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Wondercon 2014: Harbinger #25 and Harbinger: Omegas #1 this Summer!

Spinning out of the deadly consequences of “Death of a Renegade” in next week’s Harbinger #22, Valiant has announced two major milestones coming this summer for the wildly acclaimed ongoing series Harbinger by writer Joshua Dysart!

As detailed at WonderCon 2014, the title will reach its long-planned finale with July’s Harbinger #25 – an oversized, anniversary milestone issue featuring the final chapter of Dysart’s long-running confrontation between Harbinger’s super-powered team of teenage Renegades and their omega-powered ex-mentor, telekinetic zealot Toyo Harada.

Clocking in at a massive 48 pages, Harbinger #25 will also feature the return of original series artist Khari Evans – plus all-new stories and artwork from an incredible cast of talents, including Barry Kitson, Justin Jordan, Lucy Knisley, Riley Rossmo, Ron Wimberly, and many, many more.

Then, in August – out of the ashes of Harbinger #25‘s devastating climax – find out what happens next to the most powerful players in the Harbinger universe as Joshua Dysart and heat-seeking artist Rafa Sandoval pick up of the pieces with an all-new, three-issue mini-series – Harbinger: Omegas #1 (of 3) – that closes the door on one generation of Harbinger Renegades…and prepares the foundation for another.

This is an all-new starting point that reveals what happens when the full extent of Harada’s secret superhuman empire is exposed to the public, and just the how the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that will change their lives… their team… and their destinies forever.

Look more major Harbinger news to follow during summer 2014.

HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with JUSTIN JORDAN, LUCY KNISLEY, and MORE!
Art by KHARI EVANS, BARRY KITSON, LUCY KNISLEY, RILEY ROSSMO, RON WIMBERLY, and MORE!
Covers by MICO SUAYAN and JENNY FRISON
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY
Throwback Cover by SEAN CHEN
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
COMING IN JULY!

HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN AUGUST!

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Review: Black Dynamite #1

BlackDynamite_01-pr-1He’s a powder keg of black fury that’s about to explode! The baddest kung-fu cat to ever appear on screen is coming to comics so you suckers better duck!  Former CIA agent, international ladies man, and sworn ass-kicking enemy of The Man… he’s Black Dynamite—and he’s about to walk into the most dangerous journey of his life!

Black Dynamite #1 takes the spoof action/comedy blaxploitation cult character and brings him to the comic pages courtesy of IDW Publishing. The kung-fu fighting former CIA agent Black Dynamite must deal with the reality he might not be the best thing there is for his neighborhood, leading him to a strange journey.

I’m a huge fan of 70s exploitation and especially blaxploitation films. There’s something about them that’s fun, entertaining, action packed, and a solid commentary on society. They’re also usually highly offensive. The first issue hits all of those perfectly having me laughing and cringing at the same time. This feels like the movie, character and genre laid out on comic pages.

The first issue is mostly set-up, so its difficult to say exactly how the overall story is, but the events leading up to Black Dynamite hitting the road, and what’s said by various folks is just amazing, with dialogue I’ll have to use in real life at some point (and probably either be slapped or looked at funny).

The blaxploitation genre has a long history of being spoofed, and Black Dynamite keeps up that tradition. There’s a fine line between spoofing and mocking something and the first issue perfectly walks it.

Brian Ash‘s awesome writing is backed up Ron Wimberly and Sal Buscema‘s fantastic art with a retro feel to it all that would fit in perfectly with actual comics from the 70s.

This was just a fun comic for me and anyone who either dug the movie this comic is based on, or that type of genre in general should absolutely pick this up.

Story: Brian Ash Art: Ron Wimberly, Sal Buscema
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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