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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: Ninjak #5

NINJAK #5

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

The final secret of the Shadow Seven exposed!

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

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

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Divinity’s Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine Reunite for Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1

Valiant has released a first look inside Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1 – an essential installment to this summer’s monumental comics event from writer Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine! This August, the blockbuster creative team behind 2015’s breakout series, Divinity, reunites to reveal the final fate of Valiant’s deadliest master spy in an all-new standalone adventure!

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…?

Featuring covers by Kano, Clay Mann, Robert Gill, and Das Pastoras, find out why Ninjak will be the last warrior standing as the world falls to pieces in the next must-read chapter of Book of Death!

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

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Preview: Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JULY 22

Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM) chronicle Bloodshot’s ultimate fate in a visionary tale of present and future torn from the pages of BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

Don’t miss the never-before-revealed story of Bloodshot’s final adventures as BOOK OF DEATH foretells the devastating fate of Valiant’s unrelenting soldier…from now to a thousand years hence…

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Review: Book of Death #1

BOD_001_COVER-A_GILLAs an avid comic book reader, I have seen quite a few indie publishers come and go. There are comic book companies Virgin Comics, which actually spawned some excellent titles to NOW Comics, which actually had the first crack at Green Hornet, before Dynamite got the rights, to Malibu Comics and Topps Comics, whom although had some promising titles were bought up by the Big 2.Then there is Valiant Comics, which seemed to go the way of Malibu and Topps, when it got shut down back in 2004, but then in 2005, two entrepreneurs breathed fresh life into the brand and restarted it.

Since that time, Valiant has enjoyed a lot of mainstream success, even bringing in talents from the Big 2 and other indie publishers to revive their flagship characters. Growing up, I was never really a fan of Valiant, as I remember seeing the title of X-O Manowar, and even flipping through the pages of one of the issues, when I used to visit Jim Hanley’s Universe in State Island, and not even remotely being interested. Then a few years ago, after I saw the cover of one of the issues for Ninjak, I did the same thing, and thumbed through a few pages, but this time, was completely enthralled, as not only the art, but also the story, was captivating. Now, Valiant has gotten into the event series business, but not at the same level as most comic book universes have, instead on a small-scale, and only with a handful of books, which actually seems to be a smart bet.

If you are not familiar with this universe, the writers give you a short synopsis on page 2, which is actually refreshing, as Marvel and DC expects a reader to know, while Valiant makes it easy for a new a reader to hop on, but not enough for a reader to be invested in any of them. Book of Death takes place soon after the previous miniseries The Valiant and has the Eternal Warrior and Geomancer hiding in Southeast Oregon as Gilad protects both Tama—an ecological messianic figure—from the world, and the world from her. Within this first issue, fatalities are everywhere, but it is the secondary characters that populate the body count thus far, with each of the main ones facing off against death in their own titles. The unfortunate thing about this book, is that Vindetti, tells you straight out that each of these characters, will die, which makes the predisposition, a hard one, for the reader to either continue or not continue with the book, if you do continue on, the action does ramp up, with death looming over each of the characters, which allows the event to come off more like a game of Clue.

This is a great introduction into this world, even though one knows from jump, not to be too invested, as each of them will die soon after. Robert Venditti’s writing has enough levity and tension, for the reader to be absorbed enough to come back for his end game to all of this. Doug Braithwaite’s art is pretty standard as compared to his previous works, but serves its purpose for this book. Overall, an interesting concept, that although has been done multiple times throughout comics, is still fascinating enough to see it done again in this universe.

Story: Robert Venditti Art: Doug Braithwaite
Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Jeff Lemire and Butch Guice Lead “The Hunt” in Bloodshot Reborn #6 – An All-New Story Arc Beginning in September!

Valiant has released an early preview of Bloodshot Reborn #6, the FIRST ISSUE of “The Hunt” – the new, unrelenting story arc from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Butch Guice! On September 16th, one of the year’s most acclaimed new ongoing series rockets into a shocking new jumping-on point as Valiant’s indestructible hero and his newest accomplice track the bloodstained trail of Bloodshot’s most brutal, nanite-fueled doppelgänger yet!

