Lenni Reviews: “Harbinger” vol 1 by Joshua Dysort and Khari Evans

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Peter Stanchek is a runaway teen with amazing powers. Using his powers to steal drugs to suppress them, he attracts the attention of Toyo Harada, head of the Harbinger Foundation. Harada uses his wealth and powers to train others with special abilities. Harada offers to train Peter so he won’t have to dope himself up in order to live a normal life but obviously, Harada has other motives.

Harada hits all the items on the list how to fail at recruiting someone. It’s almost comical. He thinks: “Hey, there’s this bullied, lonely kid with trust issues so let’s act super fucking shady, allow my people to bully him, and manipulate him into thinking he killed people.” I know it’s not as interesting but I’d like to see someone say “Hey. You have a lot of power and you may hurt people and destroy shit. We’d like to actively help you not to do that for just the selfish reason of not wanting to be one of the people you blow up. That cool with you?”

And I mean aside for the obvious good guys like X-Men and such.

That nitpick aside, this is intriguing so far. I like Peter and Faith and I want to know the deal with the Bleeding Monk who won’t die. Some interesting possibilities here.

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