The old saying goes: two's company, three's a crowd. Hopefully, that doesn't hold true for the writing team of Bloodshot Rising Spirit, because Kevin Grevioux has joined Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler to co-write the series alongside artist Ken Lashley. The news was revealed EX-X-XCLUSIVELY on comic book themed comic book website ComicBook.com, and then later sent out in a press release.
You fool! I've been trained in your Jedi arts by Count Dooku.
Wait, sorry, that was actually a quote from Star Wars by General Grievous. Here's Kevin Grevioux's quote from the press release:
This is one of Valiant's quintessential characters, flagship-type characters that really carries the essence of the franchise. We hope to bring truly what fans are used to. A lot of bold, exciting action with a twist of fun. That's always a great combination.
While Lashley added:
Very few times in your career do you get a chance to work with a creative team that gets what your strengths are. That's what this is about. I know that my strength is energy and power and this kind of stuff. Every artist, what we really want to do is we want to draw exciting things. That's what this is about.
And editor Karl Bollers:
This is our opportunity to tell the definitive Bloodshot origin, which we've hinted at. I think that that's really going to excite people who may not be that familiar with the character.
Look for Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, along with its ultra-rare glass variant by Doug Braithwaite, in stores on November 14th.
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
Story by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by STAZ JOHNSON
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available
In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to an enterprising team of scientists to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won't let go of his past so easily…
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 14th (FOC – 10/22/18)