Harbinger #1 – Omega Rising: Part 1 released by Valiant
When Valiant Entertainment relaunched their lineup of titles, Harbinger was one of the first to get the reboot treatment. In the initial 25-issue run of the series, Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans (and other artists) gave us the story of Peter Stancheck, Toyo Harada, and what it means to have power. This is a story in the grand tradition of the X-Men, but firmly ensconced in the modern day. The teenage characters of Harbinger make mistakes (horrible ones), and the adults are flawed but have real goals of their own. If you’re going to build your universe’s first crossover on a series and a set of characters, you can do a lot worse than Harbinger. We can’t wait for what’s next.
Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter quickly realizes that he’s a psionically-charged ‘Harbinger’ with the potential to reshape the course of human history. But Peter’s plight has not gone unnoticed. Respected philanthropist and fellow Harbinger, Toyo Harada is about to offer Peter the chance at the things for which the boy has always longed — family, inner peace, self-control — and induct him into a secret network of conspiracy and subversion known as the Harbinger Foundation. Now Peter begins his long road towards a destiny that will shake the very foundations of the Valiant Universe. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.