Valiant Comics is upping their game with the upcoming adaption of their iconic hero Bloodshot who will be portrayed by Vin Diesel. Since it wrapped up filming not too long ago, I thought I’d review Bloodshot Salvation #1, featuring this member of The Valiant. Most of you know, Bloodshot was kidnapped by a secret organization Project Rising Star and had his body merged with nano-technology, allowing him to heal, giving him super-strength, but also wiping his memories. He betrayed them and began to fight them, only to end up on the run.
Now originally, Salvation was published in 2017, but don’t worry. There’s no spoilers.
After escaping from Project Rising Star, Bloodshot is living with his girlfriend Magic and raising a baby. He has left the black-ops world of being on the run behind, even taking a dog as a pet. However, he cannot shake the feeling that he is being watched. Bizarre phone calls, odd occurrences, and too many coincidences are making him nervous. Magic begs him not to bring back Bloodshot, but the villainous Omen is lurking somewhere in the shadows.
Writer Jeff Lemire brings an excellent story for Bloodshot. It takes him out of battle and into civilian life which the hero just cannot get use to. Artists Lewis Larosa and Mico Suayan bring the story to life through the illustrations, bringing together an engaging and dynamic comic book plot that any nerd and/or geek can enjoy.
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