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Harbinger #0 ~ The Story of Toyo Harada | Valiant

David Vandervliet 11/02/2012 Reviews

Are you reading Harbinger or X-O Manowar from Valiant? No? Why the heck not?  You are missing out on the best storytelling in comics.

Don’t worry. You are in luck. Even if you missed out on the Summer of Valiant, here is your chance to get in on the fun. Both series are about to get their first, hard to find issues collected.   Also, Harbinger will get a #0 issue this February. This issue will feature the full origin of Toyo Harada.   Here is where we find out Harada’s real story…

He is the most powerful man in the world.  He may also be the most feared.

Harbinger #0, For a better future. Or no future at all.

From Valiant:

Toyo Harada has a vision for the perfect future — and it’s one that he will realize with or without the consent of the rest of humanity. In order to achieve it, he’s built a private army of hyper-telekinetics within the Harbinger Foundation. But what was the turning point that led Harada to the despot’s path? And how will his vast ambitions so

on impact the whole of the Valiant Universe? As the “Renegades” storyline spotlights a new generation of heroes monthly in Harbinger #6-10, discover who — or what — changed Harada into a force beyond all human reckoning.

To control the future, you must first know the past. Now, witness the Big Bang that set the Valiant Universe in motion this February in Harbinger #0  — featuring a standard cover by Mico Suayan and Valiant’s first-ever wraparound gatefold variant by Lewis Larosa!

Harbinger #0 is a landmark, standalone entry point into the series. One that will define the next year of Valiant comics. This issue also features a limited Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain. Valiant maintains a strict no-overprint policy on all Pullbox Exclusive Variants, so contact your local retailer to pre-order now!

Harbinger #0, Valiant Comics

Harbinger #0 — On Sale February 6th!
A $3.99 comic, 32 Pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art & Cover by Mico Suayan
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by Lewis Larosa

The first five issues of Harbinger will be collected as a trade paperback this January.  A must read. Meet Peter Stanchek, the boy who may just be more powerful than Harada himself.   New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart writes the story. Providing the art are Khari Evans and Lewis Larosa.  They reintroduce Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada to comic readers in the critically acclaimed series.

Toyo Harada is about to offer Peter the chance at the things for which the boy has always longed — family, inner peace, self-control — and induct him into the sprawling, secret network of conspiracy and subversion known as the Harbinger Foundation. Now Peter begins his long road towards a destiny that will shake the very foundations of the Valiant Universe. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.

Harbinger Volume 1: Omega Rising TPB – On Sale January 9th
A $14.99 Trade Paper Back, 128 pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Khari Evans, Lewis Larosa and Matthew Clark.
Cover by Doug Braithwaite

Also coming out this December, X-O Manowar Volume 1: By The Sword!Valiant, X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Trade Paper Backs

The comic that restarted a universe!  The first four exciting issues of the hit series by New York Times Best Seller Robert Venditti and Eisner winner Cary Nord.  This collected edition is being made available and the super-low price of  $9.99!

A story that stretches from the Holy Roman Empire to Deep Space, to 21st Century.  Aric of Dacia battles for his freedom.  Freedom he final gains after stealing the deadly alien weapon, the X-O Manowar armor.

X-O MANOWAR  - VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB
A $9.99 Trade Paper Back, 112pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Cary Nord
Cover by Esad Ribic

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David "The Exile" Vandervliet, I write about what ever has me Geeking out at the moment. Among my areas of expertise: DC Comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Musical Theatre, M Theory, Chess, Stellar Cartography, and Gardening. If you like what you read here, you can check out more about me at Exiled in Geeksville

  1. davidgillette 11/02/2012 at 7:49 pm

    Definitely pumped for this one. Joshua Dysart is killing it on this story so far.

  2. Tony_Cal 11/03/2012 at 4:33 pm

    Harbinger and Valiant really are putting out some great stuff! I might be biased because I loved their stuff in the 90's but now it is even better. Glad to see them getting noticed

  3. Sokos6 11/05/2012 at 8:27 pm

    I can't even begin to express how stoked I am to see so much Valiant coverage. Makes me want to break out my longboxes. There's just something special to the old books, brings back memories of being a kid.

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