Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #18

Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #18

Writer: Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart Artist: Bart Sears Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! "GET SOME!" starts here! Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps face off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that's signing his paychecks, he'll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror - and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination. Start reading here when comics legend Bart Sears comes on board for a two-part action epic pitting Valiant's 21st century shock troops against the fi rst wave of superhuman specialists!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Jan 8, 2014

    This is the perfect jumping on point for new readers because you will get everything Bloodshot is as a title. Action, adventure, and bad blood which blends perfectly for a great start of a story. I recommend picking this up here too if you haven't because soon the crossover between Archer and Armstrong will be coming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jan 8, 2014

    Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps #18 is as good as it gets comic reading wise. The reason why I gave it such a high score it this nails everything you'd want to get a new reader hooked into a comic. It's rare to see a team go to this level as to introducing new readers to their world, while still giving the existing ones so much more to chew on. In my own thoughts here, I was riveted and couldn't wait to turn to the next page. The final page just sold me on this comic in the best way possible. Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps has a winner with this storyline, especially if the issues to come are as strong as this one. This is truly Must Read Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 13, 2014

    To close, it's nice that this book is distancing itself from Harbinger. They're undoubtedly sister series, but initially, Bloodshot used the Harbinger series as a crutch, and the first new story arc seeing Bloodshot go up against Harada again was worrying. However, they've moved away from Harada and other Harbinger characters with this issue. PRS is still involved, but that's to be expected. Though the books deal with very similar subject matter, and are in the same corner of the Valiant Universe, the two are putting some distance between themselves, and that's great. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 8, 2014

    For the start of this two-part”Get Some” arc, Christos Gage and Joshua Dysarthave really taken that next stop with this over-the-top action that is thrown at these characters. You really don't know how to feel when these people are thrown into something they aren't prepared for. You can see this and it makes every situation that much more dire knowing that the next mission could be their last. Rising Spirit has no shortage of enemies and it's the last thing they need when they each carry something in them others would kill to abuse for their own use. Overall great jump on point for new readers and that cliffhanger at the very end definitely makes you question their fate next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jan 7, 2014

    Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps #18 also serves as the first book in Valiant's "MUST READ VALIANT!" campaign utilizing the "all-new jumping-on point" method of attracting readers. Kudos to Valiant for such a campaign and it does work for new readers as a beginning but also doesn't ignore long time readers in the process. For me this issue worked on many levels from fleshing out existing characters, adding new ones and a sense of nostalgia for the early Valiant days. But most importantly it works a simply a great action comic book. Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps knows what it is and owns it. Dysart and Gage are crafting an exciting new and action packed take on the section of the Valiant Universe. So wether you are a old timer like myself or a newbie this is a great place to start with only good things lying ahead. Must Read Valiant?…Absolutely! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 8, 2014

    Valiant's promoting this as "must read" and I agree with them. If you've been asking yourself, "What's a Bloodshot?" this is the issue to check out. Despite being a jumping on point, it's crafted in a way that appeals to both new and longtime fans. New fans won't feel lost because all of the basics are thoroughly covered, and pre-existing fans won't be bored because, as usual, it's a solid script and hugely entertaining. The new look will probably be hit or miss for some, but even if you're not the biggest fan of the visuals, the strong script and action-packed developments are sure to win you over. You want a team book with exciting action, good writing and fun powers? Look no further than Bloodshot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jan 7, 2014

    With an action-packed story that's fairly easy to pickup, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corpsis a great read. Valiant has been steadily releasing great comics and this is no exception. Issue #18 would work fantastically as an action movie scenario, but it's even better to see it as a Bloodshot story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 10, 2014

    So it's a tale of two halves: entertaining story and dialogue, but art struggles throughout. This is a book that really could go for an art upgrade, even if it is cool to see Sears work on interiors again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 8, 2014

    The start of the new arc has raised some interesting questions and split the team apart. Dyasart and Gage are professionals who always deliver action and entertainment. The art could be better and hopefully it will get there next month. Overall an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Jan 9, 2014

    Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 suffers from mediocre art and clumsy writing, but a sense of humor and some compelling ideas may still convince some readers to come back for more. Read Full Review

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