Valiant Entertainment January 2018 Solicitations
A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COMIC BOOK EXPERIENCE!
Watch the upcoming live-action digital promotion coming this winter – then jump headlong into the fight-fueled showdown of the century as acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and red-hot artist Joe Bennett (Teen Titans, Deathstroke) reveal the full scope and adrenaline-drenched intensity of…NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!
Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take no prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2018, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…
Guest-starring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and many more, don’t miss the ULTIMATE JUMPING-ON POINT for the most acclaimed and hotly followed publisher anywhere in comics today as Ninjak leads an all-star introduction to the most brutal fighters the Valiant Universe has to offer!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 10th
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #2 Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH Art by KANO Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW Q&W Icon Variant by MIKE ALLRED Blank Cover Also Available
The must-read superhero-action-family-drama-buddy-comedy throwdown of 2018!
It’s the ones you love that hurt you the most…and, in the case of super-powered adoptive brothers Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – this is definitely going to leave a mark! Quantum has kept the truth about Woody’s biological father a secret, and now that Woody has found out about his brother’s betrayal, their once-promising superhero career has ground to a standstill. So now it’s time for one last shot at teaming up as our heroes head “down under” – ahem, to Australia – in search of Woody’s one true DNA match. Like father, like son? Let’s hope not.
You’ll believe two men and a goat can fly coach when the new adventures of the world’s worst superhero team continue with a slightly less collectible second issue from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Daredevil)!
$3.99 | 32 pg. | T+| On Sale JANUARY 31st
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 (NEW ARC! “VISIGOTH” – PART 1) Written by MATT KINDT Art by RYAN BODENHEIM Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI X-O Manowar Icon Variant by JAY ANACLETO
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE!
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?
From soldier to general to emperor...to outcast! The climax of X-O MANOWAR’s whirlwind first year in the Valiant Universe starts here as “VISIGOTH” begins with a bold new entry point from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY) and explosive artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 24th
NINJA-K #3 Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover A by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover B by LUCAS TROYA Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT Ninjak Icon Variant by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Spy vs. super-spy!
At last, Ninjak is about to find himself face-to-face with the surgically precise killer that has been eliminating the operatives of MI-6’s most elite intelligence service – the deep-black training unit known as the “Ninja Programme” – one by one. But this shocking truth will also bring a devastating realization about Colin King’s own past screaming into the modern day… With a gun at his back and a sword at his side, Britain’s most elite super-spy is about to have his faith in queen and country tested like never before...
The mystery of “THE NINJA FILES” continues as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) lead MI-6’s deadliest secret agent ever deeper into an shadow-laden game of cat and mouse…
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 24th
SECRET WEAPONS #0 Written by ERIC HEISSERER Art by ADAM POLLINA Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN Cover B by VERONICA FISH Cover C by SIBYLLINE MEYNET Variant Cover by SIJA HONG Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
Before the fall of the Harbinger Foundation… Before the opening pages of SECRET WEAPONS #1… Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and legendary artist Adam Pollina (X-Force) present all-new, standalone prelude to the year’s best-selling independent limited series!
Meet high school senior Nikki Finch… She’s a gifted athlete with an unusual set of medical ailments and high-aptitude test scores that have drawn the attention of an obscure and little-known NGO calling itself the Harbinger Foundation. With seemingly limitless resources at its disposal, the Harbinger Foundation has just offered Nikki a place in their newest class of recruits for a prestigious, but secretive, mission: to unlock her hidden potential via the invasive, dangerous and often deadly process known as “psiot activation”...
If they succeed, Nikki could become an extraordinary example of Toyo Harada’s vision for the future of post-human biological superiority. If they fail, she’ll likely die on the operating table…or be locked away for future study in the mysterious research facility known as The Willows…
An essential new chapter in the Harbinger mythos is about to be revealed as Nikki Finch – a future founding member of Livewire’s squadron of misfit telekinetics – relives the never-before-told saga of her recruitment and activation at the hands of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation in a must-read standalone special from two of Valiant’s most accomplished storytellers!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JANUARY 3rd
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #5 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ Cover C (Battle Damaged) by DARICK ROBERTSON Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD Bloodshot Icon Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Something's wrong with Baby Jessie!
NOW: As nanites overwrite her biology, Bloodshot’s newborn daughter is about to take a turn for the worse…just as her father is forced to confront the truth about a deranged cultist with a dark connection to their own family.
THEN: In the near future, as Rampage’s nationwide campaign of terror escalates, Magic’s search for salvation points her farther away than she ever could have imagined… To the year 4001 A.D.!
“THE BOOK OF REVENGE” shall bind them both as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and superstar artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) rush toward an inescapable turning point in Bloodshot’s legacy of violence!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 10th
ETERNITY #4 (of 4) Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Cover B by TOM MULLER Character Design by MATT KINDT Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
A cosmos in chaos!
At the farthest edge of human understanding, Abram Adams – the lost cosmonaut called Divinity – and his comrade, Myshka, have discovered the purpose of their existence in this universe… and in the next one beyond our own. Now, as a seemingly infinite pantheon of mythic gods and cosmic beings rises to meet them head on, they’ll be forced to ignite a maelstrom of untold proportions to save their child from a fate worse than annihilation…
The age of Eternity is nigh! New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and spectacular artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) lead the thrilling finale to the ambitious feat of visionary science fiction storytelling that will forever expand the boundaries of the Valiant Universe!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 31st
X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL 3: EMPEROR TPB Written by MATT KINDT Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RENATO GUEDES Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
The ultimate turning point!
A war has been won, a victory has been decided… and now, an entire alien world kneels before the throne of their new leader: the unstoppable X-O MANOWAR! He has traded his armor for a crown and a new age now begins… even as an extraterrestrial invader readies an interplanetary attack that could pull Aric of Dacia from the newfound safety of his imperial palace and back into the blood-sodden battlefields where his conquest began.
Comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI) joins New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAPTURE, Mind MGMT) to summit the next pinnacle of 2017’s best-selling independent superhero series – and unleash a blistering, new interstellar opus chronicling the most powerful moment yet in the history of Valiant’s unrelenting icon!
Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #7–10.
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 24th TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-235-5
HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL 2: MASSACRE TPB Written by RAFER ROBERTS Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
"MASSACRE" brings death to a major Valiant hero!
Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty… and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.
Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero!
Collecting HARBINGER RENEGADE #5-8 and #0.
$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 10th TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN:978-1-68215-223-2
DIVINITY: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY DELUXE EDITION HC Written by MATT KINDT with JOE HARRIS, JEFF LEMIRE, ELIOT RAHAL, and SCOTT BRYAN WILSON Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE with CAFU, CLAYTON CRAIN, ROBERT GILL, RENATO GUEDES, FRANCIS PORTELA, and JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
For the first time anywhere, experience all three sold-out volumes of the visionary science-fiction saga that refined the Valiant Universe for the 21st century in one stunning, oversized deluxe hardcover!
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that… changed him.
Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?
From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes the first complete collection of the multiple Harvey Award-nominated series that Entertainment Weekly calls “a mind bending battle for the ages”!
Collecting DIVINITY #1–4, DIVINITY II #1–4, DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1–4, DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1, DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1, and DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1, along with the never-before-collected DIVINITY #0, and over 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras!
$59.99 | 528 pgs. | On Sale JANUARY 31st OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-168215-221-8