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Sci-Fi Mayhem Unfolds in Fallen World #2

Savage sword fights, rampaging robot dinosaurs, and an unrelenting army of… blood soldiers?! Fallen World #2 (of 5) transports you to the ferocious world of 4002 A.D. as a cyborg samurai and an immortal fighter struggle to strike down an immensely powerful foe. How can they defeat a virtually unstoppable enemy… or are they simply delaying the inevitable?

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by SANFORD GREENE
Cover B by DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover C by NIK VIRELLA

Get ready for the second thrilling chapter in Valiant’s explosive event series! Rai’s creator and most dangerous foe has returned! The cyborg samurai faces an impossible challenge. Can he stop his greatest enemy from gaining even more power? How many more positronic dinosaurs will have to die for Rai to save the future?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 5th

Fallen World #2

Preview: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #3

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #3 (of 6)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU, ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE, KAT HUDSON
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Cover C by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Pre-Order Edition Cover by CAFU
On sale May 15th, 2019
$4.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | Full Color 

Wait, did we kill Toyo Harada in the middle of his own series? It is called THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA, after all… A young Toyo spends some quality time with one of the most brilliant men in history: Albert Einstein. Yes, really. And things get veeeeery violent with Toyo’s savage alien friend, LV-99…

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #3 (of 6)

Review: Fallen World #1

Fallen World #1

In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.

If you’ve read 4001 A.D. and the final arc of Rai, then you’ll know that New Japan has fallen to Earth after a battle between Rai and Father that cost millions their lives. But if you didn’t read those comics, then it doesn’t matter; Fallen World #1 is packed to the gills with some early arc world building and explanations through judicious use of the often underrated narration boxes. The first few pages in this book feel like they were taken from a twenty year old comic – and I say this as a positive thing because Forgotten World #1 is one of the most accessible comics for newcomers to Valiant.

Written by Dan Abnett with art by Adam Polina and colours by Ulises Arreola this book represents a long awaited return to Valiant’s future timeline, and while there are some minor stumbles, over all the comic doesn’t disappoint. Fallen World #1 follows the characters from the 4001 A.D. story in their new grounded reality; Rai, Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, the Geomancer and other former citizens of New Japan – both human and positronic (think artificially intelligent humanoids) as they try to adapt to their new surroundings and (re)build their society.

The artistic stumbles previously mentioned largely come about in the second half of the comic in the figures and forms on the page; though I am aware that what may be a stumble for me could be your favourite moment in the comic. For me, it was only really noticeable because the rest of the book has a very high standard of quality.

As a launching point for a new miniseries, this is a really good comic. But Fallen World #1 is also a launching point for a new era of Valiant’s future time line – and it takes that challenge and [insert random sports analogy here denoting massive success]. This issue has me genuinely excited for what comes next.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Adam Pollina
Colors: Ulises Arreola Letters: Jeff Powell
Story: 9.1 Art: 8.8 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Fallen World #1

FALLEN WORLD #1 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by KOI TURNBULL
Glass Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Initial Orders Due by March 28
FOC is April 8
On sale May 1, 2019

In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.

Love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building? FALLEN WORLD has you covered.

FALLEN WORLD #1 (of 5)

Preview: Livewire Vol. 1: Fugitive TPB

LIVEWIRE VOL. 1: FUGITIVE TPB

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLEN, PATRICIA MARTÍN, SCOTT KOBLISH
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ 
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover by ADAM POLLINA
On sale April 24th, 2019 
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout, causing untold devastation. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? As with all Valiant Vol. 1 trade paperbacks, this is being offered at the special introductory price of $9.99.

Collects LIVEWIRE #1–4.

LIVEWIRE VOL. 1: FUGITIVE

Valiant Reveals a First Look at the Fallen World Glass Variant Cover

Valiant Entertainment has released a first look at the Fallen World #1 Glass Variant, which features a dynamic Doug Braithwaite illustration of the series’ main character, Rai, set against a red mirrored background, all on tempered glass. It was crafted by Valiant Director of Design and ProductionTravis Escarfullery, and even sports the illusion of a 3D effect, making it look like Rai is reaching out to the reader!

