Dark Blood #2 is published by BOOM! Studios, written by Latoya Morgan, illustrated by Walt Barna and Moisés Hidalgo, coloured by AHG and lettered by AndWorld Design.
Print copies of Dark Blood #2 are be available now exclusively at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Does even the kindness of strangers come with a cost? Avery has adjusted to his post-WWII life in Alabama, but when an altercation with some local boys leaves him hurt, an unlikely bystander steps in. And while Carlisle, a white university doctor, not only offers Avery immediate first aid but free ongoing medical care… nothing is truly free, not even a stranger’s generosity.
The next installment of potentially my new favourite superhero series has arrived. Dark Blood #2 continues the story of Avery, an Army veteran coming to terms with his hidden powers.
Writer Latoya Morgan approaching the story by documenting Avery’s daily struggles. From PTSD fuelled nightmares, to ongoing racial abuse which he endures. It’s all detailed within the pages of this story and portrayed in ways which aren’t mere token gestures. Dark Blood is tackling difficult and taboo subjects within these pages and the raw emotion is palpable.
I said at the beginning that Dark Blood is potentially my new favourite superhero or anti-hero. What Morgan has done in these first two issues is really lay the groundwork for the story to come. But it’s clear to see that an interesting arc is really taking shape here.
Morgan has brought a thought provoking story highlighting the struggles that many forces vets go through and also covers the shocking situation many people of colour go through everyday, there is no sugar coating or glossing over the details are there to see and its something that needs to be said. I love the detailed art styling of the illustrations, Barna and Hidalgo are definitely a talented team and it shows they have a passion for what they do each page comes to life with dramatic tones and deep colours highlighting the dramatic story unfolding on the page.
Dark Blood #2 is a great follow-up, continuing to build towards an epic story arc. I’m excited to see it develop further and can’t wait to see what the team has in store with issue #3.