Bloodshot: Salvation #7

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Master storyteller Jeff Lemire takes the helm for the year's most terrifying, most memorable special issue - told entirely in PITCH BLACK DARKNESS!

Deployed into the demonic realm called Deadside in search of a cure for his ailing infant daughter, Bloodshot has lost the one sense he needs most to navigate the land of the dead: his sight. Blinded with only his four-legged ally, Bloodhound, to aid him, Ray Garrison must fight onward as one man against the darkness - even as he is beset from all sides by a horde of inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter...

Told in total darkness from Bloodshot's point more

  • 10
    We Have A Hulk - Ben Williams Feb 12, 2018

    Bloodshot Salvation #7 marks the second entry into the Book of the Dead arc, which begins in February and whilst I enjoyed #6, and the start of a new storyline surrounding one of my favourite Valiant characters, it is great to see that with this special one off Valiant is still taking Bloodshot in interesting directions and I cant wait to see what is in store for Ray Garrison and his daughter in Deadside. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Feb 7, 2018

    Bloodshot Salvation #7 is brilliant storytelling that proves how less can truly be more. It is a publishing risk that is a total success and demonstrates the magic of the Valiant Universe and the enormous talent that is Jeff Lemire. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 11, 2018

    This is a new concept, with the darkness throughout the entire book. It really does no justice to post more of the pages, because it is best as an experience to read. I felt sorry for the characters when they failed, and this is something that has never before been attempted. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 9, 2018

    Whether you're a fan of Bloodshot, or Valiant, or you're not,Bloodshot Salvation #7is a book you'll want in your collection as an example of a master craftsman at his very best, producing a seminal work of art that transcends conventional wisdom of what makes a comic work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Mar 7, 2018

    Time to step inside the Deadside. Come along with Bloodshot, baby Jessie and Hound as they make their way through the darkness. Thrill as Bloodshot's internal monologues will guide readers along as he seeks a way to cure his daughter and save her life. But what secrets and monsters dwell within? Dare to read the new issue and find out.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 7, 2018

    You would think that a story told in near complete darkness would have the strongest tools of a visual medium taken away, but not here. This is an amazing story told with unbelievable skill. Bloodshot Salvation #7 is a masterclass on how to pull readers into a story and force them to use their imagination. This is unprecedented effort that succeeds in the best possible way, and it is well deserving of the highest possible score. Read Full Review

  • 8.8 - John McCubbin Mar 6, 2018

    Bloodshot Salvation #7 is a bold attempt at doing something different, and for the better part it works. Despite lacking the visual presence that makes the medium such a beloved one, the storytelling of Jeff Lemire and unique panel layouts make this a surprisingly pleasant experience. Let's hope that it doesn't become a regular occurrence though. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Mar 7, 2018

    This issue is a trip. It is hard to convey all that was accomplished with these strict parameters. Bloodshot Salvation #7 is one for the record books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We Talk Podcasts - Brett Monro Mar 6, 2018

    The thing I appreciated the most about this book is that it completely drew me in. By showing us only Bloodshot's POV Lemire has created such tension that it brings more excitement to the table than showing us everything. On the surface its easy to call a book like this a gimmick but I would suggest that as an artistic choice its very brave. Its an inventive take on an old concept and it serves the story well. Plus I never expected to see two-page spreads in a pitch black comic, but they work very well here. Certainly worth a look as a departure from the norm, and highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Mar 7, 2018

    The issue delivers on the promise, despite the absence of some key elements of mainstream comics, and manages to be compelling and emotionally effective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 11, 2018

    It's an interesting device, and the story is pretty compelling - but I suspect ,, to anyone who paid full cover price, it may seem to be a gag too far. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum Mar 12, 2018

    While Lemire's drawing is more than enough to keep one interested throughout the issue, "Bloodshot Salvation" #7 would benefit greatly from his writing meeting this level of craft. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 8, 2018

    While it is cool to have Ray's story told from his view, the story isn't enough to get past the lack of visuals. Read Full Review

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