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Preview: Matt Kindt and Butch Guice Reveal Ninjak: The Lost Files, Beginning in Ninjak #1!

Valiant has released a first look inside Ninjak: The Lost Files – an essential second feature from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-nominated artist Butch Guice, beginning on March 11th in Ninjak #1!

Clocking in at 40 pages monthly for the standard $3.99 cover price, each issue of Ninjak‘s highly anticipated ongoing series features a lead feature by writer Matt Kindt and artist Clay Mann, PLUS a new chapter of Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin in Ninjak: The Lost Files!

More than just a typical back-up feature, each chapter of Ninjak: The Lost Files will be integral to the lead narrative of Ninjak‘s ongoing series. Not only will Ninjak: The Lost Files reveal the secrets of Ninjak’s training and origin for the first time in any medium, but also add new depth and dimension to the epic adventures of MI-6’s leading super-spy as he begins the hunt for the Shadow Seven – the clandestine heads of the terrorist Weaponeer organization – in the modern day.

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 tracking the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151636]
Cover B by CLAY MANN [JAN151637]
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON [JAN151638]
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE [JAN151639]
Blank Cover Also Available [JAN151640]
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER [JAN151641]
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN [JAN151642]
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151643]
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings from the past week.

BOOM! Studios

The publisher has announced that Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will be going to a second print. The series by writer Meredith Gran and artist Carey Pietsch will see the second printing of the issue come to shelves March 11.

Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #1 2nd Print Cover by Carey PietschCluster #1 by writer Ed Brisson and artist Damian Couceiro has sold out at the distributor level. It will see its second printing come to shops on March 11.

Cluster #1 2nd Print Cover by Damian Couceiro

Valiant

Divinity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine has sold out. The second printing will hit shelves on March 18.

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Valiant in May 2015

BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) continue their bold reimagining of this classic Valiant icon!

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called BLOODSHOT must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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DEAD DROP #1 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL

Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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X-O MANOWAR #36 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 3)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Cover Overlay) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

DEAD HAND descends on X-O Manowar!

He may wield the universe’s most powerful weapon, but not even X-O Manowar is enough to combat the unstoppable doomsday protocol called Dead Hand. To defeat this mighty army, Aric will need some might of his own…and an unlikely ally might be the key to victory! Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) continue the modern epic DEAD HAND!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 1)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

BREAKING HISTORY – PART ONE!

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! As the BIG CRUNCH rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone – what happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, like his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER, and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27

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NINJAK #3 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO

Ninjak’s to-do-list for May:
1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don’t get killed. (Repeat as necessary)

Your to-do-list for May:
1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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IMPERIUM #4 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover B by KANO
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

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!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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DIVINITY #4 (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 RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can’t do – a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conclusion to Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s sci-fi epic will have long-term ramifications for the entire Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27

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UNITY #18 (“HOMEFRONT” – PART 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by PERE PEREZ
Cover B by PHILIP TAN
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA

The truth is declassified!

Discover what top-secret mission very nearly broke Unity and brought its heroes to the brink…and beyond. And has Major Palmer, the veteran field commander of H.A.R.D. Corps, come to lead Unity to a new day…or infiltrate it and bring it down?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2015 EDITION #1

Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by BUTCH GUICE
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL

The epic origins! The fearless first adventures! The ever-shifting allies and allegiances! In honor of Valiant’s 25th anniversary, get everything you need to know about the most formidable heroes and villains that the Valiant Universe has to offer right here with an all-new 40-page handbook for just $2.99!

From Animalia to Zephyr, get an essential briefing on Valiant’s most important players with a highly detailed and thoroughly updated breakdown of the monumental characters that will be making the Valiant Universe tick in 2015 and beyond! Featuring artwork from an all-star cast of Valiant superstars – Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Trevor Hairsine Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Cary Nord, and many, many more – discover everything you need to know to jump into the world of Valiant’s award-winning series right here! Plus: start at the beginning and find out what you might have missed with a brand new guide to Valiant’s trade paperback collections! It all starts here in the VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK!

$2.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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RAI WILL RETURN IN AUGUST

ISSUE #9 | AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

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THE VALIANT TPB

Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers — those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

Presenting the complete sold-out epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Green Arrow) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), discover why Valiant is one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in comics today with an all-star introduction to Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a visionary cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe – all for the low introductory price of $9.99.

Collecting THE VALIANT #1-4.

$9.99 | 128 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-60-5

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY with ROBERT GILL
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

From the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the end of time itself…the first century-spanning adventure of IVAR, TIMEWALKER starts here!

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 timestream 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!

New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER, Incredible Hercules) begin a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past, far future, and every moment in between right here with the first volume of Valiant’s latest epic – intro-priced at just $9.99 for new readers!

$9.99 | 128 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-63-6

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VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, MATT KINDT, PETER MILLIGAN, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CHRISCROSS, TOM FOWLER, CLAYTON HENRY, ROBERT GILL, J.G. JONES, LEWIS LAROSA, CLAY MANN, CARY NORD, PERE PEREZ, BART SEARS, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

At last – the essential origins and early adventures of Valiant’s most powerful heroes and allies, collected between two covers for the first time anywhere!

