Jeff Lemire Revamps Rampage for 'Bloodshot Salvation' in September

Jeff Lemire Revamps Rampage for ‘Bloodshot Salvation’ in September

Posted by June 26, 2017 Comment

Valiant is kicking off the last week of June with a series of teasers spotlighting the cast of Bloodshot Salvation #1 — the first issue of the new ongoing series from writer Jeff Lemire and artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan. 

First up is none other than Rampage — a revamped version of Valiant’s big-bad from his 1990s series, originally created by Kevin VanHook and Norm Bregfoyle in Bloodshot #33. We don’t know much about this new incarnation yet, other than he’ll hunting Jessie, Bloodshot’s adolescent daughter, in the near-future timeline of Bloodshot Salvation as part of Lemire’s dual present/future narrative on the series.

Valiant’s promotions around the series have a touted Bloodshot Salvation’s growing roster of villains as a central selling point of the new series, and, based on Rampage’s cameo appearances in 2015’s Book of Death and Lemire’s Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot one-shot, he’s a character that the writer and publisher have both assigned major significance to for the future of Valiant’s universe.

Indeed, Rampage appears to be so important that Valiant is also promoting a special pre-order bonus — entitled the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Rampage Redux — that will only be available to readers that reserve first year’s worth of Bloodshot Salvation by July 27th. This “raw, black-and-white” version of the series’ first issue will come polybagged with the first Bloodshot Salvation pre-order edition — itself featuring an additional eight pages of exclusive content — and will include multiple special features such as “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot.”

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 get those pre-orders in July 27th or forever hold your peace.

Bloodshot Salvation #1 by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan will go on sale September 20th, 2017 from Valiant Entertainment.

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(Last Updated June 29, 2017 1:34 am )

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