The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BLOODHOUND: CROWBAR MEDICINE #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Dan Jolley writes and Leonard Kirk draws.

Clevenger and Bell are unwilling partners; Bell is the FBI agent assigned to keep Clev, the ex-cop ex-con superpowers specialist, out of trouble. After Clev’s “family” visit is cut short by a rogue super (and the hospital visit it spawns), they learn of a scheme to make superpowers available to the general public. Given the low opinion of superpowers, though, this is not likely to end well.

This book is set in a world where supers are feared universally. I like the idea; I think it’s realistic and it opens some interesting doors. Clevenger and Bell are good characters, too; they work together well without getting along (also realistic, with drama possibilities). And there’s a nice balance of raw destruction and character play to make for a good read. The art works well, too, especially in the wide-scale shots.

It’s always cool to see something new and different in a genre like supers, and this book has some serious twists in that sense. And likable characters just make stories work better. Check this one out.

BLOODHOUND: CROWBAR MEDICINE #1 is available now at your LCS and online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )