Harbinger #6

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Phil Briones Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! From out of the ashes – RENEGADES!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. As Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, the helpless Peter wonders if he is going to find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or unbridled vengeance. But when Faith returns as the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, the game is going to change for everyone involved…

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 21, 2012

    This is probably the best issue of the series to date, or at least tied with the second issue it’s hard to say. I absolutely loved the story and the fact that its main character was not the focus of the issue and was only in the book for a small percentage of the time. It was a great change up that showed how rich the world is with content and story. I’ll be honest the “Renegades” storyline has been hyped for a couple of months now; to the point that I was no longer excited about it, but after this issue I’m very excited and can understand why Valiant wants everyone to know about it. If you haven’t been reading Harbinger then this is the perfect issue to jump on to; you can always get caught up after reading it and you may even love the issue more because of it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 21, 2012

    Odds are by now you've heard nothing but praise for HARBINGER. For whatever reason, you're probably still not reading it. Maybe it's the $3.99 price tag. Maybe it's the fact you're 4 issues behind. Now is the perfect time to jump on-board Obviously reading everything up until now is preferable (TPB for #1-5 will be released in January), but Dysart's latest comic does a stellar job of making this an easily accessible read for anyone. This is the start of something truly special and you're not gonna want to miss out on it. Like Faith so bluntly puts it, "This is gonna be awesome." Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 5, 2012

    If you like stories with heroic struggles of good vs. evil (even if which is which is still a bit unclear) give this series, and the rest of the Valiant line, a try. You won't be sorry you did. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Nov 26, 2012

    Look, I said it about Harbinger. I said it about Bloodshot. I said about Shadowman, and X-O Manowar, and I said it about Archer & Armstrong. If you aren't reading Valiant, you are missing out on some of the best comics being made. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 27, 2012

    Harbinger #6 surprises me, a long-time comic book fan knowledgable about previous Harbinger incarnations, and gives a very good accounting of itself, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. The Valiant relaunch has been full of good stuff, but this issue may be their best to date... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Muy Mareado! Nov 19, 2012

    Are you prepared for the Rise of The Renegades? Harbinger #6 is in stores November 21. There will be plenty more to look forward to! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 26, 2012

    Dysart ends "Harbinger" #6 with Kris, Faith and Peter having a shared renewed purpose, and for the first time, there's a team. Although "Harbinger" is still a plot and character-driven comic, Dysart's focus on the divides between have and have-nots, between corporations and people and between adults and kids, add to the sociological and psychological depth of his story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 17, 2012

    I wasn’t completely blown away by this new direction, but all in all an enjoyable enough issue and a story arc that took me by surprise. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 26, 2012

    Everything's still very tentative about Harbinger, though (although the Phil Briones art is mostly lamentable when it comes to human faces). It could be interesting, it could be acceptable, it could, it could, it could. But it's six issues in and still all about could. I'd been waiting for Kris to return so I could pass a verdict, but it seems that jury is still out, or maybe they're just hung. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Joe Sarnicola Nov 28, 2012

    Forget that this is a comic book. It's just a great story with believable characters and an engrossing plot, blending elements of soap operas, crime dramas and science fiction. And, since a harbinger is someone who makes advance preparations for a person or event to come, I can't help but wonder what twists and turns are in store for this title. Read Full Review

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