Bloodshot #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Bloodshot is back with a few new thrilling tricks up his sleeve!
No amount of high-octane explosions can keep Bloodshot from completing his new mission.
Who is the mysterious BLACK BAR, and what do they want with Bloodshot?

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Sep 25, 2019

    Make no mistake, I will be buying this when it's released next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Aug 31, 2019

    Bloodshot's latest series is an action-packed blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Sep 22, 2019

    In order to keep my inner Stan in check I reread this issue several times over the last couple weeks to make sure I wasn't letting nostalgia cloud my judgement. Final verdict: Tim Seeley and Brett Booth are the winning team on Bloodshot I didn't know I needed so badly. They make perfect sense paired together on this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Josh Rose Sep 18, 2019

    Bloodshot #1 goes on sale in stores September 25, 2019 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 3, 2019

    The re-introduction of an unstoppable (but misunderstood) killing machine, Bloodshot #1 is everything that it aims to be and it succeeds in exactly what it sets out to do. This is a loose cannon super soldier story that is unrelenting but still manages to have a heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 30, 2019

    It's a great jumping on point for this classic character, and a solid start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Sep 17, 2019

    If Valiant wants to push Bloodshot back to prominence within the comics industry it's time to look deeper into the character and start dissecting what really makes the man behind the monster tick. Earlier this month Valiant released Bloodshot: The Definitive Edition which collected the first thirteen issues from the 2012 series. This is a better intro to the character. While this 2019 comic has a decent action story it's lacks the emotional weight of previous installments. I hope that this book quickly finds its feet and gets headed in a new and bold direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Sep 28, 2019

    Valiant does it again with a great first issue that should please old fans as well as new fans of Bloodshot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Nov 11, 2019

    Overall, Bloodshot #1is a fantastic place to start if you have never read the character. While older fans might grow weary of the rehashed origin story recap, they will still want to pick up the issue for the action alone. Additionally, issues two is also out now with issue three set to hit stands November 20, 2019. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 24, 2019

    Bloodshot #1 won't try and change your mind or perspective on the world of violence we live in as previous iterations did, but if you're looking to enjoy a real slobberknocker, then Seeley and Booth's latest work will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Sep 24, 2019

    The story is pretty simple and straightforward, but I think that is to hook new readers before the movie hits. I absolutely love the artwork, as I have been a fan of Booth for many, many years. Valiant Entertainment is about to become a household name, much like Marvel Comics, DC, Dark Horse and more. I wish this issue set up a bit more depth as we have seen in previous incarnations of Bloodshot. Yet it does serve the purpose to introduce the world to the pale, anti-hero, killing machine that you can't help but root for. Bloodshot #1 is enjoyable, and I look to dive deeper as we move forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 26, 2019

    A very solid debut that has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 25, 2019

    'Bloodshot' #1 is a freight train of action that mindlessly barrels down the track at full bore. It's not a bad issue but it lacks any emotional depth to latch onto. It's quite the ride but feels hollow and disposable. Hopefully, the next issues will flesh out the characters more and take a moment to give the reader a reason to care about what's happening.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Oct 1, 2019

    Bloodshot #1 isnt the strongest introduction for new readers, save for a page or two of exposition near the end, but Seeleys script is more concerned with establishing what type of book this series will be. To that end, he is successful in establishing Bloodshot as a stylistic actioner that is light on substance. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 25, 2019

    Bloodshot #1 is a comic with good intentions that doesn't work very well, save for a whole lot of explosions for fun's sake. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 26, 2019

    Bloodshot is in a unique position for Valiant Entertainment. With a movie due out next year, this is the perfect time for Valiant to tempt comic book fans. If the movie is a success, then I am sure further Valiant movies will grace our screens. Looking over the book, I think that the thing that disappoints me is that in order to give the character mass market appeal, Valiant have had to resort in delivering a story that, I feel, caters to the lowest common denominator of comic book story telling. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 20, 2019

    For fans of Bloodshot's character development prior to this series, this issue will feel like a regression to his bland status quo. For newcomers, this book will likely not stand out at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    I Review Comics Dec 7, 2019

    I watched a recent video by Yo Boi Zack, from the Comics Matter, Youtube Channel. He spoke about Comic Publishers pushing writers over artists to the detriment of the comic book industry. To an extent, I agree. Artists like Jim Lee, Brett Booth, and Todd Mcfarlane can push units on pretty much any title they put their names on, at least initially.

    The downside is that once you got the book in your hands and actually read it, the comic still needs to have a good story. In the '90s, a lot of garbage writing got a pass because of the popularity of the artists of the time and rampant speculation. It was a very popular era of comics. The downside was that most of the comics from the era contained pretty pictures, but don't hold up at more

  • 6.0
    CaptnAmerca Sep 30, 2019

    What is Valiant doing with Bloodshot lately? The last series was terrible and this is a pretty bland kickoff for a new series.

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    Phil Heart Sep 24, 2019

  • 8.0
    Veido Sep 29, 2019

  • 7.5
    Yippeekiyay Dec 7, 2019

  • 7.0
    truffaz Nov 3, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 1, 2019

  • 7.0
    ICC Sep 25, 2019

  • 6.5
    Oddball12 Mar 12, 2022

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