[Preview] Valiant Offers First Look at Explosive Finale of This Summer’s Mega-Event in HARBINGER WARS 2 #4

Harbinger Wars 2

First Look: HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 –
The Final Battle Commences in August!

THE FINAL BATTLE! LIVEWIRE VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!


Valiant Entertainment is proud to present your first look at the covers for HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4) – an unstoppable pulse-pounding climax in the SEISMIC SIX-PART CROSSOVER EVENT that will wreak havoc across the landscape of the Valiant Universe! On August 29th, it all ends here as Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, ETERNITY) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) bring the cataclysmic showdown to an unforgettable, heart-stopping conclusion… and when the dust settles, nothing will be the same!

HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones
HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones

HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tomás Giorello

Cover A by J.G. Jones
Cover B by Mico Suayan
Interlocking Variant by Juan José Ryp
HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 29 (FOC – 8/6/18)

We called it the biggest, most impactful, most ambitious Valiant event ever attempted – and we meant it! From across the Valiant Universe, the paths of all of the world’s most formidable heroes – X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Secret Weapons, H.A.R.D. Corps, and dozens of newly activated psiots – have finally converged, drawn together by their old ally Livewire’s last-ditch effort to protect the powerless.

Now, the long-brewing battle between Valiant’s greatest icons will finally reach the stratosphere – literally – and, out of the ashes, a new order for the Valiant Universe will be hewn as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and comics juggernaut Tomás Giorello present the MUST-READ comics showdown of 2018! On August 29th, no one gets out unscathed in HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 – featuring covers by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan  (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern)!

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But first! Jump on board the astonishing first issue of HARBINGER WARS 2 when it descends on comic book stores everywhere this month on May 30th! This summer, the most anticipated event in Valiant’s publication history begins in full force as Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello crack the Valiant Universe in two in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)!

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tomás Giorello

Cover A by J.G. Jones (MAR181983)
Cover B by Mico Suayan (MAR181984)
Interlocking Variant by Juan José Ryp (MAR181986)
HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera (MAR181987)
Brushed Metal Variant by Lewis LaRosa (MAR181988)
Pre-Order Edition Variant by Tomás Giorello (MAR181989)
Blank Cover Also Available (MAR181985)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+
On Sale MAY 30th – Final Order Cutoff – 5/7/18

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us – with the potential to be activated at any moment – has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth.

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

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On May 30th, master storytellers Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello offer up an unprecedented collision of Valiant heroes as  X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!

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THEN: The devastation continues on June 27th with HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 (of 4), as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and supertar artist Tomás Giorello unleash X-O Manowar on a world he thought he’d left behind, and fire off the next blast in a brutal barrage that will leave no hero unscathed! Featuring an incredible array of covers by J.G. Jones (Wanted), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Juan José Ryp (NINJA-K), and Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors)!

Harbinger Wars 2 #2 – Cover A by J.G. Jones

HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tomás Giorello

Cover A by J.G. Jones (APR181842)
Cover B by Mico Suayan­­ (APR181843)
Interlocking Variant by Juan José Ryp (APR181844)
HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera (APR181845)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+
On Sale JUNE 27th (FOC – 6/4/18)

From East to West, the nation has been cleaved down the middle as Livewire’s defensive attack on the U.S. power grid envelops America in darkness and sets the stage for the biggest clash of powers ever witnessed… On one side, Peter Stanchek’s ragtag team of Renegades – alongside their newly activated army of untrained and wildly unstable psiots – ready themselves for an unsparing firefight with H.A.R.D. Corps and the agents of Omen. On the other, Ninjak and Bloodshot prepare to enter Livewire’s domain inside blacked-out Los Angeles. But as the casualties pile up and the losses mount on both sides, none of them will be ready to confront the full fury of raw power personified as X-O Manowar makes his long-awaited return after a year of self-imposed exile among the stars…and delivers a single concussive strike that will send shockwaves across the whole of the Valiant Universe!

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And then: HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4), the third chapter in the SEISMIC SIX-PART EVENT that will push Valiant’s most powerful heroes past their breaking points and beyond! On July 25th, New York Times best-seller Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and breathtaking artist Tomás Giorello (NINJA-K) – the creative team who waged war against the galaxy in the best-selling X-O MANOWAR  series – advance their new campaign deep into the heart of the Valiant Universe towards an unstoppable, continent-shattering climax!

HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones
HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones

HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4)

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tomás Giorello

Cover A by J.G. Jones
Cover B by Mico Suayan
Interlocking Variant by Juan José Ryp
HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 25th (FOC – 7/2/18)

Divided but not yet conquered, Livewire and the Harbinger Renegades are making their last stand for the fate of their fellow psiots! Targeted by X-O Manowar and the governmental forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, the most powerful players behind the cataclysmic conflict that has torn America asunder are about to converge in a violent conflict where the ultimate fate of the Valiant Universe will be decided… And Ninjak and Bloodshot are about to get a crucial new role in the heart of it all!

From coast to coast, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist  Tomás Giorello are about to unleash a sonic boom of seismic consequences as Valiant’s spectacular summer event rages forward in HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4) – featuring covers by J.G. Jones  (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), and  Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern)!

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HARBINGER WARS 2 CHECKLIST

HARBINGER WARS 2 Event Checklist – Art by Lewis LaRosa
HARBINGER WARS 2 Event Checklist – Art by Lewis LaRosa

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