Bloodshot is on the hunt. Determined to stop the violent reign of terror that plagues Colorado, Bloodshot must journey across the Rocky Mountains to destroy the remaining nanites that have caused mass murderers to spring up across the state. But will the drugs, booze, and insane visions rattling around his head put an end to his journey before it begins? And have the tiny machines freed from his bloodstream finally found the one thing Bloodshot fears the most – a new host even deadlier than himself?

Featuring covers by Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Glenn Fabry, Garry Brown, Steve Lieber, and Benjamin Marra! Discover a devastating new vision of the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous man right here with an all-new jumping-on point!

BLOODSHOT REBORN #6 (“THE HUNT” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151666)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL151667)
Cover C by GLENN FABRY (JUL151668)
Cover D by GARRY BROWN (JUL151669)
Variant Cover by STEVE LIEBER (JUL1516670)
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN MARRA (JUL151671)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 16

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Valiant Entertainment in October 2015

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

An evil Geomancer has torn the world asunder… The dark puppet master pulling the strings has been unmasked… And the Valiant Universe as we know it is being torn apart… The end is here!

Now, not even the combined might of the Valiant’s best and brightest can avert the coming apocalypse – not without a sacrifice, that is. Who will pay the ultimate price to avoid the Armageddon promised in the pages of the Book of the Geomancer? And how will it irrevocably change the course of Valiant Universe?

All the answers are here in the climactic final chapter by longtime Valiant scribe Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY)! So let it be written… So let it be done!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

The Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe…but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero?

After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember…or want him. Will Aric of Dacia finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse?

Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor revealed in this can’t-miss chapter of the summer’s biggest event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #4 (of 4)*

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

Anni’s final trial lays everything on the line…and the violent transformation it creates will determine the shape of the Valiant Universe forever!

Anni, the first Geomancer, has lived countless centuries and shepherded the Earth and her people through upheaval and disaster. Now, generations upon generations later, she finally begins the twilight of her life. The secrets of the Geomancer will not die with Anni, and the Earth must not be left without her warrior…

INCENTIVE | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

*ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4).

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #7

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by GLENN FABRY
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO

“THE HUNT” is on!

As responsible as Ray Garrison feels for the violence unleashed by his old nanites, he finds himself with another more familiar and painful responsibility – the life of a woman he loves. How will Ray keep Magic safe, avoid the federal manhunt that’s closing in on him, and stop his impostor before they kill again?!

Be here as the next pulse-pounding story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) and comics legend Butch Guice (The Winter Soldier) brings us one step closer to identifying the mysterious killer trying to claim all of Bloodshot’s power!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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NINJAK #8

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by JASON LATOUR

“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 3! Ninjak face-to-face with the terrifying threat of…FITZY!

Ninjak goes toe-to-toe with the brains of the Shadow Seven operation: the deadly and very intelligent Fitzy. But as Colin King discovers he has much more in common with this group of thieves and murderers than he’d like, will he be able to hold onto his honor…and his sanity?

Meanwhile, MI-6 makes their boldest move yet as Stephen Segovia (Convergence) joins Matt Kindt (RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for the next bloodstained chapter of “THE SHADOW WARS”!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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IMPERIUM #9

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

ALL-NEW ARC! JUMP ON BOARD HERE! “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” – PART 1!

Toyo Harada’s war to save humanity by taking over the world roars on against the only enemy this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies!

A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine once even created the living weapon called LV-99 to assassinate their enemy, but failed. Today, as Harada executes his agenda upon Earth—and with LV-99 on his side this time—the Vine’s cold war finally turns infernally hot.

Jump on board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the height of sophisticated comic book stories” here with a powerful new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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RAI #11

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Covers A & B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by RYAN SOOK
Variant Cover by PAUL MAYBURY

Acclaimed writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain bring “THE ORPHAN” to a brutal boiling point!

Now that Rai’s allies back on New Japan have reunited, they must figure out a plan to retrieve their friend and topple Father’s rule once and for all. Meanwhile, Rai has his work cut out for him on Earth as his past sins come back to haunt him. Luckily for our hero, justice is Eternal…

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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X-O MANOWAR #41

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by JEFTE PALO

It’s X-O Manowar vs. G.A.T.E. as “EXODUS” continues to rip the Valiant Universe apart!

