Bloodshot Reborn #16 goes on sale this week and it reveals some of the secrets… not all… of the new Deathmate. For readers who were around when Image and Valiant started and remember the Deathmate series, it wasn't about a single person but rather when Void from WildC.A.T.S. met up with Solar: Man of the Atom. But now instead of the title of a series, its the name of a character and one we've come across before. One that means something to Bloodshot.
Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan are hitting it out of the park with Bloodshot Island. The general concept was easy to get behind and the twists and turns have been surprising. And the reveal of Deathmate was something I definitely didn't see coming. This is by far the best Bloodshot arc so far.
I like that Ray Garrison feels a connection to the other Bloodshots and the the Bloodhound has been stealing the show. I can't wait for the next issue.
BLOODSHOT REBORN #16 ("BLOODSHOT ISLAND" – PART 3)
Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Mico Suayan Covers by Tomas Giorello, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Ryan Bodenheim, Darick Robertson and Sean Chen
Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND! As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly efficient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!