People Objected To Hillary Clinton Being In Faith. That's Okay, Trump Is In Bloodshot USA. Happy Now?

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One of the major players in Valiant's superhero universe is Project Rising Spirit – a nefarious private arms contractor that created, among other many other things, the nanite-enhanced commando called Bloodshot.

Could they be responsible for Donald Trump too?

In today's aptly titled Bloodshot U.S.A. #1, writer Jeff Lemire and artist Doug Braithwaite infect New York City with a machine-made Bloodshot virus – secretly released by Rising Spirit to "make America strong again" – that turns the city's entire population in rampaging agents of chaos.

But, before the action begins, we flash back a year to sit on a session of the defense contractor's executive board, led by CEO Morris Kozol, who grouses that Americans have gone soft since 9/11 and need a pandemic to whip them back into shape:

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…But Kozol's plan doesn't stop there. When panic is sufficiently saturated nationwide, they'll swoop in, save the day, and use their newfound hero status to install a presidential candidate of their choosing…

And Kozol thinks he knows just the guy:

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Brilliant, indeed.

Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 is in stores today from Valiant Entertainment.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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