With a conspiracy tearing the Vine and humanity’s tenuous relationship apart, Aric of Dacia takes matters into his own hands to bring peace – but at a dire cost. But when you don’t know whom to trust, you must trust yourself.

X-O Manowar makes the decision to save two worlds in “EXODUS” – Part 3 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot sensation Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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UNITY #23

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover B by JED DOUGHERTY
Variant Cover by SCOT EATON

The Armor Hunters never leave a man behind!

Deep under the mountains of the American Southwest, Quartz, of the Armor Hunters who attacked Earth, is kept secure in government custody. Escape is impossible from the inside. But can the combined might of the U.S. armed forces, X-O Manowar, and Unity stop a jailbreak from the outside…when that attack is an all-out suicide strike by Unity’s giant killer robot GIN-GR?!

The galaxy’s deadliest squad of killers will have their revenge as multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and red-hot rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) take charge of Valiant’s elite super-team for an action-packed two-part story arc!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #10

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by CAROLINA BONITA SOLER
Variant Cover by KEVIN WADA

Have you ever wondered what would happen if dinosaurs ruled the Roman Empire? Well, you’re gonna find out!

Ivar & Neela continue their pursuit of the Prometheans through time only to discover some, well, HUGE changes their machinations have made to history! Meanwhile, who is THE RACTUS?! And what does he have in store for Neela?

All this and again…did we mention dinosaurs? DINOSAURS! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez (UNITY) bring you “ENDING HISTORY” – Part 2!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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UNITY VOL. 1: TO KILL A KING TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume introducing Valiant’s elite all-star super-team from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH, IMPERIUM)!

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

Start reading here to discover the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe with the multiple Harvey Award nominated first arc of the chart-topping series that IGN calls “amazing…a big superhero book done right.”

Collecting UNITY #1-4.

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14
ISBN: 978-1-939346-88-9

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RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.”

The year is 4001 A.D. Led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity.

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), discover an astonishing new vision with the acclaimed first volume of the series named one of the Best Comics of 2014 by Wired and Vulture!

Collects RAI #1-4.

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7
ISBN: 978-1-939346-41-4

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DEAD DROP TPB

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

FOUR HEROES. FOUR STORIES. ONE TICKING CLOCK.

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, and 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.

Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) go in deep with an unlikely cast of superhuman operators for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe!

Collecting DEAD DROP #1–4.

$9.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14
ISBN: 978-1-939346-85-8

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 2: BREAKING HISTORY TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY!

With the universe on the brink of destruction, Ivar must turn to his closest relatives – Armstrong and Gilad Anni-Padda – to save Neela Sethi from the machinations of the Prometheans! The problem? These three guys couldn’t be further apart. Time doesn’t heal all wounds as the assault on Oblivi-1 begins!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) as they kick off the next volume of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking!”

Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5–8.

$14.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7
ISBN: 978-1-939346-83-4

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC

Written by MIKE BARON, BOB LAYTON, JIM SHOOTER and BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Art by MIKE VOSBURG and BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

Following in the footsteps of the X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL. 1, it’s the complete, oversized omnibus collection of the series Ain’t It Cool News calls “the best buddy team book of all time”!

Obadiah Archer, left for dead as a boy by his corrupt evangelist parents, has spent the last decade honing his innate abilities in a monastery deep in the mountains of Ladakh before emerging now as the world’s greatest hand-to-hand fighter and marksman. His body a temple, his every movement in harmony and his mind perfectly serene… except for the overriding desire to avenge his own murder. Armstrong is a 10,000-year-old libertine who may be as strong as a battalion, but abandoned idealism millennia ago. Now he spends his days drinking, carousing and telling tales of outrageous adventures throughout history to anyone who will listen – that is, when he’s not on the run from an ancient cult whose bumbling agents have been hunting him for two thousand years. But Armstrong counts as the worst day of all his days the one when Archer turned up and decided that they were partners – a team chosen by fate to save the world!

Featuring work from iconic Valiant creators Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan, Weapon X), Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Mike Baron (Nexus), and more, the groundbreaking adventures of the original conspiracy-smashing duo are brought together in their entirety for the very first time right here in this massive, oversized volume.

