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Preview: Unity #13

UNITY #13 (“THE UNITED” – PART 2)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CAFU
Handbook Variant by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 24

A Renegade stands against The United!

Even the addition of the bright and bubbly Faith Herbert – aka Zephyr of the Harbinger Renegades – can’t solve Unity’s PR crisis in the wake of the team’s actions during the Armor Hunters’ attack. But can she help stand against the threat of the international strike force known as THE UNITED? And what secret is the US harboring that threatens to push the world to the brink of war?

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Preview: Imperium #1. Valiant reveals covers and Interiors for the new series!

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.

Valiant has released a first look inside Imperium #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new Valiant Next ongoing series from writer Joshua Dysart and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite! The daring new superhero saga of the year starts here on February 4th as Toyo Harada rises from the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation to recruit a more explosive…more cunning…more ruthless army to remake the future of Earth in their own image. This is Imperium!

Toyo 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

Featuring three standard shelf covers introducing the vanguard of Imperium‘s ultra-powered ideologues – commander Toyo Harada, the alien powerhouse Lord Vine-99, and the manipulative artificial intelligence Mech Major – start reading here as the global takeover begins…and Imperium rises.

IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141700)
Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141701)
Cover C (Mech Major) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141702)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (DEC141704)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141705)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141706)
Blank Cover also available (DEC141703)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4 (FOC – 1/12/15)

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Valiant Entertainment in March 2015

NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover also available

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Rai, Mind MGMT) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit) and Butch Guice (Captain America, Action Comics)!

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11

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IMPERIUM #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover C by BUTCH GUICE
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

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.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4

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DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine unleash an all-new chapter of the year’s most powerful science fiction saga! Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

A Soviet cosmonaut – seemingly imbued with the powers of a god – has taken up residence in the Australian Outback. Some think him to be a savior…while others believe he will usher in a new Communist Age…

Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18

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X-O MANOWAR #34 (NEW ARC! “DEAD HAND” – PART 1)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay) by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Character Design Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Artist Variant by BUTCH GUICE

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! DEAD HAND is coming!

He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND!

This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF EVERYTHING! Blast off with New York Times best-selling creator Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, Green Lantern) as he begins the most shocking arc yet of his seminal run on Valiant’s flagship series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #3 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by BRIAN LEVEL
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by RAMON VILLALOBOS

FROM HERE TO OBLIVI-1!

Ivar, the man called Timewalker, has been through ancient battlefields, political assassinations, the beginning of time, the invention of time travel, the great wars, and the distant future. (And that was only in the first two issues!) Now, he faces his greatest threat yet…himself! What secret does THE TIMEWALKER hold that will unlock his interest in Neela and flip our very definition of time travel on its head? Can a man resigned to forever walk through time truly make up for the mistakes of his past? And just who is the mysterious sociopathic leader of Oblivi-1, and why does she have such an interest in Ivar and Neela’s time traveling team-up?

Find out here as Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry – the team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG – continue their clock-stopping race to the end of time and back!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 18

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THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

The darkness is now! The heroes of the Valiant Universe make their triumphant last stand at the end of all things as superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera bring their magnum opus to its gut-wrenching conclusion!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity if it means losing their own – and each other?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 25

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE #3 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Cover by KANO

We fought a zoo!

The deadly conspiracy at Quantum and Woody’s throats tightens its lethal grip! Everyone that surrounds the brothers Henderson is dead-set on ending them…just when everything was coming up Quantum and Woody! Every so-called friend, neighbor, and confidant goes in for the kill, but Eric and Woody are still trying to figure out what’s going on! Who’s doing this to them? Why? Who’s been messing around inside their brains? How? What dastardly supervillains will come at them next? Where? Will the goat be hurt…and harm their dad’s pregnancy? What?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 25

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UNITY #16

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by GLENN FABRY
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO

War on the HOMEFRONT!

After a violent and devastating battle, the Eternal Warrior – one of the world’s immortals, and its greatest wager of war – must once again grapple with his most implacable enemy – the countless days behind him…and the life that’s about to become a memory!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11

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RAI BY MATT KINDT & CLAYTON CRAIN WILL RETURN IN APRIL

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 8: ENTER ARMORINES TPB

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD with CLAY MANN
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

ARMORINES…ATTACK!

Since Aric of Dacia returned from the stars, terror and destruction have followed in his wake – and the nations of Earth have had enough. As the world rushes into a new arms race, X-O Manowar will find himself confronted by a calculating paramilitary force designed to duplicate – and outmatch – the destructive potential of his own armor. But who is this bleeding-edge commando unit – and what plans does their fiendishly familiar leader have in store for the universe’s most powerful weapon?

Can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES? Find out here as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (The Flash, Green Lantern), Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns), and Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy) unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!  Collecting X-O MANOWAR #30–32 and X-O MANOWAR #0.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346551

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UNITY VOL. 4: THE UNITED TPB

Written by MATT KINDT with JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU with CARY NORD and ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

WHO ARE…THE UNITED?

