A Review: HARBINGER #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HARBINGER #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Joshua Dysart writes, and Khari Evans draws.

Pete Stanchek is on the run. He’s escaped from the hospital with a schizophrenic buddy and is trying to figure out what he is and what to do about it. He can do lots of strange things, including hearing the thoughts of others. Just as things are getting really bad, though, he meets Toyo Harada, someone who claims to be just like him. Toyo wants to train him, but the authorities are still hot on his trail.

This story is a return to a familiar theme, that of the outsider kid learning to get by. Of course, they don’t always have mental powers like our boy Pete. We get to see him make a few mistakes, but he still comes across as a likable character. He really seems lost, but we’re given hope (through good writing) that he’ll find his way.

This is a strong beginning to a story that has a great deal of potential. And it includes solid artwork to boot. I like where this could go.

HARBINGER #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order from valiantuniverse.com.