Harbinger Renegade #0 Joins the Path To Harbinger Wars 2

by James Ferguson

Valiant Entertainment is gearing up for its next crossover event, Harbinger Wars 2, scheduled for 2018.The publisher has announced a special #0 issue of Harbinger Renegade to serve as a jumping-on point for new readers looking to dive in. Written by Rafer Roberts and illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp, this chapter promises to reveal some major hidden details about Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation, something buried deep beneath the wreckage known only as…Stormbringer. Now Alexander Solomon is about to set it free.

Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer had this to say about the comic:

For more than a year, we have been been secretly architecting the groundwork for Harbinger Wars 2–the most impactful and ambitious Valiant event ever attempted–across the Valiant Universe in series like X-O MANOWAR, Secret Weapons and, perhaps more so than any other, Harbinger Renegade.

He went on to say:

Harbinger Renegade #0 is the ultimate capstone to that build-up, and will reveal a secret that has been teased since the very first pages of Harbinger #1 back in 2012. Peter Stanchek, Toyo Harada, and Harada’s former protege, Alexander Solomon–these are some of the most important and powerful characters in Valiant history and, when the dust settles from the events of this issue, the scope, scale and importance of their role in Harbinger Wars 2 will be clear for all to see.

Last week’s Harbinger Renegade #6 introduced us to the Stormbringer which was a bit of a jump from the previous issue’s bloody massacre. The creature’s origins date back hundreds of years. I’m curious to see how it ties into the present day and the rest of the characters.

Harbinger Renegade #0 is set for release on November 8th, 2017, after issue #8. It will feature covers by Clayton Henry, Roberto de la Torre, Juan Jose Ryp, Khari Evans, and Ben Tiesma.  Harbinger Wars 2 begins in May 2018 so that’s a pretty big runway.