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Valiant Comic Book Alphabet of Cool – K

Here is yet another unique Valiant character!!


Kris Hathaway

That’s Kris driving the car.

Kris Hathaway was a smart, centered teenage girl who was in love with her boyfriend, Pete Stanchek, when he got caught up in the war between himself and the evil Toyo Harada.

The problem was that Kris was being FORCED to think these feelings for Peter, by his mind-control powers that he did not realize he had.

It is a great testament to her spirit that she was willing to continue on the same team as him, but she was devoted to their cause, even if she was not a superpowered being, herself.

Eventually, Kris began a relationship with her fellow teammate, Torque, the gentle giant of the team, and she ultimately bore his child – but not before Torque was killed in battle.

To add more pain upon her, Kris was forced to give her child up to the future – her and Torque’s son grew up in the future to become…well…more on that later. ;)

Kris was definitely the brains of Harbinger, and she was an intriguing, complex character.

Well done by Jim Shooter, David Lapham and Maurice Fontenot – all of them wrote her well.



Btw, Brian, how did you feel about the twist in #25, regarding Kris and the others, and how they really felt about Peter?

Roquefort Raider

May 2, 2008 at 5:36 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, Brian, but I think Kris’s feelings for Peter were due to Harada’s powers, not Peter’s. That made the revelations of issue #25 all the more cruel, since it made Pete realize that Harada was not only the cause of all the problems in his life, but also of what was good in it. Poor Pete really was a puppet all along.

Brian Cronin

May 2, 2008 at 5:37 am

I’m sticking with the original story, Ben! :D

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