REVIEW: Bloodshot Reborn #14

Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Mico Suayan
Colourist: David Baron
Release Date: OUT NOW!!!

Price: $3.99

: Bloodshot Reborn #14 Valiant Entertainmant

: Bloodshot Reborn #14 Valiant Entertainment

Being the Angel of Death is a lousy job at the best of times but imagine how frustrated you must get when your entire raison detre is royally messed up by your target’s ability to resurrect themselves every time you kill them. Still, I guess it’s even less fun for your intended victims, one of whom, in Bloodshot Reborn #14, is a certain Ray Garrison, aka Bloodshot.

Created by Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is a kind of twisted mirror image of Captain America, the perfect living weapon powered by billions of nanites who heal any and all wounds making him virtually indestructible. Jeff Lemire ought to know a thing or two about near indestructible, self-healing characters since he’s the man behind ‘Old Man Logan’ and if you’re a fan of the Canuck with anger management issues, Bloodshot will be right up your alley.

Tired of being used as a black ops puppet, Bloodshot quit his day job and made a life for himself with a woman called Magic. Unfortunately, Project Rising Spirit wasn’t through with him and he now finds himself on an island with various former versions of himself from different time periods. Hey, even mad scientists can’t get it right first time every time and creating the perfect killing machine takes a lot of effort.  Whilst a force field stops them from leaving the island, the Bloodshots are hunted down and killed every day by the Angel of Death, then every morning they are reborn only to be hunted and killed all over again. Can the Bloodshots break this deadly cycle? And just what are Project Rising Spirit getting out of this anyway?

Action packed, blood splattered and as intriguing as a talking moose, Bloodshot Reborn #14 is the ideal jumping-on point for fans of slick, intelligent mayhem.


Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker


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