Bloodshot #5

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 14, 2012 Critic Reviews: 7
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ALL-NEW ARC! Bloodshot is finally free of the memories that have haunted him since his awakening – but now even greater mysteries remain. Who was he before he was transformed into a walking weapon of mass destruction? And does he have a real family out there somewhere? Unfortunately, the only man with the answers is the former mastermind of Project Rising Spirit, Dr. Emmanuel Kuretich – and he’s just struck a devil’s bargain with Bloodshot. “Destroy your creators and I’ll reveal everything.” Well, almost everything…

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 13, 2012

    If you're looking for an action heavy title, it really doesn't get much better than BLOODSHOT. It has been consistently brutal, delivers occasional laughs to help lighten the tone and is slowly picking apart the pieces to a large and honestly interesting conspiracy. One of these days I might dislike an issue, but until then, Duane & company continue to keep delivering the goods and I simply cannot praise this book enough. Don't hesitate, go give it a shot, action junkies. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Muy Mareado! Nov 14, 2012

    Action enthusiasts will love this series and I highly recommend this book to be added to the ever growing Valiant collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Nov 13, 2012

    Bloodshot #5 is an example of comic book excellence. The story is intriguing and the art is top notch. This series is a must buy every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - funwithjedi Nov 22, 2012

    Ultimately, Bloodshot #5 represents a rejuvenation that many fans were hoping with the Marvel and DC relaunches, with varying results. Bloodshot is a superhero story without the baggage of a complicated history, and without a forced genre overlay. It bears a simplicity that many books run away from, rather than embracing. Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant reboot really should be a lesson to the Big Two of what truly works in a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 14, 2012

    On art, Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi do a mostly solid job. They excel when it comes to the darker stuff; the violence and the blood. Knives in heads and bullets tearing through bodies look awesome. The only place they lack is in some of the character work. The two female leads can be hard to tell apart. At times, it's hard to tell who is who and which one of them has super powers. But hey, it looks like Bloodshot is going to get really stabby and shooty next issue, so that should play right to their strengths. Unless Swierczynski is teasing us again. Stuff better hit the fan, dudes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekality - Joe Sarnicola Nov 15, 2012

    But there is more to the defense than just fancy computer technology. They have powerful weapons and they look human. Well sort of. And they are ready to destroy Bloodshot beyond his ability to heal. We'll have to see about that, won't we? I don't have any pull in Hollywood, but I sure would love to see a Bloodshot movie. I think a new action hero would be born. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Nov 16, 2012

    BLOODSHOT #5A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs Rated T+ Written by Duane Swiercynski Art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi Cover by Arturo Lozzi Variant Cover by Manuel Garcia Read Full Review

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