Bloodshot: Salvation #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Lewis Larosa, Mico Suayan Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 15
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he'd earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love's past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear... more

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Aug 15, 2017

    Bloodshot comics are fan favorites and this new series is sure to be just as loved as the previous ones. But theres something different this time for Bloodshot, something more to the story then what people will expect. Theres more to fight for, more to live for, more to die for. And thats what is sure to make Bloodshot Salvation a real winner. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Aug 7, 2017

    Bloodshot Salvation #1 is an artistic masterpiece by three of the finest artists in comic books today! It is a brilliant story that continues a tradition of excellence as only Jeff Lemire can create. Not to be missed, and guaranteed to be enjoyed; Bloodshot Salvation is a total win! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Aug 14, 2017

    This is a hell of a first issue, flawlessly executed on all fronts, and setting the stage for a meaty, action-packed series. They establish the stakes by showing Bloodshot at his happiest with wife and daughter, juxtaposed with future scenes where he’s about to lose it all, and we’re left to piece together the clues about how we get there from here. This series promises a compelling mix of complex character drama and larger societal themes, with a healthy (possibly unhealthy) dose of cinematic action. I’m tempted to say that the superb art is the icing on the cake, but that simply wouldn’t be fair. The art is so dumbfounding that the icing is another full cake. This book is a flawless collaboration of creators at the top of the comic game. Better grab some popcorn. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Sep 15, 2017

    Valiant seems to be great at writing compelling first issues. Everything a new reader needs to get caught up is presented in a way to catch them up. And they dig their hooks in early, making you wanna run out and buy the next issue immediately. I complain a lot about badly done first issues, but Valiant is batting close to a 1.000 when it comes to first issues. BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is no exception. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Zach Aug 2, 2017

    BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is a visually and narratively experimental take on a classic character that succeeds in both respects. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 28, 2017

    It's no mean feat that Valiant have been able to put together such a compatible creative team; there's no weak link here " each person creating this comic is producing some of their finest work. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Sep 20, 2017

    The fans have been waiting for more Bloodshot, and we've got it! I'll admit that whenSalvation was announced, I was a bit hesitant towards the idea, as the "child has the powers of their father" had been done plenty of times, and nor always well. I'm very glad that is not the case here, and that my doubts were laid to rest (that's what I get for doubting Valiant right?). Leniredrops plenty of hints at things to come in theSalvation storyline, and I cannot wait to see what happens with Ray, Magic and Jesse. This month wait may in fact, kill me! Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin Jul 29, 2017

    Bloodshot Salvation #1 is a sensational start for this new series, being the perfect entry point for new readers. Giving us a bold turning point for the nanite infested warrior, as well as some intriguing teasers, the creative team fashion a narrative that's worthy of a place in anyone's collection. So be sure to pick this up at your local comic book store come September 20th. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jul 25, 2017

    I've really enjoyed everything Lemire has done with the character. He's made Bloodshot into more than just a gun pointed at a bad guy. It was just a few years ago that he got the character reins and with this new series, it feels that he has a great idea for where to take the character. Teamed with arguably Valiant's biggest artistic names, Bloodshot Salvation is primed to be a huge, successful book for Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Aug 4, 2017

    In all, this is a damn near perfect package. Buy it when its out on 9/20. Between this and XO Manowar, Valiant is putting out some of the best books on the market right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Sep 18, 2017

    There is a definite familial theme in this new run, something that hadn't been looked at before and I think it has legs. Oh, and if you've kept an eye on the solicitations, Bloodshot has a new big bad this time round – Rampage. He says hello in style. Honestly folks, it's great to have Bloodshot back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 20, 2017

    Lemire's Bloodshot series is one for the books. It's gripping, it's thrilling, it can be really, really violent, but it can also be really, really sweet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 25, 2017

    It's a strong start for this new series (though be warned, it's a bit on the bloody side), and well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Sep 20, 2017

    This is the beginning of the newest series of Bloodshot books. For many fans that have never read anything Bloodshot, don't worry. This is the type of book where you really don't need to know much about Bloodshot to truly enjoy the story. Jump on, read it, then let's have ourselves a little chat below. I love me some Bloodshot, and consider myself a pretty knowledgeable guy regarding him. I can answer just about any question you might have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Nathanael Beasley Sep 19, 2017

    The hype for Lemire's Bloodshot is real. "Reborn" was one of the most consistently good books on the stands, and Salvation looks to be even better. If you have been hesitating about the series, this is your perfect chance to jump on! It would be a crime if you didn't! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 19, 2017

    The story that will have him facing darkness once again may not be wholly original, but it's breathtaking to behold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 24, 2017

    Bloodshot Salvation paints a compelling picture of a damaged man attempting to turn his life around, and is an excellent jumping-on point for newcomers looking to enter the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 20, 2017

    Valiant continues to make it both easy and attractive to dive into their superhero universe in 2017. Bloodshoot Salvation #1 serves as a great starting point, even though it serves as the latest act in Jeff Lemire's ongoing saga. With strong characterization and a compelling balance between present-day and flash-forward conflicts, there's plenty of reason to become invested in this new chapter in Bloodshot's ongoing struggles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Sep 26, 2017

    Bloodshot Salvation is setting the reader up for an emotional rollercoaster. It doesn't hide what is to come. We know Ray has been separated from the women in his life. Now, we will see how that occurs. Chances are that it will be devastating. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Aug 1, 2017

    Bloodshot: Salvation #1 is another high point for the franchise, and if the ongoing series that follows this debut issue can keep up this level of quality, then the character's renaissance will continue. More than anything it ably demonstrates the confidence and deft handle Jeff Lemire has on the character, and even if the story is a bit predictable, that doesn't make the execution any less compelling and exciting. With a great alternating art team handling different settings, the book looks great as well. You can feel that this going to go somewhere interesting already, and fans of Bloodshot will find plenty to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Sep 21, 2017

    Bloodshot Salvation #1 is off to a slow start, and sets up an interesting story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Aug 14, 2017

    "Bloodshot Salvation" kicks off the next chapter in this character's history and Jeff Lemire isn't looking away from asking hard questions about its title character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Justin Cooper Sep 21, 2017

    Over all a fun character to follow, and as I said it's basically an action movie. Ending on a cliffhanger in a classic comic style.I liked it overall, but telegraphs the plot a bit and the family drama and exposition was a bit slow, but I like that I get an idea that the character is torn about using his powers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 1, 2017

    Valiant are known for books that push the envelope in some way. Their recent history has set us up for that trend to continue. Therefore, it comes as quite a shock that this book, a possible flagship for the company, resorts to a trope that is instantly recognisable. I am hoping that Lemire's skill will seep through and entice readers past the obvious comparison and into a new take on one of their most popular characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas Sep 29, 2017

    If you're invested in Valiant or Bloodshot as a character, then this will be an enjoyable read. For everyone else, it'd still be enjoyable if you decided to read it, but there's no real draw if you don't already have an interest in this world or this character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf Aug 2, 2017

    Overall, Bloodshot Salvation isn't terrible, it's just not action-packed enough for me to rave about its excellence. I'll need to see a few more issues before I can make a better judgment. Until then, be warned. Read Full Review

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