Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 Review

BSCORPS_017_COVER_ROSSMO

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14

Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino

Taking place after the events of Los Angeles we no see the fallout of the event from the perspective of Harada, Bloodshot, P.R.S., and H.A.R.D. Corps. It’s a great transition into this moment because the P.R.S. is basically working from the bottom up and need Bloodshot to have any chance of making a stand against Harada.

The casting for this new group is questionable, but at the same time you find it having potential. Granite has the physical ability to handle the type of missions they carry through, especially avoiding those who would take them out with ease. Superstar is well-rounded and Disciple shows that unquestionable loyalty which is what could make or break their team. They aren’t the type of soldiers you’d expect to sign up for this, but they are written to have that motivation to do this and damn the consequences they may face along the way. Now unless this is a team we’re supposed to believe will outdo the team before, I do fear it will be a train wreck waiting to happen. Not in a bad way, but the team has that chance of falling apart and it could hurt the story if not handled well.

While being a new team, this transition you may find more friendly to new users if this was a starting point for them. Explaining the system for their powers with some upgrades, what it is they do and what is expected of them when in action. Their motivations have always been something that comes into question and it’s something handled well despite the cliche of having the villains who think they are doing good even though they are just as wrong in their actions. It’s even something very debatable which creates that intense atmosphere when they come into conflict, call it a conflict of interest if you will as well.

The P.R.S. proves to be just as interesting as the rest of the world they are connected to. While being the villains they provide entertainment in their aggressive stance towards what they believe is justice for humanity. It’s a perspective you come to enjoy and how it ties into the other books as you go through them all makes it something worth following.

Score: 8/10

Jideobi is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.

Jideobi Odunze Author

Editor for Geeked Out Nation/Beyond The Panel. Everything is permitted. #TeamCyke l #Reclaimer l #LARPer l Fantasy Geek Follow me on Twitter @Jideobi0. Email at siphen_x@yahoo.com