BLOODSHOT SALVATION New ICONS Book For VALIANT Hero

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The next chapter of Bloodshot is fatherhood as Valiant’s warrior becomes the next hero to join their Icons line.
Valiant announced BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 (via The Washington Post)  – a new series from writer Jeff Lemire and artists Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan. The big news comes as Valiant brings creators and exclusives to Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.
Bloodshot Salvation #1 courtesy Valiant
Jeff Lemire takes the fan-favorite into a new adventure set in two time periods:

The new book is described as:
A bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this fall as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
Bloodshot Salvation design courtesy Valiant

Lemire’s evolving Bloodshot saga continues. The new story will be set in two timelines – the present day (art by LaRosa) and future (art by Suayan).  The new book introduces a major new force in the Valiant universe starts as Bloodshot’s daughter, Jessie, makes her milestone first appearance after an initial cameo in the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, arriving in stores this Free Comic Book Day.

“I think anyone who becomes a parent, their world view instantly changes. [Bloodshot] is no different,” series writer Jeff Lemire told The Washington Post.“Being this character that comes from such a history of violence and has so much violence built into him, I think that would be terrifying. You wouldn’t want to bring that into your child’s life at all. I think that tension is exactly what the book is kind of about.”
Here’s more of the story breakdown in two time periods:
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of white supremacist criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 follows X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the next Valiant ICONS launch. Across 2017, fan can look for FAITH, SHADOWMAN, and HARBINGER WARS 2 to join the ICONS line-up with major new series announcements as the summer continues. BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 arrives September 28th.
We are expecting more information on BLOODSHOT SALVATION, as writer Jeff Lemire, Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and more of Valiant’s top talents appear at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon for the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m. PT in room TCC301. Here’s more of the Valiant ECCC exclusives, creators and panels.
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