Title: Bloodshot’s Day Off #1
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Khari Evans
Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover Artist: Kano; Khari Evans with Ulises Arreola; Ben Tiesma with Brian Reber; Renato Guedes
Going from the title of this one-shot, you might have pictured a fun buddy comedy romp between the two Bloodshots, beyond the fact solicitations made it appear this way. The book opens this way, even having the two arguing with their handler that they don’t want to stay in the same hotel room together. From there though, things take a much more somber turn as they go their separate ways. Both take a journey through went eventually lead them to become Bloodshots. Tank Man reasons had to do with keeping his country and woman he loved safe from all foreign invaders while Viet Man started out of duty only to be forced into the Bloodshot program. It’s nice that these two new characters were not just immediately cast to the side and we are being given real back story on them. Even with that, this issue could have used some extra excitement to keep things from only becoming just a sad look into their past.