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The upcoming prequel standalone issue of Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 is not your usual one-shot. Written by the creative team of Valiant’s hit Secret Weapons series – Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín – Owen’s Story explores the newest recruit to the team “in a groundbreaking storytelling style that pushes the boundaries of the comics medium!” This will all lead up to Valiant’s Harbinger Wars 2, which will kick off in May:

Owen Cho is a conjurer, which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger by Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air, but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. Worse yet, his gift has landed him in a heap of trouble over the years… Namely, it got him locked away in The Willows – an off-the-grid facility for abstruse superhumans like himself – before Livewire and her team of like-minded “secret weapons” gave him a path with purpose…

But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects summoned from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! From the minds of SECRET WEAPONS’ all-star creative team, discover the significance behind the otherwise ordinary trinkets, toys, and gadgets conjured by Owen’s otherworldly ability across a series of lavishly illustrated double-page spreads and short stories specific to each object that weave together to form one cohesive narrative…and one of the year’s most innovative single issues.

Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 later this year, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together again to recount a life lived one item at a time in SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (NINJAK), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Hong (NINJAK), and Leif Jones (GENERATION ZERO)!

You can check out a preview of the upcoming standalone issue that is not to be missed below!

Then: On May 2nd, two of the most powerful creative minds in comics today – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY) and Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS) – join the powerhouse artistic team of Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K) and Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) for the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s biggest comics event in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)!

Utilizing an expansive, new and never-before-attempted comics format, each issue of the HARBINGER WARS 2 event will come fully loaded with 48 pages of content and two complete, full-length 22-page stories chronicling dueling fronts in the nationwide battle that will soon consume the Valiant Universe’s most powerful forces. The first, by writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomás Giorello – the blockbuster creative team that launched X-O MANOWAR, the most successful independent series of 2017 – will feature the head-on collision of the Harbinger Renegades and the newly returned X-O Manowar. The second, by writer Eric Heisserer and artist Raúl Allén with Patricia Martín – reuniting the all-star creators behind SECRET WEAPONS, 2017’s most successful independent limited series – will thrust Livewire and her new team of recruits into the center of a power struggle with the potential to tear America apart…

This summer, the blockbuster comics event of the New Year erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WAR 2 #1 (of 4)!

Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 hits comic stores on March 14th, with the first issue of Harbinger Wars 2 dropping on May 2.


Images: Valiant

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Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story Dives Deep Into Valiant’s New Recruit

Check out a preview of the upcoming one-shot before Harbinger Wars 2 hits in May!

By Scoot Allan | 01/11/2018 12:00 PM PT

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The upcoming prequel standalone issue of Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 is not your usual one-shot. Written by the creative team of Valiant’s hit Secret Weapons series – Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín – Owen’s Story explores the newest recruit to the team “in a groundbreaking storytelling style that pushes the boundaries of the comics medium!” This will all lead up to Valiant’s Harbinger Wars 2, which will kick off in May:

Owen Cho is a conjurer, which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger by Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air, but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. Worse yet, his gift has landed him in a heap of trouble over the years… Namely, it got him locked away in The Willows – an off-the-grid facility for abstruse superhumans like himself – before Livewire and her team of like-minded “secret weapons” gave him a path with purpose…

But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects summoned from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! From the minds of SECRET WEAPONS’ all-star creative team, discover the significance behind the otherwise ordinary trinkets, toys, and gadgets conjured by Owen’s otherworldly ability across a series of lavishly illustrated double-page spreads and short stories specific to each object that weave together to form one cohesive narrative…and one of the year’s most innovative single issues.

Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 later this year, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together again to recount a life lived one item at a time in SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (NINJAK), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Hong (NINJAK), and Leif Jones (GENERATION ZERO)!

You can check out a preview of the upcoming standalone issue that is not to be missed below!

Then: On May 2nd, two of the most powerful creative minds in comics today – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY) and Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS) – join the powerhouse artistic team of Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K) and Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) for the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s biggest comics event in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)!

Utilizing an expansive, new and never-before-attempted comics format, each issue of the HARBINGER WARS 2 event will come fully loaded with 48 pages of content and two complete, full-length 22-page stories chronicling dueling fronts in the nationwide battle that will soon consume the Valiant Universe’s most powerful forces. The first, by writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomás Giorello – the blockbuster creative team that launched X-O MANOWAR, the most successful independent series of 2017 – will feature the head-on collision of the Harbinger Renegades and the newly returned X-O Manowar. The second, by writer Eric Heisserer and artist Raúl Allén with Patricia Martín – reuniting the all-star creators behind SECRET WEAPONS, 2017’s most successful independent limited series – will thrust Livewire and her new team of recruits into the center of a power struggle with the potential to tear America apart…

This summer, the blockbuster comics event of the New Year erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WAR 2 #1 (of 4)!

Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 hits comic stores on March 14th, with the first issue of Harbinger Wars 2 dropping on May 2.


Images: Valiant

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