PREVIEWS: First Look at Valiant’s BLOODSHOT: REBORN

Independent comics publisher Valiant Comics has released a four-page preview of the debut issue for their new Bloodshot: Reborn series from Jeff Lemire and Mico Sauyan.

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer and first lettered interior preview for BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the devastating new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight)! On April 15th, start reading here as the VALIANT NEXT initiative reaches its boiling point with an action-packed and unpredictable new vision of Valiant’s toughest, most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

“I think [Bloodshot’s] a really fascinating character; he’s almost a modern Frankenstien,” writer Jeff Lemire told Entertainment Weekly. “This guy whose life was torn apart and he was turned into a monster, really—the most tragic part being whoever he was before this is lost to him now. He may have had a family. Who knows what his life was like? To me, that’s a very tragic kind of thing, and a very easy thing for a writer to hook into and explore.”

THE VALIANT was only the beginning… On April 15th, discover an all-new beginning for the indestructible man-turned-machine at the center of the Valiant Universe as all-star creators Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan unleash a gripping new odyssey of destruction, death, and darkness in BLOODSHOT REBORN #1!

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters:

•  IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January

 DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February

•  IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February

•  NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice in March

•  BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE

Cover A by JUAN DOE (FEB151641)

Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (FEB151642)

Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB151643)

Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151644)

Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER (FEB151646)

Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (FEB151647)

Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (FEB151648)

B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151649)

Blank Cover also available (FEB151645)

$3.99 |40 pgs.| T+ | On sale APRIL 15 (FOC – 3/23/15)

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