Bloodshot U.S.A. #2

Bloodshot U.S.A. #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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There are more than eight million people in New York City. And every single one of them just became Bloodshot.

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer "nanite virus," instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines.

Now, block by block, the citizens of America's greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges...and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland... but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Nov 23, 2016

    Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 is a doozy. The exciting storyline, character building, and some surprise reveals make this a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 25, 2016

    The artwork differentiates between these all-silver characters with ease, opting to disregard the background to keep the focus solely on the characters. This works wonders as it's a very character driven comic, and that's why we're so into it. We're invested in Ninjak, Livewire, Bloodshot, Deathmate, and the other key players in this comic and that's what makes it a must-read every month. Bring on #3! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 23, 2016

    Bloodshot U.S.A. has been a lean and exciting thriller that more events could learn from. The action throughout is top notch, with each set piece elevating the story and making sure things go from bad to worse, leading to an ending that will definitely bring you back for the third issue. Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 builds upon its impressive previous issue, continuing to prove that Valiant is constructing some of the best super-stories around these days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Nov 23, 2016

    Bloodshot USA #2 is a darn entertaining read that will have you hooked for more Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Scott Macdonald Nov 25, 2016

    Bloodshot USA has earned a permanent spot on my pull list barring a meltdown of epic proportions. I am really looking forward to watching this story unfold and am willing to forgive Lemire for keeping the story rolling. Valiant keeps the hits coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Nov 26, 2016

    Bloodshot USA #2wasn't a perfect issue, but it was good enough for me to tune out the world for twenty minutes, and that's all I ever wanted in a comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Nov 28, 2016

    Bloodshot U.S.A #2 pumps the breaks a little in this issue. Sometimes, this dramatically slows down a story unnecessarily, yet here it allows the story to breathe and not careen into a ditch. Less action works in this instance. Plus, the series has only made it to the halfway mark. More violence is up ahead, but it was nice to see how funny a book about a terrifying viral outbreak could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 25, 2016

    If you weren't on board with this event before this issue, I don't know if anything will really tip the scales in its favor for you. But if you've been a fan of Lemire's work on the character, and if you dug the first issue, you'll really enjoy this issue. This is a nicely paced event (a lot hs happened in two issues), and seems poised to really do some fun stuff in the back half. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Nov 23, 2016

    Overall I have mixed feelings about the issue, I thought from the last issue that it was going to be great but instead I've come away wanting to know more about what's actually going on rather than seeing shit blow up and people getting pummeled. I thought the series had something that would set it apart from the rest of the superhero titles on offer but it has just sort of blended in with them with this Bloodshot outing. Hopefully the next issue will have more story to it and I can come back here and tell you how much I enjoyed reading it but for now, I'm left a little disappointed. Read Full Review

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