Bloodshot Volume One: Setting The World On Fire (2013)
Fiction Review by The Gravedigger
Ray is a special agent sent on covert missions. When his commander tells him that his best friend has been captured in Afghanistan and that the enemy is threatening to chop off his head, he agrees to go. He explains this to his understanding wife and young son, then is blown to bits as he parachutes into the country. Later, his burnt body begins to regenerate because of the special nanites he has in his bloodstream--and he resurrects as this white-skinned, red-eyed killing machine. However, there's a glitch, literally--when he sees his son, Johnny, on the street. He's shot in the head. When he wakes up he's in a lab--and the scientist there tells him that everything he's been led to believe is not true. He doesn't have a family--it was all created in his mind. He escapes and makes it to other US soldiers--who shoot the crap out of him. He awakens, strapped to a table, in a plane over Nebraska and begins to realize that things aren't how they seem. He escapes and crashes the plan. The next time he comes back to life it's on an ambulance in the desert. He convinces the woman paramedic to help him. But the government has a weapon they are going to use to kill him, a young woman who can generate an EMP pulse and stop the machines coursing through his body. If they are no longer working to repair him they can kill him.
As with SHADOWMAN, this updated version of the Valiant Comics character is a vast improvement over the original. He's like THE TERMINATOR with a conscience. Highly recommended.