Before you let your eight year old buy that issue of Harbinger Renegade #8, Valiant Entertainment wants to warn all those with a sensitive stomach that someone is gonna die in a very graphic way.
Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.
The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.
This all leads to the upcoming Harbinger Wars 2 crossover event coming our way later this year. Harbinger Renegade #5 is written by Rafer Roberts with art by Darick Robertson.
So the big question is, how graphic do you think this issue is going to get that it requires a “warning” cover to protect the innocent? If you have ever read Invincible from Robert Kirkman and art by Walker and Ottley, you know Ryan Ottley tends to get very graphic in his fight scenes. Does Valiant expect its “death of someone” event to top that, or does this smell like a gimmick to actually get people to pick up the issue and read it?
Harbinger Renegade #5, featuring the first installment of the Massacre arc, arrives on July 12, 2017 and has a $3.99 cover price.