Bloodshot Salvation, Valiant Comics' 12-issue maxi-series by Jeff Lemire (of The Terrifics, Black Hammer etc) and artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O Manowar, Justice), comes to an end in August with The Book Of Revelations.
Ray Garrison grapples with the core of his being - and the being his legacy will one day birth in millennia to come!I wasn't really a fan of Bloodshot until I started reading this series, and am now gutted that with Jeff Lemire's departure from the title Valiant is wrapping it up, rather than handing it off to a new author.
Bloodshot has travelled from the depths of the Deadside to the far-flung future of 4002 A.D. to save his daughter’s life… and spare her the murderous inheritance of the nanites that flow through both their veins. Now, stranded at the crossroads of the 41st century with one last mission between them and freedom, the question will finally be answered: Was it all for naught?
Big gun-toting characters are not usually my idea of "superheroes", but I've found myself genuinely drawn into the life of Ray Garrison, thanks in large part of Jeff Lemire's writing.
Bloodshot always manages to subvert my preconceptions about "this type of character", either in this main storyline or in the emotionally-powerful Bloodshot's Day Off one-shot, about other members of the government's Bloodshot programme.
Issue seven of Bloodshot Salvation, when Ray is struck blind while in the mystical Deadside, is probably the best single issue of a comic I've read this year, and one of the strongest I've ever read.
So, I'll miss this series once it finished, but can recommend it highly.