Bloodshot Salvation Vol. 1: The Book of Revenge
Mico Suayan (Art)
Expected publication: April 3rd 2018 by Valiant Entertainment, LLC
ISBN: 1682152553 (ISBN13: 9781682152553)
Edition Language: English
Collecting BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-5.
BLURB: From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins here as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he'd earn: a family.But when a hateful secret from his true love's past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear... His sacrifice will be her salvation.
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future... in the form of the couple's unborn child. But when Magic's estranged family - a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals - re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare...
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot's daughter has inherited her father's incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers... and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America...
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My bookshelves: netgalley-arcs, graphic-novel, comics, adventure-and-action, bloody-and-gory, nanotech, superheroes-and-supervillains,
Great teaser for the rest of the story.
This is the trope of 'killing machine let his past behind and goes to live a happy simple life with woman and baby' ... except then makes a very bad decision and all goes to hell.
Bloodshot aka Ray Garrison is living in Minessota with his love, Magic, and a baby girl, Jessie. All is well, until a overheard phone call send him in a hunt seeking revenge. Ray was/is a supersoldier proyect with nanites in him that gives him almost imparable regenerative status and speed , was used as assasin wiping his mind (imagine that! cough).
While Ray is hunting old demons and making said big mistake (you know, breaking promises - baaad) , an old organization is rising again, OMEN, looking for using the nanite proyect with a srly creepy chief aboard.
This is a case of see pretty cover - snatch the ARC. Never even heard of this character before. But I have a tiny bitty interest in nanytes so... Well, the ART is fantastic. Well, the Art is fantastic. If you don't mind realistic-brutal exploding body parts, and drawing of decomposing corpses if you get my meaning.
There is time jumps, and magic, and other supers . And I'd like to read the next one.