Longtime actor, screenwriter, and Eisner Award-nominated comics scribe Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Odyssey of the Amazons) has joined the BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT creative team of rising stars Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable) and legendary artist Ken Lashley (Black Panther). Grevioux comes on board to script and co-write the series, which hits comic shops everywhere on November 14th.
“This is one of Valiant’s quintessential characters, flagship-type characters that really carries the essence of the franchise,” Writer Kevin Grevioux told Comicbook.com. “We hope to bring truly what fans are used to. A lot of bold, exciting action with a twist of fun. That’s always a great combination.”
Grevioux reunites with Lashley and editor Karl Bollers on the project, all of whom have worked on various projects together for over a dozen years throughout their careers in the comic book industry, including Marvel’s What If? and Underworld: Blood Wars.
“Very few times in your career do you get a chance to work with a creative team that gets what your strengths are. That’s what this is about. I know that my strength is energy and power and this kind of stuff,” Artist Ken Lashley also told Comicbook.com. “Every artist, what we really want to do is we want to draw exciting things. That’s what this is about.'”
“This is our opportunity to tell the definitive Bloodshot origin, which we’ve hinted at,” Editor Karl Bollers added. “I think that that’s really going to excite people who may not be that familiar with the character.”
In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to an enterprising team of scientists to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…
On November 14th, celebrated writer Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors) teams up with the incomparable writing duo of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs) and comics legend Ken Lashley (X-Men) for an unforgettable journey into the mind of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero in BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 – featuring covers by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors), David Mack (Kabuki), and Staz Johnson (Robin)!
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 will also launch Valiant’s Glass Series, a cutting-edge concept in which strictly limited runs of upcoming first issue variant covers will be printed via a special multi-colored process on a carefully devised pane of glass, each featuring artwork by superstar creator Doug Braithwaite (Justice, SHADOWMAN)!
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Story by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON, Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX With Art by KEN LASHLEY, Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
AND Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by STAZ JOHNSON
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available and will be ON THE SHELF November 14, 2018.
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