Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1

Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Earth is besieged by alien enforcers, and some of the most powerful people on the planet…are the kids!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Aug 5, 2014

    Harbinger is a book anyone who is fan of superhero comics must read. It has the feeling on the Claremont era of X-Men about it, taking risks and delivering with each and every issue building a solid cast of characters that do more than simply have superhero smack downs Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Aug 7, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 stands out from other crossovers in the Armor Hunters event, which either tie directly into the event's narrative or feature the Armor Hunters themselves (as X-O Manowar is doing with the origin of the Armor Hunters). That being said, it's no wonder Dysart has been in a tongue twist across social media when talking about this book, referring to it as Harbinger: Armor Hunters on more than one occasion. For all intents, Dysart manages to weave a fresh, original tale set in the Armor Hunters event, but really requiring little knowledge outside of the set-up. I've loved all the Armor Hunters tie-in issues so far, but this one feels the most "meaty" to me because it can stand on its own, which is ultimately a good thing for any crossover or tie-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 30, 2014

    ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 has a whole lot of characters, yet they're still able to make it new reader friendly (something Valiant continues to impress with) and strike us with a haunting, emotional, and character-driven opening chapter. It certainly feels like an introductory and buildup issue, but now that all of the pieces are apparently in place, things are sure to get even more interesting. Needless to say, this is worthy of your attention if you've been interested in Valiant's psiots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 4, 2014

    I'm completely sold on this series and as a result, it's time for me to do a lot of make-up reading and discover what I've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jul 23, 2014

    Artistically, Robert Gills pencils illustrate the scope and scale of nuking the worlds largest city, and the variations of the character designs. The various ways he uses the camera are creative, and the various powers he has to illustrate are all unique so I can easily tell who is doing what to whom. Im sure issue two will move right along now that we have all been introduced, so hang in there for issue one with the promise the book will get moving eventually. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 1, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 is pretty good overall, but you won't be missing out on a big part of the crossover event if you pass on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 30, 2014

    I know I kind of beat up on this issue, but considering how fantastic the Armor Hunters storyline has been so far it's hard not to be disappointed. Again though, it's not bad, it's just not great and that's what I've come to expect from Valiant's Harbinger line of books. It has potential and because of that I'll be back to read the next two issues for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 31, 2014

    Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 brings very little to the Armor Hunters event as the team doesn't encounter any of them, and only contend with an ill-timed, and offensive, assault by masked gunmen. In fact, the assault left a bad taste in my mouth and was a distraction from the catastrophic event at hand. However the individual characters came off very well so I am intrigued by the Harbinger series in general, and with a unique development at the end of this issue I'm actually hopeful for the next issue to see what unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Jenesis Aug 1, 2014

    The one thing I appreciate in regard to the Armor Hunters storyline is that in all the various titles the event is crossing over into they truly are stand-alone and do not need to be read to understand the event as a whole. Harbinger is very much a side story in the whole Armor Hunter arc and does not need to be read to understand the event and vice-versa. The art is well-done and remains consistent throughout the issue. It is a little slower in the pacing but allows for a reader, whether familiar with the whole backstory or not to get caught up in the event quite quickly. The best part about Valiant titles as a whole as they do tend to be very reader-friendly. It is really by choice whether you want to go and track down the previous issues to find out more about the characters involved (and for the most part, you should).

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Aug 6, 2014

    This seems like the least necessary tie-in to the Armor Hunters event. But that being said, it is well told as it's own story, even if you're not reading Harbinger or Armor Hunters, these characters speak for themselves.

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Aug 19, 2014

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 30, 2014

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