The Harbinger #1
Before we get into this review, I would like to thank Valiant Entertainment for allowing me to read "The Harbinger #1" before it hits the shelves on October 27th. The Harbinger is co-written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing with art done by Robbi Rodriguez. I was really excited when I received this email and immediately had to read it and check out the art work because in 2019, I had the pleasure of actually meeting Robbi Rodriguez at a convention here in Memphis, TN! Enough chatter, let's review!
Wow. That's pretty much all I can and need to say about issue #1 of this run! I absolutely love this issue for so many reasons that I probably wont be able to name them all in this review! First off, we open with this issue/chapter titled "Be Better" and we get to meet the main character Peter Stanchek who is a psiots which is basically a person with powers. Peter's powers are a combination of things like immense telepathic and telekinetic abilities; he's a beast! In this chapter, Peter is like us in a way because he is trying to figure out who he is and what's going on around him. I really like that we as the readers can feel involved with the story and when the main character finds things out or meets people, we do to. It honestly makes me feel like I'm in the book and it's a great feeling. The story goes a little something like this; Peter gets his memory erased by this group known as The Warning who say they are superheroes but really aren't. Peter meets this girl Cici who tells him who he used to be and why people are afraid of him and run when they see him. You see, Peter used to be homeless and one of only two psiots. Peter can make normal people into psiots so you can see why some people would be afraid of him. Cici basically becomes his sidekick and helps him along the way which is a nice thing to do for someone who can't remember their past! We end the issue with Peter looking for himself but ends up meeting The Renegade who tells him that he isn't Peter Stanckek...he's The Harbinger.
Before I did this review, I read this issue twice because it was so good and informative! The issue was very fun to read and really easy to understand because we were basically Peter and learning along the way like he was. I also had no doubt in my mind that the art would be great because I know Robbi's work and his other pieces of art are fantastic. I'm definitely excited to have a hard copy of this book on October 27th and more excited to continue with this story! Overall, "The Harbinger #1" gets a 5/5!