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Review: Unity #25

UNITY_025_COVER-A_KANOIn the wake of Book Of Death…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

The final issue to Unity is billed as a comedy spectacular. And, for the most part it is.

There are some really quite funny stories here, but there’s just as many that fall a bit flat. Let’s not beat around the bush, here, because as the final issue in the current Unity run, this comic is not meant for new readers. If that’s you, and you want to read more about Valiant‘s premier super team, then you’ll want look into the trade paper back collections, and stay away from this issue until you’re a bit more familiar with the characters involved.

As a love letter to the fans, and a celebration of the past 24 issues, the series finale is a unique idea. It’s a largely light hearted look back at the characters we’ve followed across the past couple of years, putting them in situations that are effectively just there to elicit a laugh.

It almost works.

As it is, Unity #25 is an interesting comic. Although it wasn’t quite my cup of tea,  some of the stories within are worth reading, and the eclectic mix of art work truly gives an anthology feel to the comic. This is a comic that is worth checking out for existing fans of Valiant and Unity, but if you’re neither then this is probably not worth your time, but then what did you expect from a series finale?

Writers: Matt Kindt, James Asmus,Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal, Justin Jordan, Elliot Kalan, Daniel Kibblesmith, Micheal Kupperman, and Tom Scharpling
Art: Matt Kindt, Diego Bernard, Kano, Micheal Kupperman, Karl Moline, Pere Perez, Rafer Roberts, Dan Schkade, and Bart Sears
Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Unity #25

UNITY #25 (48-PAGE HUMOR SPECTACULAR!)

Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, and TOM SCHARPLING
Art by MATT KINDT, KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, KARL MOLINE, PERE PEREZ, RAFER ROBERTS, DAN SCHKADE, and BART SEARS
Cover A by KANO (OCT151745)
Cover B by MATT KINDT (OCT151746)
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK (OCT151747)
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (OCT151748)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th

A SUPER-SIZED FINAL ISSUE FREE-FOR-ALL! THE VALIANT UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH A MASSIVE CAST OF COMEDY ALL-STARS FOR UNITY’S 48-PAGE FAREWELL!

In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

Matt Kindt presents the grand finale to his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…but not before James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show),  Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and more put Unity through the wringer! Plus: the comics debut of writer/director, creator and host of the cult-favorite podcast The Best Show, professional chump-steamroller, Tom Scharpling!

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Preview: A first Look at Unity #25, a 48-Page Comedy Spectacular

In the wake of Book of Death, Valiant’s heavy-hitting superteam is no more…and we’re bidding bon voyage to Unity with a 48-page free-for-all from a gigantic cast of comedy heavyweights!

Valiant has released a look inside Unity #25 – the super-sized final chapter for Valiant’s all-star team of heroes featuring X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Livewire…plus guest appearances from Faith, Divinity, The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, Quantum and Woody…and pretty much the whole darn Valiant Universe too!

On December 9th, get a ringside seat as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt pulls double duty to write and illustrate a never-before-seen adventure capping off his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier team of heroes…and then passes the reins over to a madcap cast of writers, artists, and humorists! Featuring stories and shorts by James Asmus, Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal, Elliott Kalan, Kano, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Kupperman, Pere Perez, Rafer Roberts, and Ty Templeton – plus the comic book debut of comedian and radio host Tom Scharpling – all hell is going to going break loose when Unity #25 finally divulges the unusual, offbeat, and downright disturbing tales we promised to never tell!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? WRONG! Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, The United… Now find out how else she assisted the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined the most elite assemblage of heroes that the Valiant Universe has ever known? No? Well, it happened! Want to know where Unity’s stashed the team’s personal vending machine? Uncover its secret location – and possibly a broom closet or two – as the cutaway map of GIN-GR the giant robot’s classified interior is finally revealed!

Featuring a truly warped series of shelf covers by Valiant superstar Kano, Matt Kindt, Fred Hembeck, and Michael Kupperman, the greatest champions of the Valiant Universe are about to go head-to-head with a bleachers-busting line-up of pop culture’s premiere comedy “minds” (ahem)!

UNITY #25 (FINAL ISSUE HUMOR SPECTACULAR!)
Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, ELIOT RAHAL, TIM SIEDELL, TOM SCHARPLING, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Art by MATT KINDT, KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, PERE PEREZ, RAFER ROBERTS, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Cover A by KANO (OCT151745)
Cover B by MATT KINDT (OCT151746)
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK (OCT151747)
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (OCT151748)
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9th (FOC—11/16/15)

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Valiant Recruits Massive Cast of Comedy All-Stars for Unity #25

In the wake of Book of Death, Valiant‘s elite superteam is no more…and Valiant is recruiting a who’s who of all-star guests to bid them a fond farewell!

Valiant has announced Unity #25 – a super-sized, 48-page finale for Valiant’s best-selling superteam, starring X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, Bloodshot, Divinity, Faith, Quantum and Woody, the Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, and pretty much the whole darn Valiant Universe!

Arriving in December, the Unity #25 final issue humor spectacular will feature stories and shorts from a colossal roster of Unity veterans and comics comedy VIPs, including Matt Kindt, James Asmus, Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal, Elliott Kalan, Kano, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Kupperman, Rafer Roberts, Tim Siedell, and Ty Templeton – plus the comic book debut of comedian and radio host Tom Scharpling!

New York Times best-selling writer and Valiant superstar Matt Kindt presents the final chapter of his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…and then all-out chaos ensues as Valiant says goodbye and passes the reins to an all-star line-up of writers, artists, and humorists to chronicle the unusual, the offbeat, and the never-before-seen tales of the team that became a legend in their own time…the one and only Unity!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? WRONG! Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, The United… Now find out find out how else she assisted the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined the most elite assemblage of heroes that the Valiant Universe has ever known? No? Well, it happened! WE PROMISE.

Featuring covers by Valiant superstar Kano, multiple Eisner Award nominee Matt Kindt, legendary cartoonist Fred Hembeck, and Eisner Award winner Michael Kupperman, the Valiant Universe’s most formidable team of heroes collides with a massive cast of comedy all-stars this winter!

UNITY #25 (FINAL ISSUE HUMOR SPECTACULAR!)
Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES, JUSTIN JORDAN,
ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, ELIOT RAHAL, TIM SIEDELL, TOM SCHARPLING, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Art by MATT KINDT, KANO, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by MATT KINDT
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN DECEMBER!

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