Harbinger #8

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Renegades recruit their newest member - Torque! In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he's a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn't met many). But when four strange, super-powered outlaw teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson's life takes a turn he could've never imagined. Now the boy his poppa called "Stump" is about to become more man than he could've ever imagine. But then...what exactly is a "real man"? more

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 23, 2013

    HARBINGER is all a book that'll make you care about its diverse cast. After all, what's the point of these awesome powers and violence if there's no emotional weight behind it? Even if your heart is made of ice, I'd be willing to bet characters like Faith will win you over. It's because of this that I ran through a gauntlet of emotions during this reading session. I'm legitimately concerned over one character with this cliffhanger, laughed out loud with Torque's dialogue, and felt so much bliss when Torque brought his abilities into the real world. HARBINGER is one of those rare books that creates a world that feels real, pulls you in and refuses to let go. With HARBINGER WARS so close, I'm happy to be a part of this crazy, emotional and deep fictional world.Plus, this issue has Kardashian Mermaids. Need I say more to grab your interest? Yeah, that's what I thought. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Jan 24, 2013

    If you're not reading Harbinger right now, you're missing out. In a medium dominated by superheroes, Harbinger does capes smarter and better than anything on the stands right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 23, 2013

    Lee Garbett's art looks slick in this issue. The action is smooth and the storytelling is spot on. He gives the book a more cartoony feel, but it's a welcome change that fits the energy of the story. After all, this is an issue that features a grown man with a shotgun wearing a bright yellow sundress. Moose Baumann's stellar color work gives the book a bright, fun feel, especially the pages involving Faith. All in all, Harbinger #8 is a great looking comic book with a fun, if not unique, story. Let's just leave the Jersey Shore out of it from now on, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 23, 2013

    Every month this series manages to surprise me and battle for position of my current favorite ongoing series. Literally, two other titles that I enjoy and admire as much as this issue released this week making it the best week in comics. This is hands down the best series that Valiant is producing and that’s not a slam against the other titles; they’re entire line up is strong and full of amazing talent and fantastic stories, but something about Harbinger always stands out. If you’re not reading this series then get caught up, you don’t want to be the last one reading this fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 25, 2013

    The payoff for a character like Torque will be in his future interactions with the rest of the Renegades and what he will do with his powers, and I'm still onboard and eager for more of Dysart's characterization and dialogue in future issues of "Harbinger." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Joe Sarnicola Jan 28, 2013

    This book is only beginning to tap into the potential of its characters and stories. Even though most of the characters seem to be in their teens and early twenties, Harbinger should appeal to older readers, (I guess that would have to include me) and hopefully younger readers, too. Heaven knows we need to attract new readers to the world of comics. Maybe this book will help bring them in. Read Full Review

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