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The Life and Death of Toyo Harada, a Six-Part Prestige Series

Valiant has announced The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a SIX-PART, PRESTIGE SERIES from Eisner Award-winning writer Joshua Dysart and spectacular rising star CAFU! Alongside each oversized issue’s main narrative – set in the present day and featuring stunningly detailed art by CAFU – each chapter of The Life and Death of Toyo Harada will also feature a striking episode from Harada’s past, illustrated by a rotating cast of staggering guest talents, including Mico SuayanLewis LaRosaAdam Pollina, and more yet to be revealed when the series debuts in early 2019.

The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1 will see Dysart – one of the driving forces behind Valiant’s visionary Harbinger saga – make his long-awaited return to the forefront of the Valiant Universe with a sweeping, continent-spanning chronicle of the man behind the rise and fall of the Harbinger Foundation…and, in the modern day, his last gambit to remake Earth in his own utopian image…or sacrifice everything in the process…

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Toyo Harada, 1992

In 1945, the bombing of Hiroshima awakened an immense and terrifying power inside young Toyo Harada. A literal “child of the bomb,” as a newly orphaned teenager he quickly discovered that the explosion had unlocked extraordinary and extremely rare psionic powers within him. Powers that could allow him to read thoughts and control matter… To bend steel and stop bullets… To manipulate armies and deceive governments… To reshape the wills of men…and build a better world.

Ripped from his own family in a blinding flash of heat and fire, Harada set out to build a new one for himself…and dedicated decades to finding and activating other unique “psiots” – thousands of fellow latent telekinetics unknowingly living across the globe – that could be harnessed to further his mission. Across the years, he publicly became a billionaire businessman and philanthropist as CEO of Harada Global Conglomerates, while in secret, he quietly erected the Harbinger Foundation – a clandestine international operation dedicated to recruiting and training psiots for the day when their skills would be needed.

In 2019, that day will finally come. With the existence of psiots revealed to the world and the Harbinger Foundation left in ruins, Harada has been run to ground and outed as the invisible hand behind the course of recent human history. With his resources dwindling and a death warrant on his head, the world’s most powerful man is about to become its most dangerous…

Featuring cover artwork by Eisner Award-nominated artist Butch Guice and more yet to be revealed!

Valiant’s Newest Villains Strike Back in Bloodshot Salvation #4 and X-O Manowar #10 – Coming in December!

Valiant has announced that Bloodshot Salvation #4 and X-O Manowar #10 are two essential introductions to the next insidious enemies that will soon threaten Valiant’s most formidable heroes in 2018 and beyond! Designed as self-contained entry points, jump on board here to the witness the dawn of the new unrelenting forces at the heart of Valiant’s unfolding mythology with two must-read, single-issue salvos from the premier creative talents in comics today!

The introduction of characters is part of the publisher’s ongoing effort to expand the universe. The company has found success in doing so with Divinity, Savage, Britannia, Generation Zero, Punk Mambo, and War Mother.

FIRST: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and explosive artist Mico Suayan present, for once and all time, the brutal genesis of the man-turned-machine called Rampage in Bloodshot Salvation #4 – a self-contained origin issue revealing the roots behind the much-demanded return of Bloodshot’s most unrelenting nemesis…

This is the story of two brothers, who were born into nothing and reaped an inheritance of anger… This is the story of Rampage – an imperfect reflection of Bloodshot’s potential, one enhanced by the_very same nanite technology, but fueled an inextinguishable furnace of hate… This is the story of Valiant’s most terrifying new villain, and a preview of the pain he has yet to inflict on an unsuspecting world…

The issue features covers by Mico Suayan, Juan Jose Ryp, Khari Evans, Roberto de la Torre, and Cully Hamner!

THEN: Valiant’s alien-armored conqueror is wanted dead or alive by the galaxy’s deadliest band of bounty hunters in X-O Manowar #10 – an all-new interlude bridging the events of “Emperor” and “Visigoth”… featuring the first of appearance of Aric of Dacia’s most deadly opponents yet!

Meet the most fearsome band of bounty hunters that the Valiant Universe has ever known right here as writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Renato Guedes present a bruising, standalone interlude.

One does not rise to power without making enemies along the way…and for X-O Manowar, the armored emperor of the planet Gorin, those enemies’ grievances have now come due. To end his reign, Aric of Dacia’s adversaries have paid a blood-fueled bounty to a ragtag assemblage of cosmos’s most feared undesirables and cutthroat killers – alien beings whose viciousness is matched only by their greed. And their hunt starts…now.

Featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa, Kenneth Rocafort, and Felipe Massafera!

X-O Manowar Returns with Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan

WAR IS COMING!

Valiant has announced the all-new X-O Manowar #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and an all-star arsenal of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today – including Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd, 2017 with part one of “Soldier” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “Soldier”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O Manowar then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO
MARCH 2017

X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE

JUNE 2017

X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

SEPTEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM

DECEMBER 2017

X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN

JANUARY 2018

The biggest Valiant debut of all time begins on March 22nd featuring covers by Valiant-exclusive superstar Lewis LaRosa, blockbuster artist Kenneth Rocafort, Harvey Award-nominated artist Mico Suayan, Eisner Award-nominated artist J.G. Jones, and rising star Monica Palosz!

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