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (1992) #0–26 and ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #25, CHAOS EFFECT: OMEGA along with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE FORMATION OF THE SECT.

$99.99 US | 736 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21
ISBN: 978-1-939346-87-2

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 3: AND SO… TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

This is it, folks! From the legendary creative team of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man), it’s the third volume of Quantum and Woody’s groundbreaking original series, collected in trade paperback for the very first time!

An old enemy returned. An old friend dead at his hands. Once forced to be partners by the life changing accident that gave them their powers or dissipate forever if they didn’t “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours, Quantum and Woody now have an even more important reason to work together: payback. Suited up and armed to the teeth, they’re taking the war onto international arms dealer Terrence Magnum’s home turf. They aim to make him pay for the murder of Taylor 88, and to prove they’re the last things anyone ever thought they could be… Heroes.

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #14–21, and #32 along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: MAGNUM FORCE TP.

$19.99 US | 224 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28
ISBN: 978-1-939346-86-5

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Preview: Ivar, Timewalker #7

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #7

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY151615)
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER (MAY151616)
Platinum Age Variant by ROBERT GILL (MAY151617)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 22

“BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 3! Assault on Obliv-1!

The Anni-Padda brothers prepare a suicide mission at the end of time with Amelia Earhart, the Lurkers, and the angriest Bloodshot nanite of all time. Meanwhile, Neela Sethi is forced to make a dark decision alongside her future self. It’s the last stand of humanity against the Big Crunch as the penultimate issue of BREAKING HISTORY changes our future forever! New York Times best selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) storm an enemy beachhead at the end of time itself!

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Preview: Book of Death #2 – The Eternal Warrior Battles the Valiant Universe in August!

Valiant has released a first look inside Book of Death #2 (of 4) – the second can’t-miss chapter of Valiant’s cataclysmic summer event from writer Robert Venditti and all-star artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite! On August 19th, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful heroes join the hunt for the new Geomancer suspected of plunging the world into darkness… And, now, only the Eternal Warrior can protect her from his own former allies and prevent the events foretold in the Geomancer’s Book of Death from coming to pass!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of Unity – including X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Livewire, and GIN-GR – are about to confront the Eternal Warrior about the true nature of his powerful new charge! They’ve sworn to take him in by any means necessary…but, to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Can history’s most battle-hardened warrior convince his old comrades that peace can still be won? Or will war, blood, and fire consume the heroes of the Valiant Universe as they face the full fury of the Eternal Warrior unleashed for the very first time?

Featuring covers by Cary Nord, Clayton Crain, Kano, Pere Perez, and Paolo Rivera! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, Book of Death is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

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Review: Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1 (of 4)

lotgOut of the pages of Book Of Death, which is also released this week, the genesis of the very first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore them to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted their line for centuries. Has their mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?

If you don’t know, the Geomancers are a long line of men and women dating back millenia who serve as the Earth’s protector. There is only one Geomancer operating at a time, protected in turn by the Eternal Warrior. This miniseries takes us back to the very first Geomancer, and the first issue is absolutely beautiful.

Fred Van Lente gives us a good story that would be worth reading regardless of the artwork, and as with the Book Of Death miniseries that Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1 accompanies you don’t need any prior knowledge of the Valiant Universe, and as with the companion series, this first issue that has the potential to build into a fantastic four issue story.

Where this issue really shines, however, is in the artwork.

Rarely do I ever recommend a comic based primarily on the art, but with Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1I am doing just that. Juan Jose Ryp’s pencils and inks are outstanding, and his ability to convey a silent conversation with facial detail is exemplary. Combine this with Jordie Bellaire’s colours and you have a match made in  comic book heaven.

That the story is also very good is a happy bonus.

If you’re only slightly familiar with Valiant and their heroes, don’t be afraid to read this comic. You don’t need an encylopedic knowledge of the publisher to be able to enjoy this comic, in fact if you’ve never read any Valiant before, then make this your first comic. This miniseries looks like it will be an excellent story set in the stone age that can be read alone, or as a companion to Book Of Death.

The first issue of this monthly series is out on the 15th of July. If you get a chance to read Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1, then take it. This is a beautiful comic that deserves your attention.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Juan Jose Ryp Colourist: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 7.25 Art: 9.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review

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