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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.

War is Coming as Valiant Teases X-O Manowar #1 in March 2017

Valiant has released teaser art by Monika Palosz for the return of X-O Manowar in March 2017. “War is Coming” is the teaser text. The creative team is unknown but the character recently wrapped up a run of 50 issues not too long ago. With the character being one of the central ones of the Valiant universe it was only a matter of time before a return.

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Preview: Generation Zero #4

GENERATION ZERO #4

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (SEP162065)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (SEP162066)
Character Design Variant by ANDRÉS GUINALDO (SEP162067)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (SEP162068)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 30 (FOC – 11/7/16)

It’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?

The heat is on as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) light a fire under Valiant’s teenage superteam!

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Preview: Savage #1 (of 4)

SAVAGE #1 (of 4)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162049)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (SEP162050)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162052)
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES (SEP162053)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162054)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16)

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 November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone as SAVAGE makes his brutal entrance into the Valiant Universe!

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Review: Bloodshot USA #2

bsusa_002_cover-a_braithwaiteThere are more than eight million people in New York City. And every single one of them just became Bloodshot.

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer “nanite virus,” instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland… but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

Let’s call a spade a spade, and get this out the way at the beginning; this miniseries can be easily summed up in three words – Valiant Does Zombies. It’s an oversimplification of the story, and the build up that begun way back in Bloodshot Reborn #1, but at the core the nanite-zombie outbreak, and the fight for a cure, is the premise behind the comic.

Last issue saw the infection of one Valiant’s more popular characters, and the immediate impact from that is felt early in the comic with a violently frantic fight scene that spells out the danger of nanite infection better than any text heavy narration box. Once we’re past that, with a reminder of one possible way the nanite infection could be dealt with, we’re treated to a wryly humorous sequence that isn’t quite laugh out loud funny, but should elicit a smile at the very least. The sequence is a nice breather from the End Of The World vibe that the story has had up until that moment.

Jeff Lemire continues to impress with his run across the multiple Bloodshot series and stories, and while the scope of this miniseries feels huge, it’s the little moments that make this standout, and it those same moments that will have you coming back for the next issue.

Bloodshot USA #2 wasn’t a perfect issue, but it was good enough for me to tune out the world for twenty minutes, and that’s all I ever wanted in a comic.

Story: Jeff Lemire Artist: Doug Braithwaite Colours: Brian Reber
Story: 8.5 Art:9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Review: Ninjak #21

ninjak_021_cover-a_choiTo the death with Dr. Silk!

Far in the future, it’s a race against the clock as two longtime allies – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – reteam to prevent Dr. Silk from conquering the secrets of life, death, and everything that lies in-between! But will their united might be enough to stop the lethal combination of Silk’s technical prowess and criminal psychopathy? Meanwhile, in the present, the Deadside cancer consuming Colin King presents more visions of the dark future yet to come… Will his battle across two timelines soon come full circle?

Do you ever read a comic and think and then realize that said comic did absolutely everything right, yet there was something missing? Some spark that wasn’t quite bright enough, or a character that didn’t jive with how you’ve seen them presented elsewhere?

I’ve been harder on Ninjak as a series than anything else Valiant have published over the past year and a half, because when done well it has this … this gumption about it that is tough to explain, but the closest I can come to without being too melodramatic is that there’s a certain magic to most Ninjak issues that propels it to the top of my pull list. When that magic isn’t there, however, it’s very noticeable, and Ninjak #21 – for me at least – is missing that something.

Quite what it is, I can’t quite put my finger on, because there’s nothing this issue does inherently wrong – the writing and artwork are solid – it just doesn’t do enough to make it stand out from the crowd, and for a Valiant comic that’s a shame*. Now before you think  I have nothing nice to say about the issue, there were some thoroughly enjoyable character moments (almost all featuring Ninjak) sprinkled throughout the issue, along with some very well done fight scenes early in the book.

Like I said this was never a bad issue, it just wasn’t as great as I hoped.

*You may have noticed my biggest problem with this comic is that it was merely good and not great. I’m aware that I’m judging the series by a higher standard, but when a publisher puts out as many consistently brilliant comics as this company does, then my expectations are going to be much higher than they are for any other company.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Khari Evans, Andres Guinaldo and Eric Nguyen
Story:  7.8 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Valiant in February 2017

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #3 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM

Red rebellion!

Across continents, the world bows to the oppressive and ruthless might of the global Russian regime. Former Russian intelligence officer Colin King, however, knows that this reality is not his own. With the truth on his side, Colin King is about to mount a resistance with aid of the world’s most feared undesirables…and release the classified asset known as Abram Adams from a prison guarded by the CCCP’s greatest super powers. But when Myshka — the divinely powered enforcer of the Soviet Union — comes to crush their uprising, will the man once known as Ninjak live long enough to discover the sinister reason that the Stalinverse came to be?

The truth behind Valiant’s shocking new reality will finally be revealed as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II) pull back the iron curtain and reveal the insidious mastermind who will stop at nothing to preserve this twisted world order!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 22

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DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1

Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by MARCO RUDY
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KANO

Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union: Shadowman, agent of the USSR!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…

Out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, discover the haunting origin of Amerika’s last resistance when magic clashes with military might in a must-read tale of the Valiant Universe as we now know it from red-hot new talent Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 8

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #4

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by CRYSSY CHEUNG
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD

Retaliation!

Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can’t refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends… or himself?

Valiant’s latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22

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NINJAK #24

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by BEN OLIVER
Cover C by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Variant Cover by BILQUIS EVELY
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

At the mercy of Sandria Darque!

As Master Darque fights to return to the land of the living, his former disciple – the deadly assassin Roku – will build an army to put him down for good. But not even the Shadow Seven — the underworld’s deadliest cabal of murderers and mercenaries — will be enough to assure victory. To truly defeat an undead lord of death and resurrection, she’ll need the complete and unquestioning allegiance of Ninjak…who isn’t interested. But when Darque’s long-missing sister Sandria returns with a gambit that could reveal his greatest weakness, an unholy alliance of light and darkness will be forged that could upset the balance of good and evil once and for all time…

“THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE” strikes again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and acclaimed artist Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) bring the biggest Ninjak story ever to a dark and terrible boiling point…and reveal the ultimate secret behind his greatest foes!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 8

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FAITH #8

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PÉREZ with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PHILIP TAN
Cover C by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by JENN ST-ONGE
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER

Pain from the past!

From Hollywood’s darkest shadows, an old enemy rises to extract revenge on Faith! A superhero’s work is never done…and, now, one of Faith’s former adversaries has returned for a fateful rematch that will put the life of Los Angeles’ greatest hero into a tailspin. And when this familiar assailant finally shows their true face, will the high flying psiot have the strength to put them down for good?

Ready your spoiler alerts because rising star rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) are going to pull the curtain on Faith’s most shocking adventure yet with the surprise moment of the year!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 1

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GENERATION ZERO #7

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover B by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

Animalia enters the “HEROSCAPE”!

Tap into the uncharted plane of reality called the Heroscape and you can see the world through anyone else’s eyes – and find out how their reality is governed by their own inspirations! Now, as a mysterious force preys upon Rook’s citizens, Animalia must enter the Heroscape…and experience a world filtered through her own twisted imagination! But as Generation Zero’s most militant adolescent wunderkind enters a world populated by colorful monstrosities of her own design, Animalia must lock horns — literally — with demons both outward and within!

“HEROSCAPE” travels to the darkest corners of the mind right here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) transform Generation Zero’s deepest desires into their darkest nightmares!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15

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SAVAGE #4 (of 4)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

Out of the jungle, into the fight…

When all hope seems lost, the final threads tethering the Sauvage family to their humanity will finally be severed. Just as the beasts within begin to take hold, the final revelation about the prehistoric island that has claimed them will finally stand revealed. But will this twist of fate offer a last chance at rescue…or forever seal their doom?

The past and present collide as Valiant’s next great hero rises in a baptism of bloodshed! Be there as acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) bring their primal origin story to a close!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG #12

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with RYAN LEE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by BROOKE ALLEN

The final smackdown!

Archer and Armstrong’s cross-country travels through the weird, the wild, and the downright wrong have all come down to this: One final showdown with their greatest enemies! As Ivan the Soviet scientist bear and his army of Florida Men unite with the One Percent to unleash the ultimate death trap, the Valiant Universe’s premier adventure duo are gonna need all the help they can get!

Who will live? Who will die? Will Gub Gub ever find true love? These answers and more will stand revealed as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring Valiant’s critically acclaimed series to a whirlwind finale that will leave no man – or mackerel – behind!

FINAL ISSUE | $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 1

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BRITANNIA TPB

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP with RAUL ALLEN
Cover by CARY NORD

On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…

Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…

From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed in Valiant’s latest magnum opus.

Collecting BRITANNIA #1-4

$9.99 | 115 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 15
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-185-3

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NINJAK VOL. 5: THE FIST & THE STEEL TPB

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by KHARI EVANS with ANDRÉS GUINALDO
Cover by DIEGO LATORRE

The Fist & The Steel fight onward!

Many years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side-by-side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Colin King and Gilad Anni-Padda – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – cement their status as the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroic duo…or will their legacy go up in flames?

Plus: Back in the present, the unthinkable has happened to Ninjak and his fellow MI-6 agents that survived the horrors of the Deadside! Infected with an aggressive and lethal cancer from his exposure to a noxious parallel dimension, Ninjak must race against the clock for a cure before he makes a permanent trip to the realm of the dead!

Jump on board the steel-shattering adventures of Valiant’s number-one super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (IMPERIUM) and Andrés Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) read from the BOOK OF DEATH…and bring the full weight of the future crashing down on Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior!

Collecting NINJAK #18–21.

$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 8
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-179-2

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4 HC

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, RAFA SANDOVAL, CLAY MANN and CAFU
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar artists Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), CAFU (RAI), and Clay Mann (NINJAK) unite for a devastating cosmic showdown right here in the next deluxe volume of the series Comic Book Resources calls “grandiose and epic.”

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called Dead Hand has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, Dead Hand will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will Dead Hand’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #30–42, X-O MANOWAR #0, and X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras.

$39.99 | 400 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 22
DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-183-9

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