Valiant To Wrap HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 w/ Advisory Overlay Due to On-Panel Death of Major Valiant Hero

WARNING: Valiant Reveals Special Advisory Overlay for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5

as Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson Initiate “MASSACRE” with the Death of a Major Valiant Hero

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – Advisory Overlay Wrap

Retailers and fans, please be advised: Due to the shocking on-panel death of a major Valiant hero in July’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, Valiant will be taking the unprecedented step of wrapping each issue in a specially manufactured advisory overlay – complete with a clearly marked warning label – that will ship on all copies of the issue at no extra-added cost.

From multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson  (The Boys, Transmetropolitan), HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is the FIRST ISSUE of “MASSACRE” – a four-part jumping-on point laying the foundation for 2018’s seismic HARBINGER WARS 2 crossover event – and will be one of the most consequential and shocking single issues Valiant has published to date. As a newer, deadlier H.A.R.D. Corps team lays siege to an American metropolis, one of Valiant’s most beloved heroes will pay the ultimate price – and the immediate and lasting ramifications of their death will send shockwaves across the Valiant Universe as THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 begins in full force.

Everything we’ve already done in HARBINGER RENEGADE and everything we are going to do is akin to placing bricks along a path,” writer Rafer Roberts told Comic Book Resources. “We are building a road; a road that leads to war.”

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – Cover A by Darick Robertson



Wraparound Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON
Gold Foil Linewide Variant by MONIKA PALOSZ
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12th (FOC – 6/19/17)

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.

<The ‘MASSACRE’ Coming to HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 Will Bring Death To a Valiant Hero>

On July 12th, the H.A.R.D. Corps declares war on all psiots on American soil – and there will be hell to pay! “MASSACRE” starts here as Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson memorialize the fall of a Valiant icon – and begin the march towards HARBINGER WARS 2 – only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5! Featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Happy!), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Marc Laming (Invaders), and Monika Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse), witness comic book history in the making right here in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – now shipping with a special advisory overlay on top of each cover!

The death that occurs in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is going to have a profound effect on the trajectory of the Valiant Universe for at least the next year,said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “HARBINGER has always been about the stakes and real-world consequences of power in practice. The events of ‘MASSACRE’ are going to rip through the Harbinger Renegades like a shockwave. This is a key moment that will directly lay the groundwork to HARBINGER WARS 2.

PLUS: For information on HARBINGER WARS 2, don’t miss the year’s biggest round of news and announcements from any major comic book publisher as Valiant hosts the third annual #ValiantSummit on Monday, April 17th – broadcasting live from Twitch TV’s Hyper RPG studios in Los Angeles, CA at 2 pm ET/11 am PT! Watch live at and follow along on Twitter using the #ValiantSummit hashtag.





*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment

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