Valiant Solicitations for FEBRUARY 2017
Across continents, the world bows to the oppressive and ruthless might of the global Russian regime. Former Russian intelligence officer Colin King, however, knows that this reality is not his own. With the truth on his side, Colin King is about to mount a resistance with aid of the world’s most feared undesirables…and release the classified asset known as Abram Adams from a prison guarded by the CCCP’s greatest super powers. But when Myshka — the divinely powered enforcer of the Soviet Union — comes to crush their uprising, will the man once known as Ninjak live long enough to discover the sinister reason that the Stalinverse came to be?
The truth behind Valiant’s shocking new reality will finally be revealed as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II) pull back the iron curtain and reveal the insidious mastermind who will stop at nothing to preserve this twisted world order!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22
DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1 Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON Art by ROBERT GILL Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover B by MARCO RUDY Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE Variant Cover by KANO
Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union: Shadowman, agent of the USSR!
To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…
Out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, discover the haunting origin of Amerika’s last resistance when magic clashes with military might in a must-read tale of the Valiant Universe as we now know it from red-hot new talent Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 8
Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can’t refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends... or himself?
Valiant’s latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22
At the mercy of Sandria Darque!
As Master Darque fights to return to the land of the living, his former disciple – the deadly assassin Roku – will build an army to put him down for good. But not even the Shadow Seven — the underworld’s deadliest cabal of murderers and mercenaries — will be enough to assure victory. To truly defeat an undead lord of death and resurrection, she’ll need the complete and unquestioning allegiance of Ninjak...who isn’t interested. But when Darque’s long-missing sister Sandria returns with a gambit that could reveal his greatest weakness, an unholy alliance of light and darkness will be forged that could upset the balance of good and evil once and for all time…
“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) bring the biggest Ninjak story ever to a dark and terrible boiling point…and reveal the ultimate secret behind his greatest foes!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 8
Pain from the past!
From Hollywood’s darkest shadows, an old enemy rises to extract revenge on Faith! A superhero’s work is never done…and, now, one of Faith’s former adversaries has returned for a fateful rematch that will put the life of Los Angeles’ greatest hero into a tailspin. And when this familiar assailant finally shows their true face, will the high flying psiot have the strength to put them down for good?
Ready your spoiler alerts because rising star rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) are going to pull the curtain on Faith’s most shocking adventure yet with the surprise moment of the year!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 1
Animalia enters the “HEROSCAPE”!
Tap into the uncharted plane of reality called the Heroscape and you can see the world through anyone else’s eyes – and find out how their reality is governed by their own inspirations! Now, as a mysterious force preys upon Rook’s citizens, Animalia must enter the Heroscape...and experience a world filtered through her own twisted imagination! But as Generation Zero’s most militant adolescent wunderkind enters a world populated by colorful monstrosities of her own design, Animalia must lock horns — literally — with demons both outward and within!
“HEROSCAPE” travels to the darkest corners of the mind right here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) transform Generation Zero’s deepest desires into their darkest nightmares!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15
Out of the jungle, into the fight…
When all hope seems lost, the final threads tethering the Sauvage family to their humanity will finally be severed. Just as the beasts within begin to take hold, the final revelation about the prehistoric island that has claimed them will finally stand revealed. But will this twist of fate offer a last chance at rescue…or forever seal their doom?
The past and present collide as Valiant’s next great hero rises in a baptism of bloodshed! Be there as acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) bring their primal origin story to a close!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15
The final smackdown!
Archer and Armstrong’s cross-country travels through the weird, the wild, and the downright wrong have all come down to this: One final showdown with their greatest enemies! As Ivan the Soviet scientist bear and his army of Florida Men unite with the One Percent to unleash the ultimate death trap, the Valiant Universe’s premier adventure duo are gonna need all the help they can get!
Who will live? Who will die? Will Gub Gub ever find true love? These answers and more will stand revealed as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring Valiant’s critically acclaimed series to a whirlwind finale that will leave no man – or mackerel – behind!
FINAL ISSUE | $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 1
BRITANNIA TPB Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by JUAN JOSE RYP with RAUL ALLEN Cover by CARY NORD
On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed in Valiant’s latest magnum opus.
Collecting BRITANNIA #1-4
$9.99 | 115 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-185-3
The Fist & The Steel fight onward!
Many years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side-by-side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Colin King and Gilad Anni-Padda – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – cement their status as the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroic duo…or will their legacy go up in flames?
Plus: Back in the present, the unthinkable has happened to Ninjak and his fellow MI-6 agents that survived the horrors of the Deadside! Infected with an aggressive and lethal cancer from his exposure to a noxious parallel dimension, Ninjak must race against the clock for a cure before he makes a permanent trip to the realm of the dead!
Jump on board the steel-shattering adventures of Valiant’s number-one super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (IMPERIUM) and Andrés Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) read from the BOOK OF DEATH…and bring the full weight of the future crashing down on Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior!
Collecting NINJAK #18–21.
$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 8 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-179-2
X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4 HC Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by DIEGO BERNARD, RAFA SANDOVAL, CLAY MANN and CAFU Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar artists Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), CAFU (RAI), and Clay Mann (NINJAK) unite for a devastating cosmic showdown right here in the next deluxe volume of the series Comic Book Resources calls “grandiose and epic.”
In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called Dead Hand has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, Dead Hand will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will Dead Hand’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #30–42, X-O MANOWAR #0, and X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras.
$39.99 | 400 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22 DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-183-9