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Valiant Teams Up with KBOOM for New Publishing Partnership in Poland

Valiant Entertainment is partnering with KBOOM,a new foreign publishing house that will license and distribute a selection of its critically acclaimed titles in print in the Polish language. The program will begin with the publication of the Polish-language version of The Valiant, which will make its debut at the International Festival of Comics and Games, September 14-16, in Łódź, Poland.

KBOOM is the latest in a long line of foreign partners to join in publishing Valiant titles around the world, which also currently includes Graphic India in South and Southeast Asia, Pedastudio in Nigeria, Bliss Comics in France, Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey, China Mobile in China, Jambô Editora in Brazil, Kamite in Mexico, Lezhin in Korea, Medusa Comics in Spain, NHN Comico in Japan, OVNI Press throughout Latin America, ShoPro in Japan, Social Comics in Brazil, Sokol Express in Russia, Schwerkraft-Verlag in Germany, Star Comics in Italy, Viverra in Russia, and World Publishing in China.

Valiant Entertainment in November 2015

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover A (Wraparound) by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by CARY NORD
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN
Emblem Variant Cover by PERE PÉREZ
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Blank Cover also available

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth.

But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and fare more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered? Beyond Earth lies eternity…

This November, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK, Hawkeye) forge a new legend for Valiant’s master of war with an all-new ongoing series in…WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

The secrets behind Project Bloodshot are finally revealed!

Festival and Hoyt fall deep down the rabbit hole and discover a much bigger conspiracy than they ever imagined. Meanwhile, Bloodshot must race to stop the nanites from claiming another victim – this time, someone with close, personal ties to Ray Garrison…

“THE HUNT” continues here as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men, Descender) and legendary artist Butch Guice (Captain America) bring Bloodshot to the precipice of a devastating new revelation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18

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NINJAK #9

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by MITCH GERADS

A duel to the death with The Shadow Seven!

As Ninjak goes head-to-head with Fakir of the Shadow Seven, devastating secrets of his past stand revealed that will change his life forever! Plus: Roku makes her move… and an atom bomb goes missing. Yeah, that’s right, an atom bomb is MISSING. The world’s gone to hell…and only Ninjak can save it…that is if he lives long enough!

Pulse-pounding artist Clay Mann (X-Men) returns to join Juan José Ryp (Clone) and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, DIVINITY) to bring “THE SHADOW WARS” to its conclusion!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 4

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X-O MANOWAR #42

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO

“EXODUS”…excised!

As the Vine make a desperate, final stand against G.A.T.E. for a rightful home, only Aric of Dacia can bring peace. But X-O Manowar’s fed up with being manipulated… and makes a decision that will change Earth forever. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) bring you the heartbreaking finale of “EXODUS”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 25

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IMPERIUM #10

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover B by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

“THE VINE IMPERATIVE” boils over!

The world is suspended within balances of power. Tense and delicate terms of peace, crisscrossing and humming just below the surface. The Vine plantings, undercover alien spies of a galaxy-spanning race, hold positions of influence all over the planet. Toyo Harada, Earth’s most unstoppable psiot, amassed a bedrock of power through his corporate, political, and super-powered maneuverings. A tenuous détente has long held between the slumbering giants, each with the world held loosely in their grip. Until now.

As Harada presses his gambit to wage war for utopia, the agents of the Vine who have watched him for decades move to keep the megalomaniac in check. And if Harada wants to save the world…he’ll have to get rid of the competition. Cold war turns red hot as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and Valiant superstar CAFU (UNITY) unfold another chapter of IMPERIUM, the comic that Herotaku calls “an entertaining, compelling read month after month”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 11

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UNITY #24

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO

Unity vs. the Armor Hunters…rematch!

GIN-GR, the reformed killer robot who destroyed Mexico City and rampaged through downtown Los Angeles during the Armor Hunters’ attack, has turned on her Unity teammates! As she perpetrates the world’s most unstoppable jailbreak – a head-first, guns-blazing, kamikaze flight straight into the military base that holds her one-time squad – can X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior stop the giant engine of destruction…while trapped inside it? And if they survive GIN-GR, all they have to look forward to is the remaining Armor Hunters attacking from all sides!

