Know Your Heroes: Who is Bloodshot?
Mar 13, 2020
He goes by the name Angelo Mortalli. No. Wait. That's not right. He goes by the name of Ray Garrison. No. Wait! That's not correct either...
First appearing in 1992, Bloodshot is a man of many talents and many names. One thing is certain, though. If you took Wolverine, Punisher, Universal Soldier, and the T-1000, you'd get Valiant's living weapon.
In this installment of Know Your Heroes, Natasha Vineyard (a.k.a. Cannon Doll-X") highlights Bloodshot's greatest confirmed hits!
Brought back from the grave by Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by nanoscopic machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can't replace his lost memories - or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero.
Collecting BLOODSHOT (1993) #0-24, along with RAI (1992) #0, ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #5 and #14-16, SECRET WEAPONS (1993) #3, 9-10 and #13, and H.A.R.D. CORPS (1992) #5.
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 head-long into the violence that nearly destroyed him. Collecting BLOODSHOT REBORN #1-13.
New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Renato Guedes (PSI-LORDS), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) come together for a deluxe edition hardcover of the series.
Collecting the complete BLOODSHOT SALVATION series #1-12 along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!
From acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons), and Matthew Clark (The Adventures of Superman), the BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION trade paperback collection re-presents the blockbuster first year of the breakout Valiant series behind the upcoming major motion picture from Sony!
Collecting BLOODSHOT #0-13.
Project Rising Spirit - America's greatest exporter of classified weapons technology - has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out.
A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology...and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.
But now...Project Rising Spirit's top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America's greatest metropolis: New York City. 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 the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best- selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!
Collecting BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1-4.
The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers - those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed...and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy - a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives...and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has...THE VALIANT.
Presenting the complete sold-out epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Green Arrow) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), discover why Valiant is one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in comics today with an all-star introduction to Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a visionary cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe - all for the low introductory price of $9.99.
Collecting THE VALIANT #1-4.