Bloodshot Reborn is kicking off a new story arc next week called Bloodshot Island where he is on a deserted island with other decommissioned versions of himself from Project Rising Spirit. This is also the story where they introduce a new Deathmate. We've covered this upcoming line before. But today we got some preview art and I am SO much more interested now. First off… there is a Bloodshot Dog!
I love that. They could seriously have just called this "Bloodshot Dog" and I would've been throwing my money at them. I'm already hoping for a spin-off solo series for the furry guy. Maybe we can have a cat in an X-O suit… and Ninjak could have a falcon, because he seems like the type who'd have a falcon… and we could have Valiant Pets.
And as I continued looking through the preview, I noticed two homage covers. One to the original Valiant comics run including classic logo. The other is an awesome looking Sgt. Rock style cover. I'll be looking for that one for myself.
Here is the official solicitation text and preview… but come on, it just had to say Bloodshot Dog.
BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 (NEW ARC! "BLOODSHOT ISLAND" – PART 1)
Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Mico Suayan Covers: Tomas Giorello, Ben Oliver, Kano, Stephen Segovia, Clayton Henry, Ryan Bodenheim, Darick Robertson, and Jeff Lemire.
Stranded on a mysterious desert island, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he's quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical getaway… Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him – World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments – Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends it old soldiers to die. Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them…and unlock the secret at the heart of the island's existence before they're each permanently retired? And who or what is the sinister force called DEATHMATE that now hunts them at every turn?