I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
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.