Bloodshot (2019) Book 1
Bloodshot, the unstoppable supersoldier trapped in a never-ending war…Once, he was the perfect living weapon, created to follow orders. Now, Bloodshot works alone, using his lethal skills to protect those who cannot protect themselves. But a mysterious and powerful organization is watching, and they’re not about to let something as dangerous as Bloodshot remain free…From electrifying writer Tim Seeley (Revival) and superstar comic artists Brett Booth (Teen Titans) and Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), comes an all-new, pulse pounding Bloodshot adventure that will set the ultimate soldier on a mission to make sure the future isn't weaponized.Collecting BLOODSHOT (2019) #1–3, along with material from the VALIANT: BLOODSHOT FCBD 2019 SPECIAL.

Bloodshot (2019) Book 1 Details

TitleBloodshot (2019) Book 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 24th, 2019
PublisherValiant Entertainmet LLC
ISBN-139781682153420
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

Bloodshot (2019) Book 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    The rare Valiant miss for me. This felt like a return to mindless 90's storytelling. It felt like an old Wildstorm comic with lots of shooting and very little story. Brett Booth's art is consistently overly busy for me. There's so many effects on the page that it's hard to follow the action. The character designs have that goofy 90's over-armored look. I was very disappointed in this. The previous Bloodshot books by Jeff Lemire and Duane Swierczynski were fantastic. This relied more purely on The rare Valiant miss for me. This felt like a return to mindless 90's storytelling. It felt like an old Wildstorm comic with lots of shooting and very little story. Brett Booth's art is consistently overly busy for me. There's so many effects on the page that it's hard to follow the action. The character designs have that goofy 90's over-armored look. I was very disappointed in this. The previous Bloodshot books by Jeff Lemire and Duane Swierczynski were fantastic. This relied more purely on flying bullets and blood than plot.Received a review copy from Valiant and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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  • Phil
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I love Bloodshot. He has to be one of my favorite characters since getting into Valiant's comics. This volume takes him back to his roots as an action oriented, nanite powered (think microscopic robots), killing machine. This is a nice change of pace from a couple of the more recent runs that were more introspective. There is a little of that here as Bloodshot is trying to come to terms (still) with his role as a Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I love Bloodshot. He has to be one of my favorite characters since getting into Valiant's comics. This volume takes him back to his roots as an action oriented, nanite powered (think microscopic robots), killing machine. This is a nice change of pace from a couple of the more recent runs that were more introspective. There is a little of that here as Bloodshot is trying to come to terms (still) with his role as a killer and pawn to Project Rising Spirit. In this book he is pitted against a mercenary group that is trying to contain what it sees as dangers to the entire world.One of the things that I enjoyed about this particular book is that it consolidates a lot of what we have seen about Bloodshot up to this point. Rather than ignoring or glossing over things, it takes a moment to acknowledge what happened and then starts to look forward to what is next for the character. A lot of the new books that Valiant has put out since the DMG takeover have been doing this and I like the method. It has done a lot to make me excited to continue reading these characters. The end of the book isn't so much a cliffhanger as a sign of thing to come. I definitely want to read volume two, but, again, I might be a bit biased.Before I sign off, I just want to say that the art team did a wonderful job. There are some messy moments. For me, that is part and parcel to what Bloodshot does and who he is. So rather than detracting from the book, I thought it added to his story.
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  • Ashe Catlin
    January 1, 1970
    I've read quite a few reviews on here saying that Bloodshot is awesome, so given the movie is around the corner, I thought I'd check him out. I picked this series randomly off the shelf, funnily enough it was his latest series. It starts off with a blurb summarising what he's done so far, he was a brainwashed assassin and now he's free. Aside from the blurb you don't get to know anything more about Bloodshot in this. It's all guns blazing and action, that's my main problem there is no reason to I've read quite a few reviews on here saying that Bloodshot is awesome, so given the movie is around the corner, I thought I'd check him out. I picked this series randomly off the shelf, funnily enough it was his latest series. It starts off with a blurb summarising what he's done so far, he was a brainwashed assassin and now he's free. Aside from the blurb you don't get to know anything more about