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Lemire, LaRosa & Suayan Write “The Book of Revenge” in Bloodshot Salvation #3

Valiant has released a first lettered look inside Bloodshot Salvation #3 – the next harrowing chapter of the BLOCKBUSTER ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan! On November 15th“The Book of Revenge” continues as Ray Garrison confronts a deranged zealot connected to his own family’s dark past…even as his wife and daughter find themselves hunt by the brutal powerhouse called Rampage!

Now: When Magic’s estranged family of sadistic cultists come to take her back home, Ray Garrison is forced to succumb to the rage within and protect his family against those who would do them harm. But as Magic’s bizarre relatives reveal their true intentions – including those of the demented leader called “Daddy” – the man once known as Bloodshot will quickly discover that the path to revenge is one filled with dire and deadly consequences…

Soon: Years from today – in a world gone wrong where Bloodshot long ago went M.I.A. – can Magic and Jessie navigate the agents of OMEN that now pursue them across the heartland? And just when their darkest hour arrives, a familiar face is about to appear with a helping hand…and a message from beyond the grave!

All roads lead to revenge! This fall, find out why fans and alike are heralding Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga as one of the year’s most gripping and memorable comic book epics:

Featuring covers by Kenneth RocafortMonika PaloszJay AnacletoGreg Smallwood, and comics legend Neal Adams!

Preview: X-O Manowar #8

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #8

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG172120)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (AUG172121)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP(AUG172122)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (AUG172123)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale OCTOBER 25th

Besieged!

War has returned to the world of Gorin – but, this time, the planet’s ravaged armies face a threat from the stars, not within! Now, as the intergalactic assault reaches a critical peak, it falls to Gorin’s newly coronated emperor, Aric of Urth, to fortify not just a kingdom, but an entire world! With his sentient armor to aid him, the earthborn warrior once known as X-O Manowar will confront the conquering force known as the Mono Men on the field of battle…but if he doesn’t act fast, his reign will end just as quickly as it began!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) let loose the cosmos’ fiercest dogs of war for the next punishing chapter of “EMPEROR” – and bring the best-selling independent comic debut of 2017 to a white-hot crucible of unimaginable brutality!

Preview: Bloodshot Salvation #2

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (AUG172109)
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ (AUG172110)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by PHILIP TAN (AUG172111)
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (AUG172113)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by GLENN FABRY (AUG172114)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG172112)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 25th

Salvation through sacrifice!

Today: Ray Garrison and his true love, Magic, thought they had left their days of tumult and violence behind them as they raise their newborn daughter, Jessie, in the quiet isolation of the countryside… Until Magic’s father – the depraved cultist simply named “Daddy” – seeks to bring his wayward progeny back into his flock by any means necessary. Now, torn between the family that loves him and the rage within, the walking weapon of war once called Bloodshot is about to give in to revenge…

Meanwhile: In the near future, can Magic and the now-adolescent Jessie outmaneuver the nanite-infused killer called Rampage long enough to answer the question that has haunted them for years… Whatever happened to the man they both loved? Whatever happened to Bloodshot?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) soldier forward for a heart-wrenching, revenge-fueled firefight!

Preview: Eternity #1

ETERNITY #1 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG172103)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (AUG172104)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (AUG172106)
Wraparound Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA (AUG172107)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG172105)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale OCTOBER 25th

A VISIONARY NEW SERIES!

From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits!

This October, Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…

Valiant Presents Quantum and Woody! #0.0001½ – A Free Digital-First Prelude

Valiant has released Quantum and Woody! #0.0001½ – a special, digital-first and entirely FREE introduction to the ALL-NEW and UNTRUSTWORTHY ONGOING SERIES from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith and explosive artist Kano, available to read right now on ValiantEntertainment.com and the official Valiant Entertainment mobile app for iOS!

Want to read to Quantum and Woody! (2017) #1 before it hits store shelves on December 20th? Well…you can’t! Not yet, anyway. Wait, please don’t leave – we have something that’s kinda sorta better! Join special guest artist Joe Eisma as super-powered brothers Eric and Woody Henderson lead a personally guided overview of the 20-year history of the world’s worst superhero team – featuring guest (re)appearances by original series creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright, alongside James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and a glossy 8×11” headshot of none other than Daniel Kibblesmith himself. (In case anyone asks, Valiant has permission!)

