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Preview: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #47

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Fernando Pasarin (CA) Barry Kitson
In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DARKSTARS RISING” part six! As Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps scramble to save Guy Gardner from the Darkstar army, John Stewart’s plan to save the GLC hinges on Kyle Rayner and a last-ditch effort to maintain their foothold!

Preview: Harbinger Wars Compendium TPB

HARBINGER WARS COMPENDIUM TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KHARI EVANS, MANUEL GARCIA, CLAYTON HENRY, and PERE PÉREZ with PHIL BRIONES, MATTHEW CLARK, CLAYTON CRAIN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BARRY KITSON, LEWIS LAROSA, ARTURO LOZZI, JIM MUNIZ, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR182017)

Presenting the best-selling crossover event that redefined the Valiant Universe for a new generation, now in the most complete collection yet. From the first salvo all the way to the very last shot, follow the complete saga from its beginning in the first issues of HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT and see what set them on the road to a collision in the pages of HARBINGER WARS!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

From acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Duane Swierczynski (BLOODSHOT) and an all-star cast of artists including Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and more!

Collecting HARBINGER (2012) #1-14, BLOODSHOT (2012) #1-13, and HARBINGER WARS #1-4.

$59.99 | 768 pgs. | T+
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-261-4

Preview: The Flash #45

The Flash #45

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Barry Kitson
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“PERFECT STORM” part six! Grodd rains lightning down on Central City to burn it to the ground. The Flash is as fast as a bolt of lightning, but is he as fast as a thousand?

Preview: Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #4 (of 4)

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #4 (of 4)

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by BRIAN LEVEL (FEB181907)
Cover B by CAFU (FEB181908)
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA (FEB181910)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (FEB181911)
Photo Cover Also Available (FEB181909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th

Last man standing!

His allies have turned against him. His last options have been exhausted. And there is nowhere left to run. Now, Ninjak – the rogue super-spy turned against his former masters by the cunning assassin called Roku – must face the final revelation of his no-holds-barred showdown with the heroes of the Valiant Universe. Bloodied but unbowed, Colin King’s gauntlet ends here…and Valiant’s first-of-its-kind crossover between live action and the comic book page is about to come to an explosive finale that will leave you stunned!

Preview: Superman #39

Superman #39

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A) Barry Kitson (CA) Chris Burnham
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $2.99

What would it be like to fly with the Man of Steel? Some very special children find out as Superman fulfills some unique wishes.

Preview: The Flash #38

The Flash #38

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Barry Kitson
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“A Cold Day in Hell” finale! The Flash and an unlikely ally must discover who is behind the death of one of the Rogues before the murderer strikes again! But Flash is trapped inside of Iron Heights with one person blocking his exit: Captain Cold!

Preview: The Flash #36

The Flash #36

(W) Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci (A) Howard Porter (CA) Barry Kitson
RATED T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“A Cold Day in Hell” part one! When one of The Flash’s Rogues is murdered inside Iron Heights prison, Barry Allen throws himself deep into the case, still reeling from the turmoil of his personal life! But when the clues begin to reveal an even greater conspiracy at work, The Flash soon discovers Iron Heights’ deadliest secret…

Preview: Faith and the Future Force #4 (of 4)

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #4 (of 4)

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BARRY KITSON (AUG172133)
Cover B by JEN BARTEL (AUG172134)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (AUG172135)
Variant Cover by CHRYSSY CHEUNG (AUG172136)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 18th

The final countdown!

Bloodshot was a bust… Divinity didn’t work… Ninjak was nixed… No matter which of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes she recruits to her aid, Faith still can’t save the time stream! With time literally running out all around her, does L.A.’s sky-soaring superhero have what it takes to defend the entire universe…or will the secret key to saving existence itself come from the most darkest and most unexplored avenue of all?

Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (FAITH) is joined by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR) to bring Valiant’s spectacular standalone event to an unfathomable finale…and when the clock reaches zero, no amount of time travel can ever undo the damage done!

Valiant Charges Into Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 With Exclusives, Panels, Signings, And More!

Just a few short weeks remain until Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 and Valiant is bringing their A-game to Maryland’s biggest celebration of comics and pop culture!

From Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, Valiant Entertainment will be charging headfirst into Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 with a plethora of convention-only exclusives, signings, panels, programming, and other can’t-miss surprises you’re going to want to see for yourself!

