The Road to Harbinger Wars 2, Valiant’s heavily anticipated 2018 crossover event, begins now with a four-part story arc beginning in Harbinger Renegade #5.

This new arc dubbed, “Massacre,” will written by Rafer Roberts with art by Darick Robertson. They will reintroduce the H.A.R.D. Corps except they are newer, deadlier, and brutally efficient and will come crashing down on America’s renegade team of teenage superhumans.

Valiant is even promising a major hero will fall as the countdown begins!

“The death that occurs in HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is going to have a profound effect on the trajectory of the Valiant Universe for at least the next year,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “HARBINGER has always been about the stakes and real-world consequences of power in practice. The events of ‘MASSACRE’ are going to rip through the Harbinger Renegades like a shockwave. This is a key moment that will directly lay the groundwork to HARBINGER WARS 2.”

“Everything we’ve already done in HARBINGER RENEGADE and everything we are going to do is akin to placing bricks along a path,” writer Rafer Roberts told Comic Book Resources. “We are building a road; a road that leads to war.”

Harbinger Renegade #5 promises to be a doozy of an issue. Not only do we get a death of a major Valiant hero, the reintroduction of the H.A.R.D. Corps, but Valiant is also promising the face of the antagonist, Valiant’s most formidable villain, that will bring Harbinger Wars 2 to bear will make their first appearance.

Toyo Harada’s former protege, Alexander Solomon, has worked hard using his his psiot abilities to predict and analyze future potentials. He’s reunited the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – as part of his cover operations. And now he is ready to begins his real gambit. However, Solomon isn’t the only player in the game and Major Charlie Palmer deploys a new division of the H.A.R.D. Corps, a militarized psiot hunting unit. The H.A.R.D. Corps are going to rain down blood and calamity in America in an all-out firefight.

Harbinger Renegade #5 kicks off “Massacre” in July!

Harbinger Renegade #5

Cover A by Darick Robertson