*Book source ~ Free from NoiseTrade
Title ~ Omega Rising
Series ~ Harbinger, Vol 1
Author ~ Joshua Dysart
Illustrator ~ Khari Evans, Lewis LaRosa, Matthew Clark, Jim Muniz
Publisher ~ Valiant
Published ~ 24 January 2013
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Pages ~ 128
My Rating ~ 5 bites
Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he's a psionically-charged "harbinger" with the potential to reshape the course of human history. But Peter's plight has not gone unnoticed. Respected philanthropist and fellow harbinger, Toyo Harada, is about to offer Peter the chance at the things for which the boy has always longed - family, inner peace, self-control - and induct him into the sprawling, secret network of conspiracy and subversion known as the Harbinger Foundation. Now, Peter begins his long road towards a destiny that will shake the very foundations of the Valiant Universe. His first lesson? All power comes with a price!
A bit of a different spin on a familiar concept. Sort of like X-Men only the abilities people have are mind-based and don’t affect the physical body. There’s no Mystique, Nightcrawler, Cyclops or Beast in this universe. At least, not that I’ve seen yet. I like Peter. What a shitty hand he was dealt. And I have to tell you, I’m not liking this Toyo dude very much. What the fuck? I like the story and the artwork is fantastic, too. I’m looking forward to more of this series.