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Valiant is proud to announce that celebrated cartoonist and musician Andy Friedman has contributed a stunning variant cover for December’s Harbinger #19 – the final installment of the acclaimed “Perfect Day” story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and legendary artist Barry Kitson!

As a noted contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and many more, Friedman’s gag cartoons and portraits of cultural icons have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the world. Friedman is also a prolific singer-songwriter with three acclaimed albums to his credit – 2007’s Taken Man, 2009’s Weary Things and 2011’s Laserbeams and Dreams – and for over a decade has enjoyed performing in the nation’s premier music venues.

Harbinger #19 will mark his first foray into monthly comics.

“The opportunity to present the human side of Peter Stanchek was interesting to me. The [Harbinger Renegades] are a group of outcasts, which makes them instantly relatable, because I would venture to guess that feeling like an outcast is something that we all feel at times, some perhaps more than others,” said Friedman. “When we come to terms with the positive aspects of what might set us apart from the rest of the people, we begin to celebrate our unique existence in the world, and only then do we tend to discover and put to good use our true powers and purpose. Harbinger reinforces this truth and it’s a healthy metaphor, the way I see it.”

“Andy is a singular artistic talent. He’s delivered an incredible new vision of the world that Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson have been building with this series. His inimitable depiction of Peter Stanchek – who he’s captured here not as a superhero, or a Renegade, or an omega-level Harbinger, but as an everyday teenager – is the perfect way to cap off the end of our tensest, most mind-bending story arc yet,” added Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons.

Join the series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best superhero comics currently available” here as Peter Stanchek prepares for the mental battle of his life, with the fate and freedom of his fellow Renegades hanging in the balance. It all happens when “Perfect Day” reaches its unforgettable conclusion in Harbinger #19 – in stores December 11th! And look for the Harbinger #19 Order All Friedman Variant on shelves at your local comics retailer.

Variant Cover by ANDY FRIEDMAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


via Valiant Entertainment


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