Harbinger #0

Harbinger #0

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Mico Suayan Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Rise to power! Toyo Harada, CEO of Harada Global Conglomerates and the most potent known psionic in the world, has a vision for the perfect future. A vision 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 super-powered hyper-telekinetics within the Harbinger Foundation. But who was Harada before he became the world’s most powerful man? And what are the origins of his vast ambitions? Don’t miss those answers and more in this special standalone issue that will define the future of the Valiant Universe.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 31, 2013

    There are very few mainstream superhero comics on the market today that are as powerfully written and drawn as the Valiant books are, and Dysart's Harbinger is one of their best...and it just keeps getting better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 6, 2013

    Gregg has been preaching the awesomeness of this book to you for quite some time, and now, I'm doing the same. Valiant has been hitting some home runs (or consistently rolling 20s if you'd like a less jocky comparison) with their books, and HARBINGER is one of their best. It's not my favorite series they put out, but it's pretty darn close to it.HARBINGER 0 may not focus on Peter, but it's just as good as the rest of the series and you're going to want to read it. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this series. It may help to read issues 1-8 but you'll still kind of understand what's going on here without it. Just buy this book already. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    Probably the most noticeable improvement Harbinger has had is the change in artist. Mico Suayan and Pere Perez complement the story much better with their style of artwork. Even though this issue isnt often graphic or gruesome, the panels depicting soldiers in agony are intense. Darpans slow progression through the stationed soldiers even causes a few of them to commit suicide. Writer Joshua Dysart has outdone himself with Harbinger #0 too. As the series has gone on, Ive wavered between liking and hating main character Peter Stancek. Im happy that Harbinger #0 focused on another main character with such an interesting backstory and personality. Harbinger #0 is a refreshing issue in the series; if youve fallen behind on issues or havent jumped on board with Harbinger yet, its a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Feb 6, 2013

    If you have read any of my previous reviews on the various Valiant Universe comics you should know by know that I feel their overall quality has been excellent. Harbinger #0 continues an almost year-long run of amazing storytelling. If by now you still haven't been reading Valiant, I am just going to assume you are not interested in great comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 6, 2013

    This issue has two artists, and the quality between the two of them varies greatly. Mico Suayan and Pere Perez split the book, with one of them drawing the present scenes and the other drawing the past. The stuff in the present looks okay; nothing spectacular. The stuff in Hiroshima, on the other hand, looks amazing. It's stunning and horrifying. I even googled images of the aftermath of Hiroshima after reading this because I had a hard time accepting the terrifying images I saw as the reality of the situation. The artist captured it perfectly. It's absolutely disgusting, as it should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 6, 2013

    "Harbinger" #0 slots in perfectly to the ongoing narrative to date. It's another look into what makes Harada tick, and with his upcoming prominence in the months to come, it's a perfect time for that spotlight. It's also well in keeping with the overall tone of the series, and Dysart does so in a way that makes you almost not even mind the lack of Pete Stanchek and the rest of the cast. The original "Harbinger" #0 may have been a near impossibility to find, but I'm glad this "Harbinger" #0 is more widely available. "Harbinger" has shaped up into a dark, mean, nasty little series, and that's exactly the way I like it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 6, 2013

    This issue is good for many reasons. It’s a good month off from the main series that left us with a pretty good cliffhanger and gives the readers a chance to catch their breath from all the action. The other reason this series is good, is because it gives new readers the perfect spot to jump on to the series. If you’ve never read Harbinger and you’re tired of me telling you how good it is, then start with this issue. It’s not going to recap you on everything happening in the series, but it’s going to give you a great place to start now that we’re out of the first story arc and almost finished with the second. Check it out and get ready for this series to come back even stronger I guarantee. Read Full Review

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