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Read BLOODSHOT #1 Here for Free

Have you been curious about Valiant's BLOODSHOT but haven't had the opportunity to check it out? Well, now you can read it right here!

Bloodshot's now moving in a whole new direction under co-writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart (started with #14), but in the event you missed out on what Duane Swierczynski did with the character back when Valiant relaunched him, we're now giving you a chance to get into it! Valiant has been generous enough to provide us with Bloodshot's debut issue in all of us graphic glory. Now you can see where it all began for the super-soldier who's trying to discover his true identity. If you're not a big fan of violence, you may want to back out now. For everyone else: enjoy!

Also, don't forget Bloodshot is in our latest 'Battle of the Week!'


Your name is Angelo Mortalli. Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of — no. That’s not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You’ve retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that — no. That’s not right, either. You are Bloodshot. You are the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks that is a reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And you’ve just been captured.

Price: $3.99

Rating: T+

Pages: 32

On Sale: July 11, 2012

Writer: Duane Swierczynski

Penciler: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi

Inker: Stefano Gaudiano

Colorist: Ian Hannin

Letterer: Rob Steen

Cover Artist: Arturo Lozzi, Mico Suayan, David Aja & Esad Ribic

Editor: Warren Simons


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Edited by Ando123

I'm gonna read it again :)

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

AWESOME! I'm gonna read it soon.

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Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Wooohoo! Free comics!

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

8.5 outta 10. The story was really great, and the art was good, too.

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Edited by MadeinBangladesh

good read. I give it 7.5/10

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Posted by medulaoblaganda

they keep shooting him and he keeps regenerating from that, woow. he is very durable. wolverine you are in trouble haha!!

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Posted by JairamGanpat

That was super enjoyable

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Posted by Cap10nate

I have really enjoyed this series so far. Some of the Harbinger Wars tie in issues were redundant to the event titles but still a good read. I like the new direction of the story under Cage and Dysart and am looking forward to where the story progresses from here.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

It's ok! 6 or 7 out of 10! Another hero with a speedy healing factor and regenerative abilities. Memory issues, brain tampering ( See Wolverine) !

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Posted by SOG7dc so sorry wallet....

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Posted by Wilbertus

How can you not vote Bloodshot after reading that!

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Posted by RisingBean

As per the timing of this, it definitely adds a wrinkle for the Daredevil/Bloodshot Halloween beatdown. And I can say if the rest of the stuff is like this, then I'm glad I put this trade on order.

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Posted by longbowhunter

I read the first trade a few months back. Surprisingly enjoyable.

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Posted by Super_SoldierXII

Damn fine storytellin. Why Valiant is tops on my pull list these days.

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Edited by dagmar_merrill

So Valiant, huh?

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

I started reading this at 14 when the hard corps came in, I might go back and read the solo.

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Posted by BishopSummers

I've been wanting to try out the Valiant titles for some time now. This comic really gets me excited for more of the Valiant universe.

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Posted by MakkyD

Free Valiant! Pity I have a load of them anyway.

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Thanks for putting this out here for those of us who don't really know about Bloodshot!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Thus a legend was born.

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Posted by iceslick

@k4tzm4n: Too bad I already have this issue for free. My friend gave it to me when he was moving. He had it just laying around and he handed to me. I still haven't read it yet but I will when I get the chance.

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Posted by patrat18

Guys like a depowered LOBO.

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Posted by sheldipez

That was pretty darn good!

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Posted by k4tzm4n

Anyone here decide to follow Bloodshot after reading this?

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Edited by dscythe

@k4tzm4n said:

Anyone here decide to follow Bloodshot after reading this?

Definitely considering it. Either this or the first Harbinger trade