Bloodhound Gets A Standalone Origin Story In Bloodshot Salvation #9

by Hannah Means Shannon

Valiant has made a rather fascinating announcement for Bloodshot fans–the beloved canine Bloodhound is going to get his own standalone origin story in the upcoming issue #9 of Bloodshot Salvation.

Delving into Bloodhound’s past also illuminates his history as Project Rising Spirit’s first prototype in nanite enhancement, and this origin issue will arrive on May 16th, 2018.

Writers Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics, Black Hammer) and Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), will work with artist Renato Guedes (X-O Manowar) will produce this eye-opening tale of an animal turned weapon.

Valiant says:

In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad… Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands more than a century on!

Bloodshot Salvation #9 will feature covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Salvation), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Juan José Ryp (Britannia), and Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One):

Ahead of that, we’ll be guided into the Dead Side by Ray Garrison in “The Book of the Dead” arc, which kicks off on February 14th in Bloodshot Salvation #6.

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 (NEW ARC! “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” – PART ONE)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (DEC171902)
Cover B (Deadside) by RENATO GUEDES (DEC171903)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by JOHN BIVENS (DEC171904)
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (DEC171905)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by JIM MAHFOOD (DEC171906)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 14th (FOC – 1/22/18)

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & RAY FAWKES
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Cover C by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Bloodshot Icon Variant by SHANE DAVIS
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th (FOC – 4/23/18)​