This summer, Valiant is flashing forward nearly two-thousand years into the future and checking in on what’s going on with their most popular characters in the year 4001 AD with a series of special one shots. Valiant has released a preview of 4001 AD: Bloodshot #1 by Jeff Lemire, Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber!

The premise for Bloodshot’s 41st century incarnation sounds great, as the man controlling the nanites is long since dead, but the nanites themselves live on in his form to carry out one final directive. Ryan Lee's inverted design, with the empty hole in Bloodshot’s chest, is really cool too, and knowing Bloodshot’s ties to 41st century hero Rai, his appearance in that time could have huge implications on the future of the Valiant Universe.

Check out the full preview below:


Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee


Here’s the full solicitation details:

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by RYAN LEE
Cover B by CAFU
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

Once upon a time…in the year 4001 A.D…

Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

The future starts now as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century of the Valiant Universe with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D.!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 8