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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Comic Review: Bloodshot Reborn issue #17 & #18 from Valiant Comics

Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Mico Suayan 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+
September 28, 2016
Terror by twilight on BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

Trapped in a remote jungle paradise with no hope of escape, Bloodshot has discovered the secret behind the merciless technological monstrosity called Deathmate – and the truth has thrown his entire world into a tailspin of tragedy! But what revelations behind Project Rising Spirit’s horrific creation could bring even Bloodshot to his knees…and forever shatter the spirit of the man known as Ray Garrison?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight, Old Man Logan) and blockbuster artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) push their bloodstained rumble in the jungle past the point of no return with a shocking chapter that will leave the Valiant Universe reeling for years to come!

BLOODSHOT REBORN #18Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Tomas Giorella
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ 
Oct 5, 2016
Valiant Comics
“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” sails into the sunset with a sanguine-stained epilogue!

Ray Garrison and a battered team of survivors have made their escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND…only to drift straight into shark-infested waters! Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no defenses except the relentless will to survive, will the highly trained team of killers aboard this life raft band together…or throw each other to the prehistoric predators below? And, if they don’t kill each other first, will mother nature finish the job?’’

With “BLOODSHOT USA” on the horizon, it’s time to sink or swim as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight) and rising star Tomas Giorello (Batman & Robin) toss Valiant’s band of nanite-fueled soldiers into the deep end!

I love me some Bloodshot! He's a sexy "nanite -fueled" beast, their words (okay, I added the sexy beast part, but you can't tell me it isn't implied) The closest comparison I can think of for Valiant's Bloodshot character is a combination of Marvel's Deadpool (healing abilities) and The Winter Soldier (lab-created assassin) both also sexy beasts. Any way...There are lots of jumping in places for the Bloodshot series and if you want a run down of the universe then check out the Valiant Universe Handbook 2016. You can get caught up on ALL the awesome from Valiant. Don't even get me started on Ninjak...who is getting a live action show that will feature Bloodshot!
I've popped in and out of this series when I can. What got my attention was the awesome cover of issue #18. Bloodshot vs Sharks?! Sign my nanite-loving a** up! Issue #17 tells what Bloodshot is doing on an island and why he's being watched by those in charge of the Bloodshot program. At the end he meets up with other Bloodshots from different eras! Even a Bloodshot dog! I can't wait to find out his story. In issue #18 they are trying to get off the island on a raft and the typical male bonding goes on while they tell their stories, except the dog, who can't talk as far as I know. And of course there are sharks. And they aren't the apex predator in the Bloodshot world.
The comics are violent and mixed with some great snarky humor from our anti-hero. I love the art styles of all of Valiant's comics. In the case of Bloodshot there are rich saturated dark colors with heavy shading which fits the tone of the story.

I love me some Bloodshot! 

5 "nanite-fueled" Sheep


Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

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