Writer: Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski
Art: Clayton Henry, Pere Perez, and Mico Suayan
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Dave Lanphear
Covers: Patrick Zircher, Trevor Hairsine, Stephane Perger, and Juan Doe
Advanced Review by Scott Keys
This issue marks the conclusion of Harbinger Wars, and boy was it an ending! This issue brings things to a (very) bloody conclusion, but it is also just the beginning.
Dysart and Swierczynski write a very convincing urban war zone scenario, all while giving each group ample “screen time.” Even though there were many storylines to tie up, it never felt slow or forced. If anything, it read incredibly quickly, but in an “edge of your seat” kind of way, not an “I paid $4 for THIS!” kind of way.
As I said in my Archer & Armstrong #11 review, Henry and Perez have very similar styles, and their pages read together seamlessly. The Suayan pages looked vastly different, but that’s what they were going for (since it leads directly into Harbinger #14). The dynamic style of Henry and Perez did Dysart & Swierczynski’s script justice, keeping the reader enthralled and excited!
Harbinger Wars was an excellent miniseries, and sets up the Valiant Universe for even more great stories in the future. I would highly recommend picking this story up (either single issues, digitally, or in trade).
Harbinger Wars #4 comes out July 17, 2013 from Valiant Entertainment at your local comic shop and digitally.
Art: 4 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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