Review – The Harbinger #1
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colours by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Available: OCTOBER 27th 2021
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by ROD REIS
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Pre-order Cover by DAMION SCOTT
Blank Cover also available
1:250 Metal Variant to be revealed soon
Peter Stanchek – one of the most powerful psiots on the planet, gifted with immense telepathic and telekinetic abilities – will journey from being the most feared man in the world to becoming one of its greatest protectors. This character-driven saga will introduce new allies, new villains, new costumes, and a whole new meaning for the title of Harbinger.
Written by COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Peter Stanchek awakes naked in the rubble of a building with a single phrase painted over his head “BE BETTER.” His memory has been wiped but he remembers his name and that he has powers. In his head, he hears a voice driving him forward and fashioning a flag into a wrap he jumps flying across the city. As he runs his feet mould shoes from metal fixings on buildings.
As he lands though people flee in front of him as they are afraid of his reputation. Deflecting bullets and hateful thoughts Peter jumps to a place he knows he will be safe, a project set up just for psiots. There, Cici helps him fill in some of the blanks in his memory but not before they are attacked by The Warning a group of local vigilantes who are wiping the memories of others like Peter.
Kelly and Lanzing start the issue after some massive battle or act that have reduced Peter to a naked husk and I am sure further issues will explore the pre-history of this world. There are more questions than answers in this issue and the team will have to quickly create a world and characters to keep readers satiated in future issues
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Rodriguez is famous for his work on Batgirl and Spider-Gwen leans heavily into manga here to create an issue with almost 100% focus on Stanchek, this quickly allows readers to identify with him and the standout work of Otsmane-Elhaou in lettering shows the power of colours and sizes to help solidify the character.
Harbinger #1 is a hundred mile an hour explosive first issue that hardly stops to take a breath. With hints of Akira and X-Men, it’s different enough to generate interest from fans looking for a new angle on the Super-powered genre. Make sure you get your retailer to add issue one to your pull list in October,
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