Valiant Comics August 2018 Solicitations
HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (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
THE FINAL BATTLE! LIVEWIRE VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!
We called it the biggest, most impactful, most ambitious Valiant event ever attempted – and we meant it! From across the Valiant Universe, the paths of all of the world’s most formidable heroes – X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Secret Weapons, H.A.R.D. Corps, and dozens of newly activated psiots – have finally converged, drawn together by their old ally Livewire’s last-ditch effort to protect the powerless.
Now, the long-brewing battle between Valiant’s greatest icons will finally reach the stratosphere – literally – and, out of the ashes, a new order for the Valiant Universe will be hewn as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and comics juggernaut Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) present the MUST-READ comics showdown of 2018…and no one gets out unscathed!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 29th
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by LARRY STROMAN
Cover A by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover B by LARRY STROMAN
Ninja Programme Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON
A BLOCKBUSTER NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, meet the future of espionage: the hard-hitting, brutalizing super-spy codenamed NINJA-H!
From the encrypted files of The Ninja Programme, another secret chapter revealed! The Cold War is in full swing and the United Kingdom’s top-secret intelligence unit has come to a crossroads. As their once-elite collection of secret agents finds itself outmatched by the escalation of the United States’ H.A.R.D. Corps division, the spymasters of MI6 are about to develop a new kind of soldier for their never-ending war of global gamesmanship and international intrigue. Part man, part machine, and bound together with the most extreme technological enhancements that the 1980s have to offer, NINJA-H is faster, stronger, and deadlier than any who have come before…
Now, for the first time, the metal-crunching saga of MI6’s one-man, super-powered strike force – and his tragic fall from grace – can finally be told as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) teams with comics legend Larry Stroman (X-Factor) to declassify the next standalone shadow-laden chapter in the history of Ninjak’s fellow Ninja Programme agents!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 15th
NINJA-K #10-14 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by LARRY STROMAN and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Covers by PHILIP TAN
Available only as a pre-order set!
The NINJA-K #10-14 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – five 40-page, massively expanded editions of NINJA-K’s next thrilling story arc, “FALLOUT” – can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of July 23rd, 2018! Released monthly from August 2018 through December 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 Philip Tan (Uncanny X-Men) that can’t be found anywhere else!
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all five issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of July 23rd, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
$3.99 each [5 issues] | 40 pgs. Each | T+ | Issue 10 On Sale AUGUST 15th
BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by SIJA HONG
Variant Cover by KANO
Three Roman legions lay slaughtered, and, with them, a cache of Rome’s most prized possessions has disappeared…
The mystery of the Roman Empire’s missing relics deepens into a deadly new case for Antonius Axia, history’s first detective and the ancient world’s sole possessor of the secrets of deduction and psychology. Now, Axia is on the hunt to recover the empire’s treasure by any means…and the trail is about to lead him directly into the mystical kingdom of Egypt!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd
SHADOWMAN (2018) #6
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Shadowman Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS
At humanity’s dawn…the rise of the Shadowman of 40,000 B.C.!
His soul cast adrift in the astral void, “DEAD AND GONE” has led Jack Boniface across the centuries in search of the origin of the Shadowman’s curse – and now it’s taking him all the way back to the beginning of mankind! Standing beside his ancestors in the kill-or-be-killed world of primordial Africa, Jack is about to awaken something ancient, hungry, inhuman…and, as darkness descends, the long-hidden face of the Shadowman loa will be known!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #9
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover A by TOM FOWLER
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Interlocking Variant by JOE EISMA
Q&W Icon Variant by SEAN CHEN
Breaking up is hard to do!
For Eric and Woody Henderson – adopted brothers, partners, and the erstwhile superhero twosome known as Quantum and Woody – the world has just turned upside down! Usually, they can’t stand to be near one another… Now, they literally can’t be – or their powers go on the fritz! That definitely makes being a “duo” difficult, especially when a perilous new threat is teaching you just how bad you are at superhero-ing solo!
Acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner Award nominee Joe Eisma (Archie) divide the world’s worst superhero team in two as “SEPARATION ANXIETY” continues!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #18
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JIM MAHFOOD
Interlocking Variant by VERONICA FISH
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by RENATO GUEDES
The executioner’s blade!
Sentenced to die for crimes against the empire, Aric of Dacia and his new comrade, Sabbas, have escaped the gladiatorial arena…only to find themselves in far more dire straits! Centuries before he would become X-O Manowar, can a brasher, younger Aric – sworn to combat the Romans at any cost – outwit and outmaneuver the machinations of the planet’s most powerful civilization…even as death threatens him and the fate of the entire Visigoth nation?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 29th
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Bloodshot Icon Variant by MD BRIGHT
The long road to salvation ends here!
Bloodshot has traveled from the depths of the Deadside to the far-flung future of 4002 A.D. to save his daughter’s life…and spare her the murderous inheritance of the nanites that flow through both their veins. Now, stranded at the crossroads of the 41st century with one last mission between them and freedom, the question will finally be answered: Was it all for naught? At long last, Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire’s staggering Bloodshot saga reaches a monumental climax as superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) helps close “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” once and for all!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 8th
VALIANT HIGH #4 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by DEREK CHARM
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by DEREK CHARM
Save the last dance!
Homecoming is here! For the students of Valiant High – the super-powered preparatory academy where tomorrow’s heroes learn what it takes to save the world – that means that the biggest night of their young lives is almost upon them…and that the Immortal Enemy is finally ready to make his move! But as Faith, Colin “Ninjak” King, Peter Stanchek, and Amanda “Livewire” McKee try to stir unity amongst their classmates, can teamwork triumph over ancient evil? From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (Lockjaw) and Eisner Award winner Derek Charm (Jughead), this side-splitting, all-ages reimagining of Valiant’s greatest heroes is going out in style!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ALL-AGES | On Sale AUGUST 1st
BLOODSHOT SALVATION VOL. 2: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES and JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Into the Deadside!
Years ago, Project Rising Spirit’s cutting-edge nanite technology transformed Ray Garrison into the walking weapon codenamed Bloodshot. Now, those very same microscopic machines have infected his infant daughter’s physiology and threaten to destroy her from the inside out. As the life of an innocent hangs in the balance, Bloodshot will be forced to make an unimaginable decision: to watch the child he loves die, or to confront death itself…and negotiate a deal for her safety. Now, with only Bloodhound and the enigmatic hero known as Shadowman to guide him, Bloodshot is about to undertake an unreal journey into the demon-haunted dimension known as the Deadside to save a life…or sacrifice his own…
Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (Wolverine) take Bloodshot on a heart-stopping journey to Deadside’s darkest depths to confront death itself in the series named one of the year’s best by Entertainment Weekly!
Collecting BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6–9.
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 1st
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-277-5
X-O MANOWAR COMPENDIUM ONE TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE,
LEE GARBETT, DIEGO BERNARD, and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Introducing the first compendium collection of the chart-topping, award-winning series that relaunched the Valiant Universe! Go back to where the war began with this first, massive 800+ page volume in a value-priced paperback series collecting the complete adventures of Valiant’s armored Visigoth, starting with the best-selling 2012 debut that the A.V. Club calls “stunning!”
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race known as The Vine. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.
Join New York Times best-selling writers Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Matt Kindt (UNITY, Grass Kings) and a cast of Valiant all-star artists – including Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (Conan, Star Wars), Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Lee Garbett (Lucifer), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), and Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) – as they come together for one of the best-selling and longest-running superhero series of the modern era!
Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2012) #1–29, UNITY (2013) #1–4, and ARMOR HUNTERS #1–4.
$59.99 | 880 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-241-6
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