A Review: BLOODSHOT #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BLOODSHOT #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Duane Swierczynski writes, and Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi draw.

Ray is ready to retire from the field. He’s been an operative for a long time, and he wants to spend more time with his family and out of harm’s way. But one of his buddies has been captured and he has to go in one more time. This time is different, though, and Ray is having trouble sorting out the real from the surreal. Fortunately for him he has the nanites in his body to keep him alive.

This book dances on a fine line between supers and black ops (we talked about that in a recent webcast), and it does so with a technological background. I’m not sure it takes a sci-fi nut to know what nanotech is anymore; current medical science is almost there. And it lets the artists go nuts with the gore knowing that Ray will look whole again by the next spread. This is not a new story, but they give us enough about Ray that we want to come back to see how he gets out of this.

We’ve got a likable main character here with some really cool tech and enough weirdness in his world to make for an interesting read. Check this one out.

BLOODSHOT #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order from valiantuniverse.com.


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