Bloodshot Salvation’s Arcs Will Be: ‘Book Of Revenge’, ‘Book Of Death’, ‘Book Of Revelations’

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Valiant have laid out the creative team and the main story arcs coming up in their ICONS series Bloodshot Salvation, which kicks off this Fall as written by Jeff Lemire, and drawn by both Lewis Larosa and Mico Suayan.

The “revenge-fueled first year” of the series will be divided into initial arcs titled “The Book of Revenge”, “The Book of the Dead”, and lastly, “The Book of Revelations”.

Featuring a cast of all-new antagonists, including Rampage, The Scarred Man, and the “cultist simply known as Daddy”, the arcs will also include appearances from Ninjak, Shadowman, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, Bloodshot 4001 A.D. and more, according to Valiant.  Time periods included in the storyline will range from the modern day, through the Deadside, and into the 41st century of the Valiant Universe.

Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan are going to be joined by Renato Guedes (Divinity #0, Wolverine), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O Manowar, Book of Death) in the course of the year on the series.

Here’s a full breakdown of the three story arc, courtesy of Valiant:

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 | “THE BOOK OF REVENGE” – PART ONE
JEFF LEMIRE | LEWIS LAROSA | MICO SUAYANNow: 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 GUEDESBloodshot 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 BRAITHWAITETwo 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

In addition, Valiant have revealed artwork on issue #2 of Bloodshot Salvation:

And also some process artwork for issue #3:

The first two issues of Bloodshot Salvation are currently available for pre-order:

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)