This is a bit of old news these days, but man, we gotta catch up some time.
And what a way to catch up.
Boom! This cover is awesome!
Jeff Lemire is drawing the variant cover to Harbinger #8. Check it out to the right!
Jeff Lemire is well known for the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, and most recently, Underwater Welder. In addition, he’s been writing some of the cooler comics for DC, like Animal Man and Frankenstein.
Jeff Lemire brings his unique illustration style to this cover, drawn in ballpoint pen style on lined paper.
This thing looks so cool. It is unique and different, and doesn’t look like anything else on the stands. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.
In addition, we’ve got the other covers for Harbinger #8. They are continuing the series of covers featuring a close-up portrait of one of the Harbinger renegades. This time it is the “douche-bag” Torque cover.
We’ve also got a sweet Flamingo cover. The more Flamingo, the better.
Check out the official word from the good folks at Valiant:
Valiant is proud to reveal a variant cover unlike any other for Harbinger #8 by superstar creator Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth). Rendered in ballpoint pen on ruled notebook paper, Lemire’s cover is Valiant’s line-wide variant offering for January 2013, covering the latest issue of the all-new “Renegades” arc by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and rising star Phil Briones.
“Josh Dysart is one of my favorite people and favorite writers in comics. We’ve wanted to work together for a long time now, but things never seem to line up with both of our busy schedules. When I heard Josh would be a part of the incredible Valiant relaunch with Harbinger, I immediately asked editor Jody LeHeup if I could do a variant. It may not be a full comic, but at least Josh and I have finally done something together,” said Lemire.
“I’m really excited about the high quality books Valiant has been putting out and it’s great to be a part of it in even this small way. I was so thrilled that Jody and the Valiant guys let me go nuts with my lo-fi ballpoint pen idea,” he added. “I had a blast!”
“Jeff routinely conjures some of the most engaging images and stories in comics and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with him again,” said Associate Editor Jody LeHeup. “This incredible cover is a testament to that fact and to his love for the outstanding work that Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Phil Briones and the rest of the Harbinger crew are doing right now.”
Out of the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation, the rise of the Valiant Universe’s first super-team continues this January! After fighting their way out of Toyo Harada’s secret academy for superhumans, Peter Stanchek and Faith “Zephyr” Herbert are out to recruit the next generation of psionics and strike the Harbinger empire wherever it may stand. Peter Stanchek. Zephyr. Kris. Flamingo. Torque. Meet the latest member of the resistance on January 23rd in Harbinger #8 – the next awesome installment of the series Comic Book Resources calls “a must-read.”
Valiant’s Harbinger #8 Lemire Linewide Variant is available to retailers who cumulatively order 125 copies or more of Valiant’s January titles in any combination. Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more information!
HARBINGER #8 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!Written by JOSHUA DYSARTArt by PHIL BRIONESCover by MICO SUAYANVariant Cover by KHARI EVANSLinewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE$3.99 US/Rated T+/32 pgs.