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Watch the First Episode of Happy! for Free on YouTube

SyFy has posted the complete first episode of Happy! for free on Youtube. Happy! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

Preview: X-O Manowar #9

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #9

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP172039)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (SEP172040)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (SEP172041)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP172042)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale NOVEMBER 22nd (FOC – 10/30/2017)

Hail to the emperor!

With his throne attained and his enemies defeated, Aric of Dacia is not only the undisputed emperor of the war-shattered world of Gorin… He is one of the most feared warlords in the known galaxy! But as this former hero of Earth grows more confident with each brutal campaign, he’ll soon discover that his greatest enemy is…himself. Can Aric and the ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor that he wields peacefully sustain such unyielding amounts of power…or will the thirst for war inside him consume everything he’s fought for?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Dept. H), and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) crown the final chapter of “EMPEROR” here as Valiant’s chart-topping interstellar opus challenges the cosmos itself!

Preview: Wonder Woman/Conan #3

Wonder Woman/Conan #3

(W) Gail Simone (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Darick Robertson
In Shops: Nov 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Conan saved the island princess he’s chained to, but even as Diana’s memories start to return, their situation grows ever more dire. For they learn the Corvidae are meddling in their fates, hoping to provoke a battle. And what these witches want, they are determined to get! Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

Preview: Wonder Woman/Conan #2

Wonder Woman/Conan #2

(W) Gail Simone (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Darick Robertson
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Diana has escaped the Cimmerian gladiator’s arena, but she’s exchanged that battleground for an equally dire fate. Now she’s chained to Conan-the warrior who refused to fight-and they’ve been sold to a pirate’s crew! When their ship founders in a storm, a leap into shark-infested waters seems like the safest course… Co-Published with Dark Horse Comics.

Happy! Gets Its First Trailer

The holiday season will never be the same. Based on the extremely graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, Happy! premieres December 6 on SYFY.

Happy! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

Preview: Harbinger Renegade #8

HARBINGER RENEGADE #8

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (AUG172128)
Cover B by BALDEMAR RIVAS (AUG172129)
Cover C by KANO (AUG172130)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (AUG172131)
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON (AUG172132)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 11th (FOC – 9/18/2017)

Massacred!

As “MASSACRE” continues to tear the Harbinger Renegades apart, the battle lines reveal themselves… On one side, the fugitive psiot named Alexander Solomon and the concussive killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps…and on the other, the Harbinger Renegades and a growing army of newly activated recruits – untrained, unpredictable and potentially unstable. As their paths converge toward an inescapable confrontation, Peter Stanchek will be forced to make an impossible decision that will change the destiny of everyone in the Valiant Universe…and lay the fault lines for HARBINGER WARS 2!

“MASSACRE” seeks its final victim as Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) prepare for the biggest, bloodiest confrontation in Valiant history!

 

Happy! Gets a New Teaser Trailer, Rough Day

Happy! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

Preview: Wonder Woman/Conan #1

Wonder Woman/Conan #1

(W) Gail Simone (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Darick Robertson
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

Review: Harbinger Renegade #7

HR_007_COVER-B_PORTELAMASSACRE has claimed a life from the Renegades’ own ranks… and their new mission starts now: to rally as many psiots to their cause as possible. Now, this damaged team of telekinetic teenagers are off the grid and on the move, traveling America to recruit soldiers for the inevitable war they all see coming. But they are being watched…

You know those comics that sound really interesting from the previews and solicits, but then fail to live up to any of the promise shown in those texts? Yeah, that’s this one.

Harbinger Renegade #7 has the dubious task of following on from an interlude issue (albeit a pretty good one) which in turn followed the first part of the Massacre story line in which half a dozen or so semi prominent Valiant characters were killed – but none of those characters had previously appeared in this series, so it’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen the Renegades in any real form – and this is our first chance to see how they’ve reacted to the events in Rook. Unfortunately, the emotion shown from the team as they react to the news of their friends being nearly wiped out feels, with one exception, a little blasé (although one could make the argument that with all the death they’ve seen in their young lives, this is exactly the point).

That being said, the tone of this issue is one of grief and how people deal with it in different ways; unfortunately the execution isn’t as strong as one would hope, and while there were an occasional small hill, overall the issue felt a little flat – though a large part of that was likely due to the art.

To say that artistically, this really wasn’t my cup of tea would be bordering on an understatement. HR_007_005 While the pages did have some interesting layouts, the art is far from my favourite. Obviously this is personal opinion, and you may love the art – if that’s the case then I’m happy for you – but I just found it generally boring. I feel the need to reiterate that this is purely personal preference because the art is well done it just didn’t excite me; in fact I felt the exact same way reading this as I would when looking at an Archie Digest comic: the art is just there, but it’s nothing special.

Ultimately this isn’t a bad issue, and I’m hesitant to rag on it too much because I feel it’s just a weaker chapter in the overall direction of the comic, rather than the new quality level we’ll get going forward. I also think that the gap between issues isn’t helping the series, either and while part of that is down to the placement of the interlude issue (which I quite enjoyed) last month that directly  interrupted the flow of the Massacre story line, the multi-month gap since we last saw the Renegade team isn’t helping either.

If you’re reading this series, then it’s worth at least flicking through Harbinger Renegade #7, but if you want to start with Valiant’s comics, then you can do a lot better than starting here.

Story: Rafer Roberts Penciler: Darick Robertson
Inker: Walden Wong Colourist: Diego Rodriguez
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

Valiant Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Harbinger Renegade #7

HARBINGER RENEGADE #7

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN172070)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUN172071)
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN  (JUN172072)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (JUN172074)
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN172075)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 6th
Moving targets!

“MASSACRE” has claimed a life from the Renegades’ own ranks… and their new mission starts now: to rally as many psiots to their cause as possible. Now, this damaged team of telekinetic teenagers are off the grid and on the move, traveling America to recruit soldiers for the inevitable war they all see coming. But they are being watched…

“MASSACRE” seeks its next victim as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) escalate THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 to the point of no return…and lead the Renegades toward their most seismic confrontation yet!

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