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Valiant Son reviewed Cyber Force #10 May 25, 2019
8.0

The rather lengthy break since the last issue isn't helpful in fitting back in to the story, but despite that annoyance this is a solid issue in moving things forward. My biggest criticism is that each issue feels like a 10 page instalment in anthology comic, rather than a solo title. I've made similar comments before and the problem remains: there just isn't enough happening to justify a whole is more

Cyber Force #10

By: Bryan Hill, Atilio Rojo
Released: May 22, 2019

Morgan Stryker convinces Ripclaw to join Cyber Force, but the organization that created him wants Ripclaw dead. Stryker makes a choice that will turn Cyber Force into fugitives or murderers-or something much, much worse.

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Valiant Son reviewed High Level #4 May 24, 2019
4.5

Rob Sheridan delivers an anti-male virtue-signalling diatribe to add to his collection of cliched and none too subtle messages. I struggle to understand the self-loathing that inspires this kind of drivel. Present day identity and agenda politics (mixed with a heavy-handed plea for policing of speech) from smug authoritarian phoney liberals does not make for good fiction. As a genuine liberal it a more

High Level #4

By: Rob Sheridan, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: May 15, 2019

Thirteen awakens to find herself in the Sunken Lands, a flood-ravaged realm filthy with the massive bones of genetically engineered super-beasts bred before the Great Disruption. But where's that child messiah she's meant to take to High Level? Kidnapped! Now Thirteen must track Minnow through the most dangerous place on Earth: Pleasure Island.

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Valiant Son rated American Carnage #7 May 19, 2019
8.5

American Carnage #7

By: Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez
Released: May 15, 2019

A new storyline begins! A tragic mistake in Richard's past left an innocent child dead, and it's a devastating trauma from which he's never recovered. Determined not to let it happen again, he risks everything-including his undercover status-on a mission to rescue a drug-addicted young man in way over his head from the white nationalist narcotics t...

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Valiant Son reviewed High Level #3 May 16, 2019
7.0

It's fine, but nothing more.

High Level #3

By: Rob Sheridan, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: Apr 17, 2019

Thirteen's serious doubts about Minnow's supposedly messianic powers are profoundly challenged when the mysterious child does the impossible to save them both from starving to death in the desert. But survival doesn't mean safety when the pair's already-harrowing quest to High Level requires a detour through Nibi Outpost, a treacherous smugglers' n...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #25 May 12, 2019
9.5

Harbinger #25

By: Justin Jordan, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jul 16, 2014

A MASSIVE 48-PAGE ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR! FEATURING JOSHUA DYSART! KHARI EVANS! BARRY KITSON! JUSTIN JORDAN! RILEY ROSSMO! AND MANY MORE!
Toyo Harada's last stand! The future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone - packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revel...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #24 May 11, 2019
10

Harbinger #24

By: Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans
Released: Jun 18, 2014

One of the Renegades is dead...but the battle isn't over yet.

The penultimate issue of the important Harbinger story ever told is almost here, and the countdown to the "EVERYTHING CHANGES," mind-shattering spectacular of Harbinger #25 is heading toward you like a freight train. Hold on tight!

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #23 May 11, 2019
10

Harbinger #23

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: May 28, 2014

Dead. Means. Dead.

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #22 May 11, 2019
9.5

Harbinger #22

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: Apr 23, 2014

ALL-NEW ARC! DEATH OF A RENEGADE - PART 1 (of 3)!

Peter Stanchek and his wayward team of teenage Renegades thought they had found freedom. They thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now one of them will die.

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #0.2014 May 11, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #0.2014

By: Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans
Released: Mar 19, 2014

What has become of the Bleeding Monk? The Bleeding Monk, formerly Toyo Harada's right hand, has been missing for over a year. Now, the original creative team of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans are journeying into the darkest corners of the Harbinger Foundation to reveal the true whereabouts of Harada's cryptic advisor - and uncover the first of many ...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #21 May 10, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #21

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: Feb 12, 2014

"Resistance" ratchets up the stakes! Peter and the Renegades wanted information to be free, but now they're about to pay a very steep price. Once again, the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team's newest member, Ax, has left a tra...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #20 May 9, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #20

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: Jan 15, 2014

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry launch "RESISTANCE"- and end the Renegades war against Toyo Harada once and for all.
Peter Stanchek and his team of teenage superhuman outlaws have decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Pursued from coast to coast by their would-be overlord in...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #19 May 9, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #19

By: Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson
Released: Dec 11, 2013

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!

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #18 May 7, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #18

By: Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson
Released: Nov 13, 2013

Surprise... Perfect Days can be hard to come by.
Scattered across their own mental landscapes, each one of the remaining Renegades
must quest to unite with the others or be lost forever inside themselves. It will take courage, strength, imagination and an unwavering belief in one another if they're going to discover the dark truth behind t...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #17 May 7, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #17

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: Oct 23, 2013

A prisoner of the Harbinger Wars...unleashed.
While Peter and the Renegades deal with the devastating fallout of last summer's blockbuster crossover event, an unforeseen threat to Toyo Harada's empire lies dormant deep within the walls of Harada's own fortified prison facility. The Valiant Universe get larger as a fan favorite character from Ha...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #16 May 6, 2019
8.5

Harbinger #16

By: Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson
Released: Sep 18, 2013

It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too.

Heading west, the Renegades have found themselves at the end of Route 66 in a little town called Los Angeles, California. But the war they left behind is still waging, somehow, unseen just below the surface of the sun and surf. What if it will never end? What if there is no escape? What if ...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #15 May 6, 2019
8.5

Harbinger #15

By: Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson
Released: Aug 14, 2013

HARBINGER WARS AFTERMATH! ALL-NEW ARC, ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! In the wake of Harbinger Wars, start reading here as Joshua Dysart and new series artist Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man, FF) begin the next year of Harbinger with a mind-bending trip to the outer limits of the Valiant Universe! It's been a brutal few months for Peter Stanchek and th...

