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The Vine Imperative Launches in Imperium #9 – Coming in October!

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)

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Preview: X-O Manowar #39

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (JUN151616)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (JUN151617)
Variant Cover by CAFU (JUN151618)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (JUN151619)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “EXODUS” BEGINS NOW!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O Manowar!

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Preview: Ninjak #5

NINJAK #5

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR151766)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR151767)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (APR151768)
Variant Cover by CAFU (APR151769)
$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 29

The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!

Ninjak’s mission to destroy Weaponeer and its secret cabal of shinobi masters just got a bit more complicated…since the newest leader of Weaponeer is… Ninjak himself?! Meanwhile, Roku’s gone missing, but we all know the world’s deadliest woman is at her most dangerous when she’s out of sight!

Plus: Colin King’s past comes back to haunt him in a big way as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES reveals a deadly connection to Ninjak’s present as Clay Mann (X-Men) returns with Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America)!

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Preview: Imperium #6

IMPERIUM #6

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by SCOT EATON (MAY151621)
Cover B by CAFU (MAY151622)
Variant Cover by KANO (MAY151623)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

“BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 2! Whatever other-dimensional horrors have besieged Angela Peace Baingana to transform her into the humanoid monster called Broken Angel…Toyo Harada needs her!

Possessed of the most brilliant scientific mind on this planet–even if it’s not her own–the woman called Peace is poised to single-handedly secure Harada’s vision of global salvation… he just has to destroy everything in his way to get her. The underwater smash-and-grab heist of BROKEN ANGELS crashes into an unbelievable battle!

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Preview: X-O Manowar #38

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Cover Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey…

With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

Alien warriors, Visigoth valor, love and war collide as red-hot creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) joins an all-star cast of special guests for the can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making!

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Preview: X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1

X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by CARY NORD (APR151771)
Variant Cover by CAFU (APR151772)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JUNE 10

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) celebrate 25 years of Valiant with an all-new introduction to Valiant’s number one hero — the unstoppable X-O Manowar!

The sentient X-O Manowar armor is the most powerful weapon in the universe. But long before the armor fell into the hands of Aric of Dacia, it had a history of its own. Now, for the first time, join us as we uncover the secrets behind one of the most unique artifacts in the history of comics…and dive deeper into the X-O Manowar mythology in an all-new special standalone story!

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Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval Officiate “The Wedding of X-O Manowar” in X-O Manowar #38

Valiant has released a first look inside X-O Manowar #38 – an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular from writer Robert Venditti, red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval and an all-star cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe! On July 1st, witness the summer’s most joyous celebration as Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – and his bride-to-be, Saana of Loam, begin a joyous new chapter for Valiant’s alien-armored powerhouse!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey… With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

The essential wedding celebration of the summer kicks off with a full-length lead tale from Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval as Valiant’s alien armored Visigoth takes the next epic step in his evolution as a king and hero! Then, red-hot artist CAFU joins Robert Venditti for a tale of love, warfare, and cosmic fate on the outskirts of the Roman Empire as young Aric of Dacia prepares to cross the threshold into adulthood! Plus: Valiant newcomer Amy Chu (Vertigo CMYK) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Clayton Henry reveal the the future queen of the Visigoth nation in the very first solo tale of Saana of Loam, while acclaimed writer and artist Rafer Roberts dares attend…the bachelor party of X-O Manowar! And, last but not least, Eisner Award nominee and fan favorite cartoonist Andy Runton returns to Valiant for an all-new Owly adventure, guest-starring the X-O Manowar armor!

The comic featurers five fabulous covers by Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Valiant newcomer Jay Fabares, and Tom Fowler!

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Cover Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC – 6/8/15)

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Preview: Imperium #5

IMPERIUM #5 (NEW ARC! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 1)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (APR151761)
Cover B by SCOT EATON (APR151762)
Cover C by CAFU (APR151763)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR151764)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (APR151765)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART ONE!

Toyo Harada will create Utopia…he just needs the right weapons first! The most powerful man in the world has collected an assembly of monsters, killers, and super-villains…and now he’s set his sights on the last asset his team needs: the renegade scientist called Broken Angel. The only thing standing in his way — an army of enhanced soldiers…guarding a top-secret, highly fortified facility… deep underwater! The impossible heist begins here!

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X-O Manowar Ushers in Exodus – A Powerful New Turning Point Beginning in August!

Two peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?

Valiant has announced Exodus – a pivotal new story arc beginning this August in X-O Manowar #39! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and fan-favorite artist Rafa Sandoval trap Valiant’s most powerful hero between two peoples he has sworn to protect – humanity…and a mass migration of alien refugees, orphaned and cast adrift by the unassailable attack of Dead Hand!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a god in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND’s destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine’s civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar’s allegiance.

Featuring covers by red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, CAFU, and Brent Peeples! In the aftermath of X-O Manowar’s oversized wedding extravaganza, a new era for humanity begins here with a perfect jumping-on point for the acclaimed superhero series.

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER ((MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC 6/8/15)

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAY151600)
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 12 (FOC – 7/20/15)

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Preview: Imperium #5 – Joshua Dysart and Scot Eaton Lead Broken Angels in June!

Valiant has released an advance preview of Imperium #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of Broken Angels, a monstrous new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and veteran artist Scot Eaton! On June 3rd, jump on board here with an all-new starting point for the series Comic Vine calls “smart and entertaining, gorgeous yet gruesome” as telekinetic despot Toyo Harada, inhuman robot Mech Major, super-powered terrorist Gravedog and lab-grown alien killing machine Lord Vine-99 deploy for their first field mission…and attempt to recruit a new member more dangerous than all of them combined!

Toyo Harada will create utopia…he just needs the right weapons first! The most powerful man in the world has collected an assembly of monsters, killers, and super-villains…and now he’s set his sights on the last asset his team needs: the renegade scientist called Broken Angel. The only thing standing in his way — an army of enhanced soldiers…guarding a top-secret, highly fortified Project Rising Spirit facility…deep underwater! The impossible heist begins here!

Featuring covers by Kano, Scot Eaton, CAFU, Robert Gill, and Sina Grace, Toyo Harada’s mission to shape the future of humanity – by any means necessary – gains brutal new ally right here!

IMPERIUM #5 (NEW ARC! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (APR151761)
Cover B by SCOT EATON (APR151762)
Cover C by CAFU (APR151763)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR151764)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (APR151765)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3 (FOC – 5/11/15)

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