Before the first issue of the fall’s blockbuster new ongoing series slams into comic shops everywhere on September 20th, Valiant is proud to announce the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Body Count Contest – a back-issue scavenger hunt challenging readers to tabulate the number of kills that Valiant’s nanite-enhanced soldier has racked up since his bone-breaking return in 2012!
Break out your longboxes to recount all of Bloodshot’s greatest exploits, and then post your guess to Twitter by August 23rd, just before BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) – sends Ray Garrison back into the line of fire!
Bloodshot has finally found peace alongside his true love, Magic, and their newborn daughter, Jessie. But soon, he will be drawn back into the world of violence and bloodshed that created him for a bone-breaking mission of revenge! It will be his darkest, most vicious assault yet…and none of his hundreds of firefights, showdowns, and no-holds-barred battles–from BLOODSHOT to ARMOR HUNTERS to THE VALIANT and beyond–will prepare him for the savagery that lies ahead.
Now, with Ray Garrison’s most brutal mission just around the corner in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, the question still stands: Just how many evil-doers and enemies have fallen at Bloodshot’s hand?
The official tally will soon be revealed in the “Bloodshot’s Body Count” bonus feature, available only in the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX edition – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK polybagged alongside the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION — on September 20th. Available only as a pre-order exclusive, the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX is the complete look into Ray Garrison’s violent past, complete with other revelatory bonus features like “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot”…along with a complete black and white presentation of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1!
But, before that day comes to pass, Valiant is spot-checking with the most knowledgable fans in comics with the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Body Count Contest! Do you think you know Bloodshot better than anyone else? Then send your count with these simple instructions:
1) Estimate your total of Bloodshot’s definitive on-panel kills between BLOODSHOT #1 (2012) and across all Valiant titles released by August 1st, 2017. Make as many guesses as you want, or scour through your back issues and collections for a more accurate number!
2) Post your estimate to the official Valiant Twitter account using the hashtag #BLOODSHOTBODYCOUNT between now and August 23rd, 2017.
3) Participants with the winning number will have their name printed in the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX!
4) Valiant will randomly pick one participant with the winning number for the grand prize: A Bloodshot Salvation prize pack and BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 GOLD EDITION!
5) Valiant will then randomly pick five other participants with the winning number for the second prize: A BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 GOLD EDITION!
A bloody and vengeful new beginning for Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins here on September 20th 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…
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…
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s highest selling new series launch from any independent publisher – and the near-universal critical acclaim surrounding the recent release of SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4), the next great Valiant ICONS launch of 2017 starts here on September 20th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, an epic new beginning and essential jumping-on point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier! Across 2017, look for FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4), WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4), ETERNITY #1 (of 4), NINJA-K #1 and QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 to join the ICONS line-up with major new series as the largest independent superhero universe in comics gears up for a major leap forward.
On September 20th, Bloodshot barrels back to the battlefield for his most heart-wrenching mission yet! Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan begin one of the most soul-shattering tales of the year as the Valiant Universe’s unstoppable killing machine prepares for his greatest sacrifice in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!
ALSO: Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s furious first year with the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE — available only as a pre-order set! The BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – twelve, 40-page massively expanded editions of the complete first year of Jeff Lemire’s staggering new series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of July 27th, 2017!
Released monthly, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with eight additional pages of specially expanded bonus content and extra features including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and more at no additional cost!
PLUS: Fans that order this one-time bundle by July 27th, 2017 will also receive the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK – polybagged alongside the series’ first pre-order edition! Featuring the raw, black-and-white interior artwork of powerhouse artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, plus brand-new bonus features – including “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot” – this expanded encore presentation of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is available ONLY as a pre-order bonus and will never be offered for individual sale!
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