All weekend long, stop by the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 to discover why Valiant is the most celebrated publisher in the comic book industry with a complete selection of critically acclaimed Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers!

Also, be sure not to miss the Bloodshot Salvation #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant, featuring the amazing work of legendary artist Barry Kitson! Witness a devastating new beginning for best-selling writer Jeff Lemire‘s superhero saga here as he follows the Eisner and Harvey-nominated success of Bloodshot Reborn with a staggering ongoing series, featuring art by Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan.

Then: Join artist Barry Kitson for signings throughout the weekend, alongside other greats including including Joe EismaMatt Kindt, and Rafer Roberts!

Plus: Find out what awaits the Valiant Universe in the coming months with exclusive panels and presentations throughout Baltimore Comic-Con 2017! First, join us on Friday, September 22nd at2:00 pm ET for the Valiant Spotlight: Matt Kindt panel presentation – featuring a wide-ranging conversation with one of the most lauded creative minds in comics today! From his creator-owned series – like Mind MGMT, Dept. H, Grass Kings, Ether, and dozens more – to his work at the forefront of the Valiant comics line – including X-O Manowar, Divinity, Ninjak, and the upcoming Harbinger Wars 2 – join the New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award-nominated writer and artist for a wide-ranging discussion of his work, present and future.

The excitement continues on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:30 pm ET with the Valiant Presents ICONS: X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, and Beyond panel presentation! With record-setting series like X-O Manowar, Faith, and Secret Weapons, Valiant is gearing up for its biggest year yet! Now, find out what’s coming next for Valiant’s next blockbuster series like Bloodshot Salvation, Eternity, Ninja-K,and Quantum and Woody! with an all-star cast of guests, including writers Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar, Eternity) and Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade)! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here with exclusive announcements and artwork, first at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017!

Finally: New to the Valiant Universe? Look no further than the Valiant 101: Jump On Board Here! panel presentation on Sunday, September 24th at 1:30 pm ET – a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes, from Bloodshot and Divinity to Faith and Harbinger to Ninjak and X-O Manowar! From Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly to The Guardian and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Review: Faith and the Future Force #2

FFF_002_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICFaith Herbert and Neela Sethi, Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and start all over again! But this time, Faith is taking a new approach with a whole new team of heroes to help save the day! But will these new recruits be the key to saving all of time from a calculating A.I. foe, or is history doomed to repeat itself with a failure of incalculable proportions?

Full disclosure: if you didn’t read the last issue, you’ll be lost here. Don’t expect any of the following to make sense (and expect a few spoilers).

Faith and the Future Force #2 is an interesting beast. If you read and enjoyed the first issue then this one is, quite literally, more of the same with a little bit of a skin change, so you should know exactly what to expect. Written by long time Faith scribe Jody Houser, this issue is every bit as fun and enjoyable as the first installment that had Neela Sethi recruit Faith to battle a machine that was eating history… but Faith wasn’t enough, and the hero fell to the robot. Issue #2 opens where the previous issue closed, with the Renegades having joined Faith and Neela (yeah, Faith died last issue, but Neela went to a different point in time and grabbed Faith again. Paradox? Who cares, it’s awesome) and they’re about to try again.

FFF_002_002As far as time travel style comics go, this is an enjoyable diversion from your daily life for however long it takes you to read it, whether that’s ten or fifteen minutes… Faith and the Future Force #2 carries on from the previous issue in all the right ways. Faith is still the embodiment of every comic fan and nerd in how she reacts to the world around her, and the introduction of the Renegades only brings more great little moments to the fore.

I enjoyed the last issue quite a bit, and honestly the quality doesn’t dip too much here at all in the writing department. Artistically this is equally as solid despite a slight shift in the artists involved in the production of the comic (Steven Segovia dropped off the comic for reasons not quite to me known, and Barry Kitson has been joined by Diego Bernard with Juan Castro) but the quality remains just as high as the previous issue with some brilliantly reflected nods to Valiant’s recent past as the comic progresses.

As far as time travel style comics go, this is an enjoyable diversion from your daily life for however long it takes you to read it. If you’re in you’re LCS in the next couple of days and you see this there, take a chance on the series. Faith and the Future Force #2 is a fun story that explores the intricacies of time travel and a hero’s willingness to save the world.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Barry Kitson, Diego Bernard with Juan Castro 
Colours: Ulises Arreola Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.75 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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