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Preview: Dead Drop #4 (of 4)

DEAD DROP #4 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (JUN151626)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

Detective Cejudo pieces everything together. The long con materializes. And she might not have a way to stop it.

This was always a game within a game, since the beginning, and the person at the core of it manipulated us all along. Now, with the con revealed, the team must face the truth.

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Valiant Entertainment in October 2015

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

An evil Geomancer has torn the world asunder… The dark puppet master pulling the strings has been unmasked… And the Valiant Universe as we know it is being torn apart… The end is here!

Now, not even the combined might of the Valiant’s best and brightest can avert the coming apocalypse – not without a sacrifice, that is. Who will pay the ultimate price to avoid the Armageddon promised in the pages of the Book of the Geomancer? And how will it irrevocably change the course of Valiant Universe?

All the answers are here in the climactic final chapter by longtime Valiant scribe Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY)! So let it be written… So let it be done!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

The Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe…but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero?

After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember…or want him. Will Aric of Dacia finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse?

Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor revealed in this can’t-miss chapter of the summer’s biggest event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #4 (of 4)*

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

Anni’s final trial lays everything on the line…and the violent transformation it creates will determine the shape of the Valiant Universe forever!

Anni, the first Geomancer, has lived countless centuries and shepherded the Earth and her people through upheaval and disaster. Now, generations upon generations later, she finally begins the twilight of her life. The secrets of the Geomancer will not die with Anni, and the Earth must not be left without her warrior…

INCENTIVE | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

*ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4).

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #7

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by GLENN FABRY
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO

“THE HUNT” is on!

As responsible as Ray Garrison feels for the violence unleashed by his old nanites, he finds himself with another more familiar and painful responsibility – the life of a woman he loves. How will Ray keep Magic safe, avoid the federal manhunt that’s closing in on him, and stop his impostor before they kill again?!

Be here as the next pulse-pounding story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) and comics legend Butch Guice (The Winter Soldier) brings us one step closer to identifying the mysterious killer trying to claim all of Bloodshot’s power!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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NINJAK #8

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by JASON LATOUR

“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 3! Ninjak face-to-face with the terrifying threat of…FITZY!

Ninjak goes toe-to-toe with the brains of the Shadow Seven operation: the deadly and very intelligent Fitzy. But as Colin King discovers he has much more in common with this group of thieves and murderers than he’d like, will he be able to hold onto his honor…and his sanity?

Meanwhile, MI-6 makes their boldest move yet as Stephen Segovia (Convergence) joins Matt Kindt (RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for the next bloodstained chapter of “THE SHADOW WARS”!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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IMPERIUM #9

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

ALL-NEW ARC! JUMP ON BOARD HERE! “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” – PART 1!

Toyo Harada’s war to save humanity by taking over the world roars on against the only enemy this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies!

A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine once even created the living weapon called LV-99 to assassinate their enemy, but failed. Today, as Harada executes his agenda upon Earth—and with LV-99 on his side this time—the Vine’s cold war finally turns infernally hot.

Jump on board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the height of sophisticated comic book stories” here with a powerful new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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RAI #11

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Covers A & B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by RYAN SOOK
Variant Cover by PAUL MAYBURY

Acclaimed writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain bring “THE ORPHAN” to a brutal boiling point!

Now that Rai’s allies back on New Japan have reunited, they must figure out a plan to retrieve their friend and topple Father’s rule once and for all. Meanwhile, Rai has his work cut out for him on Earth as his past sins come back to haunt him. Luckily for our hero, justice is Eternal…

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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X-O MANOWAR #41

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by JEFTE PALO

It’s X-O Manowar vs. G.A.T.E. as “EXODUS” continues to rip the Valiant Universe apart!

With a conspiracy tearing the Vine and humanity’s tenuous relationship apart, Aric of Dacia takes matters into his own hands to bring peace – but at a dire cost. But when you don’t know whom to trust, you must trust yourself.

X-O Manowar makes the decision to save two worlds in “EXODUS” – Part 3 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot sensation Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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UNITY #23

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover B by JED DOUGHERTY
Variant Cover by SCOT EATON

The Armor Hunters never leave a man behind!

Deep under the mountains of the American Southwest, Quartz, of the Armor Hunters who attacked Earth, is kept secure in government custody. Escape is impossible from the inside. But can the combined might of the U.S. armed forces, X-O Manowar, and Unity stop a jailbreak from the outside…when that attack is an all-out suicide strike by Unity’s giant killer robot GIN-GR?!

The galaxy’s deadliest squad of killers will have their revenge as multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and red-hot rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) take charge of Valiant’s elite super-team for an action-packed two-part story arc!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #10

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by CAROLINA BONITA SOLER
Variant Cover by KEVIN WADA

Have you ever wondered what would happen if dinosaurs ruled the Roman Empire? Well, you’re gonna find out!

