Bloodshot's Day Off


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Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Hannah Meyer Kauffman (Tank Man's deceased wife) (Flashback only)
  • Janitor
  • Mrs. Palmer (Viet Man's deceased mother) (Flashback only)
  • One-eyed bartender
  • Rabbi Aaron
  • Rabbi Abraham (Mentioned only)
  • Reverend Palmer (Viet Man's dying father) (Flashback and main story)
  • United States Military (Flashback only)
    • Random soldiers and veterans
      • Captain Sam
    • Unnamed general



  • Flame thrower
  • Machine guns
  • Nanites
    • Upgrades to blend into the general population


  • Vintage car



Even killing machines need a day off!

For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled Project Rising Spirit - codenames: "Tank Man" and "Viet Man" - have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fore, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City... before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?

Leave the selfie stick at home as rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396, The Doorman) and Harvey Award nominated artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn) give these old soldiers the danger-filled day off they deserve...and celebrate Bloodshot's silver anniversary with an action-packed tribute to the original BLOODSHOT #12!


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  • This issue is the last of four one-shots that would be published from April-July 2017 in homage to a classic Valiant story from the 1990s. This one is based on Kevin VanHook's story of the same title in Bloodshot #12 (1994).


Quote1 I didn't volunteer for any of this $%&@. Quote2
-- Viet Man
Quote1 Dear Hannah, I promised you a life. That we would get married and grow old together. That I would come back...But that would be a lie. I signed up for a secret image. Something that will help put an end to this war. I'm so sorry. I just needed to make sure no army on this Earth would ever take you away. I needed you to be safe no matter what the cost. Even if it means the man you knew has to die. I love you. For always. For forever. -Winston Quote2
-- Tank Man


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