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Re: preview of Bloodshot: Rising Spirit aka Valiant suck now

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kinggirlfriend wrote:You guys are right that my reaction is totally knee jerk and that I should check out at least the first issue. I'm sure I will at some point just out of morbid curiosity. It's just odd to see any Valiant release and be so underwhelmed and confounded by it.
I feel pretty underwhelmed every time a new Faith mini is announced.
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Shadowman99 wrote:
kinggirlfriend wrote:You guys are right that my reaction is totally knee jerk and that I should check out at least the first issue. I'm sure I will at some point just out of morbid curiosity. It's just odd to see any Valiant release and be so underwhelmed and confounded by it.
I feel pretty underwhelmed every time a new Faith mini is announced.
Haha!

It's like that Faith Mini-bust they had at the con--I know I'll get it, but it's like having to buy batteries or eggs.

Back on topic...Valiant has had worse art. And I think art always looks better in print. I don't think it'll affect my appreciation of the story--if the story goes beyond this. I just hope it's a clever story... like others have said, if this is an implanted memory that'd ease my concern.

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Well the original Bloodshot was a gangster named Angelo Mortali so I guess they're going back to their roots(?)

I don't know, I never liked the origin of the original Bloodshot in the 90s either. Being a "gangster" just felt like such a 90s thing to do in comics, like suddenly everyone going to Japan, studying martial arts, tight form fitting outfits, etc. Just an over-used cliche

That said, I agree with many others that when it comes to Bloodshot and false memories, you never really know what's real.

I didn't read the preview pages, but as far as the lingo, are we sure the book takes place in 2018? I thought this was a PRS origin story of the Bloodshot program, which we know is pretty old. Could this be taking place back in the early to mid 20th century? I really don't know

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VH-2 Bloodshot already did the Angelo-Mortalli-false-memory-implants-into-Ray-Garrison's-head bit last millennium/

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Re: preview of Bloodshot: Rising Spirit aka Valiant suck now

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BloodOfHeroes wrote:VH-2 Bloodshot already did the Angelo-Mortalli-false-memory-implants-into-Ray-Garrison's-head bit last millennium/
Valiant already did the Aric-is-a-Visigoth-abducted-and-brought-forward-in-time-with-sentient-armor bit in 1992, years before Acclaim Bloodshot, and then again in 2012 to relaunch the whole Valiant universe.

What's your point about a story with Angelo?


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