The fan-favorite "Harbinger" creative team of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans will join forces in February on another Valiant Entertainment series. Evans joins Dysart on "Imperium" with issue #13 for a four-part arc titled "Stormbreak," one that's said to "leave Valiant's most notorious villain changed forever." CBR has the exclusive first details and cover art from the story.
In "Stormbreak," Dysart and Evans set former UNITY leader Livewire and the H.A.R.D. Corps on a collision course with Toyo Harada. As the one-time head of the Harbinger Foundation and his growing group of revolutionary despots continue to cut a swathe across the global political landscape, Livewire and her allies do their best to stop him.
"'Imperium' is one of the most provocative, most daring, and most cerebral series anywhere in comics today," Editor Alejandro Arbona said in a statement. "Joshua Dysart's team of anti-heroes and ideologues has made 'Imperium' a title that is as disturbing as it is action-packed. Now, with Khari Evans coming aboard to deliver the same dynamic storytelling that made 'Harbinger' a milestone chapter in Valiant history,Â 'Stormbreak'Â is going to raise 'Imperium's' already colossal stakes even higher. Without a doubt, the return of Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps to Toyo Harada's world is going to have widespread ramifications for the political landscape of the Valiant Universe."
CBR has the first look at the issue's solicitation copy and several variant covers, along with the full press release, below.
IMPERIUM #13 (NEW ARC! "STORMBREAK" - PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CAFU
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN FEBRUARY!
Official Press Release
Valiant is proud toÂ announceÂ "STORMBREAK" - a four-part jumping-on point and crucial new milestone for the Valiant Universe beginning in IMPERIUM #13! Reuniting the acclaimed creative team behind HARBINGER, jump on board here with a brand-new story arc as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Immortal Iron Fist) re-team for an essential new chapter of the series that will leave Valiant's most notorious villain changed forever! Toyo Harada's war for utopia is about to come to a brutal boiling point...and now two of the Valiant Universe's most formidable forces - UNITY's former team leader and psiot technopath, Livewire, and Project Rising Spirit's tech-augmented strike force, the H.A.R.D. Corps - are about to the lead the front line of a no-holds-barred attack on Harada's revolutionary team of monsters and malcontents!
"IMPERIUM is one of the most provocative, most daring, and most cerebral series anywhere in comics today," said Editor Alejandro Arbona. "Joshua Dysart's team of anti-heroes and ideologues has made IMPERIUM a title that is as disturbing as it is action-packed. Now, with Khari Evans coming aboard to deliver the same dynamic storytelling that made HARBINGER a milestone chapter in Valiant history,Â STORMBREAKÂ is going to raise IMPERIUM's already colossal stakes even higher. Without a doubt, the return of Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps to Toyo Harada's world is going to have widespread ramifications for the political landscape of the Valiant Universe."
Toyo Harada will save the world...if he doesn't doom it first. The revolutionary disruption that Harada and his team have launched - by deposing tyrants, housing refugees, and feeding the poor - has come at the expense of the world's wealthiest nations. When the planet's leaders have had enough, it will be decided: Toyo Harada must die. Now a crack unit of operatives will stand against Harada on the global stage...with his own former pupil Livewire taking him head-on! Meanwhile, Harada's military lieutenant and Project Rising Spirit defector Gravedog is about to meet his match as the H.A.R.D. Corps' own Major Charlie Palmer drops into the firefight of a lifetime!
This February, war comes raging back to Toyo Harada's own doorstep for "STORMBREAK" in IMPERIUM #13 - featuring covers by all-star artists Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), CAFU (UNITY), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans), and Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK)! Join the series that Bloody Disgusting callsÂ "the height of sophisticated comic book stories"Â right here as Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans - the HarveyÂ Award-nominated team behind HARBINGER - pit the Valiant Universe's most notorious superteam against the agents of the very system they've sworn to overthrow, beginning in IMPERIUM #13!