Harbinger Vol. 1: Omega Rising
- The more that I read of the relaunched Valiant Universe, the more that I realize that Valiant is absolutely on fire right now and the first volume of Harbinger is no exception. Omega Rising
tells the story of Peter Stanchek, a young man who is being relentlessly pursued by the authorities. It is during a run-in with the authorities that Peter is contacted by Toyo Harada of the mysterious Harbinger Foundation. We discover that Harada and Stanchek are both men of considerable power, power that Harada wishes to teach Stanchek to use responsibly and for the betterment of all mankind...or so he says.Omega Rising
, collects the first 5 issues of the current Harbinger series but those 5 issues are pretty action packed and things happen rather quickly. Prior to reading this trade, I wasn't familiar with Joshua Dysart's work but he does a great job of balancing the action and intrigue of this story. The weakest part of of this collection, for me, was the art. Khari Evans isn't a bad artist but I felt that the overall presentation was a little inconsistent. It wasn't a major concern, however, and it certainly wasn't something that effected my enjoyment of the book as a whole. I will definitely check out the next volume in the future.
Next Up: East of West Vol. 1: The Promise.