Bloodshot: Reborn #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating


The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren't the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. Are they real or a just figment of Bloodshot's broken psyche? And just who are the other members of the "Squirt Squad"...and what are they planning next? Follow New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) down the rabbit hole right here for an essential chapter of the "Colorado" epic!

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Aug 3, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn #5 is another fantastic entry in the series, and is an example of Jeff Lemire at his best. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Aug 4, 2015

    Bloodshot: Reborn #5 was a fun break from the intense events of late, with the guest artwork from Ral Alln and Patricia Martin helping create a surreal tone. It is however the character depth that makes this a must have, with Jeff Lemire reminding us why he's one of the best creators in the business today. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 5, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn #5 is an indication that we have been spoiled by beautiful artwork. You open this issue and with the art team for this issue comes a more simplistic style from what we are used to. Of course not to say that it's bad, though that would be your initial reaction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Martin Ferretti Aug 5, 2015

    Bloodshot Reborn #5 is another terrific installment to a captivating series. Over five issues, weve seen Bloodshot trying to regain his lost identify, but with this issue finally see that what really matters is the level of progression that Bloodshot has made over the past five issues and how much he has learned about himself, even if he still refuses to read his own file to learn his true identity. To be honest, whether we ever learn who he really was is probably not important as it is who the character has become that really is making Bloodshot Reborn consistently one of Valiants best books and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Aug 8, 2015

    This series, coming directly from Lemire's excellent The Valiant miniseries/crossover, has been a wonderful addition to the valiant lineup. Lemire excels at telling character-driven stories, and he continues the examination of Bloodshot's fragile psyche in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Oct 27, 2015

    This issue was still good, but not as good as this series has been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 11, 2015

    Besides, I hate "dream sequences." They're a waste of my time - and the artist's. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 8, 2015

    This is another solid issue that really helps underline who Bloodshot is as a character and what's motivating him. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 10, 2015

    Up until this point, the book has been very grounded with occasional bouts with weirdness, courtesy of Bloodsquirt. Here, we go off the diveboard and artist Raul Allen brings that here. Allen is reminiscent of David Aja in terms of his pencil work but it his color work (along with assist from Borja Pindado) that truly makes the issue work. It does bring childish innocence to the concept of gun violence, but with a sinister undercurrent that slowly builds up until it springs in a final confrontation between Bloodshot and Bloodsquirt. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 5, 2015

    The majority of Bloodshot Reborn #5 feels like a filler issue as his “adventures” with Bloodsquirt dominate this issue. Their adventures have a slight redeeming quality but pales in comparison to the overallengrossing story in this series that's neglected this issue until the end. At least the artwork fits the tone of the adventures as it captures Bloodshot's altered mind state wonderfully. However, I'm looking forward to next issue when some answers finally arrive about the truth of Bloodshot's identity. Read Full Review

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