Celebrate 25 years of the largest independent superhero universe in comics with these all-star explorations of Valiant’s indelible comics book icons, including X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, SHADOWMAN, and many more! Who they are, how they came to be, and what they fear the most… This is your essential one-stop guide to the biggest heroes, villains, and super-teams that the Valiant Universe has to offer, just in time for Valiant’s 25th anniversary celebration!

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0, BLOODSHOT #0, HARBINGER #0, PUNK MAMBO #0, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, SHADOWMAN #0, UNITY #0, X-O MANOWAR #0, and material from ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25, BLOODSHOT #25, HARBINGER #25, X-O MANOWAR #25, and FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1.

$19.99 | 144 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-1-939346-58-2

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HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC

Written by JOSHUA DYSART WITH DAN GOLDMAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, and VIVEK J. TIWARY
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, BARRY KITSON, RAFA SANDOVAL, KHARI EVANS, LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, MICO SUAYAN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA and LUCY KNISLEY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

From the mind of New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, Unknown Soldier) and an all-star cast of comics’ top talents comes the second stunning oversized hardcover collection of the devastating series that the Onion/A.V. Club calls “one of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available”!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world— literally — have come to a reckoning of will. In the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, their former families – the Renegades and the Harbinger Foundation – will lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes? The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now their loved ones will pay the price…and their once secret conflict will change the world as we know it.

Featuring artwork by Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), and more – alongside 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features – the HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 represents the entirety of the climatic final act of HARBINGER’s acclaimed first series for the first time anywhere in a prestige-sized hardcover format.

Collecting HARBINGER #15-25, HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1-3, and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.

$39.99 | 320 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-77-3

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Preview: Quantum and Woody Must Die! #2 (of 4)

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

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE (DEC141722)
Variant Cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (DEC141723)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (DEC141724)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 25 (FOC – 2/2/15)

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!

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Celebration Begins in May with Monumental New Releases for Free Comic Book Day and Beyond!

VALIANT_25th_poster_Artwork by KanoValiant‘s 25th year is going to be the biggest one yet! The silver anniversary celebration begins this May on Free Comic Book Day 2015, and continues all summer long with monumental new releases honoring Valiant’s historic place in comics history – and laying the groundwork for another 25 years to come!

In 1990, the first Valiant comics hit the shelves and, then, the impossible happened – an upstart, independent company created a new, cohesive universe that managed to go toe-to-toe with the industry’s biggest publishers, forever changing the comics landscape in the process. Some of comics’ greatest talents – Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith, and more – joined the ranks with a who’s who of up-and-comers – including David Lapham, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Sean Chen – to build one of the first true legends of the modern age of comics.

Quickly becoming one of the most recognized comic book companies in the world with more than 80 million comics sold, Valiant became the first publisher to ever approach Marvel or DC in scope and sales. In turn, Valiant’s now-classic characters – X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, RAI, and dozens more – became a pivotal force in comics fandom, reshaping the industry with a character-first approach to comics storytelling and creating what would eventually grow to become the largest independent universe anywhere in comics.

Now, two and half decades on from those monumental origins, Valiant has announced the Valiant 25th Anniversary celebration – a months-long commemoration of the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history. Spanning an all-star cast of Valiant’s talents past and present, this summer’s celebration of 25 years of Valiant begins on Free Comic Book Day with the Valiant 25th Anniversary Special, and will continue with all-new new releases across Valiant’s monthly publishing line in print and digital, hardcover and trade paperback catalog, and roster of licensed merchandise.

The year’s can’t-miss celebration officially kicks off on May 2nd in the FCBD 2015: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special – featuring two all-new stories and a myriad of never-before-seen special features chronicling Valiant’s storied place in comics history! First, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and blockbuster artist Butch Guice chronicle the devastating fallout of The Valiant as Bloodshot rises from the ashes to unleash a never-before-seen prelude to Bloodshot Reborn! Then, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval throw down the gauntlet for an action-packed introduction to the world of X-O Manowar and an all-new tale of Dead Hand! Plus: Ninjak; Imperium; Divinity; Ivar, Timewalker; RAI; special guests from throughout Valiant’s decades-long history; and a cavalacade of special surprises!

The Valiant 25th Anniversary celebration continues throughout the summer with a host of new offerings in May and beyond, beginning with two very special places for fans to discover Valiant’s biggest heroes! First up, don’t miss the all-new Valiant Universe Handbook: 2015 Edition, spotlighting everything you need to know about Valiant’s heroes – who they are, what makes them tick, and where they’re headed next! Featuring highly detailed and thoroughly updated entries on all of Valiant’s most important players, discover everything you need to know about Valiant’s award-winning publishing line here — just as the 25th Anniversary celebration begins in full force!

Then, get up close and personal with the legendary origins behind Valiant’s most indelible icons in the Valiant: Zeroes & Origins trade paperback collection, re-presenting each of Valiant’s greatest zero issue introductions to X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and more from a world-class cast of creators including Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Lewis LaRosa, Clay Mann, Peter Milligan, Mico Suayan, Robert Venditti, and many more!