You know their checkered reputations…and you’ve probably heard a thing or two about their goat. Now find out the truth behind Washington, D.C.’s hardest-hitting, least-insured heroes – and get an extended look inside their all-new monthly series coming this winter from red-hot creators Daniel Kibblesmith and Kano – with this one-of-kind (and, hey, let’s be frank: mostly blank) digital-first release, available only on the interwebs right here!

 

 

 

Review: War Mother #3

WM_003_COVER-B_GORHAM“As the only force standing between her tribe and total extinction, War Mother must protect every man, woman, and child…no matter the cost…as she braves the long journey across the mutant-infested jungles and irradiated steppes once known as South America. But when this sworn guardian discovers that the new homeland she seeks might not be the haven it was promised to be, she’ll have to save her people from the one thing she never could have anticipated: themselves!”

Having been sat staring at my screen for the last ten minutes without any idea how to start this review, I figured I’d just start writing and see where we end up. The thing I’m having trouble with is that while I enjoyed the comic, quite a lot actually, there was nothing that stood out to me about it.

War Mother #3 is a brilliant example of the creative team pulling together a really solid book, with everything from the art to the words being on point. The theme of the issue, without revealing too much, is oddly poignant as Ana and her sentient gun Falco share some genuinely well written moments within the panels which is also set to some really wonderful set pieces.

As a four issue miniseries this story has been quite enjoyable – more so than I ever expected – and War Mother #3 continues the quality shown in the last two issues that puts the series on pace to go out with a bang. I just wish I had more to say about this comic.

Story: Fred Van Lente
Art: Stephen Segovia and Roberto De La Torre Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided a FREE copy for review, but I based this review off the print version I purchased.

Valiant Entertainment’s Releases in January 2018

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 (of 4)

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by CAFU
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Photo Cover Also Available
Blank Cover Also Available

A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COMIC BOOK EXPERIENCE!

Watch the upcoming live-action digital promotion coming this winter – then jump headlong into the fight-fueled showdown of the century as acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and red-hot artist Joe Bennett (Teen Titans, Deathstroke) reveal the full scope and adrenaline-drenched intensity of…NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take no prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2018, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

Guest-starring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and many more, don’t miss the ULTIMATE JUMPING-ON POINT for the most acclaimed and hotly followed publisher anywhere in comics today as Ninjak leads an all-star introduction to the most brutal fighters the Valiant Universe has to offer!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 10th

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #2

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW
Q&W Icon Variant by MIKE ALLRED
Blank Cover Also Available

The must-read superhero-action-family-drama-buddy-comedy throwdown of 2018!

It’s the ones you love that hurt you the most…and, in the case of super-powered adoptive brothers Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – this is definitely going to leave a mark! Quantum has kept the truth about Woody’s biological father a secret, and now that Woody has found out about his brother’s betrayal, their once-promising superhero career has ground to a standstill. So now it’s time for one last shot at teaming up as our heroes head “down under” – ahem, to Australia – in search of Woody’s one true DNA match. Like father, like son? Let’s hope not.

You’ll believe two men and a goat can fly coach when the new adventures of the world’s worst superhero team continue with a slightly less collectible second issue from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Daredevil)!

$3.99 | 32 pg. | T+| On Sale JANUARY 31st

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 (NEW ARC! “VISIGOTH” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by JAY ANACLETO

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE!

Aric of Dacia’s bone-crushing climb to the throne of an alien world earned him scores of allies…and a legion of scorned enemies. Now, stripped of his crown and cast out of his kingdom, the man known as X-O Manowar must return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth if he is to survive the relentless band of intergalactic bounty hunters that have been hired to kill him cold. But with few places left to turn, could the last Visigoth’s best hope be the all-powerful…but insidious…weapon he once swore away: the X-O Manowar armor?

From soldier to general to emperor…to outcast! The climax of X-O MANOWAR’s whirlwind first year in the Valiant Universe starts here as “VISIGOTH” begins with a bold new entry point from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY) and explosive artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 24th

NINJA-K #3

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover A by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Ninjak Icon Variant by TOMÁS GIORELLO

Spy vs. super-spy!

At last, Ninjak is about to find himself face-to-face with the surgically precise killer that has been eliminating the operatives of MI-6’s most elite intelligence service – the deep-black training unit known as the “Ninja Programme” – one by one. But this shocking truth will also bring a devastating realization about Colin King’s own past screaming into the modern day… With a gun at his back and a sword at his side, Britain’s most elite super-spy is about to have his faith in queen and country tested like never before…

The mystery of “THE NINJA FILES” continues as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) lead MI-6’s deadliest secret agent ever deeper into an shadow-laden game of cat and mouse…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 24th

SECRET WEAPONS #0

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by VERONICA FISH
Cover C by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
Variant Cover by SIJA HONG
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA

Before the fall of the Harbinger Foundation… Before the opening pages of SECRET WEAPONS #1… Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and legendary artist Adam Pollina (X-Force) present all-new, standalone prelude to the year’s best-selling independent limited series!

