Harbinger Wars 2 #1

Writer: Matt Kindt, Eric Heisserer Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 7
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Available only as a pre-order set! THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE - six massively expanded, 40-page editions encompassing the whole of Valiant's cataclysmic summer event - can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! Released monthly from May 2018 through September 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues - plus exclusive covers by more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 30, 2018

    Harbinger Wars 2 could very well have been another also-ran event with a catchy title, but so far it is putting the emphasis on the grounded relationships of its cast and a familial throughline that just about any mentor or parent could empathize with. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto May 24, 2018

    Harbinger Wars 2 #1 is loaded with action and emotion. If you read one event this year, it needs to be Harbinger Wars 2. Its extensive cast, featuring cross-title characters and the expansive, universe-impacting storyline make this potentially one of the most important stories in the Valiant universe to date. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett May 25, 2018

    Expect Harbinger Wars 2, this and/or other issues, to be on countless "Best of" list by year's end. This is a comic not to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell May 30, 2018

    I can see that HW2 is going to be one of the biggest events in comics and it definitely comes off as such. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jun 4, 2018

    'Harbinger Wars 2' takes the best aspects of publisher-wide crossover events grounding it in emotion and real-world parallels amid a brewing conflict. Valiant delivers the best action in comics and this series promises more blockbuster confrontations with universe-shaking consequences. This is accessible to new fans and lights the fuse to one explosive impending battle. 'Harbinger Wars 2' is a must-buy.  Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 24, 2018

    Come for the incredibly tense and entertaining story, stay for the subtle commentary on our times"exactly as a book about outcasts persecuted by vast governmental power structures should be. This issue is all rising action, bringing in power players and stopping just short of slamming together. I can't wait for No. 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa May 31, 2018

    As far as opening salvos in top billed events go, Valiant have a nigh on perfect offering here. I can't wait to see where the pieces fall as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 29, 2018

    Valiant's ambitious, universe-spanning event, Harbinger Wars 2, is off to a solid start. Harbinger Wars 2 #1 is a well-written, wonderfully-illustrated issue that is surprisingly accessible and enjoyable for new and long-time readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 29, 2018

    Harbinger Wars 2 #1 bursts from the gate with a lot of momentum, and with a distinct and interesting visual style that makes this comic stick out from the pack. What happens in this story feels like it will have repercussions, and the scaffolding for that fallout is already being established. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 4, 2018

    The story is building nicely as we see the two sides moving their forces into place - getting ready for the carnage to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 16, 2018

    Valiant fans will love this book; all their favourites are on show and with the promise of other heroes and teams on the verge of introduction, sides have never been more cluttered or the reasons for choosing more complex. It does make you wonder how Kindt would handle that other threat to national security…..mutants. So until Kindt, makes his Marvel, enjoy the complexities of heroes living in a non-heroic world where actions carry their own level of political gain and public retribution. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun May 7, 2018

    The first issue is a beauty and I hope the hero-vs-hero stuff is up to the task at hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 19, 2018

    Harbinger Wars 2 #1 is a great start to the event with the way the situation is laid out. Livewire's actions are monumental so it's good this issue took time to address the consequences of them. It doesn't address the consequences affecting the entire world or at least the general population.However, I'm looking forward to next issue and seeing how things unfold now that the various sides are defined. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier May 29, 2018

    Harbinger Wars 2 promises to be one hell of a ride. The term brutally devestating comes to mind, and I am definitely looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 30, 2018

    It's hard to say if I should be cheering for Livewire and the rest of these psiots or fear for them. Harbinger Wars 2 #1 set the stage for what is to be a hell of an uphill battle for this group of people who might have gotten too ahead of themselves in this war for survival. But then again, isn't that when those like them are at their most dangerous? This will definitely get worse before it gets any better when everyone is looking to make that big powerplay or show of strength early on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 15, 2018

    Harbinger Wars II #1 kicks off in an intriguing manner with a compelling conflict and interesting players. This story has a lot of potential, and, hopefully, Matt Kindt will be able to pull this one off. That, mixed with brilliant artwork, makes this comic worth a recommendation. Check it out when it comes out on May 30th, 2018. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jun 4, 2018

    "Harbinger Wars 2" officially begins, and does what first issues need to do. Read Full Review

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