Valiant Unveils Road Map for BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s First Year with Lemire, LaRosa, Suayan, Guedes, Braithwaite, and More
From Deadside to 4001 A.D., the Fall’s Blockbuster Series Gears Up for an Action-Packed World Tour of the Valiant Universe
As revealed today at SyFy Wire, Valiant is proud to unveil the complete creative roster for the fall’s most anticipated new series debut, beginning in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the BLOCKBUSTER ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN, SAVAGE) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!
Now, for the first time, Valiant can finally reveal the complete details behind BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s revenge-fueled first year in the Valiant Universe and initial opening story arcs: “THE BOOK OF REVENGE,” “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD,” and, finally, “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS”. Featuring a devastating cast of all-new antagonists – like Rampage, The Scarred Man, and the demented cultist simply known as Daddy – and must-read appearances from Ninjak, Shadowman, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, Bloodshot 4001 A.D. and more, the next chapter in Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated superhero saga starts at a soul-shattering crossroads of violence, villains, and vengeance that will forge the path of Bloodshot and his beloved daughter, Jessie, from the modern day, through the Deadside, and into the 41st century of the Valiant Universe.
In the wake of X-O MANOWAR’s staggering sold-out debut, the next epic ongoing series of 2017 begins a new path forward for one of Valiant’s most iconic heroes as superstar writer Jeff Lemire joins a stunning roster of creative talents across BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s first 12 issues that will soon include Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN, SAVAGE), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Renato Guedes (DIVINITY #0, Wolverine), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, BOOK OF DEATH):
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 | “THE BOOK OF REVENGE” – PART ONE
JEFF LEMIRE | LEWIS LAROSA | MICO SUAYAN
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown 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…
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
DEBUTING SEPTEMBER 2017
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 | “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” – PART ONE
JEFF LEMIRE | RENATO GUEDES
Bloodshot has been sent into the unpredictable spirit realm known as Deadside to strike the ultimate bargain of life and death! With the soul of a beloved family member in peril, Bloodshot, Bloodhound and the Deadside’s own enigmatic guardian, Shadowman, must set forth into the darkness to barter for life with the ruler of the land of the dead. But, to get there, they’ll have to battle back an endless legion of devils and demons…and where walks Bloodshot, slaughter is sure to follow…
DEBUTING FEBRUARY 2018
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 | “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” – PART ONE
JEFF LEMIRE | DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Two thousand years in the future – in the year 4001 A.D. – the man once known as Ray Garrison is no more…but the microscopic nanites inside him live on. Enter Bloodshot 4001 – a strange, gunslinging echo of Bloodshot’s mind, body and soul that is now more machine than man. But when our century’s Bloodshot finds himself delivered to the dawn of the 41st century with one last mission to fulfill, two Valiant legends will finally come face to face…just as the secret revelation that binds them together across the ages forever reshapes Bloodshot’s place at the center of the Valiant Universe!
DEBUTING MAY 2018
“This is really a story that’s a war for Bloodshot’s soul, for Ray’s soul. All the villains are of his own making, are from the duality between Ray and Bloodshot. If he would just leave it alone, none of these villains would show up,” Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani told SyFy Wire. So while it’s this massive, violent, epic story, it’s also this emotional, character-driven story of a guy battling for who he is, battling to see if he’s the evil killing machine or the man who hopes to have a family.”
“Jeff’s having so much fun being able to put these massive villains on the field across this series,” added Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “He’s building out Rampage, he’s introducing a new character named Daddy, he’s fleshing out the character Scarred Man he created in Bloodshot #0, there’s a big villain coming up in our Deadside arc; so he’s building up really powerful villains, and it’s more of an exterior threat.”
On September 20th, Valiant’s machine-made soldier begins his most dangerous trial yet for a heart-wrenching mission to save his family…and the humanity inside himself. Witness the dawn of the most punishing Bloodshot tale ever told as Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan unleash a horrific new campaign of blood and retribution, beginning in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!
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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JUL172245)
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUL172246)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUL172247)
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (JUL172249)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL172250)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL172251)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 20th (FOC – 8/28/17)
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by PHILIP TAN
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD
Bloodshot Icon Variant by GLENN FABRY
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 25th (FOC – 10/2/17)