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and rising superstar artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) rocket UNITY into their most action-packed battle yet!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 11

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #11

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by CAROLINA BONITA SOLER
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

Who dares survive the Space-Loop?!

Trapped as the planet Earth whips through history at lightning speed, Ivar and Neela must confront their feelings for one another – and Neela finds herself about to make a fateful decision that may save history forever – but cost her own life! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez (UNITY) bring you one step closer to “ENDING HISTORY”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 25

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: THE VALIANT #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Re-presenting THE VALIANT #1 (2014)

$1.00 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 4

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)

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

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

$1.00 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18

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RAI WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER!
12 | “THE ORPHAN” CONCLUDES!
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIIN

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IMPERIUM VOL. 2: BROKEN ANGELS TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover by KANO

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.

From New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and veteran artist Scot Eaton (X-Men: Legacy, Battle Scars) Toyo Harada’s mission to shape the future of humanity – by any means necessary – continues right here!

Collecting IMPERIUM #5–8.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 4
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 | ISBN: 978-1-939346-89-6

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UNITY VOL. 6: THE WAR-MONGER TPB

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JOSE LUIS with JEFTE PALO
Cover by KANO

Out of the darkest recesses of the 20th century…the WAR-MONGER rises to rage against the combined might of Valiant’s most elite superteam!

For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has waged battle; and for thousands of years, one spirit has vexed him…the spirit of warfare itself. Today, Gilad Anni-Padda and his teammates in Unity must reckon with a long – thought-forgotten enemy–unseen since Unit-Y faced it in World War II – now returned to bring destruction and death to the heroes once and for all. Unity may not survive the coming of War-Monger!

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and red-hot artists Jose Luis and Jefte Palo, the unstoppable War-Monger tears a swath through the ranks of Unity right here in the next volume of the chart-topping series IGN calls “a big superhero book done right.”

Collecting UNITY #19–22.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 25
TRADE PAPERBACK
 | ISBN: 978-1-939346-90-2

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

It’s history in the breaking! An all-new printing of the sold-out first volume of the series named one of the best comics of the year by Bloody Disgusting, Inside Pulse, and Comic Book Resources!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect — locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong! But as this naive teenage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas. And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), this volume collects ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4!

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 4
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 2: ENTER NINJAK TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

X-O MANOWAR VS NINJAK! An all-new printing of the sold-out volume from New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Flash) and acclaimed artists Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead). 

X-O Manowar has returned to Earth – and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within MI6, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost. But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the universe’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it? It’s raw power versus stealth and cunning in this thrilling volume of X-O MANOWAR – and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again.

Start reading here to discover the smash-hit debut of the Valiant Universe’s deadliest master spy before following him to the pages of his ongoing series in NINJAK!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #5–8.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 4
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-0-9796409-9-5

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THE VALIANT DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

From New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Green Arrow) and Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT), and Eisner award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) comes an epic ten millennia in the making – now in deluxe oversized hardcover format!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers — those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

Collecting THE VALIANT #1–4 – the sold-out limited series event nominated Best Continuing or Limited Series by the 2015 Harvey Awards – THE VALIANT DELUXE EDITION HC comes packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen extras including designs, process art, sketches, commentary and more!

$24.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 11
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 | ISBN: 978-1-939346-91-9

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DIVINITY DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Re-presenting the sold-out sci-fi epic from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), the critically acclaimed debut of Valiant’s first all-new headlining character gets the deluxe oversized hardcover treatment!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

Collecting DIVINITY #1–4, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras, including designs, process art, sketches, commentary and more!

$24.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18
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 | ISBN: 978-1-939346-92-6

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Preview: The Valiant #4 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN151658)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (JAN151659)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN151660)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 25

The darkness is now! The heroes of the Valiant Universe make their triumphant last stand at the end of all things as superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera bring their magnum opus to its gut-wrenching conclusion!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity if it means losing their own – and each other?

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Valiant in May 2015

BLOODSHOT REBORN #2 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by RAUL ALLEN
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and rising superstar Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight) continue their bold reimagining of this classic Valiant icon!

