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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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Preview: 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary Edition

30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary Edition

 Steve Niles (w) • Ben Templesmith (a & c)

Direct Market Exclusive

Fifteen years ago Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith burst onto the comic book scene with their explosively fast and violent take on vampires that kick-started a modern horror comics revival. Going on to become a feature-length film from Sony Pictures in 2007 and spawning a full run of comics and graphic novels, the phenomenon is collected here, with the first three volumes of 30 Days of Night!

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 348 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-936-3

Review: Godkiller Deluxe Edition Book 1

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Fallen gods, sex magic, and quantum physics technowizards collide in Pizzolo and Wieszczyk’s beloved modern classic about a boy wandering the wasteland in search of a new heart for his dying sister.

Writer Matt Pizzolo has managed to create this brilliant, strange, and perverse story that gives us a world that’s extremely grim. Godkiller brings aspects of both fantasy, horror, and sci-fi to the story, excellently mixing all of the genres into one working world. While the plot seems almost classical in nature, the chosen setting and complex story aspects make it stand apart I’m curious to see how the story continues in Godkiller: Tomorrow’s Ashes.

The art in this book by Ben Templesmith and Anna Wieszczyk is a mixture of action, sexual perversion, and violence. The combination creates an atmosphere that keeps things dark at all times. Yet, despite the darkness, it manages to show the sorrow, and desperation of the main character, Tommy has as he searches for a replacement heart for his dying sister.

Story: Matt Pizzolo Art: Ben Templesmith, Anna Wieszczyk
Story: 9.5 Art:9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Ninjak #24

NINJAK #24 (“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 2)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (DEC162039)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (DEC162040)
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA (DEC162041)
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY (DEC162042)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (DEC162043)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 8 (FOC – 1/16/17)

At the mercy of Sandria Darque!

As Master Darque fights to return to the land of the living, his former disciple – the deadly assassin Roku – will build an army to put him down for good. But not even the Shadow Seven — the underworld’s deadliest cabal of murderers and mercenaries — will be enough to assure victory. To truly defeat an undead lord of death and resurrection, she’ll need the complete and unquestioning allegiance of Ninjak…who isn’t interested. But when Darque’s long-missing sister Sandria returns with a gambit that could reveal his greatest weakness, an unholy alliance of light and darkness will be forged that could upset the balance of good and evil once and for all time…

“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and acclaimed artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) bring the biggest Ninjak story ever to a dark and terrible boiling point…and reveal the ultimate secret behind his greatest foes!

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Preview: Evil Ernie: Godeater #5

Evil Ernie: Godeater #5

writer: Justin Jordan, Keith Davidsen
artist: Colton Worley, Cezar Razek
covers: Lucio Parillo (a), Ben Templesmith (b)
incentive cover: Ben Templesmith (B/W art)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $4.99 • Mature

The Godeater has defeated the Hosts of Heaven, the Armies of Hell, and the warriors of Valhalla. The end of all things is here, unless Ernie can destroy something that can’t be destroyed. It’s the fearsome finale to Justin Jordan’s Chaos Comics epic… and perhaps the most senses-shattering event in Ernest Fairchild’s un-life! Meanwhile, our “Last Ditch Bitch” back-up series comes to its explosive conclusion, as Chastity and Mistress Hel throw down over the fate of singer Liv Halvorsen!

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Preview: Ninjak #23

NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (NOV161931)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (NOV161932)
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA (NOV161933)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (NOV161934)
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY (NOV161935)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (NOV161936)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 11 (FOC – 12/19/16)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” begins here!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire! Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and blistering artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) here for a steel hardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award nominated series forever scarred!

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Preview: Lucifer #13

Lucifer #13

(W) Holly Black, Richard Kadrey (A) Marco Rudy, Ben Templesmith (CA) Dave Johnson
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $3.99

It’s a LUCIFER holiday special! Forget coal-this nice ‘n’ naughty issue is your reward for a year of indulgent misdeeds with the devil. Writers Holly Black and Richard Kadrey team up to deliver a darkly festive and irreverent ode to the joy of seasonal sin and twisted Secret Santas. We’re keeping this one under wraps, but rest assured it’s Krampus-approved.

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Ninjak #23 Sharpens “The Seven Blades of Maser Darque”

Valiant has released a look inside Ninjak #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of “The Seven Blades of Master Darque” from writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Marc Laming! Join the adrenaline-fueled adventures of MI-6’s master super-spy here as Colin King – codename: Ninjak – begins an All-New Arc and All-New Jumping-On Point with a winner-take-all gambit against the deceitful puppet master behind the world’s most dangerous crime cartel! It’s all led to this… And, soon, Ninjak will meet Master Darque and the Shadow Seven head on in a battle royale that will decide the fate of civilization itself!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

Featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim, Ben Oliver, Felipe Massafera, Ryan Lee, Bilquis Evely, and Ben Templesmith!

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Matt Kindt & Marc Laming Unleash “The Seven Blades of Master Darque” – Beginning in January!

The most daring Ninjak epic of all time is about to begin as Master Darque goes head to head with Valiant’s most feared super-spy!!

Valiant has announced “The Seven Blades of Master Darque,” beginning in January’s Ninjak #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of a blistering ALL-NEW ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for MI-6’s deadliest covert operative! This winter, join writer Matt Kindt and artist Marc Laming for a searing, four-part descent into darkness that will set Ninjak on an irreversible collision course with Master Darque – the secret master of his deadliest foes, the Shadow Seven, and the Valiant Universe’s most dreaded force of evil incarnate!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

It’s all led to this!

Featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim, Ben Oliver, Felipe Massafera, Ryan Lee, Bilquis Evely, and Ben Templesmith, the countdown to the biggest Ninjak tale ever attempted starts here in 2017!

NINJAK #23 (NEW ARC! “THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | COMING IN JANUARY!

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Preview: Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #2

Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #2

Writers: Various
Artists: Various
COVER A: BEN TEMPLESMITH
COVER B: DAMIEN WORM
COVER C: JOHN MCCREA
COVER D: M.D. PENMAN
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 12 In a realm where hollowed champions rise and fall with the ages, where

In a realm where hollowed champions rise and fall with the ages, where brave knights quest for absolution and bonfires blaze against the everdark, myth and legend will forever prevail. From the desolate worlds of Namco-Bandai’s critically-lauded videgame series comes this unsettling collection of all-new Dark Souls tales, written and drawn by some of the comic industry’s finest.  Building upon the extensive lore of the franchise, this action-packed anthology is essential for all fans of the game.

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