Press Release: @Valiantcomics Preview of 4001 A.D. SHADOWMAN #1 by @Jody_Houser

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As Rai’s rebellion against New Japan rages in the heavens above…a new Shadowman will rise to deliver justice to civilization’s darkest reaches in our world and the next!

ON THE SHELF in July

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1 – a haunting new adventure bursting from the most ambitious comics event of the year and into an essential, standalone one-shot from rising stars Jody Houser (FAITH) and Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)! On July 6th, a blood sacrifice is made, a war looms, and the Deadsids rises…as the mantle of Shadowman passes to one of Earth’s forsaken children in the ravaged world of the 41st century!

In the synapse-shattering world of the future, witness the dawn of the dead’s greatest hero and the fate of a young girl who may be humanity’s only hope! As Rai leads a revolutionary insurrection against the forces of New Japan, the legendary hero called Shadowman returns to fight another day in the year 4001 A.D.!

On July 6th, a shadow looms over “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” as Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, and Robert Gill reveal the haunting future of the Deadside today! Featuring covers by Travel Foreman(Animal Man), Meghan Hetrick (Joker’s Daughter), and Ryan Lee (Inhuman), jump on board the next self-contained entry-point to Valiant’s blockbuster summer event right here, only in 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1!

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Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event series, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

It all starts in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) andDavid Mack (Daredevil)!

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JULY 6th (FOC – 6/13/16)

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