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Valiant Son rated The Sixth Gun #6 May 6, 2019
9.0

The Sixth Gun #6

By: Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt
Released: Nov 17, 2010

General Hume is at the gates of the Maw ... and he's brought Hell with him! It's the final showdown between the forces of good and evil, and no one is safe. If Drake survives the undead battalion... if he defeats Hume's malevolent henchmen... he's still gazing down the barrel of a shoot-out with the Confederate general not even death could stop!

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Valiant Son rated The Sixth Gun #5 May 4, 2019
8.5

The Sixth Gun #5

By: Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt
Released: Oct 20, 2010

All along, Drake has used Becky and the prophetic visions of the Sixth Gun to guide him towards fortune and glory. At long last, he's reached his objective-the Maw, a long-forgotten prison hiding General Hume's cache of treasure. But all is not as it seems, and the General has an ungodly trick up his sleeves that's bound to leave the reader breathl...

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Valiant Son reviewed Saga #12 Apr 27, 2019
7.0

This is still an entertaining issue, in a mildly diverting way. There are two major problems however: it is nothing more than that, it is just diverting filler, and even more significantly it exposes the underlying problem with the series, which is that Vaughan is making it all up as he goes along. He does this in an entertaining way, but there is no great plan behind it. The arrogance of this is more

Saga #12

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Apr 10, 2013

Prince Robot IV makes his move.

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Valiant Son rated Saga #11 Apr 26, 2019
8.5

Saga #11

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Mar 20, 2013

It's an intergalactic family reunion, as Hazel's parents and grandparents join forces to escape a dying world.

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger Wars #4 Apr 26, 2019
10

Harbinger Wars #4

By: Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry
Released: Jul 17, 2013

It all comes down to this! H.A.R.D. Corps vs. Bloodshot vs. Toyo Harada vs. Peter and the Renegades! Who will be left standing amidst the wreckage once called Las Vegas? The bone-crushing conclusion to Valiant's first summer blockbuster is here - and no hero in the Valiant Universe can escape its aftershocks.

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #13 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #13

By: Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans
Released: Jun 19, 2013

HARBINGER WARS tie-in! The Renegades vs. Bloodshot!

At last, the battle you’ve been waiting for! But the Harbinger hunter called Bloodshot is a much more dangerous – and much more clever – foe than Peter Stanchek and the Renegades ever could have anticipated. Plus: what is the secret of Toyo Harada’s first Harbinger War?

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #14 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #14

By: Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans
Released: Jul 24, 2013

Choosing sides is never easy - especially when the decision could get you killed. As the Harbinger Wars reach their boiling point, Peter and his team must decide what role to play as the lines between friend and foe blur and the casualties pile high all around them. But just when all seems lost, a new ally will emerge from the unlikeliest of places...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger Wars #3 Apr 25, 2019
9.0

Harbinger Wars #3

By: Joshua Dysart, Clayton Henry
Released: Jun 12, 2013

Introducing…H.A.R.D. Corps!

Las Vegas is burning, and the situation on the ground is about to go from bad to worse. With the firefight between the Harbinger Foundation, Bloodshot and the Renegades spiraling out of control, Project Rising Spirit has only one desperate option left to prevent the conflagration from spreading. It’s tim...

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Valiant Son rated Harbinger #12 Apr 23, 2019
9.0

Harbinger #12

By: Joshua Dysart, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 8, 2013

HARBINGER WARS: HARBINGER continues here! Battle weary, the Renegades follow Peter Stanchek's strange dreams and visions into the Southwest American desert, unsure of what exactly they'll find. Under the duress of constant conflict, and led by the words of the Bleeding Monk - who bleeds but does not die - our band of teens begins to fray, barely ev...

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Valiant Son rated Bone Parish #8 Apr 23, 2019
8.5

Bone Parish #8

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: Mar 27, 2019

New Orleans has become a battlezone as the Ash turf war spills out of the shadows.

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Valiant Son rated Bone Parish #7 Apr 23, 2019
8.0

Bone Parish #7

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Even as they wage war on multiple fronts, the Winters family can't help but fracture from within
following their shocking loss.

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Valiant Son reviewed Project Superpowers #7 Apr 21, 2019
7.0

A little bit of a muddle, unfortunately. This has been a really good series, but the preponderance of new super heroes weakens things. I don't know who half of these characters are anymore, and as a result, many become one-dimensional. If things had been kept a little smaller then the great strengths of the earlier issues would have been maintained. I hope that Chapter 2 will give the characters m more

Project Superpowers #7

By: Alex Ross

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Valiant Son rated Bone Parish #6 Apr 19, 2019
9.0

Bone Parish #6

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: Jan 30, 2019

With a renewed focus on the Ash business, the Winters family goes on the offensive to claw back every scrap of New Orleans territory that was taken from them.

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Valiant Son reviewed American Carnage #6 Apr 19, 2019
10

This is really getting good now. The development of all the characters is excellent, and my reservations about how Jennifer was being written are completely gone; far from being a plot cipher, over the last three issues she has been rounded out to be a complex character. Meanwhile, Wynn Morgam's opening speech is perfectly written to convey the flWed complexity of modern identity politics - and t more

American Carnage #6

By: Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez
Released: Apr 17, 2019

Richard is trapped. What began as a routine undercover mission for his next paycheck has devolved into a nightmare of mortal consequences. Having disrupted Wynn's inner network and catapulted well past the point of no return, Richard fears he must sever himself from Sheila's original assignment in order to survive-but before he can implement their ...

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