VALIANT COMICS [Previews]: Bloodshot Salvation / Divinity
As revealed last week at the third annual #ValiantSummit in Los Angeles, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the first issue of the BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn, Savage) & Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)! On September 27th, to protect his true love and newborn daughter from the forces that made him a walking weapon, Valiant’s machine-made soldier will be forced to run his most dangerous mission yet…and begin a harrowing gauntlet of revenge and bloodshed that will forever redefine the course of Bloodshot’s present and future…
Spanning two timelines – the present day (with art by LaRosa) and the future (with art by Suayan) – Jeff Lemire’s best-selling, critically adored Bloodshot epic explodes with an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT in Bloodshot Salvation #1– featuring the essential introduction of Jessie, Bloodshot’s daughter and a new force in the Valiant Universe, following her first cameo appearance in the upcoming VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, in stores this Free Comic Book Day!
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…
“[BLOODSHOT SALVATION] marks a big shift for Bloodshot. He is now a parent, and his mission and focus shifts to protecting Jessie from all the various factions hunting her,” writer Jeff Lemire told IGN. “SALVATION will build off of everything I did in Reborn, but it will not retread the same themes or events. It breaks new ground and takes the character on a whole new journey.”
On September 27th, the circle of time envelops Bloodshot’s present and future…and the fate of Valiant’s hard-fought hero runs red as Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan ready a punishing jumping-on point for the most devastating superhero saga in comics today. Bloodshot – and the child he’d do anything to protect – leap into the firefight of their lives when one of 2017’s most anticipated new series begins in full force in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim (Ninjak, The Dying & The Dead) and Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates, Superman)!
Valiant is proud to announce DIVINITY #0 – AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT leading Abram Adams, the supremely powerful being known as Divinity, through the whole of the Valiant Universe! On August 16th, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Dept. H) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!
“Almost overnight, DIVINITY has become one of Valiant’s most beloved and most acclaimed characters – an inspired combination of widescreen super-heroics and intense science fiction unlike anything else in comics,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Now, in the pages of Abram Adams’s first zero issue, Matt Kindt and Renato Guedes have envisioned the perfect way to introduce DIVINITY readers to the full breadth and scope of Valiant’s universe by pulling back to reveal the massive cast of powers at play around Abram and his continued impact on the fabric of our world. This is a guided tour of what makes Valiant tick in 2017, and it could very well be one of the most important jumping-on points we’ve produced to date.”
Divinity, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly arrived to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man – even one with near-divine abilities – know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands – heroes, villains, gods, and all – to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe!
From Bloodshot to Faith to Ninjak to X-O Manowar and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant’s most enduring icons as Divinity guides a standalone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!
Start reading here on August 16th as all-star creators Matt Kindt and Renato Guedes present the ultimate jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe in DIVINITY#0 – featuring covers by incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), Eisner Award nominee Ibrahim Moustafa (Savage Things), pulse-pounding artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), legendary cartoonist Peter Bagge (Hate), and comics superstar Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY!)!