Valiant have released a first look at the interior art on the upcoming September series, Bloodshot: Salvation. The title will be part of the ICONS line highlighting key Valiant characters in new ongoing series. Written by Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Moon Knight) who has redefined our modern Bloodshot, and artists Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn, Savage) and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), the story pursues two timelines in Bloodshot’s life, one where his daughter Jesse is a baby, and one in which she’s a young child, but clearly exhibiting signs of her father’s abilities.
On September 27th, Bloodshot is set “to protect his true love and newborn daughter” from those who made him what he is, and he’s going to “begin a harrowing gauntlet of revenge and bloodshed that will forever redefine the course of Bloodshot’s present and future…”, according to Valiant.
This series is also hailed as a jumping-on point for new readers, and will tie in to Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day title where we’ll meet Jesse for the first time.
Here’s the official description of our two timelines in the comic:
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…
And here’s our first look at the very impressive interior, uncolored art my Mico Suayan and Lewis Larosa, which really brings the drama, both to family life and to action scenes:
Bloodshot: Salvation #1 will arrive from Valiant on September 27th, 2017.