Valiant Solicitations for DECEMBER 2014 – THE VALIANT #1, RAI #5 (NEW ARC!), VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER: FAITH #0, and More!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Interconnecting Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
B&W Sketch Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil)!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10

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RAI #5 (ALL-NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO
QR Voice Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA

The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series is BACK! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI!

In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain crack open a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

RAI #5 PLUS EDITION
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, return to the world of 41st century Japan with a special expanded edition of RAI #5 – featuring 15+ extra pages of stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade!

Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, and a host of special surprise guest join forces to go beyond Rai’s latest quest and into the darkest corners of Father’s futuristic empire with all-new tales of Japan’s spirit guardian. The extra material presented in the RAI #5 PLUS EDITION will not be reprinted in trade paperback form or available digitally, so pre-order with your local comics retailer to reserve your copy today!

$4.99 | 48 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by TIM SIEDELL and JAMES ASMUS
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Draw Your Own “Blank” Variant by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE

Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse!

Writer Tim Siedell (Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows) and Harvey Award nominees James Asmus (The Delinquents) and Pere Pérez (Archer & Armstrong) launch the world’s worst superhero team into an overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly handle!

An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!

$4.99 | 40 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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X-O MANOWAR #31
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

ARMORINES…ATTACK!

Aric of Dacia has laid waste to entire planets and defeated the universe’s most skilled hunters, but how can he kill what he can’t see? A strange new foe with a fiendishly familiar leader has unleashed a relentless offensive on Aric of Dacia, and he doesn’t even know it yet! Be here for the deadliest foe X-O Manowar has battled yet, as the ARMORINES continue their march towards Aric’s destruction!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 31

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ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #2 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Reborn in blood!

The child who will save his people was born in the wilderness, under a blood moon…and now Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Eternal Warrior, must guard him and train him! An oppressed people begin to rally and fight the brutal army that rules them…but their only prize has been death. For thousands of years, the Eternal Warrior has stood under the grindstone of history, and held it back. But with so little hope for the child whose narrow shoulders must bear the weight of his people’s future, will this be the battle that finally forces surrender upon the Eternal Warrior?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3

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UNITY #13
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CAFU
Handbook Variant by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

A Renegade stands against The United!

Even the addition of the bright and bubbly Faith Herbert – aka Zephyr of the Harbinger Renegades – can’t solve Unity’s PR crisis in the wake of the team’s actions during the Armor Hunters’ attack. But can she help stand against the threat of the international strike force known as THE UNITED? And what secret is the US harboring that threatens to push the world to the brink of war?

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 24

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HARBINGER: FAITH #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 6: AMERICAN WASTELAND TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

Living it up at the Hotel California!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the Church of Retrology! What insidious plans does The Lizard King, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20-23, start reading here to discover the truth behind dead celebrities and the sacred mysteries at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and red-hot artist Pere Pérez unleash an all-new history mystery on Valiant’s foremost conspiracy smashers!

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 3
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346421

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 7: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Hunt it! Trap it! Kill it!

The Armor Hunters are the most dangerous fighters in the galaxy — unparalleled in their abilities to catch and destroy their prey. Their mission has been long and unforgiving and featured the destruction of many X-O Manowar armors from across the civilized universe. Now, for the first time, discover the brutal origin of the alien Armor Hunters and the devastation they long ago vowed to combat.

Before the Armor Hunters bring ruin to X-O Manowar and the people of Earth, join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) for an all-new, standalone story arc that will reveal the stunning secret behind the universe’s most elite fighting force — who they are, where they come from, and why a terrible secret from their past now threatens our present! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #26-29.

$14.99 | 128 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 10
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346476

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT TPB
Written by JOE HARRIS with MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE with CHRISCROSS
Cover by PHILIP TAN

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands! From fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here as Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1–3, alongside the never-before-revealed origin of Bloodshot from BLOODSHOT #0.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346469

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL with CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Under siege… and out of control!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves? Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl) as the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack!

Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1–3, plus the landmark first appearance of Generation Zero from HARBINGER WARS #1