Valiant Solicitations for March 2017
WAR IS COMING!
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. 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.
But that was a lifetime ago.
Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists spanning the series’ first year – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – present the biggest Valiant debut of all time…and unleash the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 22
Perhaps the most important issue in Jeff Lemire's continuing Bloodshot epic. Don't miss this very special story...as we unveil a shocking new revelation in the Bloodshot saga. The next chapter of Bloodshot starts here!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | FINAL ISSUE | On Sale MARCH 22
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 (of 4) Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover A by MONIKA PALOSZ Cover B by TOM MULLER Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
The Stalinverse endures!
The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale MARCH 29
DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 Written by ELIOT RAHAL Art by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover A by ADAM GORHAM Cover B by KHARI EVANS Cover C by ANDRÉS GUINALDO Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE Variant Cover by KANO
Archer & Armstrong: Enemies of the State!
In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die...and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population...including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MARCH 15
Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can’t Colin King shake the feeling that he’s leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn’t giving him the whole story? Ninjak’s about to confront a terrifying truth…and the answers just might destroy him!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29
Friends in need!
Sometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 1
A (literal) battle of the minds!
Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | + | On Sale MARCH 29
HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 RAFER ROBERTS | DARICK ROBERTSON “MASSACRE” – PART ONE | AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!
Fly like Faith!
Faith Herbert has always wanted to be a superhero, just like the ones in her favorite comic books. When she unlocked her latent psiot powers and joined the Harbinger Renegades she finally had her shot. But now she’s going to see if she’s got what it takes to make it as a solo hero, secret identity and all. By day, she’s a mild-mannered pop-culture blogger, by night she’s L.A.’s leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr! And when other young psiots start going missing without a trace all over the City of Angels, it’s going to be up to her to find out why…
Breakout writer Jody Houser and acclaimed artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage launch a new beginning for Faith in the deluxe hardcover edition of the volume nominated for the CYBILS Awards, and named one of the year’s most promising comics by Amazon, the Young Adult Library Association, and Vox!
Collecting FAITH (LIMITED SERIES) #1-4 and HARBINGER: FAITH #0 from writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and artist Robert Gill (Book of Death), along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras.
$24.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 1 OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-201-0
4001 A.D. DELUXE EDITION HC Written by MATT KINDT with JEFF LEMIRE, JODY HOUSER & RAFER ROBERTS, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI Art by CLAYTON CRAIN and CAFU, with DOUG BRAITHWAITE, ROBERT GILL, TOMÁS GIORELLO, and CLAYTON HENRY Cover by RYAN SOOK
At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars… New York Times best-selling writers Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Jeff Lemire (Descender), and Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Timewalker) and powerhouse artists Clayton Crain (Rai), CAFU (Action Comics), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), and Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters) join a cast of comics' finest for Valiant's most ambitious crossover event yet – now in deluxe oversized hardcover format!
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.
Collecting 4001 A.D. #1–4, RAI #13–16, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1, and 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1.
$39.99 | 320 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 29 DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978- 1-68215-193-8
Out of the abyss...and into oblivion!
Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound – and even death itself – he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones...age, wither, and die...
Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost... and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before...
New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) push the Eternal Warrior to the fiery crossroads of guilt and redemption for a wicked series finale!
Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #11–14.
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 15 TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978- 1-68215-197-6