Harbinger Wars 2: Prelude #1

Writer: Eric Heisserer Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America... battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks.
Behind them all, Livewire - leader of the Harbinger Foundation's most unusual group of SECRET WEAPONS - is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power.
Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada's former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision... and deactivate America's power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called "psiots" from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our wor more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - William Pace May 3, 2018

    The most explosive comic book so far this year! Livewire and the Secret Weapons are back. The events in this book must be seen to be believed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 2, 2018

    Secret Weapons was one of last year's most pleasant surprises, and those same amazing characters make the Harbinger Wars 2: Prelude a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto May 2, 2018

    If the outstanding Harbinger Wars 2 Prelude #1 is any indication, Valiant Entertainment's Harbinger Wars 2 event will be the hottest thing going this summer. Both stimulating and thought-provoking, Prelude serves an excellent lead-in to the event and should be considered one of their best single issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier May 7, 2018

    Valiant is set to deliver one hell of a knockdown this summer with their event. They have been diligently planting seeds for so long, and now the harvest has come. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa May 3, 2018

    As a prelude comic, I honestly can't fault this in any way, and that surprises me. The writing and art are very on point. If this isn't enough to get you excited forHarbinger Wars, I don't know what is. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 2, 2018

    As the spark to Harbinger Wars 2, this creative team nailed what anticipation this prelude was supposed to generate. It was all about understand what would lead to this war and who lies at the heart of this madness. The wrong thing was done for the right reasons, I'm sure we've all heard that before, and for that very reason we are left invested in where the true fight for the future of psiots begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 3, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.0 " "Harbinger Wars" begins again, and even with all the beautiful art it won't be a pretty affair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 4, 2018

    Harbinger Wars II #1 Prelude is a mouthful of a title with a tight and compact story that serves as a good lead-in to the upcoming Harbinger Wars II event taking over Valiant this summer. Hopefully the full story will live up to this first step. In any case, this comic is recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Batman's Bookcase - by Zack Quaintance May 1, 2018

    While this issue doesnt have as many of the high-minded page designs and narrative concepts that made the Secret Weapons mini and one-shots such a visual feast, it is still heavy on character. Its an exciting and above-average event lead-in, but more than that it serves as a kind of a reward for any reader who has followed this crew dating back to its humble start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise May 4, 2018

    Other than the great Livewire stuff, the issue left me kind of cold. The art was good but really didnt do it for me with the destination of the story, and the book itself was lacking any major developments other then one thing, admittedly it was a pretty major thing. It really wasn't enough to make me want to run out and buy it, but it was a nice intro into the coming event. An okay issue but we are onto bigger and better things! Read Full Review

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