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Preview: Ninjak #22

NINJAK #22

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (OCT161999)
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD (OCT162000)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT162002)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Cover Also Available (OCT162001)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 7 (FOC – 11/14/16)

Silent might!

Ninjak is on the hunt for the woman who took everything from him — the sadistic assassin known as Roku! When Roku’s trail leads to a heavily guarded citadel in the Nevada desert, silence is of the essence as Ninjak undertakes a dangerous stealth mission where even the faintest noise could mean execution! But even if Valiant’s top super-spy can reach the woman once known as Angelina Alcott undetected, will he truly be able to face the former love of his life?

The Harvey Award-nominated sensation reaches its most innovative chapter yet as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (RAI) present a special silent issue with minimal dialogue and groundbreaking visual storytelling!

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Preview: Faith #6

FAITH #6

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by PHILIP TAN (OCT161979)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (OCT161980)
Character Design Variant by MEGHAN HETRICK (OCT161982)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN (OCT161983)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Cover Also Available (OCT161981)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 7 (FOC – 11/14/16)

Fight and flight!

As Los Angeles’ high-flying protector, Faith has inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis… Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare! When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell break loose! But this isn’t just any ordinary threat… Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she’s one of L.A.’s most controversial pop stars to boot!

Valiant’s chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)!

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Joe Eisma Joins Faith #7 with Jody Houser and Marguerite Sauvage – Coming in January!

Valiant has announced that artist Joe Eisma is coming aboard the adventures of Valiant’s spotlight-stealing hero for Faith #7 – the FIRST ISSUE of a special, two-part jumping-on point! On January 4th, Eisma joins red-hot writer Jody Houser and Russ Manning Award-nominated artist Marguerite Sauvage for a thrilling, chilling, and downright spooky confrontation with a new foe raised from beyond the grave! This cadaverous criminal has a bone to pick with Faith…and they just may send the high-flying psiot six feet under!

Faith Herbert has lost many allies throughout her life… Her mother. Her father. Even a fellow Renegade. Despite this, Los Angeles’ high-flying hero has always defined herself by more than tragedy. But what happens when Faith must literally confront the ghosts of her past? A mysterious force is wrenching the passed spirits of Faith’s most loved ones back from beyond the grave…and into our world to break her mind and spirit! Can Faith overcome her greatest fear…or will these ghosts soon make her one of their own?

Featuring covers from Kano, David Lafuente, Jen Bartel, and Geoff Shaw!

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Harbinger Renegade #2 – Rafer Roberts & Darick Robertson March Toward Harbinger Wars 2

The road to war is paved with grim intentions!

Valiant has released a preview of Harbinger Renegade #2 – the next action-packed chapter of the stunning, smash-hit ongoing series from multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts and superstar artist Darick Robertson! On December 21st, the road to Valiant’s cataclysmic 2018 event, Harbinger Wars 2, draws nearer as the Renegades’ manipulative new adversary, Alexander Solomon, begins a gambit that will redefine the fate of the entire Valiant Universe! Scattered throughout the nation, can Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, Faith, and Torque reunite in time to confront Solomon’s actions head on? And as they battle an enemy who can predict the future, can they be sure that they’re not playing right into his hands?

Plus: Incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp joins Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson for the next startling chapter of Solomon’s never-before-revealed origin as the rise of Valiant’s next great villain stands revealed!

Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. As four psionically powered “psiots” that can defy the laws of physics with a thought alone, this extraordinarily dangerous team of renegades won’t be able to escape the fight that society has brought to their door. As a violent, new superpower movement spreads across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget.

Featuring covers by Darick Robertson, Adam Polina, rising star Monika Palosz, Clayton Henry, Kano, and Jim Mahfood!

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Ninjak #23 Sharpens “The Seven Blades of Maser Darque”

Valiant has released a look inside Ninjak #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of “The Seven Blades of Master Darque” from writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Marc Laming! Join the adrenaline-fueled adventures of MI-6’s master super-spy here as Colin King – codename: Ninjak – begins an All-New Arc and All-New Jumping-On Point with a winner-take-all gambit against the deceitful puppet master behind the world’s most dangerous crime cartel! It’s all led to this… And, soon, Ninjak will meet Master Darque and the Shadow Seven head on in a battle royale that will decide the fate of civilization itself!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – wrests to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… Someone who also goes by the name Darque…

Featuring covers by Ryan Bodenheim, Ben Oliver, Felipe Massafera, Ryan Lee, Bilquis Evely, and Ben Templesmith!

