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Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #6

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ARIEL OLIVETTI (MAR181994)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (MAR181995)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (MAR181996)
Q&W Icon Variant by JAVIER PULIDO (MAR181997)
Pre-Order Edition by JAY FABARES (MAR188175)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th

AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2…?

“KLANG, KLANG…KLUNK?” In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness…Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?

Hey, hey, nobody invited these guys! Quantum and Woody come kicking and screaming into Valiant’s seismic summer crossover, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, Cult Classic), acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH), and a perfect entry point into the title that The A.V. Club calls “a superhero series not to be missed.”

Valiant’s X-O Manowar Countdown To Fifty: Issue #47

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This year will see the release of Valiant‘s X-O Manowar #50, signalling the end of the line for one of the publisher’s signature series, and as part of the push to send the series off with a bang each issue from #47-#50 will include some kind pack in gift (either one of 50 different mini art prints, or some full blown custom artwork) included within the poly bagged comic. Alex and Brett decided to pick up the print version of X-O Manowar #47 and sit down for a cup of coffee tea and have a bit of a chat.

There are absolutely no spoilers for the story below. You can read a review of the comic here.

Alex: Did you open the comic yet?

Brett: Yup, got a Jay Fabares art card. It’s a cool addition, but unfortunately the card dinged the comic.

Alex: I have an Adam Gorham print. It looks pretty cool, but I’d have preferred if it was loose within the poly bag so it wasn’t stuck to the comic itself. A bigger size wouldn’t go amiss, either, but I guess that’s the point of a mini print.

On the bright side, however, if you mail a self addressed envelope to Valiant they’ll send you a print back, which is cool. I may do that once the Canada Post strike is over. So if you don’t want to extricate the print from the comic you may not have too.

image1Brett: I didn’t know that part. That’s actually pretty cool. Was your comic dinged at all? My back cover and the front has a slight bend/dent to it due to the print (I think).

Alex: No, mines in decent shape, I think. Probably because I had it in a bag and board right away at the shop, so it didn’t bend in my bag as I walked home. Or maybe I was just lucky.

Brett: Ah, I checked a bunch at the shop I was at and it was consistent. It might have been how they have their display, but it seems like an issue, just not sure how widespread it is. Thankfully I’m not one who completely loses their mind at the slightest imperfection.

Alex: Yeah, maybe. I should say there is a slight mark on the front cover, but I have only just noticed that because of the way the sun shone on the cover as I put the comic down, but nothing that I’d loose my mind over, or would have put there myself in time. But that’s a very small price to pay for a free mini print – whether I take it out or not is an entirely different question.

Brett: Yeah, I’m debating about that. I like the print, but not really enough to put it in a frame or anything. So I’ll probably leave it in there for now.

IMG_20160630_241239188Alex: Me too. I may send off for another, see what I get back. It’s certainly not worth potentially damaging the comic to put it in a frame – especially when I have nowhere to put it at the moment.

Brett: Yeah, now that I know I can send it off. I might do the same. Hell why not, it’s kind of fun in a weird way.

Alex: It’s like an old school mail in thing. I’m probably more excited about it than I should be.

Brett: Naw, I kind of am too. There’s not enough of that sort of thing in comics now.

Alex: It’s great publicity for them, really. I think it’s a smart move, too, because unless you follow the link in the comic, you may not find the link right away – which is another smart move on their behalf, I think.

Brett: Yeah it is. A good way to potentially get data on customers too.

Alex: Would it be an effective way of getting the data, or would it just give them an idea as to the buying habits? Honestly, data collection like that never crossed my mind, though, eh?

Brett: Maybe I’m just really evil like that?

Alex: …. uh…. that’s rhetorical, right? Heh, in all seriousness, that’s totally more your wheelhouse than mine, so data collection like that is typically something I’d never think of, but it does make complete sense

Brett: Yeah, who knows, maybe they aren’t even thinking that. But then again, it’s a good way to go about it.

Alex: It really is. Mutually beneficial to both fans and the company.

Brett: Yup! You’ve talked me into sending away for one. I want to see what happens.

Alex: Now if only I could talk you into giving me a raise…

Brett: Like I get paid myself….

 


Join us next month as we take a peek at what’s included with issue #48.

Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 Drafts Lemire, Kano, Fawkes, Fiffe, Bennett, Maybury and More

This spring…Valiant‘s first-ever annual-sized extravaganza is bursting at the seams with 64 pages of all-out action from Bloodshot Reborn visionary Jeff Lemire and a star-studded cast of comics talents!

Valiant is proud to present an extended look inside Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016 #1 – a giant-sized thrill-ride beginning with an extra-long tale of mayhem by Jeff Lemire and acclaimed artist Kano! On March 23rd, dive deep into Bloodshot’s bullet-ridden history here as Valiant’s unrelenting commando goes head-to-head with America’s most notorious slasher…and then unloads a dossier’s worth of top-secret revelations past, present and future with Joe Bennett, Jay Fabares, Michel Fiffe, Ray Fawkes, Benjamin Marra, and Paul Maybury! Join one of the most acclaimed ongoing series in comics today right here with A PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT for the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “a perfect mix of action and emotion”!

First: terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!

Then: Jeff Lemire, Joe Bennett, and Jay Fabares present a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, alongside a never-before-told chapter of Camp Silver Lake’s horrific past by Ray Fawkes, a new vision of “THE ANALOG MAN“‘s gasoline-soaked future by Paul Maybury, and a mind-bending salvo of blood, guts, and metal by Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra!

Featuring covers by Kano, Ryan Bodenheim, Robert Wilson IV, and Keron Grant!

