Growing Magic in Valiant's Bloodshot Salvation #1

Valiant is introducing the cast of the upcoming Bloodshot Salvation series via a series of character-centric teasers this week, and next up is Magic – Bloodshot's latest love interest and, perhaps most importantly, the mother of Jessie, his nanite-powered daughter at the center of the new series' dual present and future timelines.

Originally introduced by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in Bloodshot Reborn – both of whom are returning for Salvation alongside fellow Valiant vet Lewis LaRosa – the new title is set to dive deep in Magic's disturbing personal history and give her a more prominent role in Valiant's universe than ever before.

Beginning in Bloodshot Salvation #1, Bloodshot will come to blows with Magic's estranged family — described as "a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals" – that want to claim the couple's newborn child as one of their own. Interestingly enough, Magic's own father, known simply as "Daddy," will also figure heavily into the series' first arc and it's pronounced emphasis on a new cadre of villains, working independently to disrupt Bloodshot's newly domestic existence as a husband and father.

Meanwhile, in the series' corresponding future timeline – as seen illustrated by Suayan in today's teaser – we'll find Magic and now adolescent Jessie on the run from the newly reimagined Rampage and in search of the now-missing Bloodshot.

Between these two prominent roles, we might just be looking at Valiant's next most prominent heroine, joining other already established characters like Faith and Secret Weapons' Livewire.

First Rampage, now Magic… Bloodshot Salvation's cast continues to grow, so stay tuned for who might arrive tomorrow

Bloodshot Salvation #1 by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan will arrive in stores on September 20th from Valiant Entertainment.

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