[Comic Book News] Ray Fawkes Joins Jeff Lemire & Renato Guedes Spotlighting Bloodhound in Valiant’s BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9

Bloodshot Salvation #9

Bloodhound Goes to War in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 –
A Riveting Origin Issue from Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes & Renato Guedes

As first revealed at AiPT!, Valiant has announced BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 – a riveting STANDALONE ORIGIN ISSUE chronicling the never-before-revealed history of Project Rising Spirit’s first prototype in nanite enhancement: the indestructible canine weapons unit codenamed Bloodhound! On May 16thNew York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics, Black Hammer), Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes  (Batman: Eternal), and astonishing artist  Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR) come together for a special one-shot tale revealing the crucial early days of the Bloodshot program…and the brutal awakening that remade an ordinary animal as a weapon of untold destruction!

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 – Cover A by Kenneth Rocafort


Written by Jeff Lemire & Ray Fawkes
Art by Renato Guedes
Cover A by Kenneth Rocafort
Cover B by Renato Guedes
Cover C by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant Cover by Juan José Ryp
Bloodshot Icon Variant by Shane Davis
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th (FOC – 4/23/18)​

In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad… Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands more than a century on!


On May 16thBloodshot’s die-hard sidekick finally gets his due as all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, and Renato Guedes weave a wreckage-laden story of heartbreak and havoc to let loose the ultimate dog of war in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One)!

But first: Jump on board for a wrenching new chapter of Valiant’s blockbuster monthly series in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD”! On February 14th, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and acclaimed artist  Renato Guedes deliver an engrossing new entry point launching Ray Garrison into an otherworldly domain of death to fight the literal demons that now stand between him and his daughter’s safety!


Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Renato Guedes
Cover A (Standard) by Kenneth Rocafort
Cover B (Deadside) by Renato Guedes
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by John Bivens
Interlocking Variant by David Lafuente
Bloodshot Icon Variant by Jim Mahfood
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 14th

Into the Deadside! Years ago, Project Rising Spirit’s cutting-edge nanite technology transformed Ray Garrison into the walking weapon codenamed Bloodshot. Now, those very same microscopic machines have infected his infant daughter’s physiology and threaten to destroy her from the inside out. As the life of an innocent hangs the balance, Bloodshot will be forced to make an unimaginable decision: to watch the child he loves die, or to confront death itself…and negotiate a deal for her safety. Now, with only Bloodhound and the enigmatic hero known as Shadowman to guide him, Bloodshot is about to undertake an unreal journey into the demon-haunted dimension known as the Deadside to save a life…or sacrifice his own…


On February 14th, the opening salvo of “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” rakes its claws across BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR), John Bivens (Spread), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts)!




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