The first Valiant Entertainment series I ever read was Joshua Dysart’s Harbinger, since that series I have become big supporter of Valiant’s great titles (granted this was all pre-DMG). From that series came my favorite character in the Valiant Universe, Toyo Harada. After Harbinger her was featured in another amazing series called Imperium also written by Dysart.
Today at ComicsPro 2018, Valiant Entertainment announced the six part prestige series titled The Life and Death of Toyo Harada. The series will once again be written by Dysart and featuring artwork by CAFU, Mico Suayan, Lewis LaRosa, Adam Pollina and more. The series is scheduled to be released early 2019. Here is the cover to the first issue by Butch Guise.
Here is a description of the book via a press release from Valiant Entertainment:
In 1945, the bombing of Hiroshima awakened an immense and terrifying power inside young Toyo Harada. A literal “child of the bomb,” as a newly orphaned teenager he quickly discovered that the explosion had unlocked extraordinary and extremely rare psionic powers within him. Powers that could allow him to read thoughts and control matter… To bend steel and stop bullets… To manipulate armies and deceive governments… To reshape the wills of men…and build a better world.
Ripped from his own family in a blinding flash of heat and fire, Harada set out to build a new one for himself…and dedicated decades to finding and activating other unique “psiots” — thousands of fellow latent telekinetics unknowingly living across the globe – that could be harnessed to further his mission. Across the years, he publicly became a billionaire businessman and philanthropist as CEO of Harada Global Conglomerates, while in secret, he quietly erected the Harbinger Foundation — a clandestine international operation dedicated to recruiting and training psiots for the day when their skills would be needed.
In 2019, that day will finally come. With the existence of psiots revealed to the world and the Harbinger Foundation left in ruins, Harada has been run to ground and outed as the invisible hand behind the course of recent human history. With his resources dwindling and a death warrant on his head, the world’s most powerful man is about to become its most dangerous…
In this series, we will see Toyo Harada will go against many of the world’s governments, while also looking into his past. In an interview with Vulture Dysart said that this series is the “culmination of my entire time at Valiant Entertainment.” But Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons made it clear that the book will also be accessible to people who have never picked up a comic book. Check out some amazing preview pages by Mico Suayan and CAFU.
What do you think of this new series featuring Toyo Harada? Let us know in the comment section below!
Valiant Entertainment’s The Life and Death of Toyo Harada hits comic book stands early 2019.
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Source: Vulture, Valiant Entertainment