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Valiant Entertainment in February 2015

IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN
Cover C (Major Mech) by RAUL ALLEN
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available

A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series HARBINGER – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice)!

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 it. The battle for utopia begins now.

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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?

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

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

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry continue a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the time stream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst  of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 18

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THE VALIANT #3 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

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

As the world teeters on the brink of a new Dark Age, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man), Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) recruit each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes into the 10,000-year-old battle for the fate of all mankind!

The entire Valiant Universe faces off against the Immortal Enemy! Can they help Eternal Warrior succeed where he has failed so many times before? Civilization’s best hope against the darkness may lie in the unlikeliest of romances…

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 18

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X-O MANOWAR #33 (ALL-NEW JUMPING-  

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover B by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

X-O Manowar has beaten the Vine. Survived the Armor Hunters. Come face to face with the Armorines. Now he faces an unimaginable threat…a threat from beyond the grave.

The lesson needed to defeat them resides with his past and the greatest love of his life, Deidre of Dacia. But the last Aric knew of her, she was captured by the Roman legions and heading towards a slave camp. Her story, however, did not end there. Heavy hangs the head the that wears the crown.

Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) for this special done-in-one jumping-on point issue – revisiting a mystery ripped from the pages of X-O Manowar #1!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #2 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

The fix is in – and award-winning creators James Asmus (Gambit) and Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are about to unleash a world of hurt on the world’s worst superhero mis-adventurers!

Quantum and Woody have been hyp-mo-tized! But why? And how did these two chuckleheads suddenly become the heroes and idols of millions? A sinister puppet master lays his cards on the table and activates his Manchurian Candidates. Because when the world’s worst superhero team swoops into action…Quantum and Woody must die!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 25

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UNITY #15 (NEW ARC!)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by JENNY FRISON
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

ALL-NEW ARC! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) rebuild the world’s most elite super-team one member at a time!

The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart, beginning with the one teammate that might just be the most dangerous of all…the lethal intelligence operative called NINJAK!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 18

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RAI #7

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Battle for New Japan” explodes with another pulse-pounding chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and featuring fully painted artwork by superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force)!

Romance threatens to destroy a necessary peace between Raddies and robots as Rai builds his army for the final assault on Father! Plus: a glimpse of Earth 4001 and the secret weapon hiding out on the planet’s surface that could be the key to taking back New Japan!

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Throwback Variant by MARC LAMING

It all ends here! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and MD Bright (Iron Man) deliver the final chapter for a comic book milestone more than a decade in the making!

Quantum. Woody. The other Quantum has disappeared. The other Woody has been revealed. Heroes, enemies, frenemies, and armies of vicious mercenaries descend on one luxurious ballroom during a black-tie affair…they all want the secret young Woody guards, and nothing will stop them from taking it. As the bullets fly and the champagne flows, can Quantum save the life of his young ward? And just whose side is the slippery Woody finally on…?

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 11

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THE DELINQUENTS TPB

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” are in for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour?  Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

It’s an all-new superhero joyride from fan-favorite writers James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and heat-seeking artist Kano (QUANTUM AND WOODY, Immortal Iron Fist), colliding Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong for the world’s most disastrous team-up adventure! Collecting THE DELINQUENTS #1–4.

$14.99 US | T+ | 112 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346513

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VALIANT MASTERS: HARBINGER VOL. 1 – CHILDREN OF THE EIGHTH DAY HC

Written by JIM SHOOTER
Art & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM

Peter Stanchek and his band of teenage runaways are harbingers of a new age, born with the power to change the world… or break it. Plagued by emerging psionic powers he hardly understands, Peter turns to Toyo Harada and his Harbinger Foundation, an organization dedicated teaching young people like Peter. But when Peter learns to what lengths Harada will go to further his secret agenda, he turns on his mentor, gathering a group of like-minded rebels. On the road and always just one step ahead of Harada and his hit-squad of super powered Eggbreakers, these renegade harbingers will have to learn how to use their powers to change the world for the better along the way.

This deluxe hardcover collects the critically acclaimed masterpiece that kicked off a whole new age of superheroes from legendary creators Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and David Lapham (Stray Bullets). Collecting HARBINGER (1992) #0–7 in a deluxe hardcover format, complete with process art, sketches, and more rarely seen back-up material from the Valiant vault.

