Superstar Writers Matt Kindt & Eric Heisserer Unite with Blockbuster Artists Tomás Giorello, Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín for a Staggering, Six-Issue Confrontation
As first revealed today at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to unveil the complete battle plan for HARBINGER WARS 2 – A SEISMIC, SIX-PART EVENT uniting New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K) with Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS, Arrival) and visionary artists Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN) for an epic conflagration at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe in May!
This summer, the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2 – the ultimate, action-fueled entry point into the most acclaimed superhero universe anywhere in comics today! Spanning six essential issues between May and September 2018, the complete HARBINGER WARS 2 saga will encompass the four-issue main series, as well as a self-contained, new-reader-friendly prelude introducing the main players behind the conflict, and a standalone aftermath special chronicling the scarred landscape of the post-HW2 Valiant Universe:
HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 | ON SALE MAY 2nd
HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) | ON SALE MAY 30th
HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 (of 4) | COMING IN JUNE
HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4) | COMING IN JULY
HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4) | COMING IN AUGUST
HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1 | COMING IN SEPTEMBER
“What I love about these events with Valiant is they grow organically…” series writer Matt Kindt told CBR. “I don’t want to be writing some big, sprawling story with no real heart to it, and it’s just about connecting different books and characters. I think the thing that attracted us all to this idea was the heart of the story and the characters driving it, and telling a good story with heart. Eric had a great idea with Livewire, and really makes it about these character moments. The big event just happens around it.”
“It’s not as much about the event as it is about spotlighting these amazing characters, and pulling back a bit and showing how the universe is shared, and the friction that comes from the sharing of it,” he added.
FIRST: Before HARBINGER WARS 2 begins, JUMP ON BOARD with HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – a STANDALONE INTRODUCTION TO THE VALIANT UNIVERSE’s most powerful forces from all-star creators Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín, the master storytellers that brought you SECRET WEAPONS, on May 2nd!
The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America…battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks.
Now, behind them, Livewire – leader of the Harbinger Foundation’s most unusual group of Secret Weapons – is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power.
Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision…and deactivate America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world’s most powerful heroes will soon converge…and the stage will be set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe!
On May 2nd, witness the ground zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained initiation into the senses-shattering clash of 2018, only in HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Michael Cho (Batwoman), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Felipe Massafera (Flashpoint: Abin Sur)!