Valiant offer first look at "Harbinger Wars 2" #1

Valiant offer first look at "Harbinger Wars 2" #1

It's always great when publishers give a sneak peek at an upcoming story, and even moreso when it's a highly-anticipated company-wide crossover.  The good folks at Valiant have done just that today as they've released an extended preview of the upcoming Harbinger Wars 2 #1.  Check it out below.

Extended Preview Debut: HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 – Matt Kindt & Tomás Giorello Wage War on the Valiant Universe on May 30th!

As first revealed on Newsarama, Valiant is proud to present an extended look into HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – a powerful opening volley in the SEISMIC SIX-PART EVENT that represents the most ambitious Valiant crossover ever attempted! On May 30th, recent Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, X-O MANOWAR) teams up with astounding artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) to strike deep into the heart of the Valiant Universe with an unstoppable collision between some of comics’ greatest titans!

“It’s really great to be with Valiant and a line of comics that have really blown up over the last five years to the point that we can sustain a sequel to a previous event,” writer Matt Kindt told Newsarama. “It’s kind of crazy – in the best way. If anything, it shows that the Universe has become so rich and diverse that we now have enough backstory built up that an event like this makes sense.”

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us – with the potential to become active at any moment – has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

This summer, Valiant’s biggest and most ambitious event yet takes hold…and, on May 30th, all of America will witness the raw, unrepentant power of the Valiant Universe unleashed in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!

THEN: The devastation continues on June 27th with HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 (of 4), as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and supertar artist Tomás Giorello unleash X-O Manowar on a world he thought he’d left behind, and fire off the next blast in a brutal barrage that will leave no hero unscathed! Featuring an incredible array of covers by J.G. Jones (Wanted), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Juan José Ryp (NINJA-K), and Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors)!

BUT FIRST: 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!

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!

In comic shops everywhere right now, witness a ground zero moment in the lives of Valiant’s greatest heroes, only in HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – and featuring covers by Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Michael Cho (Batwoman), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Felipe Massafera (Flashpoint: Abin Sur)!

Harbinger Wars 2 #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on May 30.  Check out the extended preview gallery below.

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