PopCultHQ’s Comic Book First Look: “Harbinger Renegades” #1 from Valiant (Out 11/16)

They’re inside your towns. Inside your schools.
And inside your head…

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – the FIRST ISSUE to the ALL-NEW ONGOING series exploding out of the “FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! On November 16th, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and comics superstar Darick Robertson (The Boys, Wolverine) document a powerful and subversive new beginning for the most fearless superhero series of the shelves! Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. And when a violent, new superpower movement begins to spread across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget…

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover B by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover B by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

“I’ve been describing the series as ‘Jack Kirby’s Trainspotting,’ which is as good an elevator pitch as any,” series writer Rafer Roberts told Newsarama. “The Renegades are trying to save the world from the bottom up. They’ve already taken on the world’s greatest super villain… and failed. In fact, the argument could be made that they actually made the world worse. Learning from that mistake, they are focusing on battles that they can win. Small victories are still victories.”

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover C by Dave Johnson
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover C by Dave Johnson

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof.

America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover D by Kano
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover D by Kano

On November 16th, stoke the flames of a nation on fire as Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson activate Valiant’s most-demanded team of heroes and misfits in HARBINGER RENEGADES #1– featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Kano (Daredevil), Pere Perez (FAITH), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)!

Then, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

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  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover A by Darick Robertson
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – Cover A by Darick Robertson

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1

(“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by KANO
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16

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