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Preview: Psi-Lords #1

PSI-LORDS #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by ROD REIS
Cover B by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover C by ALAN QUAH
Cosmic Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY
Pre-Order Edition Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Blank Cover Also Available 
Available 
June 19th, 2019
FOC is May 27th
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

The Psi-Lords make their debut in the modern-era Valiant Universe in a brand-new ongoing series! 

But WHO are they? And where they heck are they?! Prepare for a cosmic adventure like no other! Seriously, it’s wild stuff.

PSI-LORDS #1

Valiant Wants you to Report Your Psi-Lords Sighting! The Tipline Is Open!

Is someone you know acting strangely? Exhibiting dangerous supernatural abilities? Are they surrounded by a bright glow? YOU MAY HAVE SEEN A PSI-LORD! Call 833-PSILRDS (833-774-5737) right away to report your sighting to the main Psi-Lords Defense Station—you may even speak live to one of our Starwatchers! Callers will be sent a special gift in thanks.

If you think you’ve spotted a Psi-Lord, here’s what to do!

  1. Dial 833-PSILRDS (833-774-5737).
  2. If you get a voice recording, provide your name, e-mail address, and the name of your local Psi-Lords Defense Station (comic book shop).
  3. If you get a live Starwatcher, stay calm and report your findings. They will be able to take down your information.

An official Starwatchers iron-on patch will be dispatched to those who dial in and leave their information. They can be picked up at the citizen’s local Psi-Lords Defense Station (comic book shop).

You can follow the efforts of the Starwatchers in PSI-LORDS, a monthly ongoing account (comic book series) provided by the official record keepers (writer Fred Van Lente and artist Renato Guedes, published by Valiant Entertainment). The first record (issue)—featuring the accounts of four, human astronauts—will be available on June 19th (with pre-orders due May 27th).

Read the First 10 Pages of Psi-Lords #1, Out June 19

Valiant Entertainment has released the first 10 pages of Psi-Lords #1, the sensational sci-fi ongoing series by Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes! The issue features lettering from Dave Sharpe and covers by Rod Reis, Jonboy Meyers, Alan Quah, Marco Rudy, and a pre-order edition cover by Paulina Ganucheau.

In the preview, four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there and quickly discover they have incredible abilities. What is their connection to the powerful cosmic beings called Psi-Lords? And how they will escape from their celestial captors?

Psi-Lords #1 is out June 19th. Feast your eyes on Guedes’ stellar artwork below!

Psi-Lords #1

Valiant’s Psi-Lords Pre-Order Bundle: Extra Content at No Extra Cost!

Valiant has announced the Psi-Lords #1-12 Pre-Order Edition Bundle, giving readers an opportunity to reserve the first 12 issues of the publisher’s upcoming sci-fi mystery series to receive bonus content and exclusive covers, all for no additional cost.

Written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Renato Guedes, the Bundle is available to pre-order now at local comic book shops by the final order cutoff (FOC) date of Monday, May 27th. Issue #1 is set to debut on Wednesday, June 19th.

In Psi-Lords, four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there. What is their connection to the powerful cosmic beings known as Psi-Lords? And how will they escape?

Released monthly from June 2019 through June 2020 each 40-page Pre-Order Edition issue comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content—including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs, and exclusive covers by a variety of incredible artists, like Paulina Ganucheau, who’s featured on issue #1—that can’t be found anywhere else. Each issue is priced at $3.99, the same price as the regular-edition copies!

PSI-LORDS #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by ROD REIS (APR192032)
Cover B by JONBOY MEYERS (APR192033)
Cover C by ALAN QUAH (APR192034)
Blank Cover (APR192035)
Cosmic Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY (APR192036)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 19th (FOC – MAY 27th)

Advanced Review: Psi-Lords #1

Psi-Lords #1

The Psi-Lords make their debut in the modern-era Valiant Universe in a brand-new ongoing series! 

But WHO are they? And where they heck are they?! Prepare for a cosmic adventure like no other! Seriously, it’s wild stuff.

Psi-Lords was teased in a Free Comic Book Day issue from… oh, at least a couple of years ago, now. To say that fans have been waiting a long time for the comic I’ve just read is a bit of an understatement. Having never read the original series from the original Valiant of the 90’s era, I have no basis for comparison or reference for these characters. I approached this as I would the first issue of any new property – with the expectation that all I need to know to enjoy the book will be within the book.

The book opens with four individuals in a high tech, or potentially alien, prison with little to no idea who they are. Guided by a disembodied voice, the four discover they have incredible powers, and may even be gods. What follows is a strangely disjointed prison escape tale that is little more than a couple of key moments surrounded by cliche designed to further the plot. And that’s the major gripe with this comic – it feels too much like Fred Van Lente is trying to get to a certain point that he’s moving the comic quickly while trying to provide some context, and it doesn’t work. Psi-Lords #1 is certainly not one of the writer’s finest works.

