August 23, 2012


Preview: Bloodshot Vol. 1 Harcover – Blood Of The Machine

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Valiant sent a preview of their classic comic collection, the first in their line of Valiant Masters hardcover editions, Bloodshot vol. 1.

This looks like it will be a pretty snazzy hardcover edition. It will feature the original Valiant-style coloring (not the re-done digital coloring), and a new trade dress.

It’s also got an all new story by Kevin VanHook and Don Perlin, set in the classic Valiant Universe!

Here’s the info, and a 12-page preview that follows, from the early issue where Bloodshot goes up against the Project: Rising Spirit rejects, the Speedshots.

The series that laid the foundation for the “Summer of Valiant” is finally back in print! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine – the first in an all-new line of deluxe hardcovers collecting classic stories of the original Valiant Universe!

Once, he was the hired killer known as Angelo Mortalli. Now, there is only Bloodshot. Brought back from the grave by the government scientists of Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by microscopic nano-machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can’t replace his lost memories – or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero. Atoning for his sins in a world he no longer knows, can the man now called Bloodshot recover the secrets of his past? And survive his deadly first encounters with the likes of the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Rai along the way?

Collecting Bloodshot’s best-selling debut with the original series coloring, the inaugural Valiant Masters volume re-presents Bloodshot (1992) #1-8 by fan favorite writer Kevin VanHook and comics legend Don Perlin for the first time anywhere! Plus no fan will want to miss “The Tablet” – a brand new tale of the VH1 Valiant Universe starring Bloodshot and the Eternal Warrior by the classic creative team of VanHook, Perlin, and Bob Wiacek!

Rediscover the series that defined a generation when the Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC – Blood of the Machine arrives in finer comics shops everywhere on October 24th!

Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Perlin, Andrew Wendel and Ted Halsted
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith
$24.99/Rated T+/200 pgs.

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