Bloodshot: Salvation #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Can Bloodshot rewrite "THE BOOK OF THE DEAD" to save his daughter from the darkness? In the realm of the dead, three travelers now seek salvation. Bloodshot - a man remade as a weapon. Bloodhound - an innocent creature imbued with formidable power. And Baby Jessie - Bloodshot's infant daughter, newly transformed in his own terrible image. Together, these three have all been damned by fate - an injustice they now seek to undo by striking a demonic pact to save Jessie's life. But in the underworld known as the Deadside, there are few fair deals and even fewer promises fulfilled... With his weapons laid down, can Bloodshot tip the scales of life more

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Apr 11, 2018

    What will anyone do for their loved ones? Who will they face down to ensure the safety of their family and children? Questions such as this will arise in issue #8, along with a few startling revelations. So get ready, get set, and get a copy today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 11, 2018

    Bloodshot Salvation #8had a hell of a task to match up to the previous issue, but it's a task the comic meets with a nanite fueled punch in the eye. You won't read a better comic this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Apr 8, 2018

    Guedes' colors steal the show as Lemire's BLOODSHOT run continues to amaze. "The Book of the Dead" ends on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 11, 2018

    Bloodshot mows his way through demon hordes and strikes a deal that he may regret, all for the love and life of a daughter he may never see again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Apr 11, 2018

    Overall Bloodshot Salvation #8 is a book about pressure I believe. On it's surface it looks like a macho infused lone hero story, but it's not. It takes the main protagonist to a water shed moment that I haven't really seen too often. Well I have seen this done before with a beloved hero, although it was lame and I'd rather forget that it happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier May 6, 2018

    Bloodshot has willingly agreed to do something terrible. So while it may be interesting to see how this will come about, I am more excited to see what the consequences Bloodshot's actions. Chances are they will be dire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 11, 2018

    The endpoint is genuinely interesting, for both Bloodshot and his daughter, but ultimately the journey there feels a little more by-the-numbers than this remarkable series has so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Apr 11, 2018

    This continues to be a strong title with standout art. The final pages and the surprise ending does a great job of building excitement for the next issue and will have you wishing you could continue reading on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 15, 2018

    Bloodshot Salvation #8 is a fun read that pits our hero against demons and into the paths of Shadowman and Baron Samedi. The narrative doesnt dazzle, but the art is so incredible that the comic is something that you need to take a look. This comic gets a recommendation. Check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Apr 26, 2018

    The Art is still stellar and Renato Guedes continues to impress. The Deadside dreamscape is really creepy and it is beautifully rendered. I love the almost fuzzy coloring in these, with textures of Color pencils. It suits the story quite well. Read Full Review

  • 10

    Bloodshot Salvation is another series I've followed closely but haven't really talked about much. It's one of the best series of 2018 and is one of the better ongoing narratives I've followed for any length of time. 

    This isn't the best issue to jump in but it's entertaining nevertheless. Bloodshot and his dog Bloodhound enter the "Deadside" in order to save his daughter, Jessie. After the events of the last issue Bloodshot finds himself surrounded by demonic creatures but before he's overwhelmed there is a timely rescue by Shadowman. After they are safe Shadowman offers to take Bloodshot to meet "The Dealmaker, Baron Samedi. 

    The plot detours a bit and we're provided with an update on the ongoing subplot with Danny more

  • 9.5
    RustonLF Apr 12, 2018

    Bloodshot is in the land of the dead trying to save the life of his daughter by visiting Shadowman villain Baron Samedi. It is a disorienting and strange world that at the start of the book seemed a bit of a mess for me. By the end of the book however the story they were telling started coming together. Once you start to understand how this fits into the story it is a very satisfying moment. The art is mostly hazy and dull to capture the strange nature of the realm. Compare that to the brief look back to the origin of Rampage that had a more defined and crisp style. This is a strong series that is telling a very interesting story.

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Apr 18, 2018

    Great issue! Definitely makes up for the last issue. Amazing artwork as well.

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Jun 8, 2018

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    CraigR Apr 30, 2018

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    Veido May 6, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 12, 2018

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