Valiant Leads War Mother #1 to 4001 A.D. with Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia in August
Valiant has unveiled War Mother #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of A RIVETING NEW SERIES launching the breakout hero of 4001 A.D. into a high-powered tale of tomorrow! First teased at #ValiantSummit2017 as a classified project, Valiant can now reveal that the war-torn protector of 41st century Earth will charge into her first, much-demanded limited series on August 23rd as writer Fred Van Lente and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia bring War Mother to bear with an all-new, self-contained entry point for the newest hero manning the frontline of the Valiant Universe’s far future!
Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called War Mother and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?
After first appearing with a highly speculated-upon cameo in the pages of Book of Death #1 in 2015, War Mother rushed to the fore of the Valiant Universe with a history-making debut in the 4001 A.D.: War Mother #1 special – an integral chapter, helmed by Van Lente and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello, at the heart of last summer’s crossover event. An instant fan favorite, the character’s landmark first appearance earned two sold-out printings and widespread critical accolades.
Featuring a high-caliber lineup of covers from astonishing artists David Mack, Clayton Crain, Kano, Jen Bartel, and Monika Palosz!