Keeping up with the broadcasting about first issues that are hitting the stands from the comic book providers, these few titles can be found coming at our friendly neighborhood comic shops this August. There are two new titles and a trade paperback that I think will pique your interest. Check out the cover art and the premise which I have cribbed directly from the Valiant Entertainment press offerings.
Harbinger: Omegas – Writer: Joshua Dysart, Penciler: Rafa Sandoval, Cover Artist: Lewis LaRosa, Donovan Santiago, Glenn Fabry; “It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.” The team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada. This is the story of what happens next. Out of the ashes of Harbinger #25, find out what happens when the full extent of Harada’s secret empire is exposed to the public, and just the how the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that has changed their lives… their team… and their destinies forever.
The Delinquints – Writer: James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, Penciler: Kano, Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera, Donovan Santiago, Juan Doe, Emanuela Lupacchino; Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents! Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)
Shadowman: End Times – Writer: Peter Milligan, Penciler: Valentine De Landro, Cover Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli; Death comes to all… Jack Boniface thinks that he’s ﬁnally ﬁxed his life — and the source of the dark power inside him. But when a ﬁgure from the past emerges to reveal the troubling truth about his destiny, the latest Shadowman will be forced to run a gauntlet of his darkest fears realized: the rise of a wild new pantheon of Voodoo loas… the return of his father, Josiah…and the earthly restoration of his oldest and deadliest enemy, Master Darque. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and the devastating consequences are about to lead Jack Boniface to a perilous turning point! Collecting the oversized SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1-3, the end times begin right here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and red-hot artist Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) push New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian over the edge…and into a sinister new adventure!
My Thoughts: I’ll be digging into the Shadowman trade edition for sure since I missed the original issues and “The Delinquints” looks to be a lot of fun. I was a fan of “Quantum and Woody” when the first series ran and if this one follows suit we are in for a very strange ride for sure.
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