FIRST WATCH: VALIANT Presents the HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM

Valiant is proud to announce the HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM – A MASSIVE, 750+ PAGE COLLECTION representing the march toward the original groundbreaking crossover event that collided the opposing factions of the Valiant Universe together for the very first time in an extra-sized, softcover format! Revisit Valiant’s First Landmark Crossover in Complete Chronological Order!

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Collecting the entire first years of both HARBINGER (#1-14) and BLOODSHOT (#1-13) alongside the HARBINGER WARS event series (#1-4) in complete chronological order for the first time between two covers, get the whole story behind the definitive Valiant crossover event – just as HARBINGER WARS 2 gears up for an all-out assault on Valiant’s most formidable heroes in May!

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Featuring critically renowned runs by Eisner Award winner Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUMUnknown Soldier) and acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Black Widow) alongside a truly all-star cast of artistic firepower – including Clayton Crain (Carnage), Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Manuel Garcia (Black Panther), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Barry Kitson (Justice League: Year One),Pere Pérez (FAITH), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and more – retrace the footsteps of the dueling series that brought Bloodshot, the Harbinger Renegades, and Toyo Harada together for the first time amid the wreckage-strewn fallout of the Las Vegas Strip right here with the over-sized and essential HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM!

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When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

As HARBINGER WARS 2 looms on the horizon, discover why the original HARBINGER WARS conflict established Valiant as the preeminent publisher of quality events anywhere in comics today…and introduced a whole generation of fans to the high-stakes world of the Valiant Universe’s most unlikely heroes:

“✮✮✮✮✮… It’s a big event done right… Hugely entertaining.” – Comic Vine

“✮✮✮✮½… An intense and violent intersection of the most compelling superhero universe on the stands.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮½… [HARBINGER WARS]  is the culmination of a year’s worth of carefully planned plot threads that finally pay off at all once.” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮… Valiant proves that the dreaded crossover event story can be good, and satisfying.” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮… An absolute blast that brings the best of both HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT to the table. What’s not to like?” – Multiversity Comics

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Featuring the first modern appearances of Bloodshot, Faith, Generation Zero, Toyo Harada, Livewire, Peter Stanchek, and dozens more, the HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM is the ultimate entry point into the most celebrated superhero universe anywhere on the stands today! Arriving just in time for the fifth anniversary of HARBINGER WARS’ initial impact, get both the renowned runs of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT, plus the complete HARBINGER WARS saga, together in one deluxe package on May 2nd!

And then…

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Also coming in May: The most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2…from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITYMind MGMT), Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS), and superstar artists Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

First: On May 2nd, witness the ground zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained initiation into the senses-shattering clash of 2018 in HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 by Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS, Arrival) and visionary artists Raúl Allén(SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

Then: On May 30th, Valiant’s biggest and most ambitious event yet takes hold in HARBINGER WARS #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITYMind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K)!

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd (FOC – 4/9/18)
TRADE PAPERBACK | 978-1-68215-261-4

HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd (FOC – 4/9/18)

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by J.G. JONES
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Brushed Metal Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th (FOC – 5/7/18)

*ALSO DON’T MISS THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE!

  • Spanning Six Over-sized Issues from May to September!
  • Reserve the Complete Epic and Unlock the Most Powerful Event in Valiant History with Never-Before-Seen Bonus Content, Extras, and More!

 

Valiant is proud to present THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the summer’s SEISMIC, SIX-ISSUE EVENT with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of March 29th, 2018!

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Released monthly from May 2018 through September 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs, and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Valiant superstars Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) and Khari Evans (HARBINGER) that can’t be found anywhere else!

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Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all six issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

Available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve all six issues from blockbuster creators Matt Kindt, Eric Heisserer, Tomás Giorello, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín, THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – including HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1, HARBINGER WARS 2 #1-4, and HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1 – is the only way to get six massively expanded, 40-page editions encompassing the whole of Valiant’s cataclysmic summer event…so be sure to reserve yours with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018!


 

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