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Ariel Olivetti Joins Valiant’s Ninja-K to Reveal the Lost History of MI-6’s Deadliest Agents

Valiant has announced that Ninja-K #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES from writer Christos Gage and superstar artist Tomás Giorello – is growing to a colossal 48 pages, including a double-length lead feature ushering in MI-6’s deadly new assignment for their most feared international operations: Colin King, aka the fearless super-spy codenamed Ninjak!

Then: the international intrigue continues with 40 pages monthly as veteran artist Ariel Olivetti joins Ninja-K mastermind Christos Gage for a new series of essential back-up features revealing the top-secret origin of the operative that birthed Britain’s deep-black “Ninja Programme” amidst the raging fires of the first World War’s Western Front… For the first time, an indispensable chapter in the history of the Valiant Universe can finally be told as Gage and Olivetti reveal the saga of NINJA-A – the Japanese master of weaponry and deception who would become MI-6’s first ninja agent – in an all-new special feature, beginning in December’s Ninja-K #2 and continuing monthly for the standard $3.99 cover price!

For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globe-trotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of Armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn. But now… an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.

Ninja-K #2 features covers by Trevor Hairsine, Lucas Troya, Kenneth Rocafort, and Ben Templesmith and comes to shelves December 20th.

Preview: Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1

Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1

Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)

Wormwood has been gone for some time. Too long, if you ask his old friends. They’re determined to track him down, no matter what dimension he’s buggered off to. You see, a special agent from the U.S. government has asked for Wormwood’s help, and things are about to get political…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Inside Her Majesty’s Secret Ninja Service in Ninja-K #2 – Coming in December!

Valiant has released a first look at Ninja-K #2 – the next adrenaline-fueled issue of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES charging out of Valiant’s “ICONS” initiative! On December 20threnowned writer Christos Gage and Valiant’s latest superstar artist, Tomás Giorello, dive deep into the top-secret archives of the black-budget spy network that initiated Colin King into the Ninja Programme…and ignite a global manhunt for the relentless killer bent on eliminating all of Her Majesty’s ninja super-spies, past and present!

One by one, the operatives of MI-6’s covert Ninja Programme are being murdered by an unseen threat that is as mysterious as it is deadly. But who could possibly have the knowledge and expertise to eliminate the lethal men and women of Britain’s most secret service… and why are they hellbent on reaping revenge against Colin King and his predecessors? As the walls close in around him, Ninjak must confront the bloodstained legacy that spawned him… before his own name gets crossed off the list…

Featuring covers by Trevor Hairsine, rising star Lucas TroyaKenneth Rocafort, and Ben Templesmith!

Preview: X-O Manowar #7

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #7 (NEW ARC! “EMPEROR” – PART ONE)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JUL172252)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (JUL172253)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUL172254)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BEN TEMPLESMITH (JUL172255)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th (FOC – 9/4/17)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “EMPEROR” – PART ONE!

The ultimate turning point! A war has been won, a victory has been decided…and, now, an entire alien world kneels before the throne of their new leader: the unstoppable X-O MANOWAR! He has traded his armor for a crown and a new age now begins…even as an extraterrestrial invader readies an interplanetary attack that could pull Aric of Dacia from the newfound safety of his imperial palace and back into the blood-sodden battlefields where his conquest began.

Comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI) joins New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAPTURE, Mind MGMT) to summit the next pinnacle of 2017’s best-selling independent superhero series – and unleash a blistering, new interstellar opus chronicling the most powerful moment yet in the history of Valiant’s unrelenting icon!

AfterShock Announces Backways from Justin Jordan and Eleonora Carlini

AfterShock Comics has announced a new title Backways from Justin Jordan (their 2nd title with him) with art by Eleonora Carlini which will hit stores in December.

There is a hidden nation. A nation of magic and madness, one that exists in all the forgotten spaces. Your basement, your attic, the haunted house down the street, anyone of those might be a part of the Backways.

Anna Merrick lost someone in the Backways, and she’ll stop at NOTHING to get them back. Even if it means unleashing something unimaginable.

Backways #1 features colors by Silvie Tidei, letters by Marshall Dillon, and covers by Carlini and Tidei, and Ben Templesmith. It hits shelves 12/20/17.

Preview: Wasteland Compendium, Volume 1

WASTELAND COMPENDIUM, VOLUME 1

(W) Antony Johnston
(A/C) Christpher Mitten with various
(CA) Ben Templesmith
In Stores: 7/26/17
Age Rating: Mature
Genre: Sci-Fi
Price: $39.99
Page Count: 752

One hundred years after the Big Wet, the Earth is broken-a barren and infertile world where the few remaining survivors struggle for survival. When Michael, a scavenger bearing strange gifts, arrives at the shanty town of Providence, the effects are devastating. Now Michael and the townsfolk must cross the deadly wasteland to Newbegin, a nearby city that has sprung from the desolation; but will the city’s power-mad dictator welcome them with open arms or a closed fist?

Preview: Secret Weapons #2 (of 4)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

Fully charged!

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the international sensation Arrival, joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) for the next electrifying chapter in Valiant’s latest prestige format epic!

Ninja Theory and Valiant Partner for Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 – A Pre-Order Exclusive Comic

Game development studio Ninja Theory and comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment have announced that they have joined forces for Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 – an exclusive Valiant digital comics short set in the mesmerizing and brutal world of Ninja Theory’s hotly anticipated adventure game. Written by Ninja Theory Co- Founder & Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades with art by multiple Eisner Award nominee Ben Templesmith, this first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of gaming and comics most acclaimed artistic forces is told in the form of a lavishly illustrated epic poem and will be available exclusively as a pre-order bonus for all orders of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice placed on Steam and GOG.com before the game’s August 8th, 2017 release on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry. It is the story of Senua, a traumatized Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of Hel. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull players deep into Senua’s mind.

Eric Heisserer & Raul Allen Hone Raw Power in Secret Weapons #2 – On Sale July 19th!

Valiant has released a first lettered look inside Secret Weapons #2 – the next astonishing chapter of the hotly anticipated limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin! On July 19th, the Valiant Universe’s supremely powerful technopath, Livewire, and her newfound team of heroes-in-training begin their journey toward Valiant’s seismic 2018 event as The Road to Harbinger Wars 2 reaches the point of no return! Determined to succeed where the Harbinger Foundation failed, Livewire has brought together a new band of psiots defined by their arcane and at-times cryptic abilities…and, together, they’ll show the world just how powerful a secret weapon can be!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

Featuring covers by Raul Allen, Marguerite Sauvage, Roberto de la Torre, and Ben Templesmith!

Valiant Releases a First Look at Secret Weapons #2 – Livewire Turbocharges the Valiant Universe in July!

Valiant has released a first look inside Secret Weapons #2 ­(of 4) – the second sensational chapter of the MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer and artist Raul Allen with Patricia Martin! On July 19th, Valiant’s most important series of the summer enters an extraordinary new echelon as Livewire takes command of her new band of recruits to unlock their hidden potential…before the bioengineered killer hunting them all can claim their power as his own!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

Featuring covers by Raul Allen, Marguerite Sauvage, Roberto de la Torre, and Ben Templesmith!

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