February 2013

Your First Look Inside PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11!

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USA Today today debuted the first look inside Valiant’s new star-studded story arc, PLANET DEATH, launching on March 20th in X-O Manowar #11!

Reuniting the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, Planet Death is a story a year in the making – and one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader. This is PLANET DEATH!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash.

“One of the great tragedies of Aric’s character is he grew up under the heel of the Roman Empire, and he never got to see the Visigoths have their day,” Venditti told USA Today. “While his uncle Alaric was sacking Rome on Earth, Aric was a prisoner of the Vine in space. His experience with the Vine has led him to equate them to the Romans, though, and now they’ve become the focus of his anger. That doesn’t bode well for them.”

Running through X-O Manowar #11-14, PLANET DEATH is a perfect place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics. With the first installment of the two-part Prelude to PLANET DEATH in stores now, find out why this is the comics event that has fans and critics raving – then get a sneak preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, only at USA Today!

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“A GREAT jumping on point… You won’t be disappointed.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Holy crap this thing is awesome… Bring on Planet Death.” – IGN

“Everyone should be on board with the direction Venditti is taking X-O Manowar and this Planet Death storyline is a great spot to join in on the action.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A mingling of high intrigue and blistering battle sequences, this…is an all out adrenaline rush that never lets up to take a breath!” – Cosmic Book News

“One of the most highly anticipated story arcs in comics… What can only be described as the beginnings of a modern sci-fi masterpiece…” – Comic Hype

“[Planet Death] is what everything has been building towards, and it is…going to get crazy, awesome, and totally fun…” – Talking Comic Books

“With this much action and excitement in just the prelude, I can’t wait for the main event!” – Stumptown Trade Review

“The perfect jumping on point… Once you try this action-packed series I promise that you will have it in your pull box at your local comic shop the next day.” – First Comics News

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE NOW!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 2/20/13 (IOD – 1/31/13)

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #11
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)
Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE – 3/20/13 (FOC – 2/25/13)

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #12
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC 3/25/13)


The Road to HARBINGER WARS Begins in BLOODSHOT #8

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #8 by the critically heralded creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Manuel Garcia! The road to Harbinger Wars starts here as Bloodshot’s assault on Project Rising Spirit faces down its toughest obstacle yet – the secret prisoners of the PRS Nursery and, with them, Bloodshot’s own deadly legacy in the Valiant Universe!

Bloodshot has been taking his revenge on Project Rising Spirit one body at a time. But nothing could have prepared him for what awaits inside the darkest recesses of PRS’ covert research facility. Deep underground, get ready to go to war with the band of frenzied, furious and all-out explosive teenage telekinetics that Bloodshot once stalked and captured as an agent of PRS. The children of the Nursery have had years to plan their revenge…and what they have in store for the “Boogeyman” behind their nightmares will be far worse than death itself.

On February 13th, the past isn’t just haunting Bloodshot, it’s hunting him – only in Bloodshot #8!

BLOODSHOT #8 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 13th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (DEC121272)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC121273)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


Your First Look Inside PLANET DEATH in X-O MANOWAR #11!

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USA Today today debuted the first look inside Valiant’s new star-studded story arc, PLANET DEATH, launching on March 20th in X-O Manowar #11!

Reuniting the chart-topping creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, Planet Death is a story a year in the making – and one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader. This is PLANET DEATH!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash.

“One of the great tragedies of Aric’s character is he grew up under the heel of the Roman Empire, and he never got to see the Visigoths have their day,” Venditti told USA Today. “While his uncle Alaric was sacking Rome on Earth, Aric was a prisoner of the Vine in space. His experience with the Vine has led him to equate them to the Romans, though, and now they’ve become the focus of his anger. That doesn’t bode well for them.”

Running through X-O Manowar #11-14, PLANET DEATH is a perfect place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics. With the first installment of the two-part Prelude to PLANET DEATH in stores now, find out why this is the comics event that has fans and critics raving – then get a sneak preview of PLANET DEATH – Part 1 (of 4) in X-O Manowar #11, only at USA Today!

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“A GREAT jumping on point… You won’t be disappointed.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Holy crap this thing is awesome… Bring on Planet Death.” – IGN

“Everyone should be on board with the direction Venditti is taking X-O Manowar and this Planet Death storyline is a great spot to join in on the action.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A mingling of high intrigue and blistering battle sequences, this…is an all out adrenaline rush that never lets up to take a breath!” – Cosmic Book News

“One of the most highly anticipated story arcs in comics… What can only be described as the beginnings of a modern sci-fi masterpiece…” – Comic Hype

“[Planet Death] is what everything has been building towards, and it is…going to get crazy, awesome, and totally fun…” – Talking Comic Books
“With this much action and excitement in just the prelude, I can’t wait for the main event!” – Stumptown Trade Review

“The perfect jumping on point… Once you try this action-packed series I promise that you will have it in your pull box at your local comic shop the next day.” – First Comics News

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #9

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE NOW!

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):

X-O MANOWAR #10

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)

Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 2/20/13 (IOD – 1/31/13)

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #11

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN131298)

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (JAN131299)

Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JAN131300)

Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS (JAN131301)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE – 3/20/13 (FOC – 2/25/13)

Planet Death – Part 2 (of 4):

X-O MANOWAR #12

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (FEB131162)

Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (FEB131163)

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 4/17/13 (FOC 3/25/13)


NOTHING IS FOREVER in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #7 by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and acclaimed artist Emanuela Lupacchino! “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” continues on February 13th as Archer & Armstrong join the new Geomancer’s sacred quest to quell the forces of the Null!

From Calcutta to New York City, Archer & Armstrong have been racing desperately to stay one step ahead of Armstrong’s bellicose brother, Gilad – aka the Eternal Warrior. Lucky then that Zorn Capital spokeswoman Kay McHenry has just discovered that she is the next in the long line of Geomancers – the mystical beings to whom the Warrior has sworn his fist and steel. Now Kay, Gilad, and our heroes must put aside their differences to stop Kay’s boss, Elliot Zorn, and the zero-worshipping fanatics in the Null before they destroy reality altogether.

Can Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventurers add up the Null’s master plan before everything that is becomes nothing at all? Because if they don’t, the Valiant Universe might just become a vacuum in Archer & Armstrong #7 – in stores on February 13th!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 13th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (DEC121270)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC121271)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.


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