July 3, 2012 - The true story
Tough to side with X-Men
But I can't not.
The best part of Harbinger
On the boards the other day, someone mentioned that the best part of Harbinger wasn't Pete. And Faith wasn't the most notable hero, either. The most notable part of Harbinger - and I agree - is Harada.
The book is called Harbinger. Remember - that's his foundation. His group - and this starts and ends with Harada.
The book does do a bit of re-telling of the ending from the last book - as expected. Turns out, the kids are OKAY! Hooray! And Eclipse WANTED to leave. But Harada laying a plan to take Aric over in the future - excellent. Especially when we know that Aric will die killing Harada's body. This is a much better link to the Chaos Effect.
Trask, you fool! So begins an excellent trek in the chapters of X-Men comics. The Sentinels - are the re-birth of World War II paranoia. And an attack on muties begins! Of course it wasn't perfected until much later, but...
Trask immediately loses control of his invention - on national TV, no less. Nice work, dummy! The Sentinels - in their first form - are tough guys - but still relatively small in comparison.
I'm not sure if writers intended such a long-reaching perspective with mutant-kind, but it became by far the most enduring part of the comic. Certainly in the eighties - past the Civil Rights big thrust of the Sixties - and even today has become representative of the gay rights movement. Both Ian McKellan and Singer have referred to its personal connection to them through X-Men films.