Valiant Comics May 2018 Solicitations
HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) Written by MATT KINDT Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO Cover A by J.G. JONES Cover B by MICO SUAYAN Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA Brushed Metal Variant by LEWIS LAROSA Blank Cover Also Available
THE SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018 STARTS HERE! From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR. DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2!
For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to be activated at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…
Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.
In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…
In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th
HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 Written by ERIC HEISSERER Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN Cover B by MICHAEL CHO Variant Cover by CARY NORD HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA Before HARBINGER WARS 2 begins, JUMP ON BOARD HERE with A STANDALONEINTRODUCTION TO THE VALIANT UNIVERSE’s most powerful forces from the masterstorytellers behind SECRET WEAPONS: Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and PatriciaMartín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America… battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks. Now, Livewire – leader of the Harbinger Foundation’s most unusual group of SECRET WEAPONS – is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power. Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision… and deactivate America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world's most powerful heroes will soon converge…and the stage will be set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe! Witness the ground-zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2 – and the perfect introduction to all of Valiant’s biggest icons from one of the most acclaimed creative teams in comics today! $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd
THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE Written by MATT KINDT with ERIC HEISSERER Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with RAUL ALLÉN and PATRICIA MARTÍN Covers by TOMÁS GIORELLO and KHARI EVANS
Available only as a pre-order set! THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – six massively expanded, 40-page editions encompassing the whole of Valiant’s cataclysmic summer event – can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! Released monthly from May 2018 through September 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Valiant superstars Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) and Khari Evans (HARBINGER) that can’t be found anywhere else! The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all six issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations! THE COMPLETE HARBINGER WARS 2 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE includes HARBINGERWARS 2: PRELUDE #1, HARBINGER WARS 2 #1-4, and HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1.
$3.99 each [6 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 On Sale MAY 2th; HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 On Sale MAY 30th
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6 Written by ELIOT RAHAL Art by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover A by ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW Q&W Icon Variant by JAVIER PULIDO AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2…?
“KLANG, KLANG…KLUNK?” In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness…Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out? Hey, hey, nobody invited these guys! Quantum and Woody come kicking and screaming into Valiant’s seismic summer crossover, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, Cult Classic), acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH), and a perfect entry point into the title that The A.V. Club calls “a superhero series not to be missed.” $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 (NEW ARC! “BARBARIANS”) Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA Cover B by JIM MAHFOOD Variant Cover by VERONICA FISH X-O Manowar Icon Variant by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "BARBARIANS" – PART ONE!
As HARBINGER WARS 2 besieges the Valiant Universe – and X-O Manowar along with it – Aric of Dacia cannot escape the flames that now threaten his future…or the mans that cloud his past. Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of the Visigoth conquest as a younger, brasher Aric and a sword-wielding grifter set off on a continent-spanning quest for fortune, glory, and power! From the bloodstained sands of the gladiatorial arena to the dunes of the Arabian Desert, meet the man who would become the warrior-king of an alien civilization – and our own world’s most powerful hero – as he sets out to seize his destiny once upon a time in a land of faraway kings and unrepentant conquerors!
Jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics here as visionary creators Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine – the best-selling team behind DIVINITY – reunite for a thrilling, four-part melee of blood and steely-eyed daring at the height of the barbarian age with a brutal new chapter in the epic saga of X-O Manowar!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd
X-O MANOWAR #15-#18 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Covers by SHANE DAVIS
Available only as a pre-order set!
The X-O MANOWAR #15-18 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four 40-page, massively expanded editions of X-O Manowar’s next staggering story arc, “BARBARIANS," can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! Released monthly from May 2018 through August 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) that can’t be found anywhere else!
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
$3.99 each [4 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #15 On Sale MAY 23rd
Every sin casts a shadow…
After years of purgatorial exile, Jack Boniface – the newly returned Shadowman – is back in the one place he thought he’d left behind for good: the damned dimension known as Deadside! His mission? To recover a lost relic of the Shadowman legacy that could redefine the eternal balance of power between the living and the dead. If he fails, the vengeful voodoo god called Baron Samedi will exact a terrible toll on the souls of humanity… But – back among the monsters, back among the cursed – can Jack stand resolute against evil incarnate… without succumbing to the call of the literal demons within himself?
Superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) present a long-awaited moment in the epic saga of a comics icon and bring Shadowman raging back to the forefront of the Valiant Universe as “FEAR OF THE DARK” unleashes a finale of unthinkable cosmic proportions!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd
NINJA-K #7 Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC Cover B by ALAN QUAH Interlocking Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN Ninjak Icon Variant by DAS PASTORAS
“THE COALITION” spells doom!
For decades, the mysterious figure known as the Jonin trained and tutored the agents of MI-6’s Ninja Programme. In his hands, the men and women of Britain’s most elite secret service were refined into more than spies… They became human weapons capable of inflicting extraordinary damage and defying the laws of nature itself. Now, after decades thought dead, this master killer has resurfaced…and recruited a new circle of undying, seemingly ageless powerhouses from across the Valiant Universe for reasons unknown. The Jonin’s revenge will cast a long shadow – and, to meet it head on, Ninjak has assembled his own squadron of heavy-hitting heroes – including Livewire, Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, and GIN-GR – for the ultimate black-ops mission!
Renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) unleash the next chapter in an international super-spy thriller colliding Valiant’s newest superteams together in an untold show of force!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 Written by JEFF LEMIRE & RAY FAWKES Art by RENATO GUEDES Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT Cover B by RENATO GUEDES Cover C by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Bloodshot Icon Variant by SHANE DAVIS
The origin of Bloodhound!
In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad, as Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal) joins New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and astonishing artist Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR) for a special one-shot tale chronicling the never-before-revealed history of Project Rising Spirit’s first prototype in nanite enhancement: the indestructible canine weapons unit codenamed Bloodhound!
Before he found his place at Ray Garrison’s side, Bloodshot’s loyal companion learned the depths of mankind’s inhumanity toward brother and beast alike on the battlefields of France. Now, as the Kaiser’s war machine approaches, find out firsthand how a beloved comrade with four legs and a soul full of fury inspired a legacy that still stands after nearly a century!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 16th
VALIANT HIGH #1 (of 4) Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH Art by DEREK CHARM Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE Variant Cover by SINA GRACE
Valiant proudly presents its first ALL-AGES escapade with a pitch-perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike!
Before they became legends, the world's most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric "X-O Manowar" Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin "Ninjak" King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda "Livewire" McKee and her best friend, Faith "Zephyr" Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!
From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead), get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant's award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!
In the tradition of Archie and DC Super Hero Girls, this side-splitting adventure takes place outside of Valiant's standard continuity…and comes packed with all-new incarnations of virtually every Valiant hero and villain! You've never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ALL-AGES | On Sale MAY 30th
HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!
When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?
From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!
Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.
$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4
X-O MANOWAR VOL 4: VISIGOTH TPB Written by MATT KINDT Art by RYAN BODENHEIM and ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
From SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR...to OUTCAST!
Aric of Dacia’s bone-crushing climb to the throne of an alien world earned him scores of allies…and a legion of scorned enemies. Now, stripped of his crown and cast out of his kingdom, the man known as X-O Manowar must return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth if he is to survive the relentless band of intergalactic bounty hunters that have been hired to kill him cold. But with few places left to turn, could the last Visigoth’s best hope be the all-powerful…but insidious…weapon he once swore away: the X-O Manowar armor?
X-O MANOWAR’s whirlwind first year in the Valiant Universe comes to a climax here in a bold new volume from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and explosive artists Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead) and Ariel Olivetti (Incredible Hulk)!
Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11–14.
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-263-8