$39.99 US | T+ | 200 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 25
HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978193934648

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Preview: The Delinquents #4 (of 4)

THE DELINQUENTS #4 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP141707)
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE (SEP141707)
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER (SEP141707)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

Bros before hobos!

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination…Big Rock Candy Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

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Preview: Divinity #1 Returns to Earth with Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in February!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Divinity #1 (of 4) – the new, prestige format Valiant Next limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! On February 11th, don’t miss the first appearance of Valiant’s first major new character as DIVINITY descends on planet Earth!

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? Find out here as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine deliver a shocking vision of 21st century science fiction in Divinity #1 (of 4) – the next epic series from the Valiant Next initiative in stores February 11th!

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

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Preview: X-O Manowar #30

X-O MANOWAR #30 (ALL-NEW ARC! “ENTER: ARMORINES” – PART 1)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141684/SEP141685)
FOC Incentive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (SEP148143)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP141686)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP141687)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | On Sale NOVEMBER 19

ALL-NEW ARC! Enter: ARMORINES!

Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat – the calculating paramilitary force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric’s kingdom…or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!

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Preview: Secret-ish Wars! A Limited Number of Infinite Earths! Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody #1!

Valiant has released a preview of Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody #1 – an overloaded 40-page rampage through the infinite Woody-Verse from writers Tim Siedell and James Asmus with art by rising stars Pere Pérez and Brian Level! On December 3rd, if you thought one Woody was too much…you were probably right!

When an asteroid with a fifty-fifty chance of hitting Earth is spotted hurtling toward the planet, the unlikely super-team of Quantum and Woody are drafted onto the international team of specialists tasked with stopping it! But when the duo inadvertently cause a training exercise to go horribly wrong, they manage to doom the entire planet along with the only team capable of saving it. With few options and less time, Woody decides to ditch our world and escape into another through a secret space-time rift created by his arch-nemesis – old timey clone-Frankenstein-robot Thomas Edison! (No…you shouldn’t ask.) Our Woody’s betrayal, however, leaves the door to our dimension open to THEIR counter-Woody and his own counter-asteroid…leaving two worlds in the balance as two Woodys cut a reckless rampage through the multiverse!

Featuring covers by Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky and acclaimed artist Mike Hawthorne – plus a partially completed “Draw Your Own” Blank cover by Pere Pérez – Quantum and Woody begin their first perilous voyage into the Woody-Verse on December 3rd.

VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ and BRIAN LEVEL
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY (OCT141690)
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ (OCT141691)
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (OCT141692)
$4.99 | ONE-SHOT | T+ | 40 pgs. | ON SALE DECEMBER 3 (FOC – 11/10/14)

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Preview: Punk Mambo #0

PUNK MAMBO #0

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (SEP141703)
Cover B by RIAN HUGHES (SEP141704)
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (SEP141705)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19 (FOC – 10/27/14)

Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe…

From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!

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Review: Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

AA_ONE-PERCENT_COVER_DOERemember Occupy Wall Street? A lot of folks don’t. That means we lost and the villainous One Percent won!

Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don’t miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe!

Throughout 25 issues of Archer & Armstrong, Valiant, Fred Van Lente (and a few other creators) have put together one of the slyest commentaries on today’s economic and societal realities, all while focused on a killer kid and a drunken immortal. Some of that best commentary has been in the form of the villains, the One Percent, a clear reference to the ultra-wealthy who control the vast majority of the world’s wealth. What’s even more impressive was all of this was done in a hilarious story that was seriously laugh-out-loud funny.

In Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1, a special one-shot, writer Ray Fawkes takes over writing duties ratcheting up the One Percent for a new generation of masochistic hedonism that truly captures the over the top wealth of these individuals. It’s all done in such a slapstick way you’ll forget this is a middle finger to the super rich.

That slapstick humor is helped through the art, whose duty falls on the shoulder of Joe Eisma. The crazy shown in this comic is on par with a Loony Tunes cartoon, and violence only matched by a Tarantino film. The look somehow added to my glee reading the comic.

Overall, Archer & Armstrong is one of the most consistent comics on the market, delivering action and humor wrapped up in a nice package of commentary. This one-shot adds to the zaniness and gives us what will turn out to be fun villains for down the road.

Story: Ray Fawkes Art: Joe Eisma
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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