Starting next month and continuing through June, Marvels Snapshots will be a bi-monthly series consisting of eight standalone issues offering unusual viewpoints on some of your favorite Marvel heroes. Curated by industry legend Kurt Busiek with iconic painted covers by Alex Ross, this milestone series will feature new creative teams for each giant-sized story handpicked by Busiek himself! In May 2020, this unforgettable tour through Marvel history will showcase tales focusing on the Avengers and Spider-Man.
First up will be an Avengers story like none other by superstar writer Barbara Randall Kesel and acclaimed artist Staz Johnson. Set during the influential David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez era of Avengers, Marvels Snapshots: Avengers will depict a romance that could only happen in the Marvel Universe when a rookie cop and new-to-the-city emergency medical technician meet amidst a devastating battle between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and a giant, rampaging robot!
Following that will be Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man written and drawn by industry great, Howard Chaykin! This action-packed story will be told through the eyes of a lowlife criminal just trying to make a living in the super hero infested streets of New York City. See firsthand how hard life as a henchman can be when someone like Spider-Man lurks around every corner!
Month after month, prepare to be delighted by these marvelous tales told by a diverse group of creators from across the comic book industry. Don’t miss a single issue when Marvels Snapshots kicks off next month!
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Inks by RYAN WINN
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by STAZ JOHNSON
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pre-Order Edition by KEN LASHLEY
Blank Cover Also Available
NEW ONGOING SERIES! DISCOVER THE TRUE ORIGIN OF VALIANT’S MOST UNRELENTING HERO!
Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception.
In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to one enterprising employee, the Memory Weaver, to ensure he did what he was told. But memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…
Celebrated writer Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors) teams up with the incomparable writing duo of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs) and comics legend Ken Lashley (Black Panther) to open a door once closed and reveal answers to questions that Bloodshot himself would never think to ask!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 14th
Valiant has released a first lettered and colored look within the pages of Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, the first issue of an unstoppable new series that will forever redefine the origins of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!
On November 14th, superstar writer Kevin Grevioux joins the sensational creative team of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable) and legendary artist Ken Lashley for a gripping exploration into the first steps of the walking weapon of war known as…BLOODSHOT!
Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception. In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to an enterprising team of scientists to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…
Featuring covers by Felipe Massafera, David Mack, Staz Johnson, and Doug Braithwaite!
Valiant has released a first look at Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, the FIRST ISSUE of a PULSE-POUNDING NEW ONGOING SERIES by acclaimed writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson and legendary comic artist Ken Lashley – including a new cutting-edge innovation in comic publishing, the Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 Glass Cover Variant!
Following in the footsteps of Valiant’s ultra-successful run of Brushed Metal Variants, the Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 Glass Cover Variant will be printed via a special multi-colored process on a carefully devised pane of glass, with artwork by superstar creator Doug Braithwaite!
Retailers, take note: the Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 Glass Variant Covercan be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1. There is no limit per store. Orders will open in late August through Diamond Comics.
But that’s not all! Valiant has also announced the Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1-8 Pre-Order Edition Bundle – eight massively expanded issues packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, plus exclusive covers by renowned artist Ken Lashley! This bundle can only be obtained by pre-ordering all eight issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of October 22nd, 2018 – no more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 is out November 14th featuring covers by Felipe Massafera, David Mack, Staz Johnson, Doug Braithwaite, and Ken Lashley!
ATHENA VOLTAIRE ONGOING #5
Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Yusuf Idris (art), Emily Elmer (colors)
Cover Artist: Steve Bryant (Cover A), Staz Johnson (Cover B), Brent Schoonover (Cover C)
32 pgs./ T / FC
ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE GOLDEN DAWN, part one. A new story arc begins as Athena travels to Portugal to retrieve a previously undiscovered DaVinci Codex. Of course, there are always other interested parties…
Writers: Carole Barrowman, John Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
COVER A: BLAIR SHEDD
COVER B: WILL BROOKS – PHOTO
COVER C: NICK PERCIVAL
COVER D: STAZ JOHNSON
COVER E: SIMON MYERS
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: February 8, 2017
Gwen Cooper has been pulled away from her domestic bliss by the reappearance of Captain Jack Harkness, and his companions, the crew of the alien tech-filled ship the Ice Maiden. No sooner has Gwen rejoined the team, than they has to contend with jetski-riding ninjas, a mystery involoving an alien race known as the Navigators, the return of the roguish Captain John Hart, and the revelation that the current Lady of Torchwood House, Karina is far from what she seems. As we rejoin events in the midst of a stand-off, things are more than a little tense…
HOOK JAW #2
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Conor Boyle
Colorist: Guilia Brusco
Cover A: Conor Boyle
Cover B: Staz Johnson
Cover C: John Aggs
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: January 18
The Brit horror classic reimagined by superstar writer Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers)! Illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle!
Judge Dredd: City Limits, Vol. 2
Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel, John Stanisci, Staz Johnson, Andy Belanger, Steve Scott, Shane Pierce (a) • Jimbo Salgado (c)
In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 800 million citizens, robots, criminals, and lunatics. The only line of defense between order and chaos are… the Judges. Contains stories such as “The American Way of Death,” “Black Light District,” and “Mega-City Manhunt” from issues #13–30 of the Judge Dredd series as well as all of the short back-ups.
TPB • FC • $34.99 • 404 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-770-3
ASSASSIN’S CREED: TEMPLARS #5
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dennis Calero
COVER A: Staz Johnson
COVER B: Dennis Calero
COVER C: Antonio Fuso
FC – $3.99 – 32pp – On sale: September 7
With the revelation that the puppet master of the corruption in the Shanghai rite is a dangerous political figure, Black Cross is forced to take matters into his own hands as the honor of the Order is at stake. But a moment of distraction could destroy everything he’s worked for…
WRITER: Cavan Scott
ARTIST: Staz Johnson
Cover A: Peter Snejbjerg
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Photo Shield
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Aug 31
Ragnar Lothbrok has emerged from the bloody battle victorious, but will he survive the night that follows as he’s betrayed by one of his closest friends? Meanwhile, back at home in Kattegat, the rebellion against Ragnar’s family takes a deadly turn, as all seems lost.