In 1968…Earth’s most powerful man brokered peace with a secret alien faction. This October…their peace will erupt into war!
Valiant has released an advance preview of Imperium #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of “The Vine Imperative“, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and red-hot rising star CAFU! Start reading here on October 7th with a perfect new jumping-on point as Toyo Harada’s war to save humanity collides with the only enemy that this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies!
A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine plantings, the secret alien agents of a galaxy-spanning race, now hold positions of influence all over the planet. Toyo Harada, Earth’s most powerful psiot, has amassed a bedrock of power through his corporate, political, and super-powered maneuverings. A tense standoff has long held between these two slumbering giants and each was content to bend the world to their will without the other interfering…until now.
Now, openly hunted by the governments of the world, Harada’s campaign of world domination continues from his East African stronghold, the Foundation Zone. Soon, the Vine agents who have watched him for decades will move to keep his machinations in check, and, if Harada wants to rule the world…he’ll have to get rid of the competition first!
Featuring covers by Kano, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Juan José Ryp!
IMPERIUM #9 (NEW ARC! “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by KANO (AUG151776)
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (AUG151777)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (AUG151778)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 7 (FOC – 9/14/15)