Ivar & Neela continue their pursuit of the Prometheans through time only to discover some, well, HUGE changes their machinations have made to history! Meanwhile, who is THE RACTUS?! And what does he have in store for Neela?

All this and again…did we mention dinosaurs? DINOSAURS! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez (UNITY) bring you “ENDING HISTORY” – Part 2!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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UNITY VOL. 1: TO KILL A KING TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume introducing Valiant’s elite all-star super-team from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH, IMPERIUM)!

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

Start reading here to discover the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe with the multiple Harvey Award nominated first arc of the chart-topping series that IGN calls “amazing…a big superhero book done right.”

Collecting UNITY #1-4.

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14
ISBN: 978-1-939346-88-9

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RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.”

The year is 4001 A.D. Led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity.

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), discover an astonishing new vision with the acclaimed first volume of the series named one of the Best Comics of 2014 by Wired and Vulture!

Collects RAI #1-4.

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7
ISBN: 978-1-939346-41-4

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DEAD DROP TPB

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

FOUR HEROES. FOUR STORIES. ONE TICKING CLOCK.

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, and restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.

Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) go in deep with an unlikely cast of superhuman operators for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe!

Collecting DEAD DROP #1–4.

$9.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14
ISBN: 978-1-939346-85-8

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 2: BREAKING HISTORY TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY!

With the universe on the brink of destruction, Ivar must turn to his closest relatives – Armstrong and Gilad Anni-Padda – to save Neela Sethi from the machinations of the Prometheans! The problem? These three guys couldn’t be further apart. Time doesn’t heal all wounds as the assault on Oblivi-1 begins!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) as they kick off the next volume of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking!”

Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5–8.

$14.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7
ISBN: 978-1-939346-83-4

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC

Written by MIKE BARON, BOB LAYTON, JIM SHOOTER and BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Art by MIKE VOSBURG and BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

Following in the footsteps of the X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL. 1, it’s the complete, oversized omnibus collection of the series Ain’t It Cool News calls “the best buddy team book of all time”!

Obadiah Archer, left for dead as a boy by his corrupt evangelist parents, has spent the last decade honing his innate abilities in a monastery deep in the mountains of Ladakh before emerging now as the world’s greatest hand-to-hand fighter and marksman. His body a temple, his every movement in harmony and his mind perfectly serene… except for the overriding desire to avenge his own murder. Armstrong is a 10,000-year-old libertine who may be as strong as a battalion, but abandoned idealism millennia ago. Now he spends his days drinking, carousing and telling tales of outrageous adventures throughout history to anyone who will listen – that is, when he’s not on the run from an ancient cult whose bumbling agents have been hunting him for two thousand years. But Armstrong counts as the worst day of all his days the one when Archer turned up and decided that they were partners – a team chosen by fate to save the world!

Featuring work from iconic Valiant creators Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan, Weapon X), Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Mike Baron (Nexus), and more, the groundbreaking adventures of the original conspiracy-smashing duo are brought together in their entirety for the very first time right here in this massive, oversized volume.

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (1992) #0–26 and ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #25, CHAOS EFFECT: OMEGA along with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE FORMATION OF THE SECT.

$99.99 US | 736 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21
ISBN: 978-1-939346-87-2

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 3: AND SO… TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

This is it, folks! From the legendary creative team of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man), it’s the third volume of Quantum and Woody’s groundbreaking original series, collected in trade paperback for the very first time!

An old enemy returned. An old friend dead at his hands. Once forced to be partners by the life changing accident that gave them their powers or dissipate forever if they didn’t “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours, Quantum and Woody now have an even more important reason to work together: payback. Suited up and armed to the teeth, they’re taking the war onto international arms dealer Terrence Magnum’s home turf. They aim to make him pay for the murder of Taylor 88, and to prove they’re the last things anyone ever thought they could be… Heroes.

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #14–21, and #32 along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: MAGNUM FORCE TP.

$19.99 US | 224 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28
ISBN: 978-1-939346-86-5

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Preview: Dead Drop #3 (of 4)

DEAD DROP #3 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY151613)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (MAY151614)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15

Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continue the sleeper hit of 2015 with a whirlwind race against time to save the Valiant Universe!

Neville Alcott and Beta-Max become partners in dealing with crime. The problem is: Neville Alcott doesn’t like cyborgs. The bigger problem is: Neville Alcott swallowed the virus they were chasing after — and Beta-Max is his only shot at convincing the virus to surrender peacefully.

When we discover the true purpose of the virus, everything changes.

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Preview: Dead Drop #2 (of 4)

DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR151773)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (APR151774)
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (APR151774)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale JUNE 3

The all-new conspiracy thriller from red-hot creators Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continues!