The man once known as the unstoppable killing machine called BLOODSHOT must track down the impostors carrying out mass shootings in his former name. But the hunter becomes the hunted when an upstart FBI investigator and her grizzled partner believe the original Bloodshot himself to be responsible for the murders. Can Bloodshot elude the agents – and his own inner demons – long enough to take out a nanite-infused gunman?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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DEAD DROP #1 (of 4)

Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL

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.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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X-O MANOWAR #36 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 3)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Cover Overlay) by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

DEAD HAND descends on X-O Manowar!

He may wield the universe’s most powerful weapon, but not even X-O Manowar is enough to combat the unstoppable doomsday protocol called Dead Hand. To defeat this mighty army, Aric will need some might of his own…and an unlikely ally might be the key to victory! Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) continue the modern epic DEAD HAND!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HISTORY” – PART 1)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL

BREAKING HISTORY – PART ONE!

A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! As the BIG CRUNCH rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone – what happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, like his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER, and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27

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NINJAK #3 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by ANTONIO FUSO

Ninjak’s to-do-list for May:
1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don’t get killed. (Repeat as necessary)

Your to-do-list for May:
1. Drop everything & pick up Ninjak #3 by acclaimed team of Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), Clay Mann (X-Men), and Butch Guice (Captain America)! (Repeat as necessary)

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20

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IMPERIUM #4 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover B by KANO
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

The greatest villain in the Valiant Universe wages war…to create Utopia! New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) continue the unprecedented comics story of a madman determined to save the world…at any cost!

Toyo Harada is assembling a legion of living weapons. And the last, greatest gambit he needs is deep within the clutches of his most powerful opponents. To secure the human asset critical to his plan, Harada gambles everything he has in an all-out battle to win everything he desires!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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DIVINITY #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can’t do – a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conclusion to Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s sci-fi epic will have long-term ramifications for the entire Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 27

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UNITY #18 (“HOMEFRONT” – PART 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by PERE PEREZ
Cover B by PHILIP TAN
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA

The truth is declassified!

Discover what top-secret mission very nearly broke Unity and brought its heroes to the brink…and beyond. And has Major Palmer, the veteran field commander of H.A.R.D. Corps, come to lead Unity to a new day…or infiltrate it and bring it down?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13

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VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2015 EDITION #1

Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by BUTCH GUICE
25th Anniversary Variant by RAFA SANDOVAL

The epic origins! The fearless first adventures! The ever-shifting allies and allegiances! In honor of Valiant’s 25th anniversary, get everything you need to know about the most formidable heroes and villains that the Valiant Universe has to offer right here with an all-new 40-page handbook for just $2.99!

From Animalia to Zephyr, get an essential briefing on Valiant’s most important players with a highly detailed and thoroughly updated breakdown of the monumental characters that will be making the Valiant Universe tick in 2015 and beyond! Featuring artwork from an all-star cast of Valiant superstars – Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Trevor Hairsine Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Cary Nord, and many, many more – discover everything you need to know to jump into the world of Valiant’s award-winning series right here! Plus: start at the beginning and find out what you might have missed with a brand new guide to Valiant’s trade paperback collections! It all starts here in the VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK!

$2.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6

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RAI WILL RETURN IN AUGUST

ISSUE #9 | AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

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THE VALIANT TPB

Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers — those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

Presenting the complete sold-out epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Green Arrow) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), discover why Valiant is one of the most critically acclaimed publishers in comics today with an all-star introduction to Bloodshot, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a visionary cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe – all for the low introductory price of $9.99.

Collecting THE VALIANT #1-4.

$9.99 | 128 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 13
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-60-5

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY with ROBERT GILL
Cover by RAUL ALLEN

From the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the end of time itself…the first century-spanning adventure of IVAR, TIMEWALKER starts here!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first… right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be… before time runs out!

New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER, Incredible Hercules) begin a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past, far future, and every moment in between right here with the first volume of Valiant’s latest epic – intro-priced at just $9.99 for new readers!

$9.99 | 128 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 27
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-63-6

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VALIANT: ZEROES & ORIGINS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, MATT KINDT, PETER MILLIGAN, FRED VAN LENTE, and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CHRISCROSS, TOM FOWLER, CLAYTON HENRY, ROBERT GILL, J.G. JONES, LEWIS LAROSA, CLAY MANN, CARY NORD, PERE PEREZ, BART SEARS, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

At last – the essential origins and early adventures of Valiant’s most powerful heroes and allies, collected between two covers for the first time anywhere!

