Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15
This was definitely the H.A.R.D. way if I may say. The H.A.R.D. Corps went through their first rial as a team which was extracting Bloodshot from Harada’s grasp. A simple mission which could have gone easier if the experiments done to Bloodshot didn’t make him unable to move without aid. This team of Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart really shows know how to put them up against the impossible knowing that Harada is basically a god among them.
You just have to love the mature nature of this book. Just about any of them are expendable and that’s not including the effect the neural implants have on their brains from over use. Now that they have all seen what Harada is capable of up close, the question now comes up if this is worth it. Anyone who goes up against Harbinger Foundation has to be ready for the powerhouses that they have at their command. They are only human and both Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart have no problem with reminding you of this. Maniac paid the ultimate sacrifice and you got a feeling for what has been going through his head since the end of Harbinger Wars. He, Palmer, and the others who are now deceased killed kids and that is part of the job they do with no question.
As I mentioned before there’s not too much to mention in terms of the art, but it gives off the look of something mature. Not necessarily dark, but the atmosphere is toxic as if you know something is going to go wrong, it’s a given. Emanuela Lupacchino does a good job in showing how much the experiments affected Blooshot and how much the implants affect the H.A.R.D. Corps.
This is building up to be an intense story and you know things won’t be easy for the H.A.R.D. Corps. The team they have created is to an extent a walking time bomb. Bloodshot has reason to join them, but teams are built on trust and there’s reason for everyone to question what they have gotten themselves into. Now that Bloodshot has been rescued, he now gets a second chance to do what he does best and do it right. He may not have his full freedom, but he’ll do things his way. That much gives this book a lot of potential as everyone has room to grow as an individual and team.