The biotechnology that is threatening to end us all is out on the streets of New York and Archer is the only one who can stop it — with his bow and arrows, without pants.

The group responsible for stealing the virus continues to play the city against the team. But who are they?

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Valiant in August 2015

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19

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BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS

So let it be written, so let it be done…

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)*

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!

*INCENTIVE | 24 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4).

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #5

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO

EVIL-DOERS, BEWARE… BLOODSQUIRT IS TAKING CHARGE!

The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. Are they real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of the Bloodsquirt’s squad…and what are they planning next? Follow New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) down the rabbit hole right here for an essential chapter of the “Colorado” epic!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 5

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NINJAK #6 (NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAUL ALLEN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SHADOW WARS” START NOW!

WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN? That’s the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As the mysterious new enemies make their move, he’s on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continue…and Matt Kindt, Raul Allen, and Butch Guice begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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RAI #9 (NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RYAN SOOK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover D by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! RAI FALLS TO EARTH IN…”THE ORPHAN”!

Superstar creative team Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future…but will the titular hero? Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai’s allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Rai is determined to save his friends and bring down Father once and for all–but how can he do that from Earth? And will he survive the journey?

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “EXODUS” BEGINS NOW!

Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12

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IMPERIUM #7

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN

Harada’s team of “BROKEN ANGELS” confront…DIVINITY!

The telepathic mastermind. The alien assassin. The mercenary super-soldier. The mad scientist. And the killer robot with a soul. Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called Divinity.

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 5

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IVAR, TIIMEWALKER #8

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Modern Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

“BREAKING HISTORY” IS ALL OVER!

It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they’ll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain’t called “Saving History” now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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UNITY #21

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSE LUIS
Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

The world tips closer to the brink of World War III, and the unstoppable War-Monger tears a swath through the ranks of Unity…today and always!

Can X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior fare any better than their predecessors? War-Monger took apart the rosters of decades past, and now Unity faces their most implacable enemy…and they don’t even know they’re already losing!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12

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DEAD DROP #4 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

Detective Cejudo pieces everything together. The long con materializes. And she might not have a way to stop it.

This was always a game within a game, since the beginning, and the person at the core of it manipulated us all along. Now, with the con revealed, the team must face the truth.

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 9: DEAD HAND TPB

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Doomed by DEAD HAND!

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called Dead Hand has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, Dead Hand will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will Dead Hand’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

The devastating cosmic showdown begins right here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) take X-O Manowar face-to-face with a robot army hellbent on the destruction of everything!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #33–37.

$14.99 US | 144 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19
ISBN: 978-1-939346-65-0

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by DAVID AJA

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that launched the Valiant Universe – now with newly expanded special features and back-up material!

Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon — a sentient suit of indestructible armor — and become X-O Manowar!

Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan) launch the smash-hit series named Best Ongoing Series by Ain’t It Cool News and Best Revival by The Onion/A.V. Club and nominated for Comic Book of the Year by the Diamond Gem Awards.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4, along rarely seen designs, sketches, and process art!

$9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12
ISBN: 978-0-979640-94-0

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST AND BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

From legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) comes the next genre-colliding trade paperback collection of the complete adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team!

Once estranged friends, now reluctant crime fighting partners, Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are making the best of things. Forced to “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours by the disastrous lab accident that gave them their powers or have their bodies’ dissipate forever, the two have teamed up and shacked up with the people they get along with least – each other! But when bomb-wielding terrorists leave Woody at death’s door and the experimental super-science procedure to save his life leaves Woody and Quantum trapped in each other’s bodies, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn how to walk a mile in each other’s shoes…literally.

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #8–13 and THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: HOLY S-WORD WE’RE CANCELLED TPB.

$19.99 US | 192 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26
ISBN: 978-1-939346-80-3

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BLOODSHOT DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART, FRED VAN LENTE, PETER MILLIGAN, B. CLAY MOORE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, BART SEARS, PERE PEREZ, TOM RANEY, LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, and BARRY KITSON
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.

Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the Harbinger Active Resistance Division – the black budget, technologically augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps on a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions against the Harbinger Foundation, Project Rising Spirit’s own rogue operators, and the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong. Get ready for a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe and heroes always die trying!

Acclaimed writers Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and Peter Milligan join an all-star cast of artists – including Emanuel Lupacchino, Howard Chaykin, Bart Sears, Lewis LaRosa, and more – here for the explosive final act of Bloodshot’s smash-hit ongoing series, re-presented in its entirety for the first time ever in a prestige-sized hardcover format and packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features!

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14-23, BLOODSHOT #24-25, BLOODSHOT #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18-19.

$39.99 US | 416 pgs. | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 12
ISBN: 978-1-939346-81-0

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings for comics.

