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Valiant Heads to ComicsPRO 2019 for a Toyo Harada Wake

Valiant Entertainment is heading to the 13th Annual ComicsPRO meeting taking place February 21-23 in Charlotte, NC with a bunch of cool freebies and an unforgettable celebration of the world’s most powerful man.

Valiant will host an hourlong reception for ComicsPRO attendees to celebrate the life of Toyo Harada from 7:30-8:30 pm on Friday, February 22nd. Guests will receive a Valiant tie and in memoriam cards and have a chance to sign the late Mr. Harada’s guest book. Funeral attire is encouraged but not required. It’s what the late and great Mr. Harada would want, after all. He may be gone, but his memory lives on in The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1 by Joshua Dysart and CAFU, on sale March 13th.

ComicsPRO attendees will also receive “Welcome Bags” from Valiant and even more retailer-exclusive goodies during roundtable chats with Valiant staff. Want to relieve some stress? Squeeze a chunk of New Japan with the Fallen World stress ball, based on the upcoming series by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina debuting on May 1st. Need to jot down some important secrets? Use the Fallen World pen! And after a long day, unwind with the Fallen World shot glass.

Show the world you rock by sporting a Punk Mambo pin, based on the gritty new series debuting April 24th by Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham. Or use the Punk Mambo pink highlighter to brighten your scribbles on The Forgotten Queen sticky notes, based on the phenomenal new series by Tini Howard and Amilcar Pinna coming out on February 27th. There may or may not be some other fun items. (Spoiler: There are.)

While these items are for attending ComicsPRO retailers only, fans who wish to obtain any of these cool collectibles should check if their local comic shop is a member of ComicsPRO and planning to attend the annual meeting.

Early Preview: The Forgotten Queen #1 (of 4)

THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 (of 4)

Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
Cover C by VERONICA FISH
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale
 February 27, 2019

An ancient evil returns!

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War-Monger. And now she is walking again.

This winter, an ancient evil will stir as superstar-in-the-making Tini Howard (Captain America Annual #1,Assassinistas) and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna (Generation X) unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making!

THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 (of 4)

War Is Hell, But What If She Looked Like This? Valiant Releases a Lettered and Colored Preview of The Forgotten Queen #1

Valiant has revealed a stunning first look at the lettered and colored pages from The Forgotten Queen #1, the debut issue centered on the powerful immortal with the uncanny ability to cause conflict and violence wherever she goes!

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War-Monger. And now she is walking again!On February 27th, 2019, superstar-in-the-making Tini Howard and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making, featuring covers by Kano, Viktor Kalvachev, and Veronica Fish!

The Forgotten Queen #1-4 Pre-Order Edition Bundle Collects War-Monger’s Rise to Power This February!

Valiant has announced that The Forgotten Queen – a war-torn new limited series by rising star writer Tini Howard and sensational artist Amilcar Pinna – will be available to pre-order at comic book stores everywhere in advance of its February 27, 2019 premiere date!

Available only as a pre-order set, The Forgotten Queen #1-4 Pre-Order Edition Bundle – four massively expanded editions of the War-Monger’s rise and fall through the ages – can only be ordered together and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of February 4th, 2019!

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War Monger. And now she is walking again.

Released monthly from February 2019 through May 2019, each  Pre-Order Edition comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content – including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs, first looks at upcoming issues, and exclusive covers by interior artist Amilcar Pinna that can’t be found anywhere else!

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of February 4th, 2019! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

This winter, an ancient evil will stir in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making with The Forgotten Queen #1 – featuring covers by KanoViktor Kalvachev, and Veronica Fish!

Valiant, Tini Howard, and Amilcar Pinna Deliver The Forgotten Queen this February

Valiant has announced The Forgotten Queen #1 –  the launch of a brand new limited series by rising star writer Tini Howard amazing artist Amilcar Pinna!

On February 27th, a former foe of the super-team Unity – War-Monger, who made her first appearance in Unity #18 – will make her solo-led debut as she ascends from her once-thought final resting place to wreak havoc on the Valiant Universe!

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War Monger. And now she is walking again.

The comic is part of Valiant’s 2019 celebration of their 30th anniversary and just the “tip of the iceberg” of what the publisher has planned.

The Forgotten Queen #1 features covers by KanoViktor Kalvachev, and Veronica Fish!

Review: Generation X Vol. 2: Survival of the Fittest

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the students of Generation X!

