Harbinger: Renegade #5

Writer: Rafer Roberts Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 - Valiant's seismic 2018 event - right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe...and claim the life of a major hero!

Toyo Harada's former protege - Alexander Solomon, a "psiot" with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures - has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades - Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque - now reunited as a more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Jul 7, 2017

    Overall. Breathtaking, heartbreaking, exciting"nah those arent the words needed. I dont even think I am allowed to use those words. I dont even think the words that can describe this issue have even been invented yet! Valiant is known for shaking things up every once in a while".but jeez!!! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Jul 10, 2017

    For months now, we have been told that this book will severely impact the Valiant Universe. We've been told the special covers warning us were no joke. We were told to be prepared, that death was just around the corner. Well, Rafer, Darick, and the rest of the Valiant crew were spot on! This is one story, one event, that people really need to pay attention to now. It will only pick up pace and intensity as we continue on! This Wednesday, the entire Valiant Universe will be upended, as #massacre begins its decent towards war! Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Jul 11, 2017

    One of the reasons the death which occurs in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 has such impact is thanks to Valiant Entertainment's shared universe. When something in one comic series can affect any character and/or any title, you go from being a shocking incident in a series to being an event-level shakeup with lasting implications.If you're already looking ahead to HARBINGER WARS 2, this is the catalyst forwhat will be the monumental event of 2018. We've only scratched the surface with the "Massacre" story arc, and by all indications, we've only begun to see the Valiant Universe-wide effect. HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 changes everything. Things will never be the same.The Road to Harbinger Wars 2 has begun! Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jul 11, 2017

    With sharp, detailed art and brilliantly developed characters, Harbinger Renegades #5 is your new gateway drug to the Vahalla that will come with both this storyline and future stories to come. One of the best single issues that Valiant Comics has ever produced is this one issue right here! Get it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 15, 2017

    What transpires is pulse-pounding, violent, and bloody as hell. It's as dramatic and emotionally draining as you'll see in comics. Rafer Roberts has executed a tricky story from the Hard C.O.R.P.S. point of view and are forced to understand their side while also rooting for Generation Zero and the psiots. The battle is a serious and deadly confrontation as promised. Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez bring it all to life with the energy, tension, detail, color, and drama that a seismic event like this deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jul 10, 2017

    Harbinger Renegade #5 is a powerful, complex story and a powder keg of emotions. The story will stun readers. This book is an absolute must-read for fans of the Valiant universe. The ramifications of this story change everything. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jul 12, 2017

    With the artwork perfectly detailing the story Harbinger: Renegade #5 turns out into an all-out war zone! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Jul 12, 2017

    This is an explosive debut in “The Road To Harbinger Wars 2”. I'm looking forward to where this leads to. Given that it is Valiant, we can be sure that the effects will be long-lasting and affect the entire Valiant Universe in some fashion. It is rare for a story to unsettle me like this one, but I relish stories like this that can grab me on an emotional level. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Jul 11, 2017

    It is so great to have Harbingerback from its hiatus. Though the regular cast did not appear, the stage has been set for their strong comeback. Their return marks a new bloody chapter in the Valiant universe, and I don't know if we are ready for just how crazy things are going to get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Tom Bacon Jul 11, 2017

    This issue is just the setup for the war between H.A.R.D. Corps and Solomon. Things are going to get messy! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jul 13, 2017

    'Massacre' lives up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 12, 2017

    If you're a Valiant fan, whether of the publisher in general or of this property, then you're going to want to read this. Be prepared for it to be a little disappointing given all the buzz, but I also expect this to fly off the shelves because of the warning on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lucas Jul 27, 2017

    I'm really not sure what my final judgement on this comic should be. I have no idea who these characters were or why they were fighting, and the cliffhanger ending means nothing to me, so I just don't know what to think about a large part of this comic. To me, this comic was a well-drawn, but somewhat confusing action-scene, and that's it. I can't exactly recommend it, so I'm leaning on a negative score, but again, someone who has more context might feel differently. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Jul 12, 2017

    Clearly I don't think that this book should ever be put on hold given that Harbinger is an essential tentpole, and it's building up to the massive Harbinger Wars 2 event next year. But more importantly, when you build up a massive hype, you've gotta be rock solid and I feel this issue was flawed in terms of the writing and the art. That is something that can (and should) be addressed, since I expect this title will continue for at least another year or two. Read Full Review

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