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Real! Live! Cats! Seattle’s Comics Dungeon is Hosting a Valiant Cat Cosplay Signing

Across the millennia-spanning arc of human history, mankind has celebrated many triumphs. But, from the pyramids to the moon landing, they all now pale in comparison to the landmark achievement that Valiant has bequeathed unto civilization…with Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers!

To mark this most momentous occasion, Seattle’s Comics Dungeon will be officiating the December release of this all-new line of shelf covers with a live, in-person signing featuring stars (and real-life felines) Fawkes and Nak, alongside Freyu – creator of the Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog and trusted human – on Saturday, December 17th! From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm PT, meet the stars behind the purr-aculous covers gracing each of Valiant’s releases throughout December, pose for photos, and get your Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers paw-printed for all eternity by the legends themselves!

A portion of the proceeds from all Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals – with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve – and to find permanent loving homes for them.

Available as “order-all” covers across all of Valiant’s December 2016 series, each Valiant Cat Cosplay Covers will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price:

  • A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #10
  • Bloodshot U.S.A. #3 (of 4)
  • Britannia #4 (of 4)
  • Divinty III: Stalinverse #1 (of 4)
  • Faith #6
  • Generation Zero #5
  • Harbinger Renegade #2 
  • Ninjak #22
  • Savage #2 (of 4)
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #14

They’re intrepid! They’re fearless! They’re cats!

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Review: Generation Zero #4

genzero_004_cover-a_mooneyIt’s a hell of a day in the neighborhood.

The darkness bubbling beneath the miraculous town of Rook, Michigan is beginning to surface. As Generation Zero closes in on the vicious force abducting and killing teenagers, they quickly discover that this self-proclaimed utopia has been hiding a deep and disturbing secret that could destroy them all! But as the truth takes shape, will this reformed strike squad bring their first case to a close peacefully…or with a bang large enough to register on the Rictor scale?

Since the last issue of Generation Zero, I’ve read through much of the Harbinger back catalogue featuring these characters (for clarity, I’ve yet to read the Armor Hunters tie-ins and the four Harbinger Wars issues). Now that I have some basis for these characters, I’m wondering whether I’ll enjoy the series anymore, or less.

Honestly, having read those Harbinger comics doesn’t make a huge difference.

The characters within those comics bear only a passing resemblance to those in this series; now whether that’s a result of Fred Van Lente taking the characters in a different direction to appeal to more readers, or of whatever the characters endured in the comics within which they have appeared that I’ve yet to read I have no idea.

With that being said, it’s about time we move on to the comic itself, eh?

Issue #4 of Generation Zero essentially deals with the eponymous team getting ready to do something, along with some minor relationship building moments between Keisha Sherman and the psiot teenagers, but there’s also a subplot centering around Keisha’s brother. It’s the subplot that actually held my interest more than the scenes featuring the title characters, and I would have preferred more time spent on that than we actually got. Instead, we get a rather generic comic with the odd brilliant moment that’ll pull your intention into an otherwise average story.

I’ll be back next issue, but largely to see where the subplot leads. Hopefully the rest of the comic picks itself back up.

Story Fred Van Lente Art: Francis Portela
Story: 6.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Review: Savage #1

savage_001_variant_guedesFifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife –pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

The above text is literally everything I knew about the story of Valiant‘s newest miniseries up until I opened the review pdf that arrived in my inbox about ten minutes ago. Once I’d gotten about a third of the way through the comic I knew two things; that this comic is going to look absolutely stunning when I get the physical copy Wednesday, and that the story is best described as a modern retelling of the Tarzan stories starring a fictionalized David Beckham and dinosaurs.

Savage #1 is written by B. Clay Moore, but for the first seven pages the silent story is told by Lewis Larosa‘s art. Our first look at Savage is just that as he takes on a dinosaur in a frankly stunning sequence that serves as a better introduction to his character than any text box could ever hope to give. It’s brutal, yet incredibly beautiful thanks to the colours of Brian Reber doing all the right things to highlight the black and white art (you can actually get a glimpse of Larosa’s work sans colour at the back of the book in the bonus section).

Clayton Henry shares art duties in this issue, handling the flashback sequences that sheds a lot of light very quickly on the family that end up on the island.

