, and I have to admit to feeling ennui myself at the assembly line of killers in costumes that mainstream comics have been serving up these days, but there's enough of a unique spin here to make it worthy of a read. It's strange, in retrospect, how a company created by artists (the epitome of style over substance) has over the years been so embraced by talented writers. The likes of Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Joe Casey have all salvaged previously clichd characters, and although I wouldn't put Seeley in their ranks he has managed to do something I thought impossible: make Bloodstrike entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 29, 2012

    “Bloodstrike” had the unfortunate situation of following up the critically acclaimed “Prophet” and “Glory,” but just because it is not quite as good as those two does not mean it is not worth checking out. This first (well, twenty-sixth) issue may not have been great, but there seem to be some elements that could explode into an incredibly entertaining read. You might not want to pick it up at the moment, but keep your ears open when the next few issues roll around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 28, 2012

    "Bloodstrike" is a middle-of-the-road comic, but with the backstory out of the way I'm hoping that things will pick up a bit more next month. There are just enough hints of craziness here that I'm willing to come back and take a look to see what Seeley and Gaston have up their sleeves. For now, a decent enough debut, but it could use a little more pep in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Apr 2, 2012

    Right now the only thing that stands out about Bloodstrike is artwork that rises above the pedestrian storyline we receive in this soft reboot of the character. It's hard to judge based on just one issue, but I left this one feeling like the action scenes were tripping over the characterization, leaving no clear path for either element to shine. Unless you really need another nigh-indestructible, cynical superhero comic in your life, you can live without Bloodstrike. Read Full Review

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