Bloodshot Reborn Tome 2, La Preview !
2nd tome du road movie lancé par Jeff Lemire dans le précédent recueil où Bloodshot a perdu ses pouvoirs de façon volontaire, mais qui, par une volonté d'empêcher des drames, décide de sacrifier son avenir de simple mortel qu'il a longtemps désiré en traquant ces "infestés". Une histoire plutôt simple et basique qui reste très agéable à lire, avec un héros assez proche de ce que pourrait être le Punisher et le Wolverine chez Marvel. D'où un attachement assez fort au personnage (pour ma part). Le rythme ici est un peu plus lent, posé et explicatif par rapport aux événements du 1er tome, ce qui permet aussi une caractérisation plus appronfondie du héros et des personnages secondaires. Côté dessin Mico Suayan, qui avait des traits assez proches d'un Lee Bermejo, cède sa place à Butch Guice qui livre des planches plus classique mais tout aussi bonne secondé par David Baron sur certaines pages.
Bloodshot Reborn tome 2, la preview !
Au final, un second tome qui permet de prolonger "l'essai marqué" du 1er tome par Bliss Comics. On accroche toujours au personnage et à une histoire basique de violence et de road-movie non sans humour noir disséminé ici et là. Certe le tout est assez rapide à lire mais permet d'en connaître un peu plus le personnage de Bloodshot pour ceux qui voudrait le découvrir sur d'anciennes parutions. La fin d'un très bon arc pour découvrir ou redécouvir cet anti-héros des éditions Valiant.
A 34-year-old virgin NEET who is kicked out of his house when he runs out of money. He's regretting his life when he's suddenly killed in a traffic accident, and he's reborn in another world full of swords and sorcery. As a newborn baby, he resolves to live his life without regrets and make the best of his knowledge from his previous life. While developing his skills in magic, he meets a small girl who is a magic tutor, and a beautiful quarter-elf with green hair.
Those adaptation issues aside, this episode is just kind of dull. It follows the basics of reincarnation isekaito a T: Rudy dies in modern Japan, is suddenly aware that he's a baby, figures out he's been reborn inanother world, and sets out to make the most of it. In his case, learning that he's been reborn in afantasy world where magic is possible is the major perk of his new life. That his new mom, Zenith,appears to be a mage is even better, because that means that he has the talent to actually do somethingwith his dream of using magic. To that end, little Rudy learns to read so that by age five(ish) he can castintermediate-level spells competently, leading to his parents hiring him a magic tutor named Roxy.
Alisaie and her brother attended the Studium at a young age and were given grimoires by Louisoix before he left for Eorzea. The twins were unaware that their tomes were halves of a larger grimoire, signifying Louisoux's wish for the twins to understand each other and share a common goal.
Altair Mathers was born into the Mathers family, a noble house active within the Dragon Kingdom of Lugnica. The wealthy family owned, governed, and occupied large portions of populated land in the north-east region of the nation. The era in which Altair was born into had a distinct ignorance regarding magic, which was unfortunate for Mathers who possessed incredible latent magical talent. In his youth, Altair became known for his magical potency, although he struggled to comprehend the power within him. At a certain point he began suffering inexplicable burning sensations that would last for hours or even days and could not be explained by any doctor. As he tended to thrash and moan during these random moments of pain, no one ever dared comfort the boy. In fact, his family considered him a burden because of his unexplainable condition. As time went on, he became more accustomed to the pain to the point that he could behave normally whilst under the burning sensation.