Meet high school senior Nikki Finch… She’s a gifted athlete with an unusual set of medical ailments and high-aptitude test scores that have drawn the attention of an obscure and little-known NGO calling itself the Harbinger Foundation. With seemingly limitless resources at its disposal, the Harbinger Foundation has just offered Nikki a place in their newest class of recruits for a prestigious, but secretive, mission: to unlock her hidden potential via the invasive, dangerous and often deadly process known as “psiot activation”…

If they succeed, Nikki could become an extraordinary example of Toyo Harada’s vision for the future of post-human biological superiority. If they fail, she’ll likely die on the operating table…or be locked away for future study in the mysterious research facility known as The Willows…

An essential new chapter in the Harbinger mythos is about to be revealed as Nikki Finch – a future founding member of Livewire’s squadron of misfit telekinetics – relives the never-before-told saga of her recruitment and activation at the hands of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation in a must-read standalone special from two of Valiant’s most accomplished storytellers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JANUARY 3rd

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #5

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by DARICK ROBERTSON
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD
Bloodshot Icon Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Something’s wrong with Baby Jessie!

NOW: As nanites overwrite her biology, Bloodshot’s newborn daughter is about to take a turn for the worse…just as her father is forced to confront the truth about a deranged cultist with a dark connection to their own family.

THEN: In the near future, as Rampage’s nationwide campaign of terror escalates, Magic’s search for salvation points her farther away than she ever could have imagined… To the year 4001 A.D.!

“THE BOOK OF REVENGE” shall bind them both as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and superstar artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) rush toward an inescapable turning point in Bloodshot’s legacy of violence!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 10th

ETERNITY #4 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Character Design by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE

A cosmos in chaos!

At the farthest edge of human understanding, Abram Adams – the lost cosmonaut called Divinity – and his comrade, Myshka, have discovered the purpose of their existence in this universe… and in the next one beyond our own. Now, as a seemingly infinite pantheon of mythic gods and cosmic beings rises to meet them head on, they’ll be forced to ignite a maelstrom of untold proportions to save their child from a fate worse than annihilation…

The age of Eternity is nigh! New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and spectacular artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) lead the thrilling finale to the ambitious feat of visionary science fiction storytelling that will forever expand the boundaries of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 31st

X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL 3: EMPEROR TPB

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RENATO GUEDES
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

The ultimate turning point!

A war has been won, a victory has been decided… and now, an entire alien world kneels before the throne of their new leader: the unstoppable X-O MANOWAR! He has traded his armor for a crown and a new age now begins… even as an extraterrestrial invader readies an interplanetary attack that could pull Aric of Dacia from the newfound safety of his imperial palace and back into the blood-sodden battlefields where his conquest began.

Comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI) joins New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAPTURE, Mind MGMT) to summit the next pinnacle of 2017’s best-selling independent superhero series – and unleash a blistering, new interstellar opus chronicling the most powerful moment yet in the history of Valiant’s unrelenting icon!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #7–10.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 24th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-235-5

HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL 2: MASSACRE TPB

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

“MASSACRE” brings death to a major Valiant hero!

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin.
But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty… and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero!

Collecting HARBINGER RENEGADE #5-8 and #0.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 10th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN:978-1-68215-223-2

DIVINITY: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by MATT KINDT with JOE HARRIS, JEFF LEMIRE, ELIOT RAHAL, and SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE with CAFU, CLAYTON CRAIN, ROBERT GILL, RENATO GUEDES, FRANCIS PORTELA, and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

For the first time anywhere, experience all three sold-out volumes of the visionary science-fiction saga that refined the Valiant Universe for the 21st century in one stunning, oversized deluxe hardcover!

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?

From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes the first complete collection of the multiple Harvey Award-nominated series that Entertainment Weekly calls “a mind bending battle for the ages”!

Collecting DIVINITY #1–4, DIVINITY II #1–4, DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1–4, DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1, DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1, and DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1, along with the never-before-collected DIVINITY #0, and over 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$59.99 | 528 pgs. | On Sale JANUARY 31st
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-168215-221-8

Review: Faith And The Future Force #4

FFF_004_VARIANT_CHEUNG“Bloodshot was a bust… Divinity didn’t work… Ninjak was nixed… No matter which of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes she recruits to her aid, Faith still can’t save the time stream! With time literally running out all around her, does L.A.’s sky-soaring superhero have what it takes to defend the entire universe…or will the secret key to saving existence itself come from the most darkest and most unexplored avenue of all?”

