Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 Posts Advance Sell-Out of 46,000 Print Run, Immediately Returns to Press

Harbinger Renegades #1More than a week before it hits stores, one of the fall’s most anticipated first issues is already on track to become one of the biggest comic book debuts of 2016 from any independent publisher!

Valiant is proud to announce that HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES by multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetroplitan, The Boys) – has sold out of its complete 46,000 copy print run at the distributor level in advance of its November 16th street date and will immediately return to store shelves with the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING.

Hot on the heels of the news that HARBINGER RENEGADE’s oversized, 40-page first issue will begin the march towards Valiant’s HARBINGER WARS 2 mega-event in 2018, retailer and fan demand for the return of the publisher’s high-powered teenage superteam has even managed to outstrip the issue previously certified as the year’s best-selling independent superhero debut – the ongoing debut of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert in July’s FAITH #1.

“Make no mistake: HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 might just be the most important first issue of Valiant’s releases in 2016,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “What happens here will set the tone not just for HARBINGER WARS 2 over the coming year, but also introduce some of the most substantial changes the Valiant Universe has faced yet. Who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies… HARBINGER RENEGADE is going to have a colossal impact on what the future holds.” 

To make sure adequate supplies are available in stores nationwide, participating retailers will receive bonus copies of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING in 50% proportion to their orders of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 first printing A cover by Darick Robertson. Further copies of the HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING have also been made available for order through Diamond code: SEP168553.

Packed with 40 explosive pages of all-new content, HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 kicks off with an all-new introduction to the world of Harbinger with artwork by Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)! Then, meet the Valiant Universe’s next major adversary with the first appearance of Alexander Solomon – the titular “renegade” that will forever change the fate and ultimate future of Peter Stanchek, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and the rest of Valiant’s upstart superteam – in a never-before-seen prologue with artwork by Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)!

At the height of his power, Toyo Harada, CEO of one of the world’s largest corporations and the most powerful psiot on the planet, discovered, recruited and activated Alexander Solomon. Gifted with the power of probability analysis, Solomon is able to predict future events with astonishing accuracy. This ability made him incredibly valuable to Harada. Working together over time, the two grew as close as father and son. Eventually, Solomon would rise to become one of Harada’s most trusted deputies and a member of his inner council…until Harada discovered that his protege had secretly been exploring an agenda in stark disobedience to his wishes. Betrayed, Harada sent a strike team to neutralize Solomon. That strike team’s failure sent Solomon underground…until now…

And, soon, Alexander Solomon’s renegade vision for the future of humanity will put him on a one-way collision course with Valiant’s number-one team of super-powered upstarts: the Harbinger Renegades!

On November 16th, be there as Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson usher in a major new era in Valiant history – and begin the countdown to HARBINGER WARS 2 – only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1! Featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Wolverine), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Kano (Daredevil), Pere Perez (FAITH), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl), the colossal comics debut of 2016 starts right here with a perilous new vision of the future that awaits Valiant’s number-one superteam!

Set for publication in 2018, further details on the HARBINGER WARS 2 event are currently classified. However, fans can get their first look at Valiant’s biggest and most ambitious event to date in HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – the exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prelude to the landmark comic event of 2018, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – on sale November 16th in comic shops everywhere.

NOTE: The HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 first and second printings will both include the first redeemable coupon for HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #1*

Written by RAFER ROBERTS

Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)

Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)

Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)

Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)

Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)

Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)

Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)

Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/24/16)

*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 SECOND PRINTING*

Written by RAFER ROBERTS

Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP168553)

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 

*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #1 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #2*

Written by RAFER ROBERTS

Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (OCT161966)

Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161967)

Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (OCT161968)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT161970)

Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161971)

Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (OCT161972)

Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available (OCT161969)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #2 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

HARBINGER RENEGADE #3*

Written by RAFER ROBERTS

Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (NOV161937)

Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV161938)

Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (NOV161939)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV161940)

Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV161941)

Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (NOV161942)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

*INCLUDES MAIL-AWAY COUPON #3 (of 4) FOR HARBINGER WARS 2 #0

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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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