BLOODSHOT REBORN ANNUAL 2016 #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Art by KANO with JOE BENNETT, JAY FABARES, RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY
Cover A by KANO (JAN161750)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN161751)
Variant Cover by ROBERT WILSON IV (JAN161752
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT (JAN161753)
$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+| On sale MARCH 23rd (FOC 2/29/16)

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Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #5

BLOODSHOT REBORN #5

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUN151611)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (JUN151612)
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES (JUN151613)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN151614)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN151615)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 5

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!

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Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #5 – Jeff Lemire & Raul Allen Enter the Squirtverse in August!

Valiant has released a preview of Bloodshot Reborn #5 – an essential standalone issue at the heart of the year’s critically acclaimed new ongoing series from writer Jeff Lemire and special guest artist Raul Allen! Enter the hallucinatory world of Bloodshot’s demented cartoon sidekick as Bloodsquirt takes charge for trip into a realm beyond our own reality…a realm populated by other dark reflections of the Valiant’s greatest heroes…a realm that some dare to call the Squirtverse!

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. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

Featuring covers by Raul Allen, Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, and Kano!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come alive with the Bloodshot Reborn #5 QR Voice Variant! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring seven, randomly alternating lines of dialogue voiced by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover on shelves with Bloodshot Reborn #5 on August 5th – and try it yourself with Bloodshot Reborn #5 QR Voice Talking Poster, arriving in comic shops everywhere this July!

BLOODSHOT REBORN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUN151611)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (JUN151612)
QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES (JUN151613)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN151614)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN151615)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. T+ | On sale AUGUST 5 (FOC – 7/13/15)

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Preview: X-O Manowar #38

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Cover Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1

This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey…

With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

Alien warriors, Visigoth valor, love and war collide as red-hot creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) joins an all-star cast of special guests for the can’t-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making!

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Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval Officiate “The Wedding of X-O Manowar” in X-O Manowar #38

Valiant has released a first look inside X-O Manowar #38 – an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular from writer Robert Venditti, red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval and an all-star cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe! On July 1st, witness the summer’s most joyous celebration as Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – and his bride-to-be, Saana of Loam, begin a joyous new chapter for Valiant’s alien-armored powerhouse!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey… With a guest list of the Valiant Universe’s finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!

The essential wedding celebration of the summer kicks off with a full-length lead tale from Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval as Valiant’s alien armored Visigoth takes the next epic step in his evolution as a king and hero! Then, red-hot artist CAFU joins Robert Venditti for a tale of love, warfare, and cosmic fate on the outskirts of the Roman Empire as young Aric of Dacia prepares to cross the threshold into adulthood! Plus: Valiant newcomer Amy Chu (Vertigo CMYK) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Clayton Henry reveal the the future queen of the Visigoth nation in the very first solo tale of Saana of Loam, while acclaimed writer and artist Rafer Roberts dares attend…the bachelor party of X-O Manowar! And, last but not least, Eisner Award nominee and fan favorite cartoonist Andy Runton returns to Valiant for an all-new Owly adventure, guest-starring the X-O Manowar armor!

The comic featurers five fabulous covers by Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Valiant newcomer Jay Fabares, and Tom Fowler!

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Cover Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 | 48 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC – 6/8/15)

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X-O Manowar Ushers in Exodus – A Powerful New Turning Point Beginning in August!

Two peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?

Valiant has announced Exodus – a pivotal new story arc beginning this August in X-O Manowar #39! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and fan-favorite artist Rafa Sandoval trap Valiant’s most powerful hero between two peoples he has sworn to protect – humanity…and a mass migration of alien refugees, orphaned and cast adrift by the unassailable attack of Dead Hand!

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’s destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine’s civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar’s allegiance.

Featuring covers by red-hot artists Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, CAFU, and Brent Peeples! In the aftermath of X-O Manowar’s oversized wedding extravaganza, a new era for humanity begins here with a perfect jumping-on point for the acclaimed superhero series.

X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151600)
Cover C by CAFU (MAY151601)
Variant Cover by JAY FABARES (MAY151603)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER ((MAY151604)
Blank Invitation Variant Also Available (MAY151602)
$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | On sale JULY 1 (FOC 6/8/15)

X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151599)
Cover B by ROBERT GILL (MAY151600)
Variant Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 12 (FOC – 7/20/15)

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C2E2 2015: Bloodsquirt Takes Charge in Bloodshot Reborn #5

Revealed this weekend at C2E2 2015, Valiant has revealed plans for Bloodshot Reborn #5 – a special, standalone spotlight issue unlike else you’ll read all summer! This August, journey into the tormented psyche of the man once known as Bloodshot as writer Jeff Lemire and special guest artist Raul Allen conclude Bloodshot Reborn‘s chart-topping first story arc by revealing the hallucinatory world of the cartoon sidekick called Bloodsquirt… But just what is this pint-sized killing machine and how long can it continue to destroy Bloodshot from the inside out?

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. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of Bloodsquirt’s “Squirt Squad”…and what could they possibly be planning next?

Bloodshot Reborn #5 features covers by Raul Allen, Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, and Kano!

Plus: see Bloodsquirt come to alive with Bloodshot Reborn #5 QR VOICE VARIANT! Use any QR code smart phone application to activate Bloodsquirt’s fully animated talking action – featuring 10 unique lines of dialogue, recorded by Valiant letterer Dave Lanphear, that alternate after every use! Featuring artwork by newcomer Jay Fabares, look for this one-of-a-kind animated cover!

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
$3.99 | 32 pgs.  T+ | COMING IN AUGUST!

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