Bloodshot: Reborn #14

Bloodshot: Reborn #14

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mico Suayan Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Stranded on a mysterious desert island, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he's quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical getaway... Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him - World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments - Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends it old soldiers to die. Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them...and unlock the secret at the heart of the island's existence before they're each permanently retired?
This summer, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) send Bloodshot screaming into his most action-packed adventure yet as "BLOODSHOT ISLAND" ups the ante for the Valiant Universe's most formidable man-at-arms!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Eric Ogar Baumgard Jun 25, 2016

    I follow quite a few comics month to month, but this issue proves once again why Bloodshot Reborn is always at the top of my list of most anticipated books. If you've never read a Bloodshot comic, I implore you to pick this one up and find out what you've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Jun 28, 2016

    Bloodshot: Reborn #14 is a well-written, compelling, and mysterious story loaded with some of the finest artwork in the industry. It is the perfect starting point for new readers to jump on, and well worth it's cover price. Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Jun 29, 2016

    Bloodshot Reborn #14 is an amazing start to “Bloodshot Island” being a must buy. Not only does it give us amazing action and suspenseful interactions, but the added mystery just begs to be explored further. Add to this the “failed” Rising Sun projects and what we're left with is probably the most unique Bloodshot tale to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 30, 2016

    In the press release for this issue, Valiant promised that this issue was an "All-New Jumping On Point" and they are not liars.  I came into this issue with a very limited knowledge of Bloodshot and his Universe, but by the end, I was a big fan.  Jeff Lemire may not ease you in more than throw you to the wolves, but everyone get thrown in equally.  The story is exciting and intriguing and it ends with the curtain being lifted enough to make it even better.  If you've been waiting to read Bloodshot Reborn, this is the issue to do so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jun 29, 2016

    While I may talk about this book a lot, it continues to be one of the stronger superhero books on the stands. With this new arc, I dont see it losing its place as one of the best anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jun 29, 2016

    Every arc we've had so far in this book has been great. It's a deep story that is really one of the most engaging books on the market today, and if you aren't reading you should start as soon as possible because it is a great series, and a great issue that I can't recommend enough Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 6, 2016

    Bloodshot Reborn #14 is an excellent start to the Bloodshot Island story arc placing the various Bloodshots in a shocking and engrossing predicament. From the way the initial situation is explained to the way the truth about it unfolds is captivating throughout. There isn't any character development for the individual Bloodshots but it's not necessary in this issue since their names and use as hunting fodder has a tremendous impact in the story. I truly hope Bloodsquirt doesn't play an important role in this story arc, and if he doesn't, the conclusion of this story arc might just be as compelling as it's beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 30, 2016

    It's only the first issue, but this Hunger Games-style romp looks to be a potential return to form for this fan favorite series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 27, 2016

    This is a typically solid start to an arc, which is what you can usually expect fromValiant, but I've noticed that some (perhaps too many) of Valiants arcs tend to havea strong start tapering off to a slightly weaker ending, so I'll keep my expectations lower for now. However the story ends, though, this is a great jumping on point if you're curious about ol' Bloodshot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jun 28, 2016

    Valiant have been pushing this story as an event, indeed the introduction of a new (and significant) villain is something all collectors look out for. That little sentence – Bloodshot Reborn #14, first appearance of Deathmate – could well result in frenetic excitement at Cons in the future. It's even more satisfying when that introduction is part of a significant storyline. I can't attest to whether this will be a success yet, but we have Project Rising Sun back in the frame, a window into the history of the Bloodshot program and a potential new antagonist all wrapped up in a homage to The Running Man. If that doesn't have you salivating for more, then I honestly don't know what will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Kenny Coburn Jun 30, 2016

    BLOODSHOT #14 takes a tired premise and puts a unique twist on it. The problem is that it doesn't go far enough with the uniqueness of Bloodshot and falls too quickly into the common tropes of a person trapped on an island. This is still a good comic that could very easily become great.However, this issue isn't quite strong enough to take the title to that level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 30, 2016

    Thanks to the expressive and gory art from Mico Suayan and David Baron, Bloodshot Reborn #14 transcends the deserted island story doldrums with style. Read Full Review

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