BLOODSHOT & H.A.R.D. CORPS # 22
Written by Duffy Boudreau & Christos Gage
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Matt Milla
This will be a Spoiler Free review.
We open with a conversation between Bloodshot and Genius that ends abruptly. It ends so abruptly that Bloodshot now must face his former team … and there will be blood.
This issue kind of throws you for a loop. The status quo that has been established shatters to a million pages within the first few pages. Barrionuevo and Milla bring their A-game as their art really shines. The coloring is dark yet fitting for the story. Barrionuevo brings enough detail and power to each panel, showing great emotion and action. The panel angles were great as well.
Writing wise, Boudreau and Gage leave one hell of an impact in their first collaboration. The body count helps as well as we lose a little more of the team. The dialogue is pretty top notch and feels very much in character for everyone. The pacing was good and was pretty good over all.
The shift , while building for a little while, I believe came a bit too soon. But again, that is my opinion. This plot development feels slightly forced compared to the tone of the series. Otherwise, it’s a solid issue.
This is a good start to the what seems to be a new status quo. As to what it is? Not sure yet but an interesting ride. Yet, I still wish this had waited a bit longer before developing. Still, a good issue. I give Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps # 22 a 7.5 … out of 10.