Unity #9

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Time to bring in...Bloodshot!

The unrelenting force that is the Armor Hunters has wreaked havoc across planet Earth, cutting a swath of terror and destruction in their wake. Now the last, best chance at standing against the calculating wrath of the Hunters comes in the form of Unity: Livewire, Ninjak, The Eternal Warrior, and their newest recruit...BLOODSHOT?! But can they stop the galactic warriors before they capture X-O Manowar and destroy Earth?!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 18, 2014

    The thing that's wonderful about Unity is that it gives the reader an overall look at the Valiant Universe. From here the story touches on practically everything and if it hasn't yet, I get the impression that it will soon enough. If you're digging Armor Hunters then don't miss out on Unity because they really are bouncing the story back and forth, but remaining on their own at the same time. It's writing the handbook on how to handle event book tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jul 14, 2014

    The creative team amazingly do both the Armor Hunters event and the Unity series justice. Matt Kindt's powerful commitment to characters fluidly meshes with the current plot, and Stephen Segovia's visuals make for some memorable, captivating combat in the issue. Definitely continue to witness Unity's side of the Armor Hunters event, Nation. Read Full Review

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

    With a slightly more promised focus on Bloodshot for the next issue, this issue ends on a great note, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next month. Things are getting really interesting now and Armor Hunters is turning out to be one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 16, 2014

    Unity #9 serves as a bridge between a focus on the Unity team and what is going on around the world in Armor Hunters. It's a crazy adventure that throws everyone outside of their comfort zone when its do or die. Surely they will prevail, and surely there will be loss by the end, but we all want to see what happens in-between, which is what Unity delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 17, 2014

    Unity #9 doesn't truly feel like a significant entry in the Armor Hunters event but the character development and relatively enjoyable action sequence make this an enjoyable issue. Livewire's introspection gave great insight into the character and an interesting way to show the impact of the Armor Hunters outside of the battlefield on Earth's forces. The two beasts defeated in this issue paled in comparison to the overwhelming force of the Armor Hunters but they served their purpose in allowing Gilad and Ninjak to put their abilities on display. And I'm glad I can say I'm really enjoying this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 17, 2014

    The latest issue of Unity feels a bit like filler, but it's engaging filler that gives additional page time to some deserving characters. The late hook almost assuredly will lead into the next issue of Armor Hunters, finally giving Bloodshot a reason to stretch his itchy trigger fingers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 16, 2014

    UNITY #9 is an entertaining issue and attempts to offer a little more insight into a couple of characters. The pacing takes a bit of a hit as it tries to play catch-up with new readers, but if you've been following along, it'll still wind up being a satisfying experience and the ending will have you stoked for the next chapter. However, you likely won't be able to shake the feeling that nothing significant happened and technically this could be considered filler. Still, the action scene is uniquely executed and, even though the exposition begins to add up, it's still a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 15, 2014

    Another good tie-in if you're looking for action, but not a 100% necessary read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jul 18, 2014

    With sharp artwork and crisp storytelling, Unity #9 should climb towards the top of your pull list this week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 17, 2014

    Gilad's sections also work better, and the little segment with MI6 lead Neville Alcott helps put a face to the destruction, and some added motivation. Overall though, this is a bit of a disjointed issue with occasionally wonky art from Segovia that doesn't help matters. While Ninjak is never not cool and he really proves it here, this mostly felt like all filler, no killer, and the type of tie-in that is designed to be skipped. Read Full Review

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