Bloodhound

 BXUP   (DC, 2004-2005)

™ and © DC Comics, Inc.

“Wow!”

It’s been a long time since I finished reading a comic book and had such a reaction. Dan Jolley introduces readers to ex–cop and present–day convict Travis Clevenger, a hard man with a reputation for being the best there is at what he does—and what he does is collar metahumans.

Jolley’s script not only introduces the characters and the concept artfully, but also gives us an exciting and horrifying example of just how good Clevenger is in a fight.

Dave Johnson’s cover is a knock-out. The logo is printed on yellow police tape. The art wouldn’t be out of place on a hip crime paperback of the 1960s.

Leonard Kirk (especially when teamed with inker Robin Riggs) is a favorite of mine. He draws well and tells the story well. In this first issue, he exceeded even my expectations, depicting the prison with a gritty clarity. No stylistic tricks here, just really good art. The artists earned their share of that “Wow” this issue got from me.

Bloodhound is not for youngsters, but I definitely recommend it for readers 16 and older.

— Tony Isabella

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#1

  9/1/2004
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#2

  10/1/2004
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#3

  11/1/2004
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#4

  12/1/2004
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#5

  1/1/2005
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#6

  2/1/2005
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#7

  3/1/2005
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#8

  4/1/2005
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 Dan JolleyLeonard Kirk

#9

  5/1/2005
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 Dan JolleyEddy Barrows, Robin Riggs

#10

  6/1/2005
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Final issueDan JolleyLeonard Kirk

Book #1

  6/1/2013
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Collects Bloodhound #1-10; Published by Dark HorseDan JolleyLeonard Kirk