Solomon becomes a more intriguing character. Tremendous potential going forward in this series
Too much focus on Kris takes away from the other Renegades
Rating ( 8 )
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Solomon raises the stakes drastically in Harbinger Renegades #4. It opens up years ago when Solomon was first learning of his powers. He was taking care of his Aunt Carla, who raised him, and keeping a relatively low profile. He studies hard believing it would help him utilize his abilities better. However, everything changes when Toyo Harada pays him a visit and offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. And once Harada activates Solomon’s complete power there’s no limit to what he can achieve.
Fast forward to today and Solomon has his sights set on the Renegades. He tells Kris that his recent actions, including the attack on Torque, was for the purpose of reuniting them. Will Kris trust Solomon’s plans or will she stand against him? And what are Solomon’s true plans?
The prologue showing Solomon’s backstory once again didn’t disappoint. Rafer Roberts has been doing a masterful job building his stature to the point where it almost rivals Harada. His predictive powers can make him almost as dangerous since his true motives still haven’t been revealed. Unfortunately his time was spent attempting to convince Kris why he needed Peter’s abilities. Yes, it made sense since Peter trusts Kris but it seemed to undercut his perceived development.
Harbinger Renegades #4 is an overall solid conclusion to the first story arc reuniting the team. I really like Solomon’s rise because he’s an entertaining character with intriguing plans. However, the focus on Kris takes away somewhat from the other Renegades making progress. Still, the situation for the Renegades has so much potential I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them.