As first revealed at Inverse, Valiant is proud to present your first lettered and colored look within the pages of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1, the first issue of an unstoppable new series that will forever redefine the origins of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!
On November 14th, superstar writer Kevin Grevioux (New Mutants, the Underworld Franchise) joins the sensational creative team of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable) and legendary artist Ken Lashley
(X-Men) for a gripping exploration into the first steps of the walking weapon of war known as…BLOODSHOT!
“One of the things I don’t like is when writers come in and say, ‘Everything you thought you knew before was wrong,’” writer Kevin Grevioux told Inverse. “I think that’s a slap in the face to both the creator and to longtime fans who’ve been with the character since inception. However, I do think you can enhance and add layers to the history without disturbing the essence of who the character is and what makes him tick. And that’s what we’ll be doing with RISING SPIRIT.”
Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception. In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to an enterprising team of scientists to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…
On November 14th, a brutal brain trust of comic elites come together to open a door once closed inBLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 – featuring covers by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors), David Mack (Kabuki), Staz Johnson (Robin), and Doug Braithwaite (SHADOWMAN)!
Attention, retailers: There’s still time to qualify to receive the ultra-limited BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Variant, on which artwork by superstar creator Doug Braithwaite (Justice) will be printed via a special multi-colored process on a solid pane of glass! Please contact Valiant’s dedicated sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Plus, don’t forget, fans: The BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE is also still available to reserve until the final order cut-off (FOC) date of October 22nd, 2018 – packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, plus exclusive covers by renowned artist Ken Lashley – all for no extra cost! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
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BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
Story by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Inks by RYAN WINN
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA (SEP182076)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (SEP182077)
Variant Cover by STAZ JOHNSON (SEP182079)
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP182080)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP182078)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 14th (FOC – 10/22/18)