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The Year of Valiant Begins in 2022 with a Year Long Celebration

The Valiant Universe is about to expand.

The Year of Valiant will be a year-long celebration of Valiant throughout 2022, consisting of new launches with new creators, the return of fan-favorite characters, the formation of new teams, and the Valiant characters exploring beyond traditional publishing methods. To celebrate the announcement, Valiant Entertainment is incredibly proud to showcase its universe with exciting new artwork from acclaimed creators Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto.

The Year of Valiant Teaser

The Year of Valiant kicks off with the return of the critically-acclaimed series Shadowman in January. The first chapter of ‘Deadside War’, an epic horror storyline that will see the return of Punk Mambo and other familiar faces from the Valiant Universe, will begin in Shadowman #5 on January 19th from the master of horror Cullen Bunn, rising star artist Pedro Andreo, and Eisner-nominated creators Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles.

Shadowman #5

More announcements about new launches from The Year of Valiant will arrive in the coming months!

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #3 continue to balance action, setting this series apart from the previous, and delivering more details about the world of the Sisters of Battle.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 continue to balance action, setting this series apart from the previous, and delivering more details about the world of the Sisters of Battle.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2

The battle against the cult of Chaos continues in Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 that adds some depth to characters and delivers some tragedy. It’s a solid second issue that really shows off why the Sisters of Battle are a bit different than their Space Marine brethren.

Torunn Grønbekk gives us a deeper look at this squad of Sisters as they attempt to complete their mission while surrounded by the stench of Chaos. Unlike other members of the Imperium, this team is much more a knife used to slice carefully as opposed to a blunt instrument just blowing things up. Grønbekk makes it a point to show us this distinction in the team’s choices in how they proceed to complete their mission. It’s a very interesting and clear choice that creates a different reading experience from those who read the first Warhammer 40,000 series from Marvel. There was little that was subtle with that. Instead we get debates on how best to not have Chaos cultists descending from all around.

Grønbekk also gives us some more history of one of the Sisters using the opportunity to not just teach us more about the planet but also the process of joining the Sisters of Battle as well. It’s a really smart way to add depth to the characters and teach those who might not know the details of the world of Warhammer 40,000.

Edgar Salazar‘s art continues to be solid. Arif Prianto handles the colors and lettering is by Clayton Cowles. There’s a solid amount of detail in the comic which is something that stands out about the Sisters of Battle in the miniature game the comic is based on. The characters all have such individual personalities and the world itself feels like it’s fallen into the taint of Chaos. There’s something underlying throughout the images that makes it all feel a little off. A little evil.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 is a really solid issue with some good action. It’s the details that really makes it all stand out in both the visual and the story itself. The comic too delivers some emotion among the action keeping readers on their toes as to what to expect from the series. As a follow up volume, this is a solid second entry in Marvel’s entry in the world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel comics! Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 kicks off the second series for the publisher focused on the Sisters of Battle!

Story: Torunn Grønbekk
Art: Edgar Salazar
Ink: Guillermo Ortego
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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The Man of Steel and Main Man Meet in Superman vs. Lobo #1. Get a First Look

Take two total opposites and have them meet in the DC Universe. Superman fights for truth, justice and the American way. He’s a symbol of the very best in us, a champion of the helpless and oppressed, and just an overall nice guy.

Lobo, to put it ridiculously mildly, is not.

Don’t expect hugs and handshakes when Superman and Lobo meet in Superman vs. Lobo. The DC Black Label series is from writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie and art by Mirka Andolfo and Arif Prianto. With that creative combination expect laughs, fights, and lots of fragging.

Superman vs. Lobo finds the two mega-powered aliens on a collision course as they contend with a jealous, but popular extraterrestrial named Numen and a mysterious doctor intent on studying both of them. Will the Man of Steel and the Main Man destroy the universe fighting with each other, or will they somehow find a way to coexist?

As a DC Black Label series, Superman vs. Lobo is largely free from continuity and content restraints. That means Lobo can swear all he’d like and Superman can as well. Like classic Lobo comics, the miniseries is outrageous at times and plenty of fun.

Superman vs. Lobo #1 will be available in print and as a digital comic book on Tuesday, August 24.

Superman vs. Lobo #1 

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1

In Marvel’s debut comic series based on Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, major revelations were dropped. This wasn’t just some generic army force going to battle, the series rewrote what we knew about one of the major characters in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 kicks off the second series to debut under Marvel and it’s clear in this first issue, we’re in store for a shift in focus.

