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Harbinger: Omegas #1

Writer Joshua Dysart's "Harbinger: Omegas" #1 is a low-key but critical conduit between the recently-concluded "Harbinger" series and whatever comes next, nicely laid out and cleverly drawn by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 11th, 2014

Harbinger #24

"Harbinger" #24 bridges the gap between last issue's "Death of a Renegade" and next issue's finale, and Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans both bring plenty of suspense and emotion into this excellent and surprisingly quiet issue.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 18th, 2014

Harbinger #23

The death of a Renegade raises new questions about Pete Stanchek's agenda in this solid issue.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Matt Little
June 2nd, 2014

X-O Manowar #25

"X-O Manowar" #25 is an extra-sized anniversary celebration from Robert Venditti and company that celebrates the past and also looks forward to the upcoming "Armor Hunters" story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Andy Runton, Justin Jordan, Tom Fowler
Artists:
J.G. Jones, Bryan Hitch, Diego Bernard, Allison Rodriguez, Andy Runton, Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, John Rauch, Barry Kitson, Allan Passalaqua, Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 26th, 2014

X-O Manowar #24

"X-O Manowar" #24 is a prelude of the upcoming "Armor Hunters" series and a fine introduction to the X-O Manowar cast of characters thanks to writer Robert Venditti and artist Diego Bernard.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Diego Bernard, Alison Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2014

Unity #6

Matt Kindt continues to make the case for a legitimate team book in the Valiant Universe, and the accessible "Unity" #6 is a worthy example. Competently and attractively drawn by Cafu, it's a worthwhile gateway comic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 9th, 2014

Unity #5

"Unity" #5 brings Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and X-O Manowar back together to try and rescue Livewire from the predicament that writer Matt Kindt and artist CAFU have put her in.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 14th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps

"Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps" #0 spans three decades and delivers some interesting insider information courtesy of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper and ChrisCross.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper, ChrisCross, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 26th, 2014

Harbinger #20

Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry start a new storyline in bold fashion in "Harbinger" #20, which introduces a new teenage character and gives a peek into a very troubling future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Unity #2

"Unity" #2 features Toyo Harada's latest attempt to bring an end to the reign of X-O Manowar from writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2013

Shadowman #13

Valiant presents a new creative team for a jumping on point for new readers to join Peter Milligan and Roberto de la Torre in "Shadowman" #13.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 9th, 2013

Unity #1

This generation's "Unity" #1 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite, like its predecessor, makes a good case for giving Valiant a try, while also making for a well-written and nice-looking entry for the publisher's existing readers.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 5th, 2013

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15

The title of "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #15 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Emanuela Lupacchino is a distillation of its plot: getting Bloodshot back into action and having him team up with the H.A.R.D. Corps team.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortega
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 21st, 2013

Eternal Warrior #2

"Eternal Warrior" #2 has Greg Pak, Trevor Hairsine and Clayton Crain show how and why Gilad has retired from defending the Earth, even as his family has come back to haunt him.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2013

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14

The cover for this issue declares an all-new team, title and mission, with Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Emanuela Lupacchino making "Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #14 good on those promises.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 19th, 2013

Eternal Warrior #1

Solid writing and fantastic art mark the Eternal Warrior's return to the stands, but the story chooses to focus on moments that make it feel jumpy and unsatisfying.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
September 13th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #4

"Harbinger Wars" #4 proves that superhero crossover events can be highly entertaining, as this carefully crafted and uncluttered conclusion by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, and a team of artists illustrates.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Pere Perez, Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 18th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #3

In "Harbinger Wars" #3 by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry and Pere Perez, the H.A.R.D. Corps is reactivated and Bloodshot, Harada's Eggbreakers, The Renegades and Generation Zero all converge in Vegas.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 17th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #1

"Harbinger Wars" #1 has Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, and Mico Suayan bring together plot threads from "Harbinger" and "Bloodshot," but it's less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 5th, 2013

Shadowman #5

"Shadowman" #5 by Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano and Roberto Delatorre continues young Jack Boniface's initiation-by-fire as Shadowman and also widens the mythology of the Valiant Universe.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano, Roberto Delatorre
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 11th, 2013

Harbinger

Joshua Dysart, Mico Suayan, and Pere Perez show Harada's origin in "Harbinger" #0, but the trip back to Hiroshima 1945 is anything but a pleasant flashback.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Mico Suayan, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 2013

Sword of Sorcery #3

In "Sword of Sorcery" #3, both "Amethyst" by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti and "Beowulf" by Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz feature some face-to-face confrontation time with murderous villainesses that are kind to one of the her

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Claude St. Aubin, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 24th, 2012

A+X #3

"A+X" #3 has a Black Panther/Storm story by Jason Aaron and Pasqual Ferry and a Hawkeye/Gambit story by James Asmus and Billy Tan with mixed results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, James Asmus
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry, Billy Tan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 19th, 2012

