Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #14

Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #14

Writer: Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM!

Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Avengers Academy, Thunderbolts) joins New York Times best-seller Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, X-Factor) to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe's most feared team of superhuman operatives!

The world's most deadly soldier has a new assignment. Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION -- the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines -- and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe...an

  • 9.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 2, 2013

    This issue is a great story focused read that introduces a new aspect to the current Bloodshot run. Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps #14 looks as though it is setting up for something big, whilst promising to be an engaging read, one that will be improving on the flaws of the past. This issue ends on one heck of a cliff hanger ensuring that the reader comes back for more of this new adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 18, 2013

    As great as the story and characters are, the absolute best thing about this comic is the pencil work of Emanuela Lupacchino. Her artwork is beautiful and absolutely engrossing. This is a character driven issue that's light on action and Lupacchino brings it to life with gorgeous detail and movement. Bloodshot looks better than ever, so let's hope that Valiant keeps Lupacchino around. If you dropped off this series a while back, now is the time to give it another shot. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 15, 2013

    Writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart impart a LOT of information, but you'll come away with a good understanding of who the characters are (basic personalities, motivations, and power sets), it's no easy feat to provide all this in a single issue without it seeming clumsy, but it all flows with the story here. Valiant is creating something special here, check out their books and see what's up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Sep 18, 2013

    Overall, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 shows an interesting twist for Valiant Comics' future universe as each title becomes further entwined. This issue leaves the reader with a lot of questions, but in a solid way that makes the next issue another must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Sep 19, 2013

    For any readers that may have previously dropped off or never gave “Bloodshot” a chance, this issue provides the perfect jumping on point for readers to get on board for what is poised to become one of Valiant's most compelling books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 20, 2013

    Devoting page time to create emotional stock within their characters while pausing the action, Gage and Dysart know how to write a good story without relying so much on explosive sequences. Emanuela Lupacchino's vivid vision of the script is put to pencils with finesse and ease, making this a fun read. If you haven't followed this title, now's a great time to hop on the Bloodshot train. Bullet-proof vests required. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Sep 17, 2013

    If you are looking to get started in the Valiant universe then Bloodshot & the H.A.R.D. Corpsis a prefect title to get started. Bloodshot has always been a favorite of mine and the new direction they are taking by adding the H.A.R.D. Corps is a welcome one. This is a quality title that just keeps getting stronger. Be sure to add this to your pull-list, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 18, 2013

    The P.R.S. proves to be just as interesting as the rest of the world they are connected to. While being the villains they provide entertainment in their aggressive stance towards what they believe is justice for humanity. It's a perspective you come to enjoy and how it ties into the other books as you go through them all makes it something worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 18, 2013

    Bloodshot's going on an all-new journey and this creative team has kicked it off with a whole lot of potential. With sharp writing, engaging character building and solid artwork, this definitely feels like the start of something great. It's clearly intended to be an ideal jumping on point and totally accomplishes that. Seriously, it's 100% new reader friendly, serving as an introduction to all of these characters and still managing to craft an interesting story. If you've ever considered diving into Bloodshot's world, this is the perfect time to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Sep 18, 2013

    This is the perfect jumping on point for Bloodshot. It may not be the action pack but build to the action coming. I feel Hell is going to break loose soon from the tension that is built. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 19, 2013

    I vaguely remember the "Bloodshot" and "H.A.R.D. Corps" titles from the 1990s version of Valiant, but never invested any time or money in them. In my mind they quickly qualified themselves as "'90s concepts," and not necessarily in a good way. This interpretation of the properties is filled with action and intrigue and does a remarkable job of updating 1990s comic book concepts for a modern-day audience. With only one splash page in "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #14, Gage, Dysart, Lupacchino and company deliver a packed comic book. This isn't a quick read; it's meaty and complex, filled with a compelling plot and diverse characters brought together around it. For the four bucks I spent on "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #14, I feel like Valiant Entertainment has earned every penny. This issue has also convinced me that it's high time I check out the rest of line that has been receiving critical acclaim from comic book professionals and reviewers alike. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 18, 2013

    Despite a slow start to this arc, this series has been excellent since it was released. Valiant is a company that puts fans first, and generally makes quality material month in and month out. Dont let a slow first issue stop you from picking up this otherwise great title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AleSiryus Sep 22, 2016

    Italia - i disegni di Emanuela Lupacchino sono a dir poco eccezionale! Fantastici! Si comincia alla grande, con l'organizzare il salvataggio di bloodshot! Il PSN forma un nuovo team x essere il nuovo H.A.R.D Corps. Data la scarsa esperienza decide di affidare il comando a Palmer, un super veterano, non piĆ¹ tanto contento di far parte di questa squadra.

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 13, 2013

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