Harbinger #19

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Barry Kitson Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Perfect Day no more! The grim truth behind the most shocking arc of Harbinger yet is finally revealed. Peter Stanchek prepares for the mental battle of his life, with the fate and freedom of his fellow Renegades hanging in the balance!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 11, 2013

    The consequences of this issue are not over. Who knows what else Harada's brain was working on when his squall hit or how long he'll be kept under. Usually he sleeps for twenty-four hours, but now he has Bridget running a VR on his brain. That leaves the question of whether it's really sleeping or not? Its nuts, but I can't wait until the next issue. This is hands down one of the best monthly comics in the history of comics. I haven't read X-Men in a few years and yet when I pick this series up" it fills that void and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 11, 2013

    Overall I think that what Dysart has done is ever so slightly push the buttons of the Renegades up to this point. I like it because you see that no matter how far they run, Harada is always going to try to find them and all hell breaks loose for them when that happens. They have been pushed to the point where there is no turning back. From the looks of it they will be taking the fight to Harada obviously and when they do, not only will Peter undertake the mental battle of his life, the Renegades will also be throwing themselves into a conflict that could easily decide their fate. All that aside the ending to this issue is one that makes you feel a bit emotional, just a little bit to realize what Harada as put everyone through whether enemy, or ally because of his actions as of late. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Dec 10, 2013

    Ultimately Harbinger #19 is about control and the lengths people are willing to go to maintain it. It's also about how this colors the dreams of a morally relativistic world. Oh yea, and it's also a pretty damn fine comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 12, 2013

    Art this issue is provided by Barry Kitson, Brain Level and Riley Rossmo. The highlights are Rossmo's few bits, which are mostly dreamscape, flashback scenes. They look great, whatever they are. Kitson and Level's tuff looks great sometimes, and unfinished others. It's hard to know who did what, and nothing looks bad, per se, but it's clear that quality jumps from page to page. Backgrounds disappear often and it's hard to follow where characters are standing and what they are interacting with. Fortunately, Dave Sharpe's excellent letterering keeps the issue on track and moving at a brisk pace. Harbinger has been better, but it's still a pretty good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Dec 12, 2013

    This is a book that has struggled to find its identity since Harbinger Wars ended, but thankfully, things are starting to coalesce again with the end of this arc. Dysart gets back to the basics, hitting character breakthroughs and making us care about the team again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 11, 2013

    This is another solid issue from team Harbinger. This continues to be the flagship title in the new Valiant Universe, and it delivers on a monthly basis. Dont miss out on this exciting title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 13, 2013

    "Harbinger" #19 concludes a storyline that feels like it overstayed its welcome a great deal. It's a relief to see it come to a close, doubly so with the promise of what's to come. If the follow-through works, it could quickly push "Harbinger" back up to its earlier days of glory. Read Full Review

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