Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #22

Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #22

Writer: Duffy Boudreau, Christos N. Gage Artist: Al Barrionuevo Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! Bloodshot VS. H.A.R.D. Corps! The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side - and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all...but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it!

Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation...and whoever wins...everyone loses!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 14, 2014

    This issue is a bit of a double-edge sword. It's the beginning of the end for the series, and even though we know Bloodshot will play a role in other titles (ARMOR HUNTERS and UNITY), it's disappointing knowing his series is racing towards its conclusion. While this is a bummer, it doesn't counter the fact this is an excellent issue and a ridiculously strong start for the title's final story. The opening chapter is thrilling, packs some mighty fine visuals, and ends on a note that'll make you want to see what happens next right away. I just hope the H.A.R.D. Corp members will get more time to shine before this all wraps up (especially Vagabond). If you've ever wanted to check out Bloodshot's world, this is the issue you need to get. It's a jumping on spot and, thanks to a thorough recap page, you won't feel left in the dark at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon May 11, 2014

    A potent story in Valiant Comics' Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps doesn't disappoint or fall short. Issue #22 features nothing but attention-grabbing moments, and it increasingly captivates readers in its promising story with ambitious, well-executed plot developments. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 14, 2014

    Overall this was a great start for what could possibly be the end of H.A.R.D. Corps. I mean we already know Bloodshot will make it out of this no doubt, and we also know this will be leading to the end of this title. So whatever comes next will surely and hopefully be leading down a road towards the closure this book has so rightly deserved as one which never pulled punches. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 12, 2014

    Even though this is an anticipated arc, it was still better than expected. The set up was very well done and natural and there is a twist that will leave you wanting more. The writing is top shelf and Barrionuevo stuns on art duty. This was an all around great start to a promising arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga May 22, 2014

    Pick this book up if you want a starting point on Bloodshot because we are getting back to the core of what he is. This is also a pick for any fan because it's what some of us were waiting for. I was getting sick of the Bloodshot's buddy-buddy with the HARD Corps and working for Project Rising Spirit. He lost his appeal of the rogue soldier, but now here comes the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 14, 2014

    Aside from the story being a bit by the numbers it works and should entertain most. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 14, 2014

    Deon's recommendation was right on the ball: This issue proved to be an excellent chapter in a story that feels compelling and broad enough in scope that I want to read more. Bloodshot And H.A.R.D. Corps #22 makes for good reading, and has me considering adding the book to my pull list, balancing superheroic shenanigans, back-stabbing intrigue and some nicely handled character work into a solid piece of entertainment, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I'll be back next issue, and may be ready to add this one to my pull list in the near future… Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper and Brandon Burpee May 16, 2014

    Not an Earth shattering success, but certainly an improvement on what we've seen recently, and it's setting things up for an exciting finish. Read Full Review

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