Bloodshot is a character in the Valiant Universe, a violent but heroic super-soldier with nanites in his blood that give him special powers. These powers include superhuman physicality, the ability to regenerate from any wound if he consumes enough matter, the ability to alter his body shape, and the ability to communicate with machines. His body was engineered by the secret government organization Project Rising Spirit to turn him into a living weapon. The process that gave him his powers also made him lose his memories, so Rising Spirit implanted false memories to manipulate and motivate him. Bloodshot would eventually break free of their control and begin living his own life, attempting to atone for his sins and figure out who he truly is.


Bloodshot was created by writer Kevin VanHook and artist Yvel Guichet in 1992 at Valiant Comics, originally appearing in the pages of Eternal Warrior.[1] The character was an instant hit and would quickly get his own series Bloodshot (Volume 1) in 1993, initially written by VanHook with illustrations by Don Perlin.[2] The series would last 52 issues until it concluded in 1996.[3] Valiant was bought by Acclaim Entertainment, who rebooted the Valiant Universe in 1997. This reboot introduced a new version of Bloodshot in the series Bloodshot (Volume 2), written by Len Kaminski with art by Sal Velluto.[4] The series concluded after 16 issues in 1998.[5] Acclaim would eventually go out of business in 2004, and the rights to Bloodshot would be purchased by Valiant Entertainment. The Valiant Universe was rebooted again in 2012 with a new line of comics by Valiant Entertainment. This reboot included a new version of Bloodshot appearing in Bloodshot (Volume 3), written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Arturo Lozzi and Manuel Garcia.[6] Following the Harbinger Wars crossover in 2013, Bloodshot was rebranded with a new title but continued numbering as Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps.[7] This lasted until 2014 when the series went on temporary hiatus for the Armor Hunters event.[8] The crossover included a miniseries titled Armor Hunters: Bloodshot written by Joe Harris.[9] Bloodshot would then return to his own title, which reverted to its original name Bloodshot, until it ended after 27 issues.[10] Jeff Lemire would begin writing a new ongoing series titled Bloodshot Reborn in 2015.[11] This series lasted 18 issues until it concluded in 2016.[12] Lemire would then follow this work with a 2016 miniseries titled Bloodshot U.S.A..[13]


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This section is for footnotes and citations.
  1. Eternal Warrior #4
  2. Bloodshot #1
  3. Bloodshot #51
  4. Bloodshot (Volume 2) #1
  5. Bloodshot (Volume 2) #16
  6. Bloodshot (Volume 3) #1
  7. Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14
  8. Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #23
  9. Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1
  10. Bloodshot (Volume 3) #25
  11. Bloodshot Reborn #1
  12. Bloodshot Reborn #18
  13. Bloodshot U.S.A. #1

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