Celebrate 25 years of the largest independent superhero universe in comics with these all-star explorations of Valiant’s indelible comics book icons, including X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, SHADOWMAN, and many more! Who they are, how they came to be, and what they fear the most… This is your essential one-stop guide to the biggest heroes, villains, and super-teams that the Valiant Universe has to offer, just in time for Valiant’s 25th anniversary celebration!

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0, BLOODSHOT #0, HARBINGER #0, PUNK MAMBO #0, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, SHADOWMAN #0, UNITY #0, X-O MANOWAR #0, and material from ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25, BLOODSHOT #25, HARBINGER #25, X-O MANOWAR #25, and FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1.

$19.99 | 144 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 6
TRADE PAPERBACK| ISBN: 978-1-939346-58-2

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HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC

Written by JOSHUA DYSART WITH DAN GOLDMAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, and VIVEK J. TIWARY
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, BARRY KITSON, RAFA SANDOVAL, KHARI EVANS, LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, MICO SUAYAN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA and LUCY KNISLEY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

From the mind of New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, Unknown Soldier) and an all-star cast of comics’ top talents comes the second stunning oversized hardcover collection of the devastating series that the Onion/A.V. Club calls “one of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available”!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world— literally — have come to a reckoning of will. In the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, their former families – the Renegades and the Harbinger Foundation – will lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes? The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now their loved ones will pay the price…and their once secret conflict will change the world as we know it.

Featuring artwork by Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), and more – alongside 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features – the HARBINGER DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 represents the entirety of the climatic final act of HARBINGER’s acclaimed first series for the first time anywhere in a prestige-sized hardcover format.

Collecting HARBINGER #15-25, HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1-3, and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.

$39.99 | 320 pages | T+ | On sale MAY 20
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-939346-77-3

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Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! Anyone have issues getting theirs due to the snow?

Around the Tubes

Lifehacker – Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist – Nice to see!

AZ Central – Phoenix mom and pop comic shop ‘forced out of lease’ – BOOOOO!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All New Captain America #4

Bleeding Cool – Batgirl #39

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #39

Bleeding Cool – Bitch Planet #3

Comic Vine – Goners #5

Comic Vine – Justice League #39

Comic Vine – Legendary Star-Lord #9

Comic Vine – Manifest Destiny #13

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #12

Comic Vine – The Multiversity: Mastermen #1

Comic Vine – Rumble #3

CBR – Secret Identities #1

Comic Vine – She-Hulk #12

Talking Comics – Silk #1

Comic Vine – Silk #1

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #31

Comic Vine – The Valiant #3

Preview: The Valiant #3 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #3 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (DEC141712)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (DEC141713)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (DEC141714)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)

As the world teeters on the brink of a new Dark Age, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man), Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) recruit each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes into the 10,000-year-old battle for the fate of all mankind!

The entire Valiant Universe faces off against the Immortal Enemy! Can they help Eternal Warrior succeed where he has failed so many times before? Civilization’s best hope against the darkness may lie in the unlikeliest of romances…

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings from this past week.

Dark Horse Comics

Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, and Laura Allred’s Lady Killer #1 has sold out at the distributor level and will receive a second printing!

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Valiant

Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera‘s series has been popular. It sees two new printings. The Valiant #1 is getting a third printing and The Valiant #2 is getting a second printing. Both will be on the shelf on March 4th!

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Preview: The Valiant #4 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN151658)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (JAN151659)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN151660)
$3.99 US | T+| 32 pages, full color | ON SALE 3/25/15 (FOC – 3/2/15)

The darkness is now! The heroes of the Valiant Universe make their triumphant last stand at the end of all things as superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera bring their magnum opus to its gut-wrenching conclusion!

The Immortal Enemy has all but won and only Bloodshot and The Geomancer are left to stand against his darkness. Are they willing to save humanity if it means losing their own – and each other?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

March Book Two cover (300dpi)Wednesdays 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. Lots of comics from IDW Publishing this made our lists!

Brett

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Mixing politics with horror? Yes please! I’ve looked forward to this series that sees a detective head to Iraq to solve some murders.

The Kitchen #3 (Vertigo) – Under the radar, and awesome. The series is a 70s set crime series featuring the wives of the the mobsters.

