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Harbinger: Omegas #1

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By Joshua Dysart, Rafa Sandoval & David Garcia Cruz

This month kicks off a new era for Valiant as we get Harbinger: Omegas. The last time we saw many of these characters, things were in bad shape. Harada had been outed to the world, Peter became the most wanted person on the planet, and Kris had been abandoned by Peter. Now we get to see what they have been up to since all the drama died down.

You should know by now that Joshua Dysart is somewhat of a master storyteller. Most everything he touches turns out well for the company. With Harbinger: Omegas we have several different parts devoted to different characters. Part one focuses on Harada as he deals with his exposure. Part two shows what happens to Peter after he leaves everyone else behind, and part three focuses on Kris’s whereabouts. Dysart continues to writes Harada as the ultimate bad ass, as he essentially says he owns the country on live TV. While many characters flourish under Dysart’s pen, Harada has been the best. Dysart writes the Peter section of the book like a bad drug trip as he starts to see dead friends. This section of the book comes off great because we get to see how hard Peter is taking everything, and just Charlene’s death, but Joe’s is still weighing on him heavily. This first issue was very well written and gave us some good insight into a couple of our favorite characters, but what else would you really expect from Josh.

The art duties are done by Rafa Sandoval, who does a very impressive job. There are many panels that look great and have a ton of detail. Harada’s men ripping the skin off of some military men is drawn and colored so nicely, it may have never looked better. There is also an awesome panel where Peter’s body starts to dissolve and look like the pills he’s been addicted to, which is always a tough draw, but Sandoval pulls it off wonderfully. Colorist David Garcia Cruz gives us a lighter and faded color palette for the issue which really adds to the feel. While Sandoval does a great job on most of the book, his work does take a bit of a drop on some of the Kris images; it’s not bad by any means, but it is a bit off from the high quality first part of the issue.

Harbinger: Omegas #1 was a very good read that should definitely please fans of the series. Joshua Dysart is almost getting to be a can’t miss writer on this title. The addition of Rafa Sandoval is a welcome one as he brings high quality work and amazing imagery to the book as well. Don’t miss out on a chance to get into this book, it’s been great since the beginning and the next step looks just as good.

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