Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #17

Writer: Joe Cooper Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

How does a rookie member of H.A.R.D. Corps take on Toyo Harada? With his life insurance paid up. Bloodshot's H.A.R.D. Corps team and the uber-powerful Toyo Harada go head-to-head with the future of the Harbinger Foundation at stake. this group of physically, mentally and emotionally damaged living weapons survive a battle with the most powerful man in the world? And if they do survive, just how does one walk out of a war zone unscathed?

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2013

    This book lives up to the name of the story, this is certainly the H.A.R.D. way in terms of what they have went through here and their duty as the H.A.R.D. Corps. While there is a lot of action to find entertaining throughout, Joshua Dysart and Christos Gage are able to make this story a lot more than just that. The sense of self sacrifice seen in this issue really means a lot. These aren't the same heroes that you'd see in X-Force or Suicide Squad who have the skill to do the impossible. They are only human as thus bring a lot more to the table when it comes to depending on each other and not letting the “job” dictate what is right and what is wrong. Just another reason why Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps is a must read from Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Dec 18, 2013

    This book accomplishes one thing closure and finally tying up some lose ends. A must have if you have followed the arc but if you are looking at a jumping on point wait until next month. Sorry to say to wait because Bloodshot is awesome but I don't want you to be lost. But sit back and enjoy the action that is Bloodshot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 18, 2013

    Gage and Dysart in the past have both individually demonstrated their talents for quality storytelling overall, and great characterization and terrific dialogue in particular. In "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #17, this writing duo, like their new superhero team, has officially molded a synergy of its own to quickly make this this comic the latest of Valiant's worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 18, 2013

    You know all of those action movies you really like from the '80s and '90s? BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS is basically like those, except the plot's actually good and the dialogue is legitimately engaging. Yes, it would have been nice to give a little more attention to the other relatively new characters, but for what it's worth, Dysart/Gage have done a fine job building an emotional connection to these characters while also delivering plenty of spectacle. It may not be as gritty as the previous run, but it makes up for that with some truly excellent writing. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 19, 2013

    Emanuela Lupacchino does awesome work in this issue. She's a superstar in the making, for sure. Joseph Cooper joins her on pencils and his stuff looks slick, too. The only problem is that many of the characters are wearing costumes that look incredibly similar, making for some confusing pages. You'll have to take a moment and sort out who is who before you can really dig in, and that's not exactly a good thing. Still, the movement and energy on these pages is hard to dismiss; this is good stuff all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Dec 20, 2013

    Lupacchino's art was superb, as per usual, but holy crap, the art shift about 3/4 into the issue? Diabolical. I have no doubt that Cooper is a talented artist in his own right, but that kind of switch is destined to harm the flow of any story, and it positively nukes it here. Such a bummer, as this was almost a dynamite issue. Instead, it's a decent one with a lot of positive signs. Here's hoping the art gets in order with the arrival of Bart Sears next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Jan 7, 2014

    Bloodshot and H.A.R.D.Corps #18 may be a victim of just being really good, which, unfortunately, is now half as good as what it has been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 19, 2013

    Where this book goes next is what is interesting. Teaming Bloodshot up with H.A.R.D. Corps opens up a lot of possibilities for great storylines in the future. As long as Dysart has his hand in this, it will always be a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AleSiryus Sep 24, 2016

    Italia - la situazione viene ribaltata ed è il psn ad avere la meglio, seppur perdendo il valoroso Superstar! Bloodshot riesce a rifodersi con i naniti impazziti, palmer ora vuole proteggere la sua nuova squadra che sembra piuttosto affiatata. Cosa più importante, forse si verrà a sapere chi è veramente bloodshot, in quanto kozol ha dato il fascicolo della vita del superkiller! Veramente eccellenti i disegni!

  • 7.0
    Yippeekiyay Dec 26, 2013

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