Discovering Valiant Comics Part 3 – Harbinger


Writer: Joshua Dysart

Artists: Khari Evans, Lewis LaRosa

Colorist: Ian Hannin

I am having a great time discovering all that is Valiant and getting to know all the characters.  For the most part I’m picking up the first tpb volumes of each book with no prior knowledge of the characters and storylines.  So far, there haven’t been any disappointments other than knowing that I’ve been missing out on these book for years.

This weeks first volume is Harbinger.  At only $9.99 for a collection of five issues it’s a bargain.  (To buy them individually it would be almost $20).   A young man (Peter Stancheck) with super powers is on the run from the authorities.  He is rescued by a organization led by a super-powered man named Toyo Harada.  Peter is a very powerful “Harbinger” and struggles with the morality of Harada’s methods and ideals.  Once again I don’t want to give away too much about the story,  I really enjoyed not knowing what was going to happen, so I keep my reviews pretty brief.   Once I picked this book up and started reading I couldn’t put it down, it made me want to rush out and pick up volume 2, but I resisted for now because I have so much more Valiant to read.  All the volumes are definitely on my wish list for picking up over the next few months.

This book introduces several key players in the Valiant Universe.  Toyo Harada is currently in the Imperium series and Livewire is a member of the Unity team.  This book also introduces the character Faith, she’ll be getting her own limited series in January 2016 and is making a few headlines already by being a plus sized female super-hero.

Once again I highly recommend picking up the first volumes of any of the Valiant Books, most are only $9.99.

Next week I’ll be looking at the first volume of Archer and Armstrong.