Book Of Death: The Fall Of Bloodshot #1

Book Of Death: The Fall Of Bloodshot #1

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot's ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he's known, the allies he's trusted... All will eventually return to dust... But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot - body, mind and soul - ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit's ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe...and reveals the truth behind the very last B more

  • 10
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jul 22, 2015

    This one shot gave so much with so little and it was done flawlessly. The art was amazing. The story was superb. Lemire was great integrating other facets of Valiant's history and universe seamlessly and made the read that much more enjoyable. Braithwaite drew some of the best art of his career, between Pirate Bloodshot and that final, powerful page. Comics is an art form and these men elevated it with this one issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Martin Ferretti Jul 22, 2015

    Overall, Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 is a perfect companion book not just to this summers event, but also to the mythos of Bloodshot itself. With emotional storytelling and beautifully illustrated pages, this will certainly stand out as one of the finest Bloodshot stories to date. How does Bloodshot fall? Pick this up now and find out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Jul 22, 2015

    This one shot gave so much with so little and it was done flawlessly. The art was amazing. The story was superb. Lemire was great integrating other facets of Valiant's history and universe seamlessly and made the read that much more enjoyable. Braithwaite drew some of the best art of his career, between Pirate Bloodshot and that final, powerful page. Comics is an art form and these men elevated it with this one issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 25, 2015

    What's the most engaging about The Fall of Bloodshot though is its dedication to a mood and atmosphere beyond just action and thrills. When I say we see Bloodshot's life I do mean all of it, including times he left fighting behind and had a family and even up to the end of existence in a very well written and emotional sequence. It's an incredible journey just through one man's life without any real judgments on it, it's not saying his life was bad or good or anything in between just that here it is and here's where it ends. It's an incredible experience that leaves you emotionally satisfied at the conclusion in a way we rarely see from comics nowadays, The Fall of Bloodshot is a true masterwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Villain Smash - Brady Steele Jul 21, 2015

    Ultimately, Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 tells a complete story in one issue. We see everything a normal man can go through in a life. Thankfully, Bloodshot was no normal man. We, as readers, are treated to a blockbuster of a saga in a mere twenty-five pages which is a remarkable feat in any storytelling medium. Even if youve never read any Bloodshot books, I daresay this story will entertain you nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Spencer Fawcett Jul 28, 2015

    As a machine of war, Bloodshot has existed beyond time; for his own perception of peace, they keep pulling him back in. All-New Hawkeye writer Jeff Lemires script is clever and Brian (X-O Manowar)Rebers colors are vivid and, perhaps best of all, Doug(Armor Hunters) Braithwaites action is clear. The Fall of Bloodshot also has a very somber but heart-warming ending Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 23, 2015

    "Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot" #1 is not required reading for the most cohesive universe in comic books, but it is certainly enjoyable. Readers looking for a glimpse into the future and some excellent storytelling and strong art should check out this one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Jul 22, 2015

    Lemire's choice of storytelling is fitting given the nature of the book and really allows the reader to get inside Bloodshot's head and tells a story that develops the character on multiple levels. However, this also creates a steady ho-hum pace. Braithwaite's artwork was enjoyable and he captured the different locales and cultures very well. However, the first full spread page could have been done a lot better to incorporate Bloodshot into the actual background image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jul 24, 2015

    Honesty, Bloodshot was not a character I felt there was much depth to. Jeff Lemire's writing on "Bloodshot Reborn" has shown me that I was wrong and this one-shot helped solidify that. It does, however, make me curious as to how much this will resonate with someone just coming off the street and spots the cover. This is what I fear with the rest of these "Fall Of" one-shots, that to the layman it will mean little. But as someone who does know what Bloodshot is, and has followed his recent series, it does its job well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 23, 2015

    With the Book of Death threatening widespread curtain calls across the Valiant U, the latest batch of Valiant one-shots show us how exactly our favorite characters are set to go. Bloodshot is the first to draw the short straw, and initially the promise of a suitable finale feels unlikely given the book's single issue limitations. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 21, 2015

    Book of Death: Fall of Bloodshot is an interesting one-shot that will leave both fans of the character and the Book of Death event excited. It is however not necessary for readers of the latter, and probably better suited for those that already have a prior knowledge of the Bloodshot character. Though it is new reader friendly all the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 22, 2015

    Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 is an okay issue that doesn't truly do Bloodshot justice as he wanders around getting caught up in random situations. Aside from him somehow being killed I understand the difficulty in chronicling the centuries he could survive but the events are too disjointed, and the disconnect from the big events in theBook of Deathmakes this feel like an issue of emo Bloodshot. There are some good moments as well assmall hints of what occurred due to Dark Geomancer but not enough to make this engrossing. And Bloodshot definitely deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 21, 2015

    Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 is ultimately forgettable. Doug Braithwaite tries his best to wring some excitement out of Jeff Lemire's sedate script, to some degree of success. Eventually, the entire concept comes together for the issue's finale, but it's almost impossible to recommend a $3.99 book based on the strength of its final seven pages. One for the Valiant completionist only. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jul 20, 2015

    BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 is fun, but ultimately feels like a wasted opportunity. With how well Lemire has been writing the character of Bloodshot in his ongoing, it would have been a blast to see him write these crazy scenarios. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Jul 22, 2015

    There is no reason to buy this comic unless you are interested in ignoring the story and studying the art. Maybe Valiant has more planned for this outing, but you shouldn't have to pay four bucks just to wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 22, 2015

    Fall of Bloodshot #1 is a bold pitch for future Bloodshot series, but it's something that should have only been shown to Valiant editors. A great deal of effort is put into thinking of interesting new spins on the assassin, but there's not nearly enough space to show any of them. This is a well drawn bird's eye view of a potentially great comics. Read Full Review

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