Bloodshot in this. It's all guns blazing and action, that's my main problem there is no reason to care for him as he's pretty emotionless. On top of that there is no tension, throughout this you are told he's unkillable so it takes all the tension out of it. They even ruin there own surprise, there is this hooded figure. When he gets to the unmasking, it dives right into a flashback telling you how they met. So it instantly loses all impact, this only starts to get interesting right at the end which is a shame it would have hooked me if we started off with something that instead of the mindless pew pew. It doesn't help there are so many anti heroes running around, just off the top of my head we have Punisher, Deathstroke, Deadpool and Red Hood. Given that Bloodshot doesn't have a personality, he doesn't stand out at all he just comes off as the Punisher with Deadpool's healing factor. That's actually my main problem you never learn why Bloodshot is doing anything, what drives him nothing. I did really enjoy the art in this, it had a 90's aesthetic which drew me in as I'm a 90's kid. I'm actually glad that before reading this, I read Bloodshot Reborn #0, which is a good starting point. It tells you who Bloodshot is and what drives him, it was actually the thing that made me want to check him out. I loved the issue so I think I'll go back to that series and then come back to this, if you wanted to check the issue out it's currently free to download on Amazon.
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  • Wayne McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    'Bloodshot (2019) Book 1' by Tim Seeley with art by Brett Booth and Tomas Giorello is a sort of reboot of the character with a new team of writers and artists. This book collects issues 1-3 along with a Free Comic Book Day one shot. Bloodshot is a living weapon composed of nanites. He has been used and abused, and now he is hunted by those who would further use and abuse him. He is driven by higher ideals, and even when he is forced to fight, he tries to protect the innocent.It's a lot of 'Bloodshot (2019) Book 1' by Tim Seeley with art by Brett Booth and Tomas Giorello is a sort of reboot of the character with a new team of writers and artists. This book collects issues 1-3 along with a Free Comic Book Day one shot. Bloodshot is a living weapon composed of nanites. He has been used and abused, and now he is hunted by those who would further use and abuse him. He is driven by higher ideals, and even when he is forced to fight, he tries to protect the innocent.It's a lot of fighting and not a lot of story development. I liked the art better than others have, but it does tend to be overly busy. I like this character, and hopefully this story is just a prologue for what is a better story.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Valiant Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    A Free Comic Day freebie and issues 1 to 3 mean we don't exactly get a heck of a lot of Bloodshot action here, although he's immediately put through more than one military wringer – only to prove to be too indestructible as a result, meaning what we get here means too little. I guess you could take it as setting up a decent second arc, for this extended prologue, with its messy action layouts and awkward artwork didn't really do much for me. I hope going on from this it has more of the more A Free Comic Day freebie and issues 1 to 3 mean we don't exactly get a heck of a lot of Bloodshot action here, although he's immediately put through more than one military wringer – only to prove to be too indestructible as a result, meaning what we get here means too little. I guess you could take it as setting up a decent second arc, for this extended prologue, with its messy action layouts and awkward artwork didn't really do much for me. I hope going on from this it has more of the more interesting Bloodshot character of old. Two and a half stars.
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  • Ron
    January 1, 1970
    A decent reworking of an old concept - a man is enhanced as part of a black ops military project who gets loose and runs wild. Book 1 provides an intro to Bloodshot and introduces the Burned, a organization of folks who have been treated in similar ways to Bloodshot. Have to wait and see how the concept is developed.
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  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve always liked the character of Bloodshot. One of my favorite Valiant characters.Tim Seeley brings a good energy and vibe to the Bloodshot that I think I’m going to like.Brett Booth has long been one of my favorite artists. He works well with this book.Looking forward to seeing what they do next!
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  • Travis Hartman
    January 1, 1970
    A great new start from the creative team of Tim Seeley and Brett Booth. Lots of big screen action and cool set pieces. Excited to see where this one goes.
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the start of Seeley's run on Bloodshot, but the number of issues collected in this volume leaves something to be desired. (e-galley from NetGalley)
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