"Greenlight": At Red Clay Penitentiary in Ringgold, Georgia, Travis Clevenger is being interviewed by the prison psychiatrist. The psychiatrist asks about Travis' life in Cartersville, Georgia as a child and his college pursuits. The psychiatrist does notice an old photo of Travis when he was ar
Bloodhound #1 is an issue of the series Bloodhound (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 2004. It was published on July 14, 2004.
Synopsis for "Greenlight"
At Red Clay Penitentiary in Ringgold, Georgia, Travis Clevenger is being interviewed by the prison psychiatrist. The psychiatrist asks about Travis' life in Cartersville, Georgia as a child and his college pursuits. The psychiatrist does notice an old photo of Travis when he was arraigned for shooting his own partner. Travis was husky during the trial proceedings but he has built himself up during his incarceration. The evidence against Travis was based on mitigating circumstances but he was convicted nevertheless. Travis had impressive collar in catching metahuman criminals for the Atlanta PD. The psychiatrist brings up the six altercations that Travis has had during his incarceration. The psychiatrist shows Travis one picture of a man that Travis may recognize.
Travis recognizes the inmate as Hank Barrett and he chuckles because Travis has been sending Barrett "Get Well Soon" cards. Travis ends the conversation by saying to the psychiatrist that he has no empathy for the criminals in this prison. The psychiatrist reports to Agent Bell by saying that Travis is frustrating though extremely intelligent. The results of Travis' MMPI came out inconclusive and his borderline personality has characteristics of intermittent explosive disorder while concealing symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Agent Bell thanks the psychiatrist for his input and walks into the interview room with Agent Jerry Bryce. Travis and Jerry have shared a professional courtesy between the Atlanta PD and the FBI. Agent Bryce offers Travis a deal that could get him out of prison and Travis shows interest.
Agent Bryce informs Travis that last year, seven young attractive brunette women from Gateway City were killed. Each case involves a home invasion with nothing taken or damaged. The criminal just made his presence known and started stalking his victims. Each victim would get raunchy emails then death threats which were followed by phone calls with a voice modulator. The harassment would go on for three weeks then the victim would end up tortured, raped and finally murdered. The emails and phone calls were untraceable. The criminal has moved his activities to Atlanta where one woman who fits the description has been killed. Another woman is already beginning to receive death threats. Travis would be acting as a consultant for Agent Bell. Agent Bryce can almost guarantee that Travis' drug charges would be exsponged and possibly shave off the rest of his prison sentence for Travis' cooperation.
Travis tells Jerry that he has decided to pass on their offer but Jerry asks Travis to reconsider because the killer's next victim is Rachel Crosby, the daughter of his ex-partner Vincent Crosby. Meanwhile, a convict named Lopez plans on creating a prison riot in TV Room 3 and kill Travis during the chaos. The riot breaks out and Lopez grabs a shotgun from a guard. Lopez heads to the interview room with two other convicts. Lopez busts down the interview room with a shotgun blast which hits Jerry in the abdomen. Saffron tries to negotiate with Lopez but Travis takes advantage of Bell's distraction by breaking his bonds then lunging at Lopez. Travis knocks Lopez's head with one of the other convicts which causes Lopez to pull the shotgun's trigger and the gunshot blows off the head of the third prisoner.
Travis tells Saffron to bandage Jerry with her coat and carry him on his shoulders while he acts as her bodyguard. Travis and Bell head down a corridor where Travis takes down a few more rioting prisoners. Travis tells Bell that there is a safe place to hide in the guard station at the main entrance. An elderly convict with a group of prisoners behind him stand between Travis and the main entrance. The convict tries to intimidate Travis but Travis simply uses his index and middle finger to rapidly gouge out the convicts eyes with one stroke. The convict screams in pain and the rest of the prisoners are crippled with fear. The prisoners allow Travis and Agent Bell to get Jerry outside. An ambulance arrives and the emergency response was able to stabilize Jerry before he could bleed out. Travis tells Saffron that he will take the case. Travis and Bell ride with Jerry in his ambulance to the hospital while a crooked cop working for the King informs him that Travis Clevenger is out of prison.
Appearing in "Greenlight"
- Bloodhound (First appearance)
- George (Single appearance)
- Lopez (Single appearance)
- Red Clay Federal Penintentary
- Jerry Bryce appears next in Bloodhound #6.
- Saffron Bell makes a chronologically earlier appearance in flashback in Bloodhound #10.
- Bloodhound and Saffron Bell both appear in a one-panel cameo in Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #206, which came out the same month as this issue.