I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got six new comics:

  • Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness – 4 (of 4)
  • Bloodshot – 7
  • Black Kiss – 6
  • Creator Owned Heroes – 8 (of 8 since it’s been cancelled)
  • Hoax Hunters −6
  • Saga – 9/li>

    And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Harbinger” Issues 1-5 by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans

    Here is another of the new Valiant Comics books that I’ve been buying. I’ve tried them all out and have generally liked them but some I’ve enjoyed more than others. I think this one is one of those. I didn’t expect to like this one as much as I do because I thought the premise was a little tired but they pulled it off well.

    “Harbinger” is about a young man who has psionic powers that have caused him nothing but grief. He’s been locked away in mental institutions and has generally lived a miserable life. He’s been living on the run from various authorities with a drug addicted friend of his from the mental institution. Now a corporate group of super powered psionics want him for their school. He goes along, finds out that they’re a little too evil for his taste, and ends up on the run and fighting them. I think they’re going to be adding super powered allies to his side like the original “Harbinger” comic from the 1990s.

    Like I said on the run from a secret society is nothing new but they pulled it off smartly here. The main character wasn’t just an angry young man but used his brains too. The main villain wasn’t just some crazy megalomaniac but used his brain too. He really wanted to convince the angry young man that his best chance at life was working with the Harbinger corporation.

    The artwork was solid but not spectacular. All of the new Valiant comics have been well drawn in a modern illustrative style and this one is no exception. The storytelling was fine to. There is a lot of “Detail” which is generally demanded from mainstream comics these days but I find it can take away from the personality of a comic. A blandness sets in. That’s not a criticism aimed at this comic in particular just a general observation about comics today. I did like “Harbinger” after all.

    So there you go. Another good comic from Valiant. I’m glad they’re doing a good job with this relaunch and check out “Harbinger” or any of their comics for a good read.