March Book 2 (Top Shelf Productions) – My most anticipated graphic novel (and comic) of 2015 is out this week, and it’s so appropriate as it was MLK day yesterday. Expect this one to win awards at the end of the year.

Millennium #1 (IDW Publishing) – The X-Files spin-off gets its own comic series. It was an underrated television series, and I expect an awesome comic adaptation.

Zombies vs Robots #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s popular book series comes to comics in an ongoing series. It’s zombies fighting robots people!

Edward

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A noirish detective story, but set in the aftermath of the Iraq War.  Someone or something is killing people in a gruesome fashion on the oil fields, but a cover-up threatens the investigators from getting to the truth.  The story bills itself as Zero Dark Thirty meets The Thing and seems to be living up to it.

Dark Horse Presents #6 (Dark Horse) – This series flies a little below the radar, but channels the same creative concepts behind a lot of earlier comics (DC’s Showcase from the 1960s.)  Some of the stories are doomed to fail, but some are destined for the Dark Horse universe.  This issue has both sci-fi time travel and some undead fighting heroes.

Zombies vs. Robots #1 (IDW Publishing) – The launch of the first ongoing series which proved that the medium of comics is not tired of zombies yet, this time as the small handful of human survivors has to deal with competing post apocalypse scenarios.  And speaking of zombies…

Wonder Woman #38 (DC Comics) – It it only two issues into their run, but the Finches have been very divisive so far, both in terms of their comments to the direction of the character and in the output of the comics. Will Wonder Woman’s return to mainstream DC find firm ground or crash and burn?

Zombie Tramp #6 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – It is still hard to know what to make of this series, but it is usually entertaining even if you owe your brain an apology in the end.

Evan

Holy F*ck #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This is a hilarious low-brow title with very well delivered religious satire. I can completely get behind this foul-mouthed stoner who’s-bisexual messiah.

The Valiant #2 (Valiant) – The art in this in issue is beautifully executed. I normally don’t like when I can’t tell which author was writing for each page but the art provided a smooth transition page to page.

George

Amazing Spider-Man #13 (Marvel Comics) – The latest story arc for Spidey is coming to a close and it’s the best one yet by Dan Slott.

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Comics) – Military horror mystery by Moreci, Daniel and Lorimer set in the Middle East. The story combines a dishonorably discharged military investigator with a mythic evil set in an already fragile locale. The story sounds amazing and the art looks fantastic.

Powers #1 (Marvel Comics/Icon) – Since the announcement of the TV Show this has been a much anticipated comic. Plus, Brian Michael Bendis is one of the best story-tellers out there. Powers #1 is a perfect jumping-on point for anyone interested n this Eisner Award winning tale.

Reyn #1 (Image Comics) – Kel Symons is building a fantasy world that sounds as amazing as the art by Nathan Stockman. If you’re looking for a new Comic Book to add to your pull list this is definitely one you should add and keep up with.

Rumble #2 (Image Comics) – If you haven’t already picked up, and read, Rumble #1 then do so immediately. This story has such a compelling plot that I couldn’t put it down before I read it and re-read it over and over again. We have yet to learn much of the backstory for the protagonist, but that’s a good thing.

Jesse

Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #6 & Borderlands TP Vol. 2 Fall of Fyrestone (IDW Publishing) – Borderlands is among my favorite games out there. I would be honored to review their comic line

Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War TP Vol. 1 (IDW Publishing) – These cartoons are my childhood. Seeing them come together is always good entertainment for me.

Dungeons & Dragons: Legend of Drizzt TP Vol. 1 Homeland (IDW Publishing) – After 15 years of Dungeons and Dragons experience of being both a player and Dungeon Master, DnD and (especially) anything with Drizzt would be among my top options.

Iron Man Epic Collection TP Stark Wars (Marvel) – I’m a huge Iron Man fan and would love to get my hands on some Iron Man comics to review and discuss in a large scale review.

Legendary Star-Lord #8Legendary Star-Lord TP Vol. 1 Face It I Rule, Rocket Raccoon #7 (Marvel) – A huge Marvel fan and a huge fan of the Guardians. I’d love anything from Guardians of the Galaxy, but especially them on their own.

Preview: The Valiant #2 (of 4)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21

From comic book superstars Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – the year’s most epic new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy! 

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

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