Man, this makes me want more Bloodshot.
Daddy's history sets up a new threat, as Daddy tries to right what he sees as a wrong with his brother Danny.
And although Bloodshot appears to be dead, Punk Mambo provides a connection - and surprising revelation as to where Bloodshot is. I kinda need issue five now. Although I guess I can wait until next Wednesday...
This gets more complex, more heartbreaking, as Bloodshot finds and confronts Daddy, Magic's father, and the leader of a cult. Bloodshot is furious over what Daddy's done to Magic, and how Daddy is trying to get Magic back, breaking up the family that Magic and Bloodshot have made.
No doubt Daddy wants Magic to bring her daughter, Jessie, to the cult, and although she has no plans to do this, the mere thought infuriates Bloodshot.
Bloodshot Salvation has become one of my favorite current series. I'm already sad this is only twelve issues long, especially since I finished three and four today. That means I only have eight issues left. What? No, that can't be!
Bloodshot, Magic, and their baby, Jessie, are trying to live their lives, but Magic's father, who calls himself Daddy, is the leader of cult, and abused Magic when she was a child, keeps calling. Ray/Bloodshot is determined to take care of Daddy, even though Magic says to let it go, that they're living their lives and they should ignore Daddy. Bloodshot can't: Daddy has abused Magic, is threatening Bloodshot's family, and Bloodshot simply can't live with these facts without at least trying to do something.
All three issues are bleeding together, so I'm going to leave it here. This series is beautiful, haunting, heartbreaking and hopeful. And I would expect no less from Jeff Lemire, the writer. The fact that the art is gorgeous is a bonus, but I was in this for Lemire and Bloodshot alone. I was hoping for gorgeous art, but it wasn't a deal breaker for me.