Black Mask Studios

Before it even hit shelves Mayday #1, the crazy little drug fueled cult book, was sold out at Diamond and the buzz was building. With the announcement that Tim Kring’s Imperative Entertainment has plans to develop Mayday for TV the books became even harder to get your hands on.

The Mayday #1 reprint features an all new cover by artist Amancay Nahuelpan. It will be on shelves 6/3, the same day as issue #2.

Mayday #1 Second Printing

Marvel

Marvel Comics’ highly anticipated Secret Wars #1 has sold out. Seven weeks prior to its release date, Marvel had announced that the reality-shaking first issue, one that redefines the classic Marvel characters forever, had sold out — an unprecedented two months before the scheduled in-store date.

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Valiant Entertainment

Valiant has announced that Dead Drop #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the new four-issue superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot and rising star Adam Gorham – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a brand new printing! Look for the second printing June 10th – one week after the next chapter arrives in Dead Drop #2.

DEAD-DROP_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGA psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way in the the Imperium #2 SECOND PRINTING and the Imperium #3 SECOND PRINTING! Arriving in stores on June 3rd alongside the all-new arc beginning in Imperium #5, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite here as Toyo Harada recruits a new legion of monsters and malcontents to change the world…by any means necessary.

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Go back to the beginning with the Ninjak #1 THIRD PRINTING – the sold-out FIRST ISSUE of new smash-hit series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artists Clay Mann and Butch Guice – and don’t miss Ninjak #2 SECOND PRINTING, both in stores June 3rd!

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Around the Tubes

It was a pretty big day for releases yesterday. Anything excite you?

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The Outhousers – Announcing “Sticky Graphic Novels,” A New Imprint for Gay Character-Based, Sex-Positive Graphic Novels from Dale Lazarov – Mazel Tov!

DW – War in comics: New graphic novel tells untold side of WWII – Sounds interesting.

BoingBoing – Amazon drops “Boy” and “Girl” categories from toy listings – This is good to hear.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Arcadia #1

CBR – Batman: Earth One Vol. 2

CBR – Dead Drop #1

The Beat – Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 4 #1

Nothing But Comics – Neverboy #3

Newsarama – Secret Wars #1

CBR – Secret Wars #1

The Beat – Secret Wars #1

Talking Comics – Silk #3

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Secret_Wars_1_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Secret Wars #1 (Marvel) – Possibly the biggest event ever for the company starts here. It’ll reshape the Marvel Universe and here’s hoping it exceeds my expectations, which are admittedly low. Recent big events have been let downs. I’m crossing my fingers this one is the exception.

Afterlife with Archie #8 (Archie Comics) – Each issue entertain. And I still can’t believe I’m so hooked on an Archie comic. It’s fantastic horror, and the art is as solid as the writing.

Dead Drop #1 (Valiant) – Ales Kot puts together this series of connected stories featuring a big threat to the Valiant universe.

Descender #3 (Image) – A beautiful story about an android in a futuristic world. There’s an almost fairytale feel to it all. Not too late to start reading.

Nutmeg #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The first issue was absolutely fantastic. Two girls must deal with the popular girl in school. Yes, the comic is that simple.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Secret Wars #1 (Marvel)  – Marvel’s big crossover kicks off here.  Expect some of the ordinary and some of the new for this rebooted story.

Inhuman Annual #1 (Marvel) – The Inhumans have been picking up momentum for a while now at Marvel.  The Annual should work well to help keep that momentum going.

Swords of Sorrows #1 (Dynamite) – A combination of all the female superheroes from Dynamite should be interesting, even if the story sounds a little ordinary.

Thief of Thieves #28 (Skybound/Image Comics) – Is it payback time for the eponymous thief of thieves?  Cohen will return to challenge him.

The Wicked and The Divine #10 (Image Comics) – The Pantheon goes through their version of Ragnarok.

 

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! Is everyone recovered from Free Comic Book Day?

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GamePolitics – GamerGate D.C. gathering targeted by bomb threat – Proof it was an anti-GG person? Assholes do exist, could have been a person just doing it for the lulz.

Comic Vine – Machinima Developing Multiple DC Properties for the Web – They need a solid hit after their layoffs.

The Mary Sue – Joss Whedon Has Deleted His Twitter Account After the Domestic Debut of Age of Ultron – Interesting….

iO9 – New Star Wars Photos Reveal The Villain, A Space Pirate And Lots More – Getting so excited for this film.

GamePolitics – Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy – Shocker!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – All-New Captain America #6

CBR – Convergence: Shazam #1

CBR – Daredevil #15

Nothing But Comics – Dead Drop #1

Comic Vine – Fight Club 2 #1

Comics Alliance – Fight Club 2 #1

Comic Vine – Sons of the Devil #1

Preview: Dead Drop #1 (of 4)

DEAD DROP #1 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAR151581)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (MAR151582)
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (MAR151583)
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL (MAR151584)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…

There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.

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