Harbinger #1

Writer: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Can you make the world better if you can't be better?
A telepath with no memory. A city of superpowered teenagers suppressed.
Redemption. Destruction. Rebirth. A new era of HARBINGER begins here.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 1, 2021

    The Harbinger #1 reinvents Valiant's most popular comic book property, setting up a series of mysteries and continuing the same blend of teenage drama and superheroic action that is the series' trademark. Longtime Valiant readers, along with fans looking to pick up a new comic book series, should add this to their reading lists. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dylan Davison Oct 28, 2021

    I really am glad I gave this series a shot and I think any superhero fan, or just anyone who knows what it's like to be different, gives this series a shot too. I know a lot of fans are dealing with superhero fatigue, but trust me this will freshen that right up. Valiant is doing new and different things, we have thrillers, horrors, action and now with The Harbinger, I think we get a wonderful mix of all three. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 27, 2021

    Rodriguez's artwork is exemplary here with this telekinetic tale that features an unsettling lead that could erupt at any given time. That combined with a stellar script and narrative crafted by Lanzing and Kelly makes for a killer return of one of Valiant's most popular characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Sep 13, 2021

    Harbinger #1 is a hundred mile an hour explosive first issue that hardly stops to take a breath. With hints of Akira and X-Men, it's different enough to generate interest from fans looking for a new angle on the Super-powered genre. Make sure you get your retailer to add issue one to your pull list in October, Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Nov 2, 2021

    'Harbinger' #1 is another top-notch new series from Valiant that reinvents Peter Stancheck for both new readers and longtime fans. This all-star creative team elevates the powerful psiot into a new stratosphere with an involving script and stunning visuals. Jumping onboard this new era of Harbinger is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 27, 2021

    Time will tell if The Harbinger will live up to expectations, but the creative team (rounded out by letterist extraordinaire Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou) are off to a cracking start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Sep 28, 2021

    With a new reader friendly protagonist, a setting that befits his internal conflict, and some sublime artwork, The Harbinger #1 makes a grand first impression. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Oct 29, 2021

    While there are a few problems with clunky exposition and the larger story, its still a gorgeous book to look at and a great introduction of a great character for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 31, 2021

    Harbinger #1 gives us a reintroduction to Peter Stanchek in a way that is easily digestible to new readers and thrilling for people familiar to the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 12, 2021

    I can't vouch for how well this continues the story of the original Harbinger comics. That being said, I found The Harbinger #1 to be an interesting and effective introduction to the concept. Superhero fans would do well to give this series a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Oct 27, 2021

    THE HARBINGER #1 is a rock-solid relaunch for the Valiant title with an interesting mystery about the main characters resurrection. The story is fairly accessible for new readers to the title while still giving existing fans plenty to like. The discoveries around whats happened to the city since Peter disappeared are relatively satisfying, and the art is serviceable. Read Full Review

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