I had high expectations for the first issue of Savage, and I can honestly say that the first issue smashed them with an opening to the story that will pull you in and beat you over the head with a bone club. Based on the first issue, I’d say Valiant have another hit on their hands; if you’re even remotely interested in the series pick the first up if you have a chance – you’ll not regret it.

Story: B. Clay Moore
Art: Lewis Larosa & Clayton Henry Colours: Brian Reber
Story: 9 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review. I will also be purchasing the comic.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

inhumans_vs__x_men__0Wednesdays 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.

Joe

Top Pick: Seven to Eternity #3 (Image) – The first two issues told a lot of story in such a short time. More comics could learn from this. The first issue set up the legacy of the family name and the big bad, and the second introduced us to him and then a whole new band of characters. Let’s see what Remender has planned for the third issue! So far this series has been awesome.IVX #0 (Marvel) – Death of X did not fully satisfy me, but the surprise ending did. Let’s hope this series is a lot better, as it is leading us into the new Inhuman and X-Men titles coming this spring. I am hopeful that Lemire and Soule come through big here for this event and get people excited for what’s to come.

IVX #0 (Marvel) – Death of X did not fully satisfy me, but the surprise ending did. Let’s hope this series is a lot better, as it is leading us into the new Inhuman and X-Men titles coming this spring. I am hopeful that Lemire and Soule come through big here for this event and get people excited for what’s to come.

Great Lakes Avengers #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was so fun and goofy, and I loved it. The art by Robson is fantastic, and the jokes by Gorman worked well. The entire premise is ridiculous and it just makes it better. This isn’t even a b level team of Marvel heroes, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable of a premise. I highly recommend this if you’re looking for something light and fun.

Batman Annual #1 (DC Comics) – DC is bringing in all of the bat writers on the annual. I usually don’t get very excited for annuals, but I am for both this and Superman hitting the same day. This book will have Snyder, King, Dini, Orlando, and Scott Wilson writing with Riley Rossmo and Neal Adams on art. I am hyped!

saga40-01-covSaga #40 (Image) – If you haven’t read Saga yet, please go start. This is what is arguably the best comic out today. I am eager to see where Vaughn and Staples takes us this issue, as we follow these incredible characters on their wild adventures. This book can make you laugh, cry, and smile all in one issue.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Savage #1 (Valiant) – I can sum up why this is awesome in three words: Tarzan meets dinosaurs. It also looks savagely brilliant.

Batman Annual #1 (DC Comics) – Paul Dini and Scott Snyder writing Batman all in one book? Sounds ideal.

Conan The Slayer #5 (Dark Horse) – A consistent story that not enough people are talking about. If you’re a fan of sword and sorcery then you owe it to yourself to check this out.

Old Man Logan #14 (Marvel) – It’s been awhile since I enjoyed a solo Wolverine series as much as I have been enjoying this. A new arc starts this issue, and I’m pretty excited to dig in.

Revolution #5 (IDW Publishing) – A left field surprise for me; I can’t wait to see how this epic crossover ends.

 

Brett

copra_round_four_cover_bergen_streetCOPRA Round Four (Bergen Street Press) – If you haven’t been reading Michel Fiffe’s series you’re missing out on some of the best comics out there. The indie series is collected here in the fourth trade and it’s worth every penny. The series is best described as an indie Suicide Squad and it’s absolutely awesome. This is the only series I buy single issues and the trades.

Fish Eye #1 (Scout Comics) – The publisher has been putting out some fantastic comics and this new series is well worth checking out. The concept is about a cop who is on a reality show whose ratings are slipping and he has to protect his family from a group of killers. Sounds interesting!

The Skeptics #2 (Black Mask Studios) – The first issue was solid taking place during the Cold War and featuring con-men pretending to be psychics to fool the US government. It’s a crazy concept but the style and characters have me coming back and been looking forward to this one.

Inhumans vs X-Men #0 (Marvel) – I’m a sucker for Marvel’s events and this first issue is pretty solid. It catches up new readers while also setting up some new stuff as well.

The Revisionist #6 (Aftershock Comics) – Time traveling entertainment and I seriously have no idea where it’s all going. With an 80s action film flair, this is one to read from the beginning, it’s so good.

Talking Valiant’s Savage with B. Clay Moore

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife – pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity. This is SAVAGE!

Out this week from Valiant, Savage is an all-new series (and characters) written by B. Clay Moore. I got a chance to chat with Moore at Baltimore Comic Con about what we can expect when it comes to shelves.

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