Bloodshot: Reborn #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mico Suayan, Jeff Lemire Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and rising superstar Mico Suayan continue their bold reimagining of this classic Valiant icon!

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called BLOODSHOT must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents - and his own inner demons - long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 21, 2015

    Everything about this book just works and only two issues in, its already on course to be a contender of one of the stronger comics that the year has given us so far. With a tone thats been pretty violent throughout, Bloodshot Reborn is perfect for those of you who love Marvels Punisher and want something similar, and doesnt require a lot of catching up on, and is pretty much an essential addition to any comic fans pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Lance Spearman May 26, 2015

    Summary: Bloodshot Reborn is one of the best starts to a series Ive ever read. Micos dynamic layouts complements Lemires strong plot in a way creators and readers alike could only dream of. This is the exact definition of dream team folks, and the number one reason why its a prime time to jump on the Valiant bandwagon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling May 17, 2015

    Overall, the read on this issue was fresh, fast paced, and just plain fun to watch. It's going to a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 20, 2015

    Issue #2 is here and BLOODSHOT REBORN might be one of the strongest starts to a series at Valiant. I am in love with this series, and as I mentioned last month, this is not one of my favorite characters. Lemire, Suayan, and Baron have delivered one of the weirdest yet most compelling pieces to come out of Valiant and I'm in for the long haul. Ray's journey is something you just cannot turn away from and his story has this realism to it as it's more about struggle than a dude who shoots things in the face. I cannot recommend this book enough. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin May 19, 2015

    Bloodshot: Reborn #2 is a prime example of why now is the time to jump in the Valiant bandwagon. Being fun, exciting, and having a fascinating plot, this is a fresh take the character has so desperately needed, coming highly recommended from this fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen May 26, 2015

    For two issues in a row, the execution has been masterful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 20, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn #2 is the sophomore issue that solidifies this series as one of Valiant’s most interesting titles. Jeff Lemire’s new character-driven series makes Bloodshot one of the most compelling and complex characters in the Valiant Universe by portraying him as a tortured and potentially insane man. Lemire’s story has yet to truly develop but the sense of mystery is enough to keep readers interested in the plot. This is a great book that I would recommend to everyone, especially fans of the Punisher. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle May 21, 2015

    Overall, “Bloodshot: Reborn” #2 continues the beginning of a story from two brilliant creators that marries a great story that examines the psyche of a man scarred by violence with the hidden depth that examines how violence is portrayed in comic book. Lemire and Suayan come out guns blazing with an issue that is measured and taut in a way that rivals a David Fincher film. They have taken a character that could have easily been written off as silly and too comic book-y and given him pathos and depth without sacrificing anything that makes him a great comic book character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 21, 2015

    Aiding Lemire in this slow burn approach is Mico Suayan. The artist again turns in some ridiculously realistic pages, each open pore and tightened tendon on full display. At times said realism leads to some static looking pages, but they're all rendered so gorgeously that it's almost worth the pause in pace. When paired with David Baron's excellent color work, Bloodshot is arguably the best looking book that Valiant is currently putting out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn #2 leaves you with a lot of questions that you want to see answers to as things progress. At this point it is impossible to tell what will come next, but we do know is that body counts will raise, and sanity levels might just drop further than what is already unhealthy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 19, 2015

    The book has loads of potential of being a huge hit for Valiant impressive portfolio of books, building on this good start is imperative especially as their own major summer crossover looms in the not to distant summer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan May 18, 2015

    Mico Suayan's artwork is good, even with a few hiccups. His tendency to photo reference a lot becomes apparent when Kay's face changes shapes a few times. When she should be looking at Ray, she's instead looking off into the distance. Ray's face also seems to change a few times. Other than that, BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 is a great looking issue. Ray's fight with the fake Bloodshot flows quite well. Suayan's attention to detail is incredible, down to the slight dripping of Ray's recently spray painted Bloodshot shirt. Normally I hate all color backgrounds, but Suayan and David Baron, the colorist, make it work. They never interrupt where the characters are in relation to each other, but further along the character's relationships or plots. Baron's colors feel subdued for a superhero story, and that works wonders. The color of the woods feel realistic, and the blood is a nice mixture of purple and red to give it a life like color. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent May 20, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn was a very well written comic by Jeff Lemire who used fantastic pacing, switching between the FBI and Ray, and building up character and tension for a high adrenaline combat sequence portrayed by Mico Suayan that stole the show. Lemire is able to explain a bit about why Ray all of a sudden jumped at the chance to go after the copycat. More importantly, he asks big questions that Bloodshot will have to answer in order to truly find out who he is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I May 20, 2015

    Valiant is a really strong line of comics, and with creators like Lemire on their books, they are definitely titles you should check out. Bloodshot Reborn is a great title to get in on the ground floor with, and this issue continues a fun story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon May 25, 2015

    Im surprised at how comfortably I can read Mico Suayans work. The fine details and liberally applied inks and lines are usually set me on edge, but here they help me sink into this world. Theres something about the way the blood seeps into the lines of Bloodshots hands, the way the skin on a persons face wrinkles with emotion. It feels oddly personal. Its a good look for this kind of weary, post-traumatic hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele May 21, 2015

    Now that this series has been setup, there are some more persuasive issues that can be raised. How much in control is Bloodshot? How insane is he going to get? How long until some of the bigger guns in the Valiant Universe notice and step in? I look forward to seeing where the blood splatters will take readers in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 23, 2015

    The FBI subplot is a nice storyline to add to the comic, to give us a bit of a break from Ray's madness. But this Agent Festival bit is a little cliche. Hopefully Lemire has something special planned for her, because it definitely reads like she's got more going on than meets the eye. I bet she works for the bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II May 21, 2015

    Now I don't know if I am fully on board as of yet. But I believe that all signs are leading into the right direction. Lemire and Suayan are going forward, bringing a positive vibe and building on what has been done before. I am interested to see where the outcome will lead us to once all is complete. Read Full Review

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