VALIANT ANNOUNCES THE HARBINGER FOR SUMMER 2021 RELEASE
Valiant warriors have a lot to be excited about with the announcement of THE HARBINGER, a new series written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five, DC’s Gotham City Garage), with artwork from Robbi Rodriguez (Marvel’s Spider-Gwen, DC’s Goddess Mode).
Set to pick up the story of Peter Stanchek following the events of both Harbinger and Harbinger Renegade, the series follows in the footsteps of previous announcements from Valiant bringing their flagship characters to the forefront of their publishing lineup. Valiant has been teasing the announcement for several days on Twitter.
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“The Harbinger is the next big step forward in the Valiant Universe and Peter Stanchek’s promised rebirth as a hero, a leader, and a revolutionary. It’s unapologetic in its politics, diverse in its cast, and intimate in its drama. Collin and I love to tell stories that balance character deconstruction and social analysis, and there’s no one in comics who needs a little deconstruction and social awareness more than Peter,” said Jackson Lanzing.
“We’re incredibly honored and excited to tell this story, taking all of who Peter Stanchek was, and evolving him into who he can be,” added co-writer Collin Kelly. “Though he’s one of the most powerful people on the planet, like many of us, Peter has made mistakes. People have been hurt. We have no interest in ignoring that part of the character’s history; by acknowledging those mistakes and taking responsibility for them, Peter will become the person — and the hero — he has always had the potential to be. This is a story about using privilege to support the marginalized; this is a story about owning your mistakes, and using them to grow. Peter Stanchek will be more than a hero; he will be a harbinger for the world we want to see.”
“We’re especially excited to reveal to long-time fans the way this new story fits into Peter’s saga,” said Lanzing, “but this is also a brand new era, a great jumping-on point brought to life in vivid, groundbreaking, and ultimately very human work by Robbi. This character has become iconic because we can all see the best — and the worst — of ourselves in Peter Stanchek. It’s time to take another hard look at the person in the mirror, so we can discover the hero on the other side.”
“When Collin, Jackson & I first started mapping out this project, we weren’t expecting the themes we are tackling to be as relevant in our own lives as they have become. As we see everyone facing more each day, people can feel a change is coming. It makes it all the more fitting that it’s called Harbinger, the herald of change.” said artist Robbi Rodriguez.
THE HARBINGER is set to launch Summer of 2021. Stay tuned for more details such as the colorist and letterer for the series, said to be released shortly. Check out the sneak peeks at Rodriguez’s pencils and inks from issue #1 below!
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