Bloodshot vol. 4: H.A.R.D. Corps
Collection: Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps #14-17, #0, Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?
Writers: Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart (#14-17); Matt Kindt (#0); Jim Zub (Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?)
Pencils: Emanuela Lupacchino (#14-17); Joseph Cooper (#17) Chriscross (#0); Edwin Huang (Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?)
Inks: Guillermo Ortega (#14-17); John Lucas (#17); Chriscross (#0)
Colors: Brian Reber (#14-16); Ian Hannin (#14); Sotocolor (#16); Matt Milla (#17); Moose Baumann (#0); Dave McCaig (Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?)
Letters: Simon Bowland (#14); Dave Sharpe (#15-17, #0 & Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps?)
The artistic team (pencils, inks, colors and letters) really did a great job on this issue. I, personally was raised on horror films and have quite a taste for the macabre. This artistic team works like a finely tuned and oiled machine. There’s a good amount of detail and dimension that are accentuated by the colors and the letterers guide us through the panels with a skillful hand. All of this awesomeness and yet, there is more to come. As I said I like the gory stuff, but I want a good, quality story to go along with the violence and blood. These writers delivered on all fronts. Spectacular black ops action with the whole H.A.R.D. Corps program and Project Rising Spirit. The writers really make you feel for the characters and get excited when things go well for them. This is a real skill that requires a deep understanding of the human condition. And Bloodshot, is as always, friggin amazing! I just love the character of Bloodshot and I am blown away by these stories. I am a H.A.R.D. Corps fan!
The (H)arbinger (A)ctive (R)esistance (D)ivision Corps. A group of expendable men and women augmented by high-tech implants in their heads that allow them to download psionic powers one at a time. But these same implants can be detonated. Led by a reluctant man, a bunch of rookies that are barely trained are joined by Bloodshot the H.A.R.D. Corps go on a mission that is likely a suicide run. There will be death. There will be blood. And by god they will be H.A.R.D. Corps!!
By: Michael Nunneley