Jan 3rd 2013 By: Joseph Hughes
One of the flagship titles in Valiant Comics' 2012 relaunch, Harbinger
has been a critical success, with much acclaim from fans and reviewers alike. Originally created by Jim Shooter 20 years ago, Harbinger
was a staple of the Valiant universe. Two decades later, writer Joshua Dysart and artists Khari Evans and Lewis Larosa are at the helm of this latest incarnation starring Peter Stanchek, a super-powered teenager with psionic-abilities who comes to realize that he is a harbinger, one of a small group of individuals with the power to potentially change the world. A transient on the run from the authorities, Peter is approached by Toyo Harada, a fellow harbinger with an offer that will change Peter's life forever.
This coming Wednesday, the first five issues of this latest relaunch will be available in Harbinger Vol. 1: Omega Rising
, for only $9.99. And right now, courtesy of Valiant Comics, ComicsAlliance has the complete first issue available to you for free
, from now until January 24th. You can check it out right after the cut.
From Valiant's solicitation:
Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he's a psionically-charged "harbinger" with the potential to reshape the course of human history. But Peter's plight has not gone unnoticed. Respected philanthropist and fellow harbinger, 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! Collecting the first five issues of the critically acclaimed series by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey) and Lewis Larosa (PunisherMAX), this is the perfect place to catch up with the series that Comic Book Resources calls "superheroes at its best."
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