Harbinger #2

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Khari Evans, Lewis LaRose Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Outside the law. Inside your head. Welcome to the Harbinger Foundation.

The hunt for Peter Stanchek intensifies after an epic battle with Pittsburgh S.W.A.T forces him to use his powers out in the open. Now he faces the most difficult decision of his life. Continue to put his friends in harm’s way…or abandon them for the safety of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation?

  • 10
    Geekality - Dave Christian Jul 11, 2012

    This line is wonderfully written, and the artwork is beautiful. If you have notjumped on board the Valiant rebirth" now's the time. You will not regret it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 11, 2012

    This issue is good on many levels: It’s fun to read and has great action, it’s intelligent in its story build up and character development and it’s even emotionally moving at its beginning and ending. There is no one scene that you could point to and say, “That’s why it’s great”, but rather the complete package from beginning to end is the reason for its greatness. With Valiant’s return I’m sure some are just not buying the hype and that’s fine if you don’t want to believe. Frankly, I don’t need hype or anyone else’s opinion to tell me that this book was beyond great. It does it all on its own and that’s what every comic should do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 20, 2012

    Coming into this title with a love of the original Harbinger series, I had mixed emotions about the relaunch. The creators clearly understand what was special about the original book, and respect that with what they're doing here. Using Harada (whose name has previously been shorthand for "nefarious") the way they are, playing up the worst-case scenarios of what Peter Stanchek's powers can do, Dysart and company effectively make this version of Harbinger their own while keeping this old-school fan happy. There's a lot going on here, and I can't say for sure whether they're inverting the series paradigm or just explaining it for the new reading generation, but either way, the book is a compelling read. Harbinger #2 keeps up my interest, advancing things more quickly than I expected, but wisely hasn't given away the whole game yet, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 15, 2012

    I'm feeling very mixed in my feelings on this issue as a whole. There's stuff about it that I have problems with (in other comics or ideas of other comics) and yet I don't find myself terribly bothered by it. Even the loathed $3.99 cover price...maybe it's just the NEWNESS of these Valiant titles, the limited number of titles to "buy'em all," but it doesn't bother me the way it would for a Marvel issue. Story and art, there's a hint of the familiar but mostly just the freshness of new titles, new characters that I've not been seeing or reading for years, and I'm eager to find out what comes next in this small, shared universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 9, 2012

    This is potentially becoming the best title Valiant is publishing at the moment. If you have to read only one series from Valiant, make it this one. Read Full Review

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