As previously announced by Valiant, running in the back of each of their titles in July will be a six page short story titled Who Will Lead the H.A.R.D. Corps. Written by Jim Zub with art by Edwin Huang -- the acclaimed team behind Skullkickers -- and featuring color by Dave McCaig, the short promotes the upcoming Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 with an inside look at the interview process other Valiant characters went through with Project Rising Spirit, in the hopes of being hired to lead the Corps. Valiant has provided ComicsAlliance with the complete six page story -- featuring a desperate Quantum, a drunk Armstrong and dejected Master Darque -- which you can check out in full after the cut.

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Created by Jim Shooter and David Lapham, the Harbinger Active Resistance Division was comprised of formally comatose humans who were revived via experiments that also granted them superhuman abilities. This new version of the team will launch as part of the aftermath of the current Harbinger Wars story playing out across the Valiant universe, and will be led by Bloodshot. As such, starting with issue #14 Bloodshot will become Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, with Joshua Dysart and Christos Gage taking over as co-writers, and Emanuela Lupacchino coming on as artist, following her previous run on Archer and Armstrong.

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 arrives in stores this September.