Harbinger, Volume 3: Harbinger Warsby Joshua Dysart, Trevor Hairsine (Artist), Khari Evans (Artist), Mico Suayan (Artist)
- Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes
- Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter
Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of
Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as
- Collecting Harbinger #11-14 and Harbinger #0, join New
York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men:
Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Perez
(Smallville Season 11) for a complete, standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant's first crossover event.
- Valiant Entertainment, LLC
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 16 Years
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Harbinger TPB Vol 3 in the tie in to the Harbinger Wars event in the Valiant Universe. In these series of books (including Harbinger 0) we get a little back story about Harbinger Corporation. We see (in Harbinger 0) Harada's story, including how he met the Bleeding Monk. In addition, in the first of the Harbinger Wars story arc, we see a little bit about what Harbinger Corporation has been up to in the past (recent and not so recent), including their relationship with Project Rising Spirit (PRS). We also start to meet some other super-powered Harbingers in the Valiant Universe, and see their relationshop both with Harada, PRS, and the Harbingers themselves. While reading the Harbinger Wars arc (and Bloodshot) can help with some explanation of the story arc, it is nice that you can still read this comic just by itself without missing important information from the other comics books. I don't like to give away a lot of details in reviews (that is what you should get when you read the comic) but the pace of the story really starts to pick up in this arc, and the action starts to move along pretty quickly here, and in the Harbinger Wars mini series as well. Let's just say the Harbinger comic book changes drastically at the end of the TPB, in a way I didn't predict. The art is up to expectations, although I still find it somewhat difficult to recognize the difference faces at times (especially differences between some of the similar age kids with powers). The story by Dysart is still top notch, and Harbinger continues to be one of my first reads when I pick up the Valiant books.
This book really knocks the previous Harbinger books out of the water. Here we get Harada's (main antagonist in Harbinger) origin story in the form of the Harbinger #0 issue, as well as sequences from the 1960's and the actual current day events of the Harbinger Wars arc itself. Harada's origin story is superb, which gives the reader their first real insight into the morally grey Toyo Harada. From reading this issue you start to get an idea of what it is that makes the character tick, and what influences the actions he chooses to take in his position of power. The art is fantastic throughout to boot, which makes this particular issue a great read. The 1960's flashback sequences throughout the 4 main comics are also every bit as captivating as the #0 issue: Here we see past events relating to the relationship between Toyo Harada's Harbinger Foundation and its rival organisation, 'PRS'. The sequences are drawn brilliantly, the plot is engaging and interesting and also parallels somewhat the current day events that are also shown in the book, and this link between the two prevents the time-jumping from feeling arduous or difficult or frustrating in any way. In fact, if Valiant were to consider publishing a 'Harbinger 1960' comic in one form or another, I'd certainly be interested in reading it; that's how good these sequences are. The current day events themselves are of course entertaining too. The build up and culmination of the events of the Harbinger War are interesting to follow, and this book really excels in the characterisation of the cast: it's a huge cast but each and every character has its own personality and 'super' ability, and interpersonal interactions are naturally highly varied, with some characters getting on with others better than some, and some that lead to all-out conflict, not to mention the action sequences that occur as part of the 'Harbinger War' itself. It must be mentioned that the 4 'main' issues in this book are tie-in material for Valiant's 'Harbinger Wars' trade paperback, which contains a 4 issue miniseries that collects the events of the Harbinger Wars crossover event, but the beauty is this: Whether you read *THIS* 'Harbinger: Harbinger Wars' book, the standalone 'Harbinger Wars' book or the 'Bloodshot: Harbinger Wars' book, each book reads as independent material, so you won't be missing out on any crucial details that happen in the other books, and more importantly everything in this book MAKES SENSE AND IS EASY TO FOLLOW without having read either of the other books. The other two books will naturally add depth and extra flavour to the overall 'Harbinger Wars' crossover event story so I'd recommend giving them a read if you enjoy this book, but they're 'required reading' by no means, so don't let this put you off of buying this Harbinger trade paperback: It's a cracking read, so you really shouldn't let yourself miss out on reading it. Top quality from Valiant - Give it a read, you won't be disappointed