Plus: don’t miss a very special new series of Valiant 25th Anniversary variant covers by red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval showcasing a diverse cast of heroes and villains from across 25 years of Valiant history beginning in May! A special series of alternate shelf covers featuring Valiant’s ever-growing line-up of heroes new and old, look for these Valiant 25th Anniversary variant covers on your favorite Valiant titles all summer long.

May 2015 is only just the beginning…

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Preview: Divinity #2 – The Sci-Fi Epic from Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Rebuilds in March!

Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

Valiant has released a preview of Divinity #2 (of 4) – the second epic issue of the new prestige format Valiant Next limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! On March 18th, the most important Valiant debut of 2015 continues as a newly divine being makes himself known to the world…and forever changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe as we know it. His abilities are unknown… His intentions, unclear… And, now, the people of Earth must brace for what the being only known as DIVINITY plans to do next.

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?

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

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Preview: Unity #15

UNITY #15 (ALL-NEW ARC! “HOMEFRONT” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141726)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (DEC141727)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (DEC141728)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)

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!

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Preview: Ivar, Timewalker #2

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141715)
Cover B by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC141716)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (DEC141717)
Variant Cover by RAMON VILLALOBOS (DEC141718)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale 2/18/15 (FOC 1/2/15)

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!

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Preview: The Valiant #3 (of 4)

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

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (DEC141712)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (DEC141713)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (DEC141714)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)

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…

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Darth_Vader_1_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Princessless: The Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertaiment) – A new volume of Princeless is here! Everyone rejoice! The first issue is as wonderful as expected, and features a kick-ass minority woman in the lead. In fact all of the main characters are kick-ass women! Perfect for kids and adults.

Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s relaunch of the Star Wars comics line has been solid so far, and Darth Vader takes the spotlight in his own series. Can’t wait to see what writer Kieron Gillen does with him.

Divinity #1 (Valiant) – The first issue is a fascinating departure from previous Valiant series and the character is nothing like what they’ve done before. The first issue is a trippy dreamlike tale, and its so good. This is not your normal superhero series.

The Sculptor (First Second) – This came out last week, but Previews has it listed for this week. Scott McCloud’s latest graphic novel is an absolute masterpiece.

Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – Jason Aaron’s Southern gothic series has been amazing so far. You never know where each issue will take you. This is one of the first comics I read when I get a chance.

Edward

Top Pick: Legenderry Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment)-  Two genres meet in an unexpected way as the steampunk meets the red-haired barbarian in a Victorian setting. It is unconventional to be sure, but also a lot of fun.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #32 (Zenescope) – Another great one-shot from the creative team that is taking this series in brand new directions.  It is a cat-and-mouse story where the mouse is another cat.

Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – Casey has decided to run for class president in order to save Jade, but she doesn’t have a chance of winning does she?  Not until the unexpected happens.

Secret Six #2 (DC Comics) – Fans responded to the release of this series under the new 52 banner at DC with great interest, but the first issue left many confused.  Combined with a long wait for the second issue, what will fans end up thinking?

Thor #5 (Marvel) – This series has been telling a great story, and yet continues to divide fans over the radical change.  Those that look beyond it will realize that this is no stunt.

George

Top Pick: Guardians Of The Galaxy #24 (Marvel) – The second chapter of The Black Vortex story line. Frankly, anything concerning the GOTG right now is worth picking up each week as the stories are getting better and much more fun each month.

Darth Vader #1 – If Star Wars #2 was any indication of how this series is going to be then we are on for one amazing ride. The art and writing blend seamlessly to bridge the gap between two amazing movies we have loved for so long.

Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – The students at Morning Glory Academy are getting more involved in the politics at school and the inevitable meeting with mysterious Headmaster should be just right around the corner.

Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – The ending to the last arc left all of us with our jaws on the floor. The current arc is just as great and we can’t get enough of this amazing football tradition in the deep South

The Walking Dead #137 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The new arc promises to reveal more about The Whisperers, a new ‘cult-like’ group that we (or our heroes) know little of. Carl has been more of a focus recently and that is definitely a good thing.

Comixstravaganza’s “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca

Top Pick: Five Ghosts #15 (Image Comics) – Grey vs Van Helsing! – this is one of the most original concepts in comics! Every month, Frank Barberie delivers high-octane high adventure! This is part 3 of the new story arc and it’s Fabian Grey vs. Van Helsing!

Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – I have always maintained that Vader is either hero or villain, depending on your point of view. The previous Dark Horse series did a lot to paint him as a hero. I hope this new Marvel series does the same. But, for the first time ever, it’s canon!

Doc Savage Omnibus Vol. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – normally I’m not a huge fan of trades, but sometimes a series is better when compiled rather than in monthly single issues. I’m feeling this may be true for the new Dynamite Doc Savage series. Plus in many cases you get more bang for your buck with a good collection. And the job Dynamite has done with these classic pulp heroes, it’s more than good, they’ve been great!

Legenderry Red Sonja #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) - Steampunk. Red Sonja. Any questions?

Legenderry Vampirella #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ditto.

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