Valiant is starting the next Bloodshot series in September. Bloodshot Salvation will be written by Jeff Lemire with art by Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan.
The twist for this series is that it’s going to be split into two timelines. LaRosa will be drawing the present day arc and Suayan will be drawing the future arc, where Bloodshot has his daughter in tow.
Now if you’re thinking to yourself “Lemire and two timelines in the same book,” there’s a reason. Lemire did a series called Trillium for Vertigo a few years back that had two characters in different, but oddly parallel, timelines that eventually converged. And it was a pretty good series, so it’s safe to say Lemire has some experience in this sort of storytelling.
Official PR follows and then some Preview Pages
Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES coming this September from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) & Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)! 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 reve nge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
Set in two timelines – the present day (with art by LaRosa) and the future (with art by Suayan) – Jeff Lemire’s epic saga begins anew in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1! Plus: The introduction of a major new force in the Valiant pantheon starts here 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.”
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…
In the wake of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the next great Valiant ICONS launch of 2017 starts here on September 28th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – an epic and essential turning point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier! Across 2017, look for FAITH, SHADOWMAN, and HARBINGERWARS 2 to join the ICONS line-up with major new series announcements as the summer continues.
For more information on what the future holds for BLOODSHOT SALVATION, join superstar writer Jeff Lemire, Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani alongside a cast of Valiant’s top talents 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!
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