1LT Esau Harriman is a character appearing in the 2-issue Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet comic book series.


Esau Harriman came from a family tradition of military service, as both his mother and father served in the Corps.

Harriman was deployed in the USS SARATOGA and given a forward reconnaissance mission in the Delta Pavonis region called The Gauntlet. The Chigs had been attacking supply convoys transiting The Gauntlet and Harriman's mission was to locate the Chigs and warn the convoys. He made one report to the SARATOGA and then went silent and was believed to be Killed in Action (KIA).[1]

Several weeks later the Wild Cards were assigned a similar recon mission in The Gauntlet. Vansen, West, and Hawkes were captured by the Chigs and found Harriman alive and working with the aliens as a defector at a secret Chig Base that was established on an asteroid. Harriman tortured Vansen in an attempt to gain information on Earth Forces convoys. When the three Wild Cards managed to free themselves, the Chigs attacked Harriman and left him for dead. He recovered enough to help the Wild Cards escape and then sacrificed himself to blow up their base.[2]


Comic Books
Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 1 (appears) Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 2 (appears)


  1. Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 1
  2. Space: Above and Beyond - The Gauntlet 2