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Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine 3 (December 2013)

291540 20131218111131 largeCrowbar Medicine continues to have its art problems. Neither Kirk nor Riggs seems willing to put in a lot of detail. This issue they hit over fifty percent on that lack of detail, especially in medium shots and further back. There are some times when Agent Bell doesn’t even have a face.

What she does have this issue is a boyfriend who comes to town. Not sure I knew she had a boyfriend. Jolley doesn’t do great with that scene–they’re just breaking up–but he follows it with a great scene between Clev and his teenage “niece” regarding her dating. It’s a scene with a nice unexpected twist.

But the big thing this issue is the cliffhanger. Regular people are all getting their superhero chips and the unavoidable outcomes start occurring. Only Jolley finds a way to mix humor and tragedy into a long sequence. Very good writing here.



Writer, Dan Jolley; penciller, Leonard Kirk; inker, Robin Riggs; colorist, Moose Baumann; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Ian Tucker and Brendan Wright; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.

One response to “Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine 3 (December 2013)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    I wonder if since this series is backed by Dark Horse and not DC, the pay scale for art is significantly lower. if that’s the case, then I can’t blame Kirk for the less time spent on it. If he were a newbie, maybe. but it’s hard for a mature artist to devote that much time. Who Knows? Mr Kirk?

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