As revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – a standalone one-shot special celebrating 25 years of Valiant’s hard-coded commando from rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396) and explosive artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn)! On July 5th, the Bloodshot Squad rockets out of the pages of BLOODSHOT REBORN and onto the streets of Manhattan for some hard-earned R&R in Valiant’s next special issue commemorating the greatest Valiant tales of past and present with an action-packed tribute to the original Bloodshot #12!
For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled by Project Rising Spirit – codenames: “Tank Man” and “Viet Man” – have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fire, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City… before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?
On July 5th, two of Valiant’s most hardened veterans rotate back to the civilian life…and get thrown into the fight of their careers! This summer, Eliot Rahal and Khari Evans set the Big Apple’s deadliest tourist trap yet in Valiant’s final celebratory special of the summer, only in BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Khari Evans (Ninjak), Ben Tiesma (TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything), and Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn)!
Plus: On May 10th, take up arms alongside New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) as they unleash ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 – the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant stories ever told with an astonishing standalone tale torn from Gilad Anni-Padda’s long march through the ages.
Then: On June 14th, traverse the long and storied history behind the rise of Earth’s most formidable heroes with multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) for RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains! From the prehistoric ruins of Babylon to the far reaches of the 41st century, salute 25 years of Rai’s place at the apex of Valiant’s reach across the ages right here…and enter a jam-packed, centuries-spanning jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics!
BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by KANO
Cover B KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by BEN TIESMA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JULY 5 (FOC – 6/12/17)