In advance of September solicitations and full details on their upcoming Bloodshot Salvation series by writer Jeff Lemire and artists Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan, Valiant has announced a twist on their ever-evolving “pre-order bundle” program, most recently seen implemented on titles like X-O Manowar and Secret Weapons.
Readers that commit to pre-ordering the first year’s worth of Bloodshot Salvation — 12 total issues, to be released monthly beginning in September — in advance by the initial date for issue #1 on July 27th won’t just get an extra 8 pages of pages of expanded back-up content in each issue… They’ll also get the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux – a “raw, black-and-white” version of the series’ first issue with multiple special features including “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot.”
The Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux will come polybagged with the first Bloodshot Salvation pre-order edition, slated to arrive in stores on September 20th. Valiant also notes that, just like the pre-order editions themselves, the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux will not be made available for individual sale “or offered in subsequent solicitations.”
So completists take note: Either reserve Valiant’s Bloodshot Salvation #1-12 Pre-Order Edition Bundle by July 27th…or forever hold your peace. (Or check eBay.)
Fresh off an Eisner Award nomination for Jeff Lemire’s previous work on the character, Bloodshot Salvation is already being framed as the publisher’s biggest new series since the 90,000-plus launch of X-O Manowar earlier this year. Set across two timelines that bridge the present and future, the series will introduce “a massive new cast of villains” to the Valiant mythology, along with a major new character: Jessie, Bloodshot’s daughter, who recently first appeared in Valiant’s 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue. Here’s the official synopsis:
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Valiant’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…
Bloodshot Salvation #1, the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Pre-Order Edition, and the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux will arrive in stores on September 20th from Valiant Entertainment.
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