A new day has dawned for the elite assemblage of heroes called UNITY, and, in the wake of the Armor Hunters’ invasion, the time has come to grow their ranks. Who will be the next fearless hero to join the roster of the world’s most elite superteam? And just what is the international strike force called THE UNITED – and why have they marked UNITY’s own X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Livewire, and Eternal Warrior for elimination?

Join New York Times best-selling writers Matt Kindt (Rai, Mind MGMT), and red hot artists CAFU, Cary Nord and Robert Gill as they look back with the Eternal Warrior to the trenches of WW I and the top secret missions of Unit-Y before detonating the planet’s first superteam vs. superteam war right here with a bold new beginning for UNITY! Collecting UNITY #12-14 and UNITY #0, plus HARBINGER: FAITH #0 by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Eternal Warrior).

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346544

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ARMOR HUNTERS DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT, JOSHUA DYSART and JOE HARRIS
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE, DIEGO BERNARD, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, ROBERT GILL, TREVOR HAIRSINE and CAFU
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting Valiant’s sold-out crossover event in complete chronological order! From New York Times best-selling creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Flash), Matt Kindt (Rai, Mind MGMT), Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Unknown Soldier), Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice), and more top talents, the acclaimed Armor Hunters saga gets the deluxe oversized hardcover treatment with more than 20+ pages of never-before-seen bonus materials!

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The Armor Hunters are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS #1–4, ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1–3, ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1–3, UNITY #8–11 and X-O MANOWAR #23–29, with more than 20+ pages of bonus content and rarely seen special features.

$49.99 | 500 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 18
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346728

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BREAKING: Theories of Foul Play Rampant Following CERN Fellow’s Sudden Disappearance

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Review: The Death Defying Dr. Mirage #4

dm04With this the fourth of five issues in this miniseries, the resolution to the challenges against Dr. Mirage is nearly here, but in the meantime there is an assortment of problems faced by her before she leave the astral plane.  After the previous issue, little time is wasted for her reunification with her deceased husband Hwen, but at the same time the forces of Ivros are on the move and March’s scheming keeps the pace moving as numerous influences seek to destabilize the barrier between the astral plane and Earth, allowing for an invasion.

At its heart this is a fairly engaging story, with a well-conceived concept, but where it fails is with the artwork.  It is not even that the artwork is bad, because the artist is evidently skilled enough, only that when superimposed upon the astral plane, that it does not help the chaos of understanding who is where, but rather adds to the confusion.  With the astral plane as essentially a setting wide open in terms of creative inspiration or imagination, it makes sense for such a setting to be unfathomably bizarre and complex, but from the reader’s standpoint, it is still necessary to have an anchor to understand it, and the artist fails to do so with this issue.

On the whole though, this still succeeds in the way that it is meant to.  Once the confusion of the artwork is bypassed, the reader is left with a story that is full of both interesting plot twists as well as well-developed characters.  The villains are evil and the heroes are good and neither in solely a superficial sense.  The heroes face difficult choices from a moral standpoint and it is in those choices where the final issue of this series is headed.

Story: Jen Van Meter Art: Roberto de la Torre
Story: 7.7 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Dead Hand – The X-O Manowar Epic of 2015 Begins in March!

In 2015 Valiant launches Dead Hand – a devastating cosmic showdown beginning this March in X-O Manowar #34 from writer Robert Venditti and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard!

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar – one of the Earth’s most formidable new heroes and a member of the international superteam codenamed Unity. Together, X-O Manowar and Unity have wrenched the world back from the chaos wrought by the invasion of the unearthly Armor Hunters…but, in 2015, the fate of all life – human and alien alike – will be thrown into dire peril…

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called Dead Hand has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, Dead Hand will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will Dead Hand’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is Dead Hand…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?

This March, in the blistering fallout of Enter: Armorines, the battle-hardened hero at the center of the Valiant Universe will take to the stars…and face the terrible onslaught of a coming robot war unlike anything in the history of human civilization!

Featuring specially manufactured Dead Hand Overlay Wrap Covers by Valiant superstar Lewis Larosa on each issue, alongside wraparound alternate covers by rising star Jorge Molina.

X-O MANOWAR #34 (NEW ARC! “DEAD HAND” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Dead Hand Design Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Artist Variant by BUTCH GUICE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 4 (FOC – 2/9/15)

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Preview: The Valiant #2 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs this week.

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The Valiant #1 from writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt and artist Paolo Rivera has sold out at the distributor level. The new printing will hit shelves in January 21, the same day as the second issue.

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Preview: Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #3 (of 5)

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (OCT141705)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (OCT141706)
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (OCT141707)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

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Valiant’s Ninjak #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!

Valiant is proud to announce that March’s Ninjak #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world’s most dangerous intelligence operative!

To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March’s Ninjak #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11thNinjak #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series.

NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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