Dark Horse Comics
Written by Dennis Culver
Art by Justin Greenwood
Colors by Brad Simpson
Letters by Pat Brosseau
The Rundown: To escape the machinations of a twisted former friend, Bloody Bliss will make the ultimate sacrifice, but death will not be the end of her journey.
Bliss has thrown herself from a bridge ready to embrace the sweet release of death only to wake in a strange place littered with the bones of the fallen. There she sees the love of her life, but their reunion is short lived when she wakes up in a bed being taken care of Gaspar’s daughter.
Bliss awakens with new purpose and a new plan. One that will take her learning from her mistakes if she hopes to triumph. But she will need help. Free from her former troubles, Bliss will form an army ready to stand against Vor and his forces as she forces her old friend into one final duel for the fate of the three kingdoms.
The Story: Dennis Culver brings this story to a beautiful, bloody and inspiring conclusion. The plot is dense and filled with triumphant and awesome moments for Bliss and Culver showcases the evolution of the character in a way that is entertaining and inspiring. There are a lot of great moments to be had in this story that I wish it was longer. While the plot is great and the characters are moving and engaging, the pace felt a little rushed. I would have liked to see more of Bliss’ transformation into a leader.
The Art: Justin Greenwood delivers some beautiful art in this issue and brings the beauty and brutality to every panel with awesome action throughout. I loved the mountain of bones sequence the best and the final page was perfectly executed.