The Sisters of Battle are an army but one focused on religion and prayer. Its focus is to lead the charge against those that stand against the Emperor, the living corpse that is revered in god-like ways. Torunn Grønbekk takes us into this world with a new story that gives us something similar, but different enough, from the first volume by Marvel. While the comic does have a “named” character in Canoness Veridyan, it’s not Veridyan’s story. So far, this isn’t some earth-shaking revelation about the character. Instead, its most interesting aspect is the Sisters surrounding her.

Sent to a planet in the middle of an uprising, the Sisters of Battle must figure out what’s going on while retrieving an asset. We’re given hints as to the evil behind everything but overall, the first issue is a general mystery. What we do know is the corruption is everywhere. The squad is up against numbers they weren’t expecting. We get reactions from the average Sister. We experience their fear and their faith. You get the sisterhood between them and the sadness when one is lost.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 also delivers some interesting thematic aspects that reflect the real world. We’re seeing the masses fall under the spell of something. It could be the leader. It could be something else. But, these are individuals turning on their fellow citizens corrupted by a force. To say it doesn’t hit home a bit would be a lie.

Edgar Salazar‘s art is solid. The issue has a lot of detail, something the Sisters of Battle are known for. Instead of smooth armor repeated over and over in the Space Marines, the Sisters have rather intricate looks in the armor including small rivets, skulls, and more. It’s a more ornate look and Salazar nails it. Arif Prianto handles the color while Clayton Cowles does the lettering and the color and lettering help nail down the feel of the world and issue. There’s a “dirtiness” about it. The world features browns and dark colors. The Sister’s ship is blues and whites.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 might lean a bit more towards fans of Games Workshop but the issue should be accessible for those who know nothing about the world. It delivers solid hints in the details as to what the Sisters of Battle are about and the world of Warhammer 40,000. It gives us the next chapter for that world in the hands of Marvel comics and shows they’re willing to shake up the formula a bit with each new series.

Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Get a look at Superman vs. Lobo, coming in August!

What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers will find out when Superman runs into Lobo in August’s launch of Superman vs. Lobo!

What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him? I smell a team-up, fanboys! Or, will it be a train wreck? Lobo is involved, after all!

From writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, the team behind the indie hit Money Shot, and Punchline artist Mirka Andolfo comes a hilarious new three-issue, oversize, superhero epic!

Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a god clogging all social channels—and he does not take kindly to attention going to Superman and Lobo. Further complicating things is Dr. Flik, a scientist determined to study the last sons of Krypton and Czarnia respectively. What can she glean from the hero whose home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby and the bad, bad boy who made it all go away just for the heck of it?

Superman vs. Lobo #1 (of 3) by Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, Mirka Andolfo, and Arif Prianto arrives on August 24 in DC’s Prestige Plus format (8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″) with a card stock main cover by Andolfo, card stock variant covers by Simon Bisley and Tony Harris and a 1:25 card stock variant cover by Phillip TanSuperman vs. Lobo will retail for $6.99 US for 48 pages and will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor, indicating content appropriate for readers ages 17+.

Ninjak Takes the Spotlight in the Valiant 2021 FCBD Special

 Valiant’s stealthy superspy steps into the spotlight this August 14th for Free Comic Book Day 2021…

Featuring new cover art by Tyler Kirkham and Arif Prianto, the VALIANT 2021 FCBD SPECIAL puts NINJAK front and center. In addition to the new cover art, the free issue also contains a five-page preview which offers a spoiler-free look ahead at Ringo Award-winning writer Jeff Parker and acclaimed storyteller Javier Pulido’s NINJAK series. Check out the pages below.

Before the VALIANT 2021 FCBD SPECIAL arrives on August 14th in comic shops, NINJAK #1 will go on sale July 14th. The last day for fans to pre-order the debut issue is this Monday, June 21st.

VALIANT 2021 FCBD SPECIAL

It’s Superman vs. Lobo in August!

What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers will find out when Superman runs into Lobo in August’s launch of Superman vs. Lobo! From writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie and artist Mirka Andolfo comes a hilarious new three-issue, oversize, superhero epic!

What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him? I smell a team-up, fanboys! Or, will it be a train wreck? Lobo is involved, after all!

Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a god clogging all social channels—and he does not take kindly to attention going to Superman and Lobo. Further complicating things is Dr. Flik, a scientist determined to study the last sons of Krypton and Czarnia respectively. What can she glean from the hero whose home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby and the bad, bad boy who made it all go away just for the heck of it?

Superman vs. Lobo #1 (of 3) by Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, Mirka Andolfo, and Arif Prianto arrives on August 24 in DC’s Prestige Plus format (8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″) with a card stock main cover by Andolfo, card stock variant covers by Simon Bisley and Tony Harris and a 1:25 card stock variant cover by Phillip TanSuperman vs. Lobo will retail for $6.99 US for 48 pages and will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor, indicating content appropriate for readers ages 17+.

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