Valiant Comics Solicitations for December 2015
Written by MATT KINDT Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE and JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover B by TOM MULLER Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE EVENT! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” STARTS HERE!
In December of 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back. The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home. What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them? Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) reunite for a terrifying journey into an unknown plane of existence…and bring NINJAK head-to-head with SHADOWMAN in the all-new, four-part epic “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”! Plus: an all-new chapter of “THE LOST FILES” begins, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)! $3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by RAÚL ALLÉN Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN Cover C by MARCOS MARTIN Variant Cover by KANO Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE At the far end of existence…can even Earth’s immortal soldier withstand a foe as old as life itself? Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed everything to shape a better world…but his work is only beginning. Turning his back on everything and everyone he loved, he must leave the safety of the world he knew behind…and begin a trek across a savage and unexplored realm to return to Earth…if the true cost of his immortality doesn’t destroy him first. $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16
Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, ELIOT RAHAL, TIM SIEDELL, TOM SCHARPLING, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE Art by MATT KINDT, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE Cover A by KANO Cover B by MATT KINDT Cover C by FRED HEMBECK Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN
SUPER-SIZED FINAL ISSUE FREE-FOR-ALL! THE VALIANT UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH A MASSIVE CAST OF COMEDY ALL-STARS FOR UNITY’S 48 PAGE FAREWELL!
In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption! Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise. Matt Kindt presents the grand finale to his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…but not before James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show), Tim Siedell (The Nightly Show), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures), Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and more put Unity through the wringer! Plus: thecomics debut of writer/director, creator and host of the cult-favorite podcast The Best Show, professional chump-steamroller, Tom Scharpling! $4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ Cover B by CARY NORD Gatefold Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR’S UNRELENTING ARCH-ENEMY…TOLD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!
From Aric of Dacia’s escape with the X-O Manowar armor to the destruction of his own home world, pain and consequence have haunted the life of the alien general called Commander Trill. Now, on the eve of the most devastating assault yet, find out why with an essential, standalone zero issue detailing the battle-scarred life and origin of the Vine’s mightiest military leader…and an all-new prelude to X-O Manowar’s most terrifying clash of the year! Be here as Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and rising star Francis Portela (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) chronicle the beginning of Trill’s shattered destiny with an all-new one-shot introduction to the many worlds – and many foes – of Valiant’s most formidable hero! $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by BUTCH GUICE Cover A by MICO SUAYAN Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON Cover C by GLENN FABRY Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
BLOODSHOT VERSUS BLOODSHOT!
The epic finale to “THE HUNT” brings Ray Garrison face-to-face with the nanite-infected mass murderer that has wreaked havoc across Colorado. But will Ray be able to pull the trigger when he discovers the identity of his adversary? Or will he succumb to the dark whispers of the nanites that threaten to destroy his humanity once-and-for-all? New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Lemire and comics legend Butch Guice bring you the unforgettable final chapter of the story that will change Bloodshot forever! $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23
Written by MATT KINDT Art by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover C by RYAN SOOK Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
“THE ORPHAN” ends here with an explosive finale…and a shocking new direction for New Japan’s fallen guardian!
After being exiled to Earth by Father, Rai has survived on his own, finding new friends and discovering some familiar faces. Now, fully restored and ready for battle, Rai is ready to return to New Japan and rescue the allies he left behind! The next chapter for the future of the Valiant Universe starts here as acclaimed creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain present the can’t-miss finale of RAI’s latest volume! $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Art & Cover by PERE PÉREZ Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN Cover B by CAROLINA BENSLER Variant Cover by KANO
FINAL ISSUE! FEATURING CREATION, ANNIHILATION…AND THE DEBUT OF AN ALL-NEW TIMEWALKER!
The Mistress’s true origin stands revealed as Neela Sethi confronts her future! Meanwhile, the mantle of Timewalker passes from one hero to another and Ivar makes the move that will change the Valiant Universe forever! Be here for the end as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Pere Pérez (UNITY) present the startling final chapter of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART Art by CAFU Cover A by CAFU Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
“THE VINE IMPERATIVE” pushes our world to war! With his resources spread thin and his time running out, Toyo Harada must strike if his plan to save the world by force will ever succeed. After a push to take more of the African continent – deposing corrupt governments and toppling extremists – Harada’s moves on the world stage were too bold to ignore. The alien agents of the Vine race, who were entrenched throughout the global power structure, have seen their opportunity to strike…and Harada now has his opportunity to break their tenuous pact of peace and take them down. But with a specialized Vine killer among his own team – the ruthless and lethal Lord Vine-99 – will Harada be able to hold tight the grip on his monster’s leash… or will LV-99 turn on his master at last? $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by MICO SUAYAN & JEFF LEMIRE Cover by MICO SUAYAN Re-presenting BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 (2015) $1.00 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23
Written by JOSHUA DYSART Art by KHARI EVANS Cover by ARTURO LOZZI Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012) $1.00 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16
Written by MATT KINDT Art by RAÚL ALLÉN, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and CLAY MANN Cover by MICO SUAYAN
WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN? That’s the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As these mysterious new enemies make their move, Ninjak goes on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continues. Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and red-hot artists Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy), Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (Clone) and Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage) begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series! CollectingNINJAK #6–9. $14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 2 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346940
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN, KARL BOLLERS and RAFER ROBERTS Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PÉREZ, KHARI EVANS AND RAFER ROBERTS Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and all-star artists Pere Pérez (UNITY), Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) join a jam-packed roster of special guests for the second oversized hardcover collection of the Harvey Award nominated series io9 calls “the best damn comic.”
For centuries, the cloak-and-dagger coalition of conspiracies collectively known as The Sect has worked together to bring silent oppression and undercover tyranny to a world that thought it was free. But, now after centuries of profit sharing and uneasy alliances, the factions of The Sect are about to erupt into open conflict...and the only men that can end the insanity are Archer & Armstrong! Too bad they’re fighting for different sides! Why? How? And will either survive? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-scret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store! Featuring backup stories from red-hot creators Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), John Layman (Chew), Karl Bollers (Watson and Holmes), Rafer Roberts (Car Pool Buddies of Doom) and more, the madcap finale of Archer & Armstrong’s conspiracy-busting series is re-presented in its entirety in a prestige-sized hardcover packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features! Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14–25, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0 andBLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20–21. $39.99 | 400 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9 OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346957