By Todd Allen
Enough Marvel news for today. Valiant has slipped us a 5-page preview for the second issue of their surprisingly dark teen psychic book, Harbinger. Looks like the alternate cover gives us a peek at the new Harbinger uniform. Regarding the first page (and the extent to which this is a really dark take on the original) — the young lady is our hero’s early childhood crush and he sort of… gave her an attitude adjustment.
Official PR, followed by the preview:
The hunt for Peter Stanchek intensifies after an epic battle with Pittsburgh S.W.A.T forces him to use his powers in an all too public episode. Now he faces the most difficult decision of his life – continue to put his friends in harm’s way or abandon them for the safety of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation?
There’s a battle brewing for the fate of humanity – but just where do the lines between right and wrong, between revolution and all-out anarchy fall in the Valiant Universe? Peter Stanchek chooses his side as the definitive super-hero coming of age story for a generation with nothing to lose gambles on its future this July 11th inHarbinger #2 – arriving in stores the same day as Bloodshot #1!HARBINGER #2 – ON SALE JULY 11th!Written by Joshua DysartArt by Khari Evans & Lewis LaRosaCover by Arturo Lozzi (MAY121313)Variant Cover by Doug Braithwaite (MAY121314)$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.