Generation X Vol. 2: Survival of the Fittest collects issues #7-9 and #85-87 by Christina Strain, Eric Koda, Amilcar Pinna, Felipe Sobreiro, Clayton Cowles, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, W. Scott Forves, Chris Robinson, Darren Shan, and Mark Paniccia.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 3. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Review: Generation X #87

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Where we last left our merry mutant team of young ones, Monet St. Croix had returned to the X-Mansion only for the team to discover she had merged with her demonic brother Emplate to become M-Plate and with the help of Quentin Quire, Jubilee has managed to get her original powers back to fight against the possessed Monet but will it be enough to take her down?

This week also has the final issue of another comic that feels like its run has been cut short and this time, it’s Generation X. It’s a title that had been resurrected by Christina Strain and it’s a shame because it’s a very decent book that I enjoy with fun character dynamics and of course, my bias speaks given how much I champion Jubilee to the point where I defended the book since the initial announcement when it came under the wrath of gatekeepers who decried on the basis of entitlement that it’s not the book they grew up with originally nor were they fond of the choice of characters.

The team itself is supposed to be about underdog mutants led by Jubilee, a character from the original incarnation which is the perfect pitch for the book. And Strain I feel has quite succeeded in her goal and at the very least, this issue feels like a fitting end.

For a start, Jubilee charging into battle with her firework powers back is at least glorious to behold along with her badass boast. When you get down to it, fireworks can hurt. You can’t her powers lame when fireworks can in fact hurt you if you go near one and injure yourself especially if you use fireworks improperly. So it’s nice to see Strain show that first hand even if M-Plate can shake it off.

The fight against M-Plate is an impressive one too especially with quick thinking from Bling outsmarting her and other characters managing to take her down while she was distracted especially when Emplate is finally separated from Monet.

I will say, I wish the fight went on at least a little bit longer with a few more action beats. But the rest of the issue is a solid character piece, stuff that’s finally resolved like much about Benjamin Deeds/Morph and Nathaniel Carver/Hindsight tying the knot as a couple, same with Lin Li/Nature Girl and Trevor Hawkins/Eye Boy and the aftermath of Jubilee no longer being a vampire which, I admit, I miss a lot and wish it was a best of both worlds kind of thing but hey, what can you do? At least she still has Shogo who is adorable as is the relationship between the two. It makes my heart melt, really.

And of course, Roxy Washington/Bling venturing out into the world after staying in the X-Mansion for years and now it is time for her to explore the world around her and live among humans. It’s a nice send off complete with characters giving her gifts, telling her they’ll miss her, etc. The book just leaves me wanting more because already I miss this team but I can only hope another writer will tackle Jubilee and others again someday and hopefully Marvel still has Christina Strain for other books in mind because I certainly want to see more from her.

The art by Amilcar Pinna I imagine won’t be for everyone. I admit, first time I saw the art, I didn’t know how to feel and in a way, I do feel mixed especially with some of the faces but I think overtime I’ll like it enough because the art is unlike other superhero books that it really gives it a good identity to stand out that it fits as a style especially as a compliment to Strain’s writing so it’s another case of solid writer/artist synergy. The colors by Felipe Sobriero certainly helps achieve that as well. And it helps that Pinna is also very good at staging the action scenes and the emotional moments.

The entire issue feels like Graduation Day and Strain definitely nailed that feeling.

If you’ve been enjoying this book, this issue won’t disappoint. It’s a good end to the team and I look forward to the future that will bring these characters.

 

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Preview: Generation X #87

Generation X #87

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Survival of the Fittest Part 3
• It’s JUBILEE vs. M-PLATE…vampire vs. vampire!
• Will the GEN X class be able to defeat MONET/EMPLATE and save the school?
• All this, plus: Witness a major milestone for Jubilee!

Preview: Generation X #86

Generation X #86

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Survival of the Fittest PART 2
• The kids of Generation X are trapped inside the X-Mansion with M-Plate stalking them!
• Now, without Jubilee, Gen X must defend themselves from the vampire mutant.
• All this, plus…the return of another original Gen X-er! Who is it? You gotta read to find out!

Preview: Generation X #85

Generation X #85

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

OG Gen X Part 1
You’ve been asking for it! You’ve been waiting for it! And now it’s here…the original Generation X is back! But this is no happy reunion for any of them. Their former teammate Monet is now bonded to her brother, the vampiric mutant called Emplate. Will Jubilee, Chamber, and Husk be able to save Monet? Or is she forever lost to her brother’s curse?

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