Harbinger is by far my favorite of the Valiant Comics crop. Joshua Dysart’s story has been interesting so far, but the preview for Harbinger #3 really upped my anticipation for the issues to come.
After being on the run, teen psionic Peter Stanchek has been recruited by Toyo Harada to his training academy, the Harbinger Foundation. From the looks of the preview pages, Peter doesn’t quite have a normal, nice meet-and-greet when he arrives at the academy. He meets Darpan, a psionic since birth like Peter (we readers already met Darpan in issue #2, when he was an adorable baby.) Peter is forced to endure Darpan’s powers, and a few of Peter’s horrible childhood memories surface. One telling memory includes a moment where Peter puts his father into a coma after trying to activate his dormant powers.
I can’t wait to delve more into Peter’s past. The most intriguing parts of the first two issues weren’t the events happening in present-time. I looked forward to Toyo Harada’s flashbacks more than anything. Now that Harbinger #3 is offering up pieces of Peter’s character history, I’m really excited. As long as the story doesn’t get too jumbled with flashbacks, I think Harbinger is shaping up to be Valiant’s best series.