WARNING: Valiant Reveals Special Advisory Overlay for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5
THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 Begins
as Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson Initiate “MASSACRE” with the Death of a Major Valiant Hero
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.”
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
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.
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 Twitch.tv/HyperRpg and follow along on Twitter using the #ValiantSummit hashtag.
*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment