A look at Valiant Entertainment’s Bloodshot Reborn #15

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Cláudia Carvalho

Valiant Entertainment is exultant to present the first look inside Bloodshot Reborn #15. On July 13th, it is the sun, surf, and suicide missions when New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (The Valiant, Moon Knight) and Valiant Entertainment-exclusive superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) plunge headlong into the next shocking chapter of ‘Bloodshot Island.’ As the unstoppable killing machine codenamed Deathmate hunts Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit, all hope hinges on surviving the seemingly endless cycle of tortures that this tropical paradise turned killing field has to offer.

He lives, dies and rejuvenates each day, Bloodshot and his predecessors awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammate’s spring to understand the brutal logic behind their seaside prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them or each other?

On July 13th, 2016, no one escapes ‘Bloodshot Island’ unscathed as Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan bring a new dawn, a new day, and a new death to Valiant Entertainment’s nanite-enhanced powerhouse. Featuring covers by Tomas Giorello (Conan), Ben Oliver (The Multiversity), Stephen Segovia (Action Comics), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Darick Robertson (The Boys), and Jeff Lemire (A.D.: After Death), the summer’s bloodiest blockbuster sets ‘Bloodshot Island’ ablaze, only in Bloodshot Reborn #15.

In the tradition of The Valiant, New York City turns blood red when Project Rising Spirit releases a top-secret contagion onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

In related news and coming this October, ‘The Future Of Valiant’ boils over in Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 (of 4) – a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Valiant Entertainment-exclusive superstar Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Justice).

Bloodshot was created by Kevin VanHook and Yvel Guichet in 1992 during a wave of popularity for the Valiant Universe and became an immediate hit with readers, with the first issue ranking number 4 on the Diamond Comic Distributors Top 100 for November 1992. As one of the most popular Valiant Entertainment characters, Bloodshot had a continuing run of success, selling millions of copies until Valiant Entertainment was purchased out for $65 million by Acclaim Entertainment. The comics have been translated into many languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Filipino and Chinese, Turkish, among others. In 1996, Bloodshot and a majority of other Valiant Universe characters were rebooted under the banner of Acclaim Comics. The re-launch saw the title moving in a new direction which could be more easily adaptable to video games. Valiant Entertainment is the current owner of the Valiant Character Catalog, including Bloodshot.

A new volume of Bloodshot was released in July 2012, written by Duane Swierczynski, following Valiant Entertainment relaunch.

Sony Pictures and Neal Moritz’s Original Film have teamed to acquire the rights to make a movie based on the Valiant Comics series Bloodshot, a deal that came out of the purchase of a spec script by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, Tony Jaffe and Dinesh Shamdasani will produce on behalf of Valiant, Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will executive produced & David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will co-direct the film. Bloodshot will have a sequel and a crossover movie with Harbinger. It was announced by Columbia president of production Hannah Minghella that the film adaptation will take place.

In the past few months, we have published quite a few articles related to Bloodshot, and other titles from Valiant Entertainment. Are you keen to read more of Bloodshot in the future, or would you like us to include other titles from the comic book industry, and if so, which?

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