Bloodshot fans—I’m just working on the final tweaks and lineup for Bloodshot #25, putting all the stories and bonus features in their spots…
…and I’m discovering that I commissioned WAY TOO MUCH CONTENT for this issue. No joke—I just kept handing out Bloodshot #25 assignments for everything I wanted to see in there, and now I find myself with a comic that barely fits between two covers.
Turns out it’s 48 pages. No, no, I know what you’re saying—the solicitation already said it was 48 pages. That’s not news. I’m not telling you it’s a 48-page comic, with ads—which would be a big enough comic to begin with.
No, see, I’ve got 48 pages OF STUFF.
This comic has NO ADS.
Well, that’s not true. There’s one ad. It’s on the back cover.
Let’s run down some of what you’re going to see in Bloodshot #25:
We’ve got a full-length 22-page story by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa. If you follow Lewis on facebook, you’ve been seeing these amazing pencils for weeks now. Here’s a little color taste, by Brian Reber:
A fresh new look at the origin of Bloodshot, written by Duane Swierczynski and drawn by Bart Sears.
Next up there’s a Bloodshot story written and drawn by Howard Chaykin.
I’m not going to show you anything from this one. Just sit there and imagine what Bloodshot drawn by Howard Chaykin might—must—look like. Just…it’s something I never imagined I’d see, that’s for sure.
Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García wrote and drew Bloodshot #1 two years ago, and they join forces here again to show us a little more of their original story than we ever saw before.
There’s this, from a thing written by Daniel Kibblesmith, drawn by Johnnie Christmas—I colored this short story myself—and dressed up in style by designer Dylan Todd:
We get more from Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo, who helped wrap up the most recent arc of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #22-23. In their new story, discover what Bloodshot got up to after he went on the run from Project Rising Spirit at the end of that arc.
Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts—need I say more?
Check out a gallery of every Bloodshot cover in the character’s history, going back nearly 25 years.