“This is a really solid finale. It takes everything you’ve loved about The Harbinger up to his point and just takes it to a satisfying conclusion perfectly in keeping with all the themes and ideas that have been used throughout.”
“This is another strong issue. I love how this expands out the mythology and detail, pushing things in a new direction. Not to mention there’s the usual great art designs and action scenes. I am intrigued as to where the Armorclads will go next and what lies in the future for the new and improved Ironclads.”
“I am delighted to say this is an excellent return to form for Archer & Armstrong. This was a really good first issue with writing that got the characters and wrote them well, with art that worked for the characters and effective and fun lettering. I enjoyed everything about this issue and it was great to see the boys back on form.”
“I did really enjoy this issue. I thought the art was clever and the style really helped get across the trauma of poor Peter being shot in the head. The different elements were all really strongly done. As before my main complaint is I feel we could have more. It’s at least set things up ready for the finale, where I suspect we’ll get something of a major showdown. A solid issue that I think anyone who has read Harbinger up to this point will appreciate.”
“The art is exciting, the plot building and the writing are solid. The pacing is excellent. This is a book I think I will very much enjoy going forward. Armorclads is a book that is showing off some excellent potential.”
“I was very satisfied with the way things went and this was a very fitting end to what has been a pretty solid narrative with the Deadside War.”
This week we’re rounding up four first issues from the month gone by!
“Overall this was probably my favourite issue of The Harbinger so far. It brought back one of my favourite characters and used her really well. It upped the stakes for Peter in a number of ways, it also didn’t neglect characters introduced previously. It was really well balanced.”
“I don’t yet know if Armorclads will win my heart the way pretty much every Valiant book has in the past but I find myself wanting it to. It’s got a lot going for it. If you like anything involving people in mechanised suits fighting alien bugs on a far off world then Armorclads is for you. It’s full of strong potential.”
“So The Harbinger #5 turns out to be building strongly on the first arc. Long time fans will enjoy the cameos/appearances.”
“This is a strong issue for Jack Boniface. It’s a great character insight.”
“This is an issue that I think Valiant fans will definitely enjoy. The art is strong and very atmospheric and the writing backs up the storyline and characters really nicely.”
“Overall there’s some really excellent art and lettering which services a great plot and solid character insight. If you have not read The Harbinger yet what better point to start than to go back and read this first arc?”
“The stakes are increasing, the lines are being drawn and Shadowman is in the thick of it.”
This week Angela and Zach are discussing one of Bigger Than Capes favourite books from the past year: X-O Manowar!
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