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: 16
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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
    Pop Culture HQ - 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

  • 9.5 - 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
    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

  • 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
    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

  • 7.0
    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
    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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