The stakes are high in the Valiant Universe, so much so that someone will be giving their life for it in the upcoming Harbinger Renegade #5.
The issue will not be for the faint of heart either, and that's why all issues of Harbinger Renegade #5 will ship with an advisory overlay warning label. The bloodshed starts in part one of the "Massacre" story arc, and Valiant has shared a tease of the issue's script, though most of it has been blacked out.
“The events of this issue are so secret, we can’t even show you the pages yet,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Outside of the creators and myself, only a handful of Valiant staffers even know the true identity of the character that is on the line in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5… The reality is that what happens here will be one of the most shocking incidents Valiant has ever committed to print. The ramifications of ‘MASSACRE’ will continue to be felt for a long, long time… After all, it’s no mistake that the epic dynamics contributing toward HARBINGER WARS 2, our most ambitious crossover event to date, begin with a bang right here in this very issue.”
You can view the undercover preview of the issue that will have fans talking in the gallery, and the official description can be found below. Harbinger Renegade #5 is written by Rafer Roberts with art by Darick Robertson.
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 Valiant Universe reaches a critical turning point as the H.A.R.D. Corps incites a “MASSACRE” that will reverberate for years to come…and each of the Harbinger Renegades stand on guard to honor the fall of a comrade in arms. Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 with a bang, 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)!
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