This is the big one folks- the first big crossover for the reborn Valiant Comics. Harbinger Wars is almost here and we’ve got an advance 5 page deep preview of it.
Valiant Comics is rapidly becoming one of the most original and fresh names in publishing. It’s no secret that we love ‘em here at Brutal Gamer and we’re pretty pumped to be able to share the unveiling of the first issue of Harbinger Wars with you. Keeping in line with our series of Valiant previews, this is a 5 page preview where you’ll actually get to read and digest some of the opening shots of the war between Toyo Harada and his Harbinger Foundation, the US government’s Project Rising Spirit, and both Bloodshot and the Renegades.
For decades, Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation and the government’s own Project Rising Spirit have been waging a secret war over the rarest resource known to man – the unruly superhuman telekinetics known as Harbingers. Over the years, they’ve each collected a small army of these empowered children to inflict their agendas on the world. But now, the reformed Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot needs to atone for his crimes – and he’s going to start by releasing two dozen of the most volatile Harbingers from their PRS prison and into the world.
Bloodshot wants to lead them. Toyo Harada wants to control them. And Peter Stancheck, a teenage renegade with immense powers of his own, wants to give them free rein. But the runaway children of PRS have their own ideas for the future…and, as the body count rises, the Valiant Universe will realize that power this immense cannot be contained. It must be exercised. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?
The standalone Harbinger Wars book will run four issues total, but the event will span twelve and include four issues each of Harbinger (the ongoing title) and Bloodshot. Valiant promises that the event, brought to you by the talents of writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and artists Clayton Henry and Clayton Crain, will “define the Valiant Universe for 2013″. Yep, this is a big one.
Catch Harbinger Wars #1 when it hits stands on April 3rd, Harbinger #11 on April 10th, and Bloodshot ##10 on April17th for the full opening round.