Valiant Entertainment Solicitations for March 2016
Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.
Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.
Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)
Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 16
His wife has been murdered. His son has been kidnapped. As The Eternal Warrior sets out on his greatest challenge yet, an old enemy rears his head. How will his ancient rivalry with Gilad change The Eternal Warrior’s future forever?
The road to LABYRINTH starts here with the FIRST ISSUE of a special two-part prelude from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and blockbuster artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16
BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1 Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY Cover A by KANO Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with a 64-page bloodbath touring Bloodshot’s past, present, and future!
First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and Valiant superstar Kano! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!
Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, plus all-new stories from Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Michel Fiffe (Copra), Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), and more!
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23
FAITH #3 (of 4) Written by JODY HOUSER Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Cover B by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER
New job. New identity. New life… right? Will the sudden reappearance of a former Renegade bring Faith’s newfound heights crashing back down to Earth?
She’s an intrepid reporter by day and an alien conspiracy hunting super hero by night – so the last thing Faith Herbert needed was her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque back in the picture. But he is. Does life have a “dislike” button?
Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue Faith’s landmark solo series debut!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 30
As Ninjak and Punk Mambo uncover the truth about the land of the dead, Shadowman makes his final move to finally wrest control of the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside! The terrifying, intense, and heartbreaking return of a Valiant icon comes full circle as master storytellers Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite deliver OPERATION: DEADSIDE’s riveting finale!
Plus: another chapter of THE LOST FILES chronicling Jack Boniface’s missing days, featuring art by Juan Jose Ryp!
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 9
Commander Trill comes down on “THE KILL LIST”!
The leader of the Vine insurgency has turned the tables on X-O Manowar and Ninjak in a way they never saw coming! By safeguarding a nation of alien refugees on his own sovereign soil, has Aric unwittingly invited a Trojan horse into his kingdom? And just when everything seems darkest…the Armorines return with a surprising new mission…
$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On sale MARCH 23
“STORMBREAK” – PART 2! Toyo Harada has brought war to the Foundation Zone…and Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps are manning the frontline!
To his enemies, Harada is a despotic madman with a messiah complex. But to countless refugees and subjects of tyranny, Harada has been a savior and a benevolent provider. Now his world-changing Foundation Zone has grown faster than even he planned for. With diseases to cure, mouths to feed…and all of humanity to save…Harada will go to war against former allies and longtime enemies. At stake? The resources he needs for the Foundation Zone to succeed. In the balance? Everything Harada has ever built and fought for.
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16
THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #4 (of 4) Written by JEN VAN METER Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Cover B by KEVIN WADA Cover C by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant Cover by MAËLLE DOLIVEUX
The living. The dead. The good. The wicked. And a husband and wife trapped in the middle, the only ones who might prevent them all from crashing together…
An evil spirit, dead for decades, has usurped all the power of the enchanted scroll that Shan and Hwen Mirage needed to save their lives together. Now they have no scroll, no power, and an unstoppable enemy with the power of death at its fingertips. As this specter of doom leaps from body to body, leaving extinction in his wake, the Mirages know the only way to defeat him…win or lose, live or die…is by making the ultimate sacrifice.
Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver the dizzying, devastating climax for Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated adventurers…and, for the living and the dead, nothing will ever be the same!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 23
BOOK OF DEATH DELUXE EDITION HC Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, and JOSHUA DYSART Art by ROBERT GILL with DOUG BRAITHWAITE, TREVOR HAIRSINE, CLAYTON HENRY, KANO, and CAFU Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
So let it be written… So let it be done… From New York Times best-selling writers Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (DIVINITY), Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM) and a powerhouse roster of all-star artists comes the blockbuster crossover event that will forge the future of the Valiant Universe – collected in its entirety for the first time anywhere!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he singlehandedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
Collecting BOOK OF DEATH #1–4, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1, and BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1.
$39.99 | 304 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 30 OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-115-0
Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Stranded thousands of miles from his former home, Rai is now more determined than ever to save his friends and bring down New Japan’s malevolent ruler once and for all…but how can he do that from Earth? And just what secrets will New Japan’s rising son discover as he journeys across the face of a planet scarred by his nation’s ascent to the stars?
Superstar creative team Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, DIVINITY) and Clayton Crain (Carnage) return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future as Rai discovers the true fate of the world New Japan left behind…and the Earth of 4001 is revealed!
Collecting RAI #9-12.
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 23 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-84-1
It’s spy vs. superhuman as “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” boils over!
Toyo Harada’s war to save humanity by taking over the world roars on against the only enemy this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies! A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine once even created the living weapon called LV-99 to assassinate their enemy, but failed. Today, as Harada executes his agenda upon Earth – and with LV-99 on his side. This time – the Vine’s cold war finally turns infernally hot.
Jump on board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the height of sophisticated comic book stories” here with a powerful new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) and Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK)!
Collecting IMPERIUM #9-12.
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 9 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-111-2
UNITY VOL. 7: REVENGE OF THE ARMOR HUNTERS TPB Written by JAMES ASMUS and MATT KINDT with DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, and TOM SCHARPLING Art by DIEGO BERNARD and KARL MOLINE with KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, PERE PEREZ, RAFER ROBERTS, DAN SCHKADE, and BART SEARS Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
The Armor Hunters never leave a man behind!
Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) rocket UNITY into their most action-packed battle yet!
GIN-GR, the reformed killer robot who destroyed Mexico City and rampaged through downtown Los Angeles during the Armor Hunters’ attack, has turned on her Unity teammates! As she perpetrates the world’s most unstoppable jailbreak– a head-first, guns-blazing, kamikaze flight straight into the military base that holds her one-time squad – can X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior stop the giant engine of destruction… while trapped inside it?
Then: 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), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), and more put Unity through the wringer!
Collecting UNITY #23-25.
$14.99| 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-113-6