Bloodshot #2

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Waking up inside a body bag is no way to start the day.

But that’s where you are, and worse yet, you’re 35,000 feet above the desert, guarded by the some of the toughest soldiers on the planet. You’re being flown back to the people who created you, who may have even betrayed you. You’re having a hard time separating your false memories (of family, duty, country) from the grim reality (of bullets, blood, screaming). Who’s really on your side? Why were you created? Where does the “real you” end and the programming begin? There’s only one way to find out – by reaching up and zipping open this bag. And God have mercy more

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 15, 2012

    From the father and son scene in the opening, which has a certain lightness to it, to showing a brief look in to the mind of Bloodshot and how he perceives one section of his life, this art team, of Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi ,with inks from Matt Ryan and colours by Ian Hannin, have shown their talents on every single panel of this book. To the brutal and bloody fight scenes of broken bones and bullets tearing skin, which shows a completely different aspect to the sort of life the main character, actually leads. It's brilliantly brutal, yet gives you the personal aspect you want when you're following a lead character of this calibre. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Aug 15, 2012

    I can't wait to read more of this; it's well written, incredibly drawn, appropriately gory, and at this point feels like a better-written version of Universal Soldier (one of the most underrated films in genre history). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 24, 2012

    Over halfway through the year and I have to say that the relaunch of the Valiant line is one of the best surprises of the year and they are quickly becoming my favorite publisher. That is a real achievement considering I never read the original line in the 90′s and I am completely in on the first two relaunched titles I picked up. I will be reviewing the rest of the launch series' over the next few days and I hope that they are as good as Harbinger and Bloodshot have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Aug 17, 2012

    Assuming you can find the first issue, this is not a bad series to pick up. I still lack an actual reading-history with the character though I was aware of the original series in the '90s. Perhaps part of the enjoyment for me now with this title is knowing there's a history to Bloodshot, but for all practical purposes, this is an entirely new book for me, essentially original and not putting me off from interest in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Aug 15, 2012

    If there was any hesitation in your heart, mind or soul to pick up Bloodshot, exorcise that notion right now and buy this book, hell buy two. One to collect and one to wipe away your tears of joy after you read it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 16, 2012

    I enjoyed the first issue of "Bloodshot," but "Bloodshot" #2 cranked up the intensity and the interest level rapidly. This is exactly what the series needed for a second issue to keep readers around for a while. If Swierczynski, Garcia, and Lozzi keep up the horror nature of the series, I'll be sticking around, absolutely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 16, 2012

    The art this time is a lot less processed and better used, highlighting violence or things that aren't real. You can see the details of Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi's lines more clearly now, and they show a great sense of realism and emotion in all areas, finally showing the potential of this enjoyable action-adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 17, 2012

    Not Valiants best title, but certainly not its worst. Now I realize they presently only have 4 titles to their name, but Im just trying to make a point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    Since its very hard for me to pinpoint why I DONT love this series, Im going to give it another couple issues. The story is cool, similar to Total Recall. I like Bloodshots struggle with his memories and different families he supposedly has. Heroes with regenerative abilities arent completely original, but I like the idea of advanced nanites in his bloodstream being responsible for it. Bloodshot is turning out to be frustrating for me, like deciphering if your crush likes you or not. A couple more issues should make it or break it.  Read Full Review

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