Valiant Entertainment tossed us a preview of the first installment of their Valiant Masters series, Valiant Masters: Bloodshot Vol. 1 HC - Blood of the Machine (out October 24). It collects Kevin VanHook and Don Perlin’s Bloodshot #1-8, which originally hit comic shops way back in 1992. It also features an all-new Bloodshot tale set in the original Valiant Universe from VanHook, Perlin and Bob Wiacek.
“Once, he was the hired killer known as Angelo Mortalli,” reads Valiant’s book synposis. “Now, there is only Bloodshot. Brought back from the grave by the government scientists of Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot is powered by microscopic nano-machines that can repair all injuries and maximize his physical potential. But the nanites can’t replace his lost memories – or help him shake the feeling that he was once anything but a hero. Atoning for his sins in a world he no longer knows, can the man now called Bloodshot recover the secrets of his past? And survive his deadly first encounters with the likes of the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Rai along the way?”
It’s quite heartening to see Valiant Entertainment make a solid effort to reintroduce the world to classic Valiant Material. Without the old school, there’d be no new school, right? Hopefully this sells well enough to warrant future installments of the series.