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Harbinger #19

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By Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson and Ian Hannin

The Harbinger kids have been put through so much these past few issues, that when this arc is over, they really do need a day at the beach. That being said, it most likely won’t happen, but we can settle for them getting some good old fashioned pay back.

Peter begins to realize that his dream world isn’t real so he fights back against Harada. With the help of Monica Jim, Peter begins to get the other members of the team out of their stasis tubes. He decides that he has to kill Harada, but all of that is not nearly as easy as it sounds.

There is no denying that Joshua Dysart is the master mind in the Valiant Universe. He has his hand in so many of their projects, which is understandable, because he is doing wonderful things. This is the issue fans have been waiting for and of course Dysart doesn’t disappoint. His use of Monica Jim is funny and scary at the same time. She has a cool power set that really shouldn’t be messed with and her imaginary friends are responsible for some funny moments in the issue. Dysart does a good job of showing off Peter as a worthy adversary to Harada, as he takes him down, and is able to bring chaos to the rest of the building. One of the little things Dysart does so right, is in building his character relationships. The slow building friendship between Charlene and Kris may even raise a few eyebrows, which is probably just how he wants it. Another good issue from a good writer.

The art is tackled by a few different artists, Barry Kitson, Brian Level and Riley Rossmo. Kitson does most of the interior art, which is great as usual but near the end of the issue it gets a bit messy, which is not that big of a deal but worth a mention. Kitson delivers on so many panels, including a grotesque hallway filled with people who have had their eyes blown out. Pretty awesome. Kitson continues to amaze every month and enriches the reading experience. There are several dream scenes drawn by Riley Rossmo that help with the story telling as well. His work in this issue is humorous and important. He manages to show off his skills in the panels he is given.

This is another solid issue from team Harbinger. This continues to be the flagship title in the new Valiant Universe, and it delivers on a monthly basis. Don’t miss out on this exciting title.

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