Unity #8

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

ARMOR HUNTERS descends on Valiant's all-star superteam in an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)!

When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity's first response is - who else? - the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity! Now it's down to Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire - plus some special surprise recruits - to lead the assault on the Armor Hunters' frontline...even if they die trying!

  • 9.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jun 16, 2014

    Unity #8 completely draws readers into the ongoing conflict through stellar writing and dialogue. Matt Kindt and Stephen Segovia deliver a thrilling story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 22, 2014

    Armor Hunters #1 surprised me with how good it was, both story and art, and Unity #8 carries on very well with that as its predecessor. I am now more excited than ever about this new phase. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flip Geeks - Yuri Kiske Jun 17, 2014

    If you're not a fan of Valiant's books, now is the best time to do so. Unity #8 might not have the same intensity that Armor Hunters #1 holds, but it snipes all the marks, and creates the springboard needed for the plot to go on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 18, 2014

    We've still yet to learn much about the Hunters or their ultimate goal, Kindt keeping their motivations largely close to the vest. This decision works in reinforcing Unity's need for preparedness, and by issues end it's clear they'll need to plan for any and every eventuality. Unity embraces it's role in the Armor Hunters saga, aided by Kindt's strong characterization and the surprise addition of Bloodshot. Valiant's greatest heroes have saved the world before, but Kindt and Co. sure aren't making it easy to do so again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 30, 2014

    Unity #8 is an enjoyable issue that brings the characters into the Armor Hunters event in an exciting way, and gives us a taste of the inevitable confrontation between the armor hunters and Earth's defenders. It's slightly perplexing that the hunters wouldn't grasp that killing an entire base of soldiers without warning wouldn't necessarily be about defending the armor but about not being killed but that sets up an interesting angle that can be explored during the event when others learn how destructive the armor can be. And overall this issue just made me more excited for things to come, and raises my hopes for the crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 18, 2014

    Unity #8 is a great starting point for their tie-in to Armor Hunters. You should definitely be reading the other titles connected to this event if you're reading Unity as well. Unity may be a team book, but above all it serves as an anchor to the rest of the Valiant Universe. Where they go from here is the big question and hopefully Matt Kindt continues to gives us that unique experience with a team of heroes who have to prove their worthiness as Earth's last hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 18, 2014

    This is a big issue of UNITY for two simple reasons: Bloodshot and the Armor Hunters! Bloodshot is given a thoroughly awesome introduction and we're also treated to a serviceable tie-in for Valiant's latest big event. For the most part, Kindt makes sure this can serve as a satisfactory jumping on spot for new readers and packs it with more than enough excitement to keep us around for the next issue. It's a little bit of a bummer we didn't get to see more of the Armor Hunters in action, but something tells me Kindt is saving all of the truly epic action for the upcoming rematch! Plus, how can you not want to see what'll happen next now that Bloodshot's on the team? I'm very curious to see how he'll interact with the others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jun 16, 2014

    While Unity really strives to hit that bar that Armor Hunters #1 hit, it might have just missed the mark by hairs. That being said, the bar was set insanely high by Venditti and Braithwaite so you cant fault them for anything. Unity is definitely a great book and a great chapter in Armor Hunters. So far, its safe to say that Valiant and company are more than living up to the hype around the Armor Hunters event. Bring on the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 21, 2014

    I know a lot of people wonder why Armor Hunters and Unity exist at the same time, but they're covering different aspects of the universe. AH is the traditional big event book delivering intense scenes and universe changing situations, while Unity is the personal touches that strengthens those changes and will continue to build the unity (pun not intended but appreciated) of the Valiant Universe. Don't write this series off, it's still a dynamite aspect of the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jun 17, 2014

    This issue is the definition of fun action packed story. Kindt keeps the momentum going for the Unity team and creating the new buddy cop team of Ninjak and Gilad. Artist Segovia does a superior job on art creating an intricate environment and bombastic fighting scenes that explodes in every pages. This is a sure hit! If you have room this week, pick it up and the rest of Unity. Armor Hunter is building to something big, so make sure you're there to see it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jun 17, 2014

    A few minor details aside, Unity #8 remains a strong showing from Valiant. Its a testament to the possibilities of the universe and by extension its entire line. More than justifies bringing this team together. I would highly recommend taking a peek if youve ever felt curious about Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 18, 2014

    This is a good tie-in due to it fitting in very nicely with an excellently paced action sequence, but it only progresses the plot minimally. That means it's skippable if you're okay with skipping a few tie-ins. Read Full Review

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