(Valiant Comics, creative team: Tim Seeley, Mark Laming, Andrew Dalhouse, Dave Sharpe)
This issue gives you everything you need to know about the title character, down to montages of his history (hey, Livewire!) to solid action scenes showcasing his nanite powered capacity for violence. Oddly enough, it also very closely mirrors the plot of an old Soulfire volume where a man afraid of his own power disappears into the colds of remote areas of the former Soviet Union to disappear, only to be hunted down by ghosts of his past. Sure, the "ghosts" are drastically different (and wearing more clothes) and the ending has less property damage, but the lone wandering hero refusing the call of heroism shtick is played pretty well. Likewise, the crisp, intimate artwork might remind you of Lazarus in a good way. Unfortunately, literally every supporting character showed up from Central Casting and hoo boy, are they dull. Still, a decent if not necessarily memorable done-in-one you could give anyone as an introduction to the character. RATING: MEH.
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MARC LAMING
Artist Mac Laming unleashes eye-popping artwork as the truth behind Bloodshot's mission is revealed!