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.
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…
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.