Bloodshot #6

In "Bloodshot" #6 by Duane Swiercynski and Manuel Garcia, the supporting cast and dialogue shine as Bloodshot and allies infiltrate Project Rising Spirit's heavily guarded facility in order to get answers about Bloodshot's origin and p

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Shadowman #2

Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher mix elements of both the Valiant and Acclaim versions of "Shadowman," and then add in their own new ideas to create a cohesive and fun horror-meets-superhero comic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2012

Sword of Sorcery #2

In "Amethyst" by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti, the Houses form new allegiances within and without as Amaya chooses her path, while "Beowulf" by Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz sees Wiglaf choosing sides as Beowulf wages war on Grendel.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 26th, 2012

Harbinger #6

In the dust of the epic battle between Harada and Peter, Kris Hathaway is drawn back into Peter Stanchek's orbit in "Harbinger" #6, in which she makes life-changing choices about revenge, war, power and injustice, and her own future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Phil Briones, Andrew Hennessey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 26th, 2012

Shadowman #1

"Shadowman" #1 by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher shows elements of promise, but ultimately doesn’t wow out of the gate.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 7th, 2012

Sword of Sorcery #1

Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti's "Amethyst" is pure fun and a guilty pleasure, and Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz continue to flesh out their mysterious and grim, half-medieval, half-futuristic take on "Beowulf."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 19th, 2012

AVX VS #6

The final issue of "AVX VS," arguably the summer's most divisive series, offers readers the most surprising installment yet, as things get weird.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Kathryn Immonen, Christopher Hastings, Jeph Loeb, Jason Aaron, Dan Slott
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Roslan, Mark Morales, Stuart Immonen, Mike Deodato Jr., Ed McGuinness, Joe Chabot, Arthur Adams, Ramon K. Perez, Katie Cook
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 8th, 2012

Sword of Sorcery

"Sword of Sorcery" #0 might have an inelegant title, but Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti's revival of "Amethyst" is off to a good start, and Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz's "Beowulf" is strong, too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 19th, 2012

Think Tank #2

In "Think Tank" #2, Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal, hotshot scientific genius David Loren reveals why he created his treasonous "Godfather" plan and David's friendship with fellow scientist Mannish is put to the test.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 10th, 2012

Batwing

"Batwing" #0 is a wonderful example what these #0 issues from DC should be: true stories of characters "Before the New 52!"

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Marcus To, Ryan Winn, Richard Zajac
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Action Comics

In a flashback to the days when Superman had only just arrived in Metropolis, Grant Morrison asks, "What would happen to someone who stole Superman's cape?"

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 7th, 2012

Think Tank #1

"Think Tank" #1 is kind of what the first "Iron Man" film could have been without Tony Stark ever developing a suit of Iron Man of armor.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

X-Men Legacy #270

"X-Men Legacy" continues to flounder under Christos Gage and David Baldeon, even as they try their best to tell smaller more personal stories related, but not critical, to "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordan Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 27th, 2012

X-Men Legacy #269

Rogue and Ms. Marvel reunite to duke it out in "X-Men Legacy" #269, but the real battle is in Rogue's mind and loyalties.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragonia
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 2nd, 2012

X-Men Legacy #268

"X-Men Legacy" #268 brings Frenzy to the front lines of the Phoenix Five's global sweep.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 14th, 2012

Batwing #6

"Batwing" is losing some air-speed as the initial storyline begins to drag.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Brian Reber
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 2nd, 2012

X-Men Legacy #258

Rogue’s team of X-Men concludes their attempt to rescue Lorna, Alex, and Rachel.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 13th, 2011

Batwing #3

"Batwing" isn't bad, but it's losing a bit of steam.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 3rd, 2011

Batwing #2

Batwing continues to fight under the symbol of the Bat, even though he has a big gaping wound in his chest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 6th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #256

Trapped in space on a space station being pulled into a collapsing sun, our heroes try to stay alive and not worry about how they’re going to get home.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Craig Yeung, Jeff Huet, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 2nd, 2011

Batwing #1

The DC relaunch all but guaranteed a new plethora of Bat-books. Week One saw 3 released, including “Batwing," which spins out of the stories from the much-ballyhooed “Batman, Inc."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd WInick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 9th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #254

Rogue and her team attempt to track down the missing X-Men.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 28th, 2011

X-Men #15.1

The X-Men investigate small-town demonic possession, and the new Ghost Rider intervenes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 15th, 2011

X-Factor #221

Rahne and her child become the victim of mystical forces, while Shatterstar attempts to save them both.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Dennis Calero
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 20th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #250

A new team of X-Men assemble to take down Legion’s errant personalities.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Steve Kurth, Tom Palmer, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 12th, 2011

New Mutants #24

“Age of X” ends with a whimper, not a bang. Plus some other clichés.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 2nd, 2011

X-Men Legacy #247

How did the Age of X come to be? The answer may surprise you! Or disappoint you.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 17th, 2011
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