The first issue in the five-issue series is available to pre-order now at comic book stores everywhere in advance of its May 1, 2019 premiere date. Along with the Glass Variant Cover, Fallen World #1 features covers by Jonboy Meyers, AJ Jothikumar, and Koi Turnbull. A Pre-order Edition cover by David Mack and a blank cover are also available.

In Fallen World, it is the year 4002. A cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? (All signs point to no.) Plus, there are dinosaurs on the loose and powerful animal-human hybrid mutants! If you love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building, writer Dan Abnett and artist Adam Pollina’s Fallen World have you covered.

Valiant’s 2019 Free Comic Book Day offering contains an original, eight-pageFallen World story by Abnett and artist Juan José Ryp that serves as a prelude to Fallen World #1.

Retailers should note that one copy of the Fallen World #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of Fallen World #1. There is no limit per store—250 copies ordered will net one glass cover, 500 will net two glass covers, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics on Monday, April 8th.

Fans wishing to obtain a Fallen World #1 Glass Variant should check with their local comic shop about availability.

Advance Review: Fallen World #1

Fallen World #1

In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.

If you’ve read 4001 A.D. and the final arc of Rai, then you’ll know that New Japan has fallen to Earth after a battle between Rai and Father that cost millions their lives. But if you didn’t read those comics, then it doesn’t matter; Fallen World #1 is packed to the gills with some early arc world building and explanations through judicious use of the often underrated narration boxes. The first few pages in this book feel like they were taken from a twenty year old comic – and I say this as a positive thing because Forgotten World #1 is one of the most accessible comics for newcomers to Valiant.

Written by Dan Abnett with art by Adam Polina and colours by Ulises Arreola this book represents a long awaited return to Valiant’s future timeline, and while there are some minor stumbles, over all the comic doesn’t disappoint. Fallen World #1 follows the characters from the 4001 A.D. story in their new grounded reality; Rai, Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, the Geomancer and other former citizens of New Japan – both human and positronic (think artificially intelligent humanoids) as they try to adapt to their new surroundings and (re)build their society.

The artistic stumbles previously mentioned largely come about in the second half of the comic in the figures and forms on the page; though I am aware that what may be a stumble for me could be your favourite moment in the comic. For me, it was only really noticeable because the rest of the book has a very high standard of quality.

As a launching point for a new miniseries, this is a really good comic. But Fallen World #1 is also a launching point for a new era of Valiant’s future time line – and it takes that challenge and [insert random sports analogy here denoting massive success]. This issue has me genuinely excited for what comes next.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Adam Pollina
Colors: Ulises Arreola Letters: Jeff Powell
Story: 9.1 Art: 8.8 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Advance Preview: Fallen World #1

FALLEN WORLD #1 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by KOI TURNBULL
Glass Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Initial Orders Due by March 28
FOC is April 8
On sale May 1, 2019

In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.

Love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building? FALLEN WORLD has you covered.

FALLEN WORLD #1 (of 5)

Preview: Livewire #4

LIVEWIRE #4

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA
Cover B by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
B/W Cover C by ADAM POLLINA
Pre-order Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
On sale March 13, 2019 

No friends, no teammates, no mentor…and soon, no hope!

Once, Livewire dreamed of devoting herself to the betterment of humankind. Now, her most steadfastly held ideals are about to be tested like never before as she struggles to stay alive in the clutches of a fearsome new foe! But who is the mysterious psiot mercenary hunting her…and more importantly, who do they work for?

Advance Preview: Livewire #4

LIVEWIRE #4

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA
Cover B by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA

No friends, no teammates, no mentor…and soon, no hope!

Once, Livewire dreamed of devoting herself to the betterment of humankind. Now, her most steadfastly held ideals are about to be tested like never before as she struggles to stay alive in the clutches of a fearsome new foe! But who is the mysterious psiot mercenary hunting her…and more importantly, who do they work for?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 13th

LIVEWIRE #4
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