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Preview: Joshua Dysart and Kano Reach a Cosmic Reckoning in Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1

Valiant has released a first look inside Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1 – an essential standalone chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event, Book of Death, from writer Joshua Dysart and blockbuster artist Kano! This September, the dawn of the new Dark Age foretold in the Book of the Geomancer continues with a glimpse into the future of the Valiant Universe…and the revelation of the long-awaited final reckoning between the world’s two most powerful psiots…Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada!

Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada’s Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive…and what will be left of them?

Featuring covers by Raul Allen, Francis Portela, Ryan Lee, and Robert Gill!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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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: 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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Valiant’s Divinity Returns in 2016 with Divinity II

Valiant has announced Divinity II – a new prestige format limited series continuing the critically acclaimed, much demanded debut of Valiant’s first all-new, headlining character from the minds of writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! Set for release in April 2016, Divinity II will reunite Kindt and Hairsine with inker Ryan Winn, colorist David Baron, and cover artists Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Tom Muller as Valiant’s all-star creative team reconvenes to deliver a breathtaking new vision of humanity’s next epic encounter with the being called DIVINITY!

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?

Before then Abram Adams’ journey through time and space continues on August 5th in Imperium #7 by writer Joshua Dysart and fan favorite artist Scot Eaton! Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called DIVINITY!

And catch up on the entirety of Abram Adams’ first appearance and origin with the Divinity TPB collection – in stores July 15th! For just $9.99, this intro-priced volume re-presents all four issues of DIVINITY’s sold-out limited series!  Start at the beginning to discover the seminal arrival of Valiant’s major new force as he reshapes the landscape of the Valiant Universe in comics and beyond in the months and years to come.

DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB158003)
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

IMPERIUM #7
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (JUN151620)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (JUN151621)
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUN151622)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 5 (FOC – 7/13/2015)

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HARISINE
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC & TOM MULLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | Coming APRIL 2016

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Preview: Imperium #4

IMPERIUM #4

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR151601)
Cover B by KANO (MAR1515602)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAR151603)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (MAR151604)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAR151605)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

The greatest villain in the Valiant Universe wages war…to create Utopia! New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) continue the unprecedented comics story of a madman determined to save the world…at any cost!

Toyo Harada is assembling a legion of living weapons. And the last, greatest gambit he needs is deep within the clutches of his most powerful opponents. To secure the human asset critical to his plan, Harada gambles everything he has in an all-out battle to win everything he desires!

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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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Book of Death #1 – Venditti, Gill and Braithwaite Reveal Valiant’s Future in the Blockbuster Event of 2015!

BOD_001_CHECKLISTSo let it be written…  So let it be done…

This summer, witness the death of Ninjak…learn the final fate of Bloodshot…see the redemption of Toyo Harada…meet the next bearer of the X-O Manowar armor…herald the next generation of Valiant heroes…and witness the rise of villainous forces not yet known… We know it will be…because the Book of Geomancer tells us so!

Valiant has announced Book of Death – the epic new Valiant event of 2015! Beginning with in July with Book of Death #1 (of 4) from writer Robert Venditti, superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite, Book of Death continues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here in July as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!

The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Also coming in July, the future of the Valiant Universe continues with four visionary tales of present and future torn directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators – Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite, Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine, Joshua Dysart and Kano, and Robert Venditti and Clayton Henry – as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest heroes! From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of Book of Death:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
ON SALE INJULYBOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
ON SALE IN AUGUST

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
ON SALE IN OCTOBER

The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 begins in Book of Death #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Robert Gill, Cary Nord, Clayton Crain, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Pere Perez, and Paolo Rivera!

BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN JULY!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN JULY!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by CARY NORD
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN OCTOBER!

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Preview: Imperium #3

IMPERIUM #3 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (FEB151656)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (FEB151657)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (FEB151658)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (FEB151659)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 8

A better world. By any means necessary. The devastating new series escalates with an all-new chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)!

The world-changing event snowballs over the cliff, as the world’s most powerful man — billionaire superhuman Toyo Harada — saves the world at the tip of a sword. Harada is collecting monsters — starting with his pet instrument of death, Mech Major…an unstoppable robot engine of combat and warfare. But there’s more to Mech Major than meets the eye…

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Preview: Imperium #2

IMPERIUM #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JAN151644)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JAN151645)
Cover C by BUTCH GUICE (JAN151646)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151647)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (JAN151648)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4

The battle for utopia continues! The second shocking chapter from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)! 

A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way. THIS IS IMPERIUM.

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Review: Imperium #1

IMPERIUM_001_VARIANT_MULLERToyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.

Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

I was a fan of Valiant‘s Harbinger, its series which has led into this one. The series saw Toyo Harada manipulating the world to fit his view. It was something that was present, but it wasn’t the focus, instead its goal was introducing us to this world. Toyo’s corporate empire is in shambles, and now he controls a small nation, and he no longer hides in the shadow. That massive status quo change has opened up the opportunity to truly explore what it means for a world to have people with extraordinary powers. Imperium by writer Joshua Dysart and artist Doug Braithwaite looks to explore what that means, and what it means when the most powerful of them has a vision for how the world should be.

This first issue of the new series is a fantastic kick-off with the first quarter or so of it really catching me off guard, and then hits you in the gut as what you thought might be going on is revealed to be not quite so much. It fantastically lays out the motivations, and truths and untruths setting up a series that looks to be as much fun to read, as it will get you think. There’s been so much potential in exploring Toyo Harada and his motivations, and it looks like we’re finally getting that.

The fantastic story is enhanced by Braithwaite’s art, which is crisp, and beautiful to look at, especially when you consider the story switches its focus and locations so much. The design contrast is impressive and just shows off the artistic talent on the book. Valiant’s comics usually have solid art, and this issue is no exception.

Overall, this was one of the series that I was looking forward to as part of Valiant Next and it delivers. Its perfect for long time fans as well as those who are new and just want to check out a quality comics.

Story: Joshua Dysart Art: Doug Braithwaite
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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