First appearances - countdown to UNITY - Toyo Harada

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AnthonyF
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Favorite character: TOYO HARADA
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First appearances - countdown to UNITY - Toyo Harada

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T-minus 2 days till UNITY...

The count down to Unity continues, with Toyo Harada!

Toyo is the CEO of Harada Global Conglomerates, and (possibly) the most powerful man on Earth. Toyo was introduced in VALIANT's Solar #3, as Doctor Solar sought help from Harbinger foundation. Toyo instead tried to destroy Solar, after seeing that he had destroyed the Universe (long story...). Although Toyo was only present on 3 pages, his influence quickly grew in leaps and bounds, as Jim Shooter made Toyo the chief adversary in their flagship title, Harbinger.

Check the links below for original art from Dino's illustrious gallery, featuring Toyo's first appearance in Solar 3.

Solar 3
- Page 20 http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... &GSub=3071
- Page 23 http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... &GSub=3067
(Harada's seeming death - like any good villain, he didn't stay down)

- Interior cover to Harbinger: The Beginning http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... &GSub=5045

In 2012, VEI rebooted Harbinger by focusing on Toyo. The book especially highlighted him during the Harbinger War and Harbinger zero.

The links below have background on both the VEI and VH1 Toyo Harada

- http://www.comicvine.com/harada/4005-7182/
- http://the-book-of-geomancer.wikia.com/wiki/Toyo_Harada

Thanks for reading!!


From the original Harada story, in Harbinger: The Beginning (2008)
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From the Harbinger #0, Clayton Crain pullbox cover
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Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - Toyo Harada

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He's my favorite character in the Valiant Universe.

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Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - Toyo Harada

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obijuan wrote:He's my favorite character in the Valiant Universe.

Mine too! :thumb:

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obijuan
Harbinger rank: Nensei
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Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:12:09 am
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Favorite character: Toyo Harada
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Joshua Dysart
Favorite artist: Patrick Zircher
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Re: First appearances - countdown to UNITY - Toyo Harada

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AnthonyF wrote:
obijuan wrote:He's my favorite character in the Valiant Universe.

Mine too! :thumb:
It looks like we only differ in our favorite artist. Pretty cool. :clap:


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