Well  this was an unexpected conclusion. When the combined might of the Valiant universe fails to save history, Faith, Neela Sethi and Ank try one last hail Mary – and it’s not exactly what you’d expect.

Faith And The Future Force has been a subtly intelligent series that subverts the industry established conventions that bigger and stronger heroes are needed as things get worse and the damage worsens. By having three comics in the four issue miniseries essentially tell the same story Jody Houser both pokes a little fun at the yearly summer events from the “Big Two” publishers while providing her own unique solution in the fourth issue; at some point we’ve got to learn that doing the same damn thing all the time just doesn’t work. To borrow a famous slogan, sometimes we need to think different.

To drive home the shift in thinking from the first three issues to the fourth, the art of Cary Nord (with Brian Thies) brings a different style to the story that is a little noticeable after the relative consistency of the first three issues, but that’s the entire point isn’t it? Although there is a scrappy feeling to the  artwork, it’s still very easy to follow the story –  it won’t leave your jaw on the floor, but there’s nothing inherently bad about the visuals this issue.

Where the comic does stumble is actually in some of the believability of the characters actions as they seem to just accept things without thinking too much about the whys. Granted this could be Houser making a clever point that I’m too dense to follow.

Ultimately the comic, and series as a whole, triumphs over the flaws in this issue – and while this could have easily been another arc within the ongoing Faith series, you’re not going to be lost if you’ve never touched the previous material as Faith And The Future Force stands alone as an entertaining story with a meta message.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Cary Nord with Brian Thies Colourist: Ulises Arreola
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy (the trade)

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review – but I’m still buying this.

Ariel Olivetti Joins Valiant’s Ninja-K to Reveal the Lost History of MI-6’s Deadliest Agents

Valiant has announced that Ninja-K #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES from writer Christos Gage and superstar artist Tomás Giorello – is growing to a colossal 48 pages, including a double-length lead feature ushering in MI-6’s deadly new assignment for their most feared international operations: Colin King, aka the fearless super-spy codenamed Ninjak!

Then: the international intrigue continues with 40 pages monthly as veteran artist Ariel Olivetti joins Ninja-K mastermind Christos Gage for a new series of essential back-up features revealing the top-secret origin of the operative that birthed Britain’s deep-black “Ninja Programme” amidst the raging fires of the first World War’s Western Front… For the first time, an indispensable chapter in the history of the Valiant Universe can finally be told as Gage and Olivetti reveal the saga of NINJA-A – the Japanese master of weaponry and deception who would become MI-6’s first ninja agent – in an all-new special feature, beginning in December’s Ninja-K #2 and continuing monthly for the standard $3.99 cover price!

For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globe-trotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of Armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn. But now… an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.

Ninja-K #2 features covers by Trevor Hairsine, Lucas Troya, Kenneth Rocafort, and Ben Templesmith and comes to shelves December 20th.

Valiant’s X-O Manowar #11 Unleashes “Visigoth” this January

Valiant has announced X-O Manowar (2017) #11 – the FIRST ISSUE of “VISIGOTH,” an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for the unrelenting science-fiction juggernaut from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and spectacular artist Ryan Bodenheim! On January 24th, the best-selling new series of 2017 from any independent publisher begins the new year with a crippling new turning point in Aric of Dacia’s yearlong rise from “SOLDIER” to “GENERAL” to “EMPEROR”… Now, exiled from the empire he once conquered and hunted by a band of cold-blooded mercenaries with a price on his head, X-O Manowar’s fall from grace is about to begin with punishing force!

Aric of Dacia’s bone-crushing climb to the throne of an alien world earned him scores of allies… and a legion of scorned enemies. Now, stripped of his crown and cast out of his kingdom, the man known as X-O Manowar must return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth if he is to survive the relentless band of intergalactic bounty hunters that have been hired to kill him cold. But with few places left to turn, could the last Visigoth’s best hope be the all-powerful…but insidious…weapon he once swore away: the X-O Manowar armor?

In 2018, jump on board the record-setting series that reforged Valiant’s most iconic hero in a crucible of war and interstellar fury…and find out why fans and critics alike can’t stop raving about X-O MANOWAR’s cosmic quest for power:

Featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Ariel Olivetti, and Jay Anacleto!

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