It isn’t quite clear what level of amnesia the characters have, nor why they only remember they have powers once they’re told about them – I’m willing to give the series the benefit of the doubt for another issue or two, but the writing doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence.

Thankfully, Renato Guedes is able to carry the load with some utterly phenomenal art. At the very least you need to see this book to believe it – it is breathtaking to watch Guedes navigate the characters through the unfamiliar environs and stark halls, the explosive action sequences leap from the page and pull your eyes into a comic you may have been otherwise tempted to ignore.

Psi-Lords #1 doesn’t require any real knowledge of the original series, but the plot doesn’t really stand out either. It’s a comic that is visually fantastic, but with a plot that barely rises above average. Whether it’s worth reading is up to you, but for me it wasn’t worth the wait.

Story: Fred Van Lente
Art: Renato Guedes Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 6.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 7.1 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Early Preview: Psi-Lords #1

PSI-LORDS #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by ROD REIS
Cover B by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover C by ALAN QUAH
Cosmic Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY
Pre-Order Edition Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Blank Cover Also Avaialable 
Available 
June 19th, 2019
Initial Orders Due by April 25th (spoiler-free reviews by then are encouraged!)  
FOC is May 27th
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | Full Color

The Psi-Lords make their debut in the modern-era Valiant Universe in a brand-new ongoing series! 

But WHO are they? And where they heck are they?! Prepare for a cosmic adventure like no other! Seriously, it’s wild stuff.

PSI-LORDS #1

Meet the Stars of Psi-Lords, Valiant’s New Sci-fi Action Series!

Valiant Entertainment is excited to share the identities of the main characters of its upcoming sci-fi action series, Psi-Lords, coming in June from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Renato Guedes. The character designs were rendered by concept artist Jonathan Arthur Ashley.

Meet ArtisanBeaconHazard, and Tank, four brand-new characters being added to the Valiant Universe! Are they the actual Psi-Lords? If not, who are the Psi-Lords, and what does this quartet have to do with them? More will be revealed in the coming weeks during the lead-up to the June 19 debut of Psi-Lords #1!

For now, here’s what Fred Van Lente has to say about each character:

Artisan is one of these guys who’s never had to do a hard day’s work in his life because he charms his way out of every responsibility. Ironically, his power is he can create hard-energy constructs out of thin air, shape matter, and, basically, make whatever he can conceive. His cocky attitude disgusts an emotionally needy person who’s desperate for people to like him.”

Psi-Lords Artisan

Beacon is the outsider of the group—aloof, intellectual, introspective—not because others exclude her, but because she excludes herself. As her name implies, Beacon has a variety of light powers and can see on multiple levels of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

Psi-Lords Beacon

Hazard‘s power set is very keyed to lifeforce—which can be both protective and ruthless in its drive for survival. No one is more shocked by her lethal skills than she is. She swings in mood extremes between a shy wallflower and a ruthless murderer.”

Psi-Lords Hazard

Tank is pure will—he just barrels through whatever stands in his way. He’s also the nurturing, emotional core of the group, the rock everyone else stands on when the you-know-what hits the fan. Think ‘cheerful Juggernaut.’“

Psi-Lords Tank

Get psi-ched for PSI-LORDS!

Psi-Lords Returns at Valiant

After years of teases, red herrings, and misdirects, Psi-Lords have come back to the Valiant Universe!

Valiant Entertainment has announced Psi-Lords, a brand-new ongoing comic series debuting in June from The New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente and stunning artist Renato Guedes. The announcement comes with a fantastic promo image created by Rod Reis.

In Psi-Lords, four amnesiac spacefarers awake in an unfamiliar place, setting off a galaxy-bending adventure with extreme consequences.

On June 19th, discover Valiant’s newest sci-fi thriller and latest launch of 2019 with the release of Psi-Lords #1, featuring covers by Jonboy MeyersRod ReisAlan Quah, and Marco Rudy.

PSI-LORDS Promo Art by Rod Reis

Preview: Weapon X #27

Weapon X #27

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari, Alberto Alburquerque, Ibraim Roberson, Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION!
• Two roads diverged in a blood-soaked wood. For a time, Sabretooth took the one less traveled. In this issue, he pays for it.
• Everything changes here.

Preview: Weapon X #26

Weapon X #26

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SABRETOOTH AND WEAPON X-FORCE BURN IN HELL!
Weapon X-Force needs to go to hell! But the only one who can take them there is the devilish lothario called Azazel! He can…but will he? It’ll take every trick in Mystique’s book to make him see the light!

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