PopCultHQ received a review copy of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Available September 20th, 2017, the creative team for this series features writing from Jeff Lemire, art from Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, and colors from Brian Reber.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
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 Tomas 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 20 (FOC – 8/28/17)
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…
His sacrifice will be her salvation…
PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
Bloodshot Salvation #1
Jeff Lemire is a well-known face in the writing part of comics (having worked for DC, Marvel, Top Shelf, Vertigo, etc.), so adding his name to the line of people who have written Bloodshot’s adventures is a fantastic choice. He brings a certain clarity to the character, but there is also those elements underneath of the Bloodshot known and loved by all. Fans will really love what he’s doing here with this new series and will keep coming back after reading issue #1.
Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan’s art is awesome. Both of them do a great job throughout the book chronicling this next chapter in the long saga of Bloodshot. There’s a nice mix of the smooth with the rough, and readers will be able to tell whose work is whose, which makes this team-up for issue #1 all the more delightful.
Brian Reber gets the colors for this latest Bloodshot series just right. The colors are of a darker texture where needed and lighter for scenes that aren’t filled with action, blood and violence. He has tapped into the color spectrum that makes up the Bloodshot world and came up with pure magic.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Bloodshot comics are fan favorites and this new series is sure to be just as loved as the previous ones. But there’s something different this time for Bloodshot, something more to the story then what people will expect. There’s more to fight for, more to live for, more to die for. And that’s what is sure to make Bloodshot Salvation a real winner.
5 Out of 5 Stars
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 can be pre-ordered on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and
online retailers on September 20th, 2017!
Be sure to follow the creative team!
Writer – Jeff Lemire
Artist – Lewis LaRosa
Artist – Mico Suayan
Colorist – Brian Reber
Publisher – Valiant Entertainment