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Marvel and Rob Liefeld Deliver Major X in April

Creator Rob Liefeld has been teasing a new project with Marvel over the last few days and now we have an idea of what that is, Major X.

After shaking things up so many years ago by introducing Cable, Deadpool, Domino, and more to the world of X-Men, Liefeld isn’t done. There’s still excitment for the creator to “put a bunch of new X-Men toys in the sandbox.”

Liefled will be writing a six issue series called Major X. Launching in April and running through June the series will ship twice a month and “focus on the arrival of the title character, a mutant warrior from another realm, into the Marvel Universe”

Major X comes from another existence called the X-instence, a mutant Shangri-La. It’s a world of peace and harmony. Something happens forcing Major X to land in the Marvel Universe but not in the spot he hoped for, he lands in 1991 and eventually makes his way to the modern-day Marvel world.

That means we’ll see some classic Liefeld as 1991 is when Deadpool appeared in New Mutants #98 and when X-Force #1 debuted in August 1991. The 90s are back!

Joining Liefeld is Whilce Portacio on art as well as Brent Peeples. Portacio was the artist on Uncanny X-Men while Liefeld worked on X-Force. Liefeld will handle the bookends while Peeples and Portacio will handle the middle chapters.

Major X #1

Preview: X-O Manowar (2017) #20

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #20

Written by MATT KINDT
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
Cover C by ZU ORZU
Interlocking Variant by RENATO GUEDES
Pre-Order Edition by WHILCE PORTACIO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 24th

The Agents of G.A.T.E. vs. the Brothers of the Bomb!

In a realm far more fantastical than our own, a Sky Goddess is missing… And in pursuit of their vanished cosmic princess and her nefarious captors, a squadron of soldiers from the Unknown have invaded our planet! As tensions run high and trust becomes scarce, can X-O Manowar and G.A.T.E. leader Colonel Capshaw band together to keep our world from becoming ensnared in a battle larger than life?

Preview: Bloodshot Salvation #11


Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (MAY182097)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by WHILCE PORTACIO (MAY182098)
Pre-order edition by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUL172248)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 11th

Time to kill!

To save his daughter’s life, Bloodshot brokered an unthinkable bargain…and has been thrown forward two thousand years in the future to 4002 A.D.! But preserving life requires a sacrifice…and now, he’s on the hunt to take out the one man standing between him and the safe return of his family! Too bad the only thing standing in his way is…Bloodshot? When the 41st century’s Bloodshot finds out Ray Garrison has come to town, all hell is bound to break loose! Eisner Award winner Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and master storyteller Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) are about to pull the pin on the next explosive chapter of “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” with a centuries-spanning gunfight for the ages!

The X-O Manowar #19-22 Pre-Order Edition Bundle Releases “Agent” by Matt Kindt and Juan José Ryp this September

Valiant presents the X-O Manowar (2017) #19-22 Pre-Order Edition Bundle – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the next captivating jumping-on point, “Agent,” with their local comic shop by the final order cut-off date (FOC) of September 3rd, 2018!

Released monthly from September 2018 through December 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by Whilce Portacio that can’t be found anywhere else! The comics are written by Matt Kindt and featured art by Juan José Ryp.

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

Beyond time, space, and reality, there lies the Unknown…and now it’s coming here! When soldiers from a mysterious foreign realm arrive on Earth, it’s up to the armored Visigoth known as X-O Manowar – newly returned to the planet and now the leader of his own elite G.A.T.E. unit – to deal with the intrusion. But are these otherworldly emissaries truly the threat they appear to be, or does a larger danger loom over the Valiant Universe still?

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Story: Kurtis Wiebe
Art: Max Dunbar
Color: Jose Luis Rio
Letterer: Gilberto Lazcano
Cover A: Ryan Brown
Cover B: Whilce Portacio, Raymund Lee
Cover RI: Whilce Portacio
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editorial Assistance: Peter Adrian Behravesh

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

BOOM! Studios and Hero Initiative Announce “The Adventure Time 100 Project”

BOOM! Studios, Cartoon Network, and Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, have announced The Adventure Time 100 Project, a new graphic novel celebrating the eponymous franchise in stores May 2018. Finn, Jake and the entire Adventure Time crew take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format, which invites 100 amazing artists from around the world to create one-of-a-kind original covers, this time on the blank variant cover editions of Adventure Time #36. The results are here, with stunning art from Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, and more!

The original art from The Adventure Time 100 Project will be auctioned off beginning in on June 2nd, 2018 during a launch party event at Challengers Comics in Chicago, IL and continuing online.

Print copies of The Adventure Time 100 Project will be available for sale in May 2018 at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Exclusive Preview: Suicide Squad #24

Suicide Squad #24

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Agustin Padilla
Cover by: Eber Ferreira, Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by: Whilce Portacio
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: August 23, 2017

“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” part four! This is it! The moment SUICIDE SQUAD has been building to since the start of Rebirth! International Suicide Squads descend upon metahuman populations around the world at Amanda Waller’s command! As the People’s astonishing endgame is laid bare, only the original Task Force X’s most dysfunctional members are left to save the world from their own dark imitators.

Exclusive Preview: Suicide Squad #18

Suicide Squad #18

Written by: Rob Williams
Art by: Sandu Florea, Tony S. Daniel
Cover by: Tony S. Daniel
Variant cover by: Whilce Portacio
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: May 24, 2017

“EARTHLINGS ON FIRE” part three! The moment SUICIDE SQUAD has been building to from the beginning is here! The Suicide Squad has everything they want. Deadshot is reunited with his daughter. Harley Quinn and Rick Flag’s mutual attraction is becoming a true romance. And Amanda Waller has defeated all her enemies. Or has she? Sitting in a Belle Reve prison cell is the biggest gamble the Wall has ever played, and it’s one for which the entire world will pay.

Locked and loaded! Cable Breaks Out the Big Guns – Your First Look at the New Series!

With all of time hanging in the balance, there’s only one man with the skills to save it. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside Cable #1, which starts off with a bang on May 31st! Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson teams with blockbuster artist Carlos Pacheco to bring readers an action-packed series that spans history! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed chase through time to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day—whether it’s a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land—Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!

Featuring covers by Dale Keown, Mike Choi, John Tyler Christopher, Leonard Kirk, Andy Kubert, Bill Martin, and Whilce Portacio.

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

Various (a & c)

The Turtles take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format! IDW created a limited number of blank variant covers for the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative sent them to 100+ top artists to create original covers! The results are here for you to see, with great art from Dan Brereton, Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Stan Sakai, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and of course, Kevin Eastman!

Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-945-5

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