Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating


With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world's most dangerous
weapon has decided to come in from the cold - and into the service of the top-secret Military
Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters' own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.'s fortifi ed command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the
galaxy's most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too
deadly for human hands!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jul 21, 2014

    Admittedly, Bloodshot hasnt always done it for me as a character, granted theres still a bunch of issues from his solo book to catch up, but Joe Harris has really taken this badass character and made him more interesting than, arguably, hes been in the past. Valiant is bringing its top notch talent to not only work on Armor Hunters but theyre signing them to work on future projects as well, some of them even signing contracts with them (like the recent announcement that Clay Mann has signed exclusively with Valiant). Armor Hunters: Bloodshot reminds everybody just how good Joe Harris is and lets hope it leads to more Valiant work for him in the future. This tie-in is another great example of how things ought to be done in the comic industry. Pick this up and dont miss the rest of Armor Hunters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 23, 2014

    Not a bad tie-in at all, and in fact, I'll say right now it's the best so far. Bloodshot has felt as if he's been shoehorned in at the last minute of this event, but now it's clear he has a role and it's to be one badass war machine. Bring it on! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 22, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 is a very satisfying issue considering how much I've been anticipating Bloodshot's involvement in the Armor Hunters event, and it didn't disappoint me in the least. The character development takes place in such a wonderful way in conjunction with the story progress that even if one is being introduced to Bloodshot for the first time his capabilities could be fully appreciated. We've gotten teases of Bloodshot in previous Armor Hunters issues but this is his first full appearance and it is indeed grand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 28, 2014

    This is the right way to do a crossover, not selective involvement, but line-wide participation with each character having time to shine and opportunity to expand their side of the story. Valiant's continuity is young and resilient enough to augment the fun inherent in comic book events, giving "Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1 a true "Anything can happen!" air. Bloodshot, through Harris, is a fun character to read, like the Punisher, but more entertaining. He still adheres to his mission, but does so in a manner that challenges the reader to keep up rather than stand pat, once the bullets start to fly. There is no shortage of action in the twenty-four (yes, twenty-FOUR) pages of "Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1 and, quite honestly, this comic book just amplifies my appreciation for the entire event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jul 24, 2014

    Harris is the perfect fit for this mini-series; he understands that what makes Bloodshot such a fan favorite is that he dishes out beatings just about as much as he takes them. Make room for Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 this week"you don't want to miss this crossover event that's shaping up to be more entertaining than what we're seeing with the Big Two. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 23, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 stands on its own as one focused on Bloodshot, while having a smooth transition from Armor Hunters. Joe Harris has a good grasp on what makes Bloodshot tick and wastes no time making sure there is progression without losing us to what can be covered in the other books tying into this event. As a mini series this is worth picking up if you are either a fan of Bloodshot or just want to know all that goes on in Armor Hunters without missing details. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 23, 2014

    ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT is off to a strong start. It has a great spotlight on the titular character and goes above and beyond to illustrate the fact he's so much more than a marksman with a healing factor. On top of that, it's mostly new reader friendly and accomplishes this without taking a toll on pre-existing fans. It may not feel like a mandatory read for the event, but it's already accomplishing more than enough to justify its connection to ARMOR HUNTERS (and UNITY). If you want to see why so many of us think Bloodshot's a cool character and get a good glimpse into what's currently going on in the Valiant universe, this is definitely a solid place to start. Once you're sold on the premise, you should of course go back and read ARMOR HUNTERS #1 & #2! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Jul 26, 2014

    I would pick up this book just because of the action in itand what's to come from the rest of the mini-series. We have great quick build up for the story that keeps moving and isn't dull. If you are a fan of Bloodshot you get your money worth from this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 23, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 isn't quite on par with the other books in its name, with very little tying in to the event's larger scope. Harris and Hairsine appear prepped to change that quite soon, however, their final pages setting up a standoff of assumedly grave importance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Agent Burgos Aug 1, 2014

    As I am new to the character and ongoing story, I found this issue to be formulaic and reminiscent of stories past. However, it is intriguing and visually different enough to have piqued my interest in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Anderson Jul 29, 2014

    As high-concept as ever, Valiant's strengths are all on display here, with wildly imaginative science-fiction seamlessly blending with high-octane militaristic action sequences Read Full Review

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