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Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back,Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada's most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit's secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?Join New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Pérez (Smallville, Season 11) for a complete, standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant's first crossover event.Collecting: Harbinger 11-14, 0...

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Harbinger, Volume 3: Harbinger Wars Reviews

  • Ozan
    2019-02-03 20:04

    I started The big Valiant event called ''The Harbinger Wars'' with this volume. It was lots of fun to read. Gives you the back ground of The one of the main villains Toyo Harada and shows how much of a good little boy he was and how he became a capitalist business man, the owner of Harada Internatinal to ''save'' the world. (after all there is no other way than becaming a capitalist business man to save the world...-roles eyes-)the book shows you how The Harada Internatinal and Rising Spirit company rivalery game began. Don't get your hopes up kids btw, Harada's saving nothing... he lost his way and became a capitalist business man and as we all know, they are evil... They even sell their own borthers to protect their own wealth, so i don't expect any ''saving'' the world from him. lol The Peter and gang had it pretty rough... Bloodshot really messed them up. I like the gang but Faith is so wholesome, she's the ''real'' goody good super hero couse she's the comic book nerd and as we all know, if the us comic book nerds had super powers, we would all use them for the good cause we are all so wholesome and good persons... lol give me a breake... lol just know that it's a good thing that i don't have super powers lol

  • James DeSantis
    2019-02-08 20:08

    This is more on the 3.5 scale but going to go with 3 because felt the later half wasn't as strong as the first half. I haven't read Harbinger for I believe over a year but was pretty easy getting right back in to it. The group is easy to like and this volume mainly focuses on Toyo. This man has been hunting our main group of Renegades (Their name they made up) and you get to see his past. This also ties in with Valient's crossover Harbinger Wars so it has Bloodshot in it (Whom I not read yet) so there's that. What I liked: Loved Toyo backstory. You really get to learn why he became such a prick but it makes total sense. His background is screwed up but insanely interesting IMO and I loved the end result of what happened to make him the business man he is today. Learn and grow. I also still enjoy the banter and characters of the main group. Peter is beginning to grow quite nice. From the first volume of being a complete ass to a man who can run his team is nice to see. What I didn't like: Showing off bloodshot was...boring? I was expecting way more. Very underwhelming. Also the whole ending felt like they lost but not really lost much. I dunno the end result wasn't as exciting as I expected. Overall this is still a real solid volume. A few negatives hold it back but damn I loved Toyo background. I hear the next few volumes really pick up so lets do it! A 3.5/5.

  • Cheese
    2019-02-11 22:57

    This 3rd volume lost its way a little and become a little confusing, jumping back into the past and the present day. The introduction of bloodshot was underwhelming and I'm unsure if the plot moving forward after this one, still very much on board though.

  • Geekritique
    2019-02-07 16:05

    Find this and many other reviews at Geekritique!Review of Harbinger, Vol. 1: Omega RisingReview of Harbinger, Vol. 2: RenegadesThe adventures of Peter Stanchek, now known by his new title as Sting, and the other Renegades continues into the events of the huge crossover event, Harbinger Wars. Volume 3 of Harbinger serves, not only to continue their story and beef up their personal viewpoint, but also to introduce the parallel storytelling of the first Harbinger War in 1969. Collected in Harbinger, Vol. 3 are issues #11-14, as well as a #0 issue used solely to set the stage for said parallel storyline, with Toyo Harada at the helm.The #0 issue is a gripping tale of how Harada's powers manifested themselves to him during the bombing of Hiroshima in WWII, and how they grew throughout its aftermath. It itself parallels the 'now', which appears to be a period of time just before the Harbinger Foundation reaches out to Peter Stanchek. This is perhaps one of the best #0 issues I've ever read, and it flows extremely well into the events of Harbinger Wars.We start where we left off with the characters at the end of Vol. 2 (or issue #10). They're on the run, being rebellious, living it up, starting bar fights, robbing banks and getting away with it via telepathy. Faith, resident idealistwith the ability to fly, just about has enough with the Renegades at this point. She freaks out on them, encouraging them to do something better. Just prior, Peter has a vision from the powerful and unreadable Bleeding Monk in which he must save a group of psiot children on the run from the P.R.S. (Project Rising Spirit). So, the team chooses to go and help them out in Las Vegas. Several other parties, either introduced in Harbinger Wars, or in the Bloodshot crossover, also head to Las Vegas for their own reasons. A large scale fight between 5 opposing teams begins.Project Rising Spirit has been giving Toyo Harada and his company trouble for a very long time. Much of Harbinger, Vol. 3 is dedicated to telling Harada's back story, and how he and P.R.S. have fought in a Harbinger War in the past. Harada's backstory is truly one of interest to me, but at the same time the creators of the comic went out of their way here to make this as gruesome as can be. That wasn't cool. Several times it was too far. But as a historical background for the series, it grounds itself well into the canon.This is pretty much the first time The Renegades have fought together as a team. And as such, it's the best volume yet. Although it often retread what the banner series, Harbinger Wars, was doing, it spun it in their own perspective, ofetn adding far more content than we knew we needed. If one were a fan of just Harbinger and not Bloodshot, you could easily read this and feel as though you've consumed a full story, despite only being a portion of it. The writers do an excellent job of making this a stand-alone piece. But you will get more out of it if you also read the other series.Grab this in Paperback

  • Phillip
    2019-01-22 22:52

    This volume ties into the Harbinger Wars crossover event. The event itself is quite good, but this volume felt a little disjointed. It shifts between the past and present. The past focuses on the early days of the Harbinger Foundation and Toyo Harada's struggle against the group that would become Project Rising Spirit. This complements the Harbinger Wars event nicely by filling in some gaps about the history of these organizations. The present portion of the story details the Renegades' part of the Harbinger Wars story. If I wasn't familiar with the overall event, I think I might have felt a little lost during this part of the story.The art is great. It helps give a sense of the time when Harada was starting out and shows what these characters are capable of. I love that there are some very character driven illustrations amidst these significant events that could have been all about the action. It gives a nice balance to the arc. While this one felt a little less cohesive than the previous arcs, I still enjoyed it and will definitely continue reading this story.

  • Drown Hollum
    2019-02-15 16:07

    Joshua Dysart's characters are so wonderful, and I have become endlessly fond of each and every one of them. The standout issue here is #0, wherein Toyo Harada's activation and youth is explored more deeply, creating a portrait of not only an incredibly deep and sympathetic villain, but probably my favorite character in the new Valiant U. The Harbinger Wars issues are bound together by another narrative of Harada's past, his first large-scale conflict with Project Rising Spirit. The resulting tie-in with Bloodshot is impressive, and expertly crafted. The core story is bittersweet and even frustrating, but the displays of humanity create some wonderfully believable interactions, even when the heroes don't exactly win. Khari Evans also really shines in this volume. His pencils bring the Harbinger world to life for me, with every character's carefully placed emotions bleeding out of the pages. This volume was awesome, and full of ambitious character growth.

  • Ritinha
    2019-01-24 21:53

    A Faith é um must, com a breca!Também esta trade foi lida pela ordem cronológica, interligada com Bloodshot e Harbinger Wars. E sim, os filmes com os quais pretendem adaptar tudo isto ao cinema são bem capazes de sair ruins até aos quarks. Será triste e embaraçoso ver tão boa narrativa, servida por arte tão impecavelmente fiel, manchada por uma deprimência que nem filme de TV deveria ser.A trade é uma boa trade, não havia necessidade.Viva a Valiant.

  • Lionel
    2019-02-14 22:38

    This book is more about Harada than Peter... and really, an origin story of the bad guy in the middle of the crossover wasn't necessary

  • Jesse Hill
    2019-02-10 14:41

    Harbinger Wars is here, but in addition to tying-in with the first major Valiant event this volume manages to show Toyo Harada's past encounters with Project Rising Spirit and gives an extra layer of context and meaning to the big messy Psiot brawl in the pages of Harbinger Wars. The interweaving of this title with the others in the crossover was expertly handled in a way that actually impressed me. Harbinger as a title was only of middling interest to me before but this story showed me more of the potential.

  • Brian Dickerson
    2019-01-21 14:57

    BCDER: 48I read Harbinger Wars first, so I felt like this was the same story just from another point of view. It's not done badly, it just seemed like I had to slog through it because I'd already read the storyline. The 1969 flashback was interesting and I enjoyed Cater's character and role in PRS.

  • Anna Hepworth
    2019-02-20 17:39

    Lots of back story that kind of explains where some of the threads from the previous two volumes have come from, but more angsty young man than I really want to read. Also some interesting contrasts between expectations and reality, and how people often don't think about the complexities of how a situation will play out, because they don't necessarily have enough information.

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2019-01-20 14:51

    This review covers Harbinger Wars, as well as the two tie-in volumes for Bloodshot and Harbinger.This story has been percolating for the first year of the Valiant titles, with Bloodshot volume 2 acting as a direct prelude. When two groups of psiot children escape from Project Rising Spirit, Las Vegas becomes a battleground that pits Bloodshot, the Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades, and Project Rising Spirit against each other in one massive throwdown.The story set-up is pretty straight forward, but there's a lot to like here. The different factions all have solid reasoning behind what they're trying to do, and some miscommunication causes the rift between our two heroic sides, Bloodshot and the Renegades. It's fun to see all these psychic powers on full display, and especially good to see the Renegades kicking loose for the first time.The main book is where most of the action is, whilst the tie-ins are able to delve more into the character motivations and history. You can read them all separately and get three full stories, but they all enhance each other when read together - exactly how tie-ins are meant to work for an event. Valiant have hit the nail on the head with this and pull it off very well.Bloodshot's story introduces the HARD Corps, the previous incarnation of the Bloodshot program who have implants in their brains that can have single super-powers uploaded one at a time. These guys are going to play a role in the series going forward, it seems. Bloodshot's book also gives us some more background on the psiots that escaped from Project Rising Spirit, which fleshes out their plight quite well.Meanwhile, the Harbinger tie-in focuses on the Renegades and the psiots that are already in Las Vegas, whilst also flashing back to Toyo Harada's previous dealings with Project Rising Spirit in 1969. This is the strongest of the three books in my opinion, balancing the character and action beats very well. Harada has been something of an enigma so far too, so seeing him take centre stage in the flashbacks is a good idea.The best part of the crossover is the ending, since it's definitely not what you expect when this many characters clash, but I won't spoil that, it's too much fun.Artistically, there's a cavalcade of talent on display, with Valiant's usual 'different artists for flashbacks' approach helping to balance everything out. Across the three books you have the likes of Clayton Henry, Pere Perez, Clayton Crain, Khari Evans, Barry Kitson, and Trevor Hairsine. They may not be the blockbuster names you might expect, but they're definitely a solid group of artists, without a weak link between them.Valiant's first crossover event goes off without a hitch. There's a little bit too much overlapping between the main book and the tie-ins at times, but the tie-ins function very well, and the main event is solid superhero fun. Valiant prove once again that they're the publisher to watch at the moment.

  • Tom
    2019-01-24 18:44

    A much better read than the Bloodshot crossover trade, this volume gives more backstory to the mysterious Toyo Harado, even if his actual plan is still unknown. Likewise, the different members of the Renegades (particularly Torque and Faith) shine a bit here as they try to help and fail miserably. A good continuation of the overall story.

  • Michael Church
    2019-02-03 15:58

    Read in conjunction with Harbinger Wars the mini series. This book kind of blew. The backup stories about Harada and his past were pretty solid. They actually made more sense than the main story. It still bothers me that you can't tell where everyone's motivation comes from. These kids all have such extreme beliefs that they want to fight for, but they don't make sense. My biggest problem is that I still don't like these characters. Zephyr is the best of the bunch. I think she's a delight, but her motives are still unclear. The art hasn't changed, so it still bothers me how shiny everyone looks. There's a different artist used for the Harada story and it looks so much better. I really hope the creative team on this gets updated soon. There's a lot of potential, which makes it all the more frustrating. I really may be dropping this title now until I hear that it turns around.

  • Bob
    2019-01-24 14:53

    First of all I would recommend Reading the trade paperbacks Harbinger Wars and Bloodshot Volume 3 Harbinger Wars it will help you to get a better over all picture of what is happening in Las Vegas. I read the single issues in both of those volumes and it does add a lot more to the picture. As for the book itself once again Joshua Dysart does a great job of telling us the latest chapter of what is happening with Peter and his friends. It also gives us a good background on the hostilities between Harada and Rising Spirit.

  • Mike McQuillian
    2019-02-09 20:43

    I would give this 3.5 stars if I could.Continues the story of Peter Stanchek and his band of renegades, all with psychic powers and on the run from Toyo Harada, the man who wishes to use their powers to his own ends.This volume acts as background to The Harbinger Wars, the first crossover for the re-formed Valiant Comics.In 1969, Harada's company tries to make a deal with Project Rising Spirit, an organization that somehow knows his secrets. It doesn't go well.In the present, the renegades follow Peter to Vegas, where they meet more people with abilities and fight Bloodshot.I'm enjoying this book. The art is always solid, and the story has a great "us against the world" vibe. This is not a good starting point. It adds a lot of background to the story, and things aren't explained for new readers much.

  • Rygard Battlehammer
    2019-02-07 20:05

    Serimizin üçüncü kitabı, diğer ikisinden farklı olarak ana hikayeye dair merak uyandıran ve benim objektif bakışımı yavaş -ama çok yavaş- biçimde fanboyluk müessesesine doğru kaydıran bir çizgi romandı.bildiğin, zorla sevdirdi seri bana kendini. Oysa ne katma değerine eklediği ani ters köşeler var, ne de kıvıl kıvıl bir merakın geçerli sebebi. Ancak ivmesini koruyarak karakterlerin iç evrimini devam ettiriyor ve bir yandan fırtına öncesi sessizlik hissiyatını beslerken, bir yandan da dünyasını katman katman açmaya devam ediyor.Üçüncü kitabın sonu itibariyle aklımdan, aynı kurguyu biraz daha başarılı yazarlar ele alsaydı ve daha özenli biçimde işleseydi ortaya Epik kelimesinin karşılığı olabilecek bir eser çıkardı düşüncesi geçiyordu sıklıkla. Puanım halen 2.5'dan 3 ama ilk iki kitaba göre evrene ve kitaba çok daha aşina durumdayım.

  • T.L. Barrett
    2019-02-12 21:05

    This story rotates between the present with the out-of-their-depths renegades led by Peter Sencheck, and the past, which told of Harada and his ongoing dispute with the Rising Spirit Corporation. The story of Harada is very illuminating in how the man could become so dedicated to his vision, so ruthless. I was very thankful however for the present day story, as the characters in the Renegades are so fully realized and so sweet in their own flawed way, that I am fully invested in reading. We get a story that is so complex, but told from one point of view that makes it accessible. Bloodshot is terrifying. The little touches, such as Zephyr's encounter with a bird of prey are wonderful. Have to say- this story continues to be a personal favorite.

  • Matisse
    2019-02-08 17:40

    A story where the villain is just as sympathetic and righteous as the heroes, if not moreso. A mythos so zig-zaggy that you may well need a graph to keep track of it. The heroes lose their first of-consequence battle, and the only "victory" is that they escape with their lives....Yet somehow, the characters, good and bad and in-between, remain unmistakably, damnably human. 'Harbinger' is up there with Amulet in my personal 'this is untouchable fiction' vault. I'm angry I'm reading digital library copies of this. Next paycheck I get, I'm buying an omnibus. Valiant Comics earned my money, and my respect.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-01-24 18:49

    Zero (0). An interesting look at Harada’s past and his purpose in the modern world [7+/10].Harbinger Wars (11-14). Two fascinating stories. The present-day story is a little bit fractured as we're seeing just one point of a view of a larger story … but in some ways that makes it more interesting. I find the past story the most interesting though, for its more SF basis and its background on Harada [7+/10].

  • Roman Colombo
    2019-02-16 19:54

    I'd actually give this a 2.5, really, but for this, edging towards the 3. Harada's backstory was pretty interesting, and the parts with Faith are always rewarding, but for the most part, it just didn't make much sense without the main event, which wasn't very good. I still have the Bloodshot tie-in to read, but I'll be glad to be done with Harbinger Wars.

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-20 18:01

    I am.loving this and I'm happy I have more to come. The art is not my favorite in this one but it's still great and the action and explosions were cool looking. I liked seeing bloodshot and I'm a little sad that I didn't but Harbinger Wars although it's not necessary it would have been fun and I'm still.not counting it out.Really fun series that is a complex thrill ride.

  • Amber
    2019-01-24 20:47

    This was my least favorite so far but still worth a read for the sake of understanding the storyline transition. Overall, it read like a skipping record - I know it's good music but the sound became annoying. Inconsistency of the artwork flow was also a huge distraction.

  • David Dalton
    2019-01-29 21:03

    While my favorite Valiant character is Bloodshot, the Harbingers are right up there. The Harbinger Wars came down to Bloodshot vs Harbingers and this Volume played a key part in the storyline.

  • Brian
    2019-02-02 14:47

    This volume is a little all over the place. There's a lot of cool stuff going on, but it doesn't flow as well as it could, I think.

  • Jay
    2019-02-13 20:53

    Pete is starting his own group and is working hard collecting all the low ranked harbringer to create a force to bring down the foundation.

  • Jim Leesch
    2019-02-17 15:02

    Peter and Harada race to try and recruit/rescue psiot children before another rival entity takes them on.

  • Daniel Butcher
    2019-02-15 16:40

    Probably one of my favorite volumes in this series since Peter and Renegaded are downplayed.It does get confusing at times. Harbinger Wars really needs a full one volume edition.