Valiant Entertainment October 2016 Solicitations
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) ("THE FUTURE OF VALIANT") Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover A by KANO Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN Cover E by CULLY HAMNER Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN Blank Cover Also Available
In Bloodshot we trust!
Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out.
A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology...and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.
But now...Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments...and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best- selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26
BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) ("THE FUTURE OF VALIANT") Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by CARY NORD Cover B by ADAM GORHAM Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Variant Cover by RYAN LEE Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Duty has led to darkness...
Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire...and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth... or creations of his own mind?
The answers will be found as comics legend Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) lead a phantasmagorical expedition in the lands between darkness, desire, and destruction in the pages of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterwork!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12
Fast times for Valiant’s volatile teenage strike squad!
Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death...and the clues have led them into the halls of an even stranger high school! But only one person knows what really happened to Keisha Sherman’s tragically deceased boyfriend: Rook High’s reigning queen bee! Now, this reformed squad of walking warheads will have to forgo their usual military tactics...and wage a psychic infiltration into the mind of Rook’s most popular teenager! But, as they experience the truth through her eyes, what even darker revelations might spill forth about a town where murder, deception, and deceit lurk behind every picket fence?
Out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS, Project Rising Spirit's tempestuous team of super-powered radicals is about to get slayed by the bell – courtesy of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and red-hot artists Derek Charm (Jughead) and Francis Portela (FAITH)!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26
Comics! Cosplay! Crime! This comic book convention isn’t what it appears to be...
From all across the world, fans have flocked to California’s biggest comics convention...but they never expected to see real-life superheroes duking it out! When fandom’s most important event becomes an all-out super-powered melee, can Faith “Zephyr” Herbert and her crossbow-wielding boyfriend, Obadiah Archer, prevent a gang of diabolical con-crashers from turning thousands of spectators into victims of the most brazen caper in comic book history?
If Faith has her way, these back-issue bandits will be going behind bars when breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) deliver an all-access pass to the high-stakes super-showdown of the fall!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 19
“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” sails into the sunset with a sanguine-stained epilogue!
Ray Garrison and a battered team of survivors have made their escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND...only to drift straight into shark-infested waters! Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no defenses except the relentless will to survive, will the highly trained team of killers aboard this life raft band together...or throw each other to the prehistoric predators below? And, if they don’t kill each other first, will mother nature finish the job?’’
With “BLOODSHOT USA” on the horizon, it’s time to sink or swim as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight) and rising star Tomas Giorello (Batman & Robin) toss Valiant’s band of nanite-fueled soldiers into the deep end!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5
America’s most bizarre Big Top has a brand new attraction!
Archer & Armstrong. Fearless adventurers. Best friends. Better partners. But that was before this traveling circus made them prisoners of a sideshow so freakish, it makes Davey the Mackerel look like the girl next door! Now captives beneath the world’s maddest midway, our fearless(ish) heroes are just steps from the final clue to locating Armstrong’s long-lost wife... Too bad there’s a literally “small” army of deranged and dangerous Armstrong clones protecting it with all of their miniature might! Meanwhile: Mary-Maria must confront the one force capable of putting her in her place – the Council of Elders! And whatever happened to Davey, anyway?
Come for the popcorn and stay for the mad science gone awry as rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN" roaring into a city near you!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 5
“THE FIST & THE STEEL”...strangled by Silk!
His body consumed by a preternatural cancer in the present, Colin King’s mind has grasped a prophetic vision of the future – one that just might hold the key to a cure! But years from today, that quest will bring him face-to-face yet again with one of the world’s most perverse criminal and scientific minds: the devious Dr. Silk! Hoping to exploit the mysteries of the Deadside in his quest for immortal life, Silk has left rot and ruin in his polluted wake – until the newly allied team of Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior come crashing down on his plot to conquer not just the future...but all of eternity itself!
Walk the dark path toward tomorrow with New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) as "THE FIST & THE STEEL" continues!
$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 19
Better to battle the devil you know!
Enduring for centuries, but haunted by regret, the Eternal Warrior has trespassed against the nature of life and death...to restore the life of a son he lost centuries ago. Now, hunted by demonic forces in the space between this world and the next, Gilad has finally found the wayward boy that he has sworn to rescue from the edge of eternity, no matter what the price. But will the young man called Kalam come willingly to the father he never knew...or has the Eternal Warrior spawned a new enemy for the ages?
"A DEAL WITH A DEVIL" marches forward here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) send the Eternal Warrior hurdling through the realm of the dead!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 12
The most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century - with Rai leading the charge!
One hundred years from today, Father - the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan - will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space...where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society - one built on peace, prosperity... and Father’s control.
A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well...and serve Father without question.
Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind...and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die...and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom...
Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself... on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet...and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth. New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force) bring their startling vision of the year 4001 A.D. to new heights...with the fate of New Japan floating in the balance!
Collecting 4001 A.D. #1–4.
$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 12 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-143-3
Rocketing out of the pages of 4001 A.D...the origin of Rai revealed!
For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father’s space-born utopia of New Japan...and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the first Rai and his successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. - from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai’s crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth!
Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan’s rise to power...and reveal just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow!
Collecting RAI #13-16.
$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 19 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-147-1
Earth’s immortal soldier thought he knew pain...until he entered the depths of his enemy’s “LABYRINTH”...
Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness, and send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn.
The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself...and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as THE DYING ONE has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.
He will run. He will suffer. And when his ordeal is ended, the Eternal Warrior’s place in the Valiant Universe will be forever altered as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artists Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) and Juan José Ryp (Clone) unleash an all-new epic for Valiant’s immortal master of war!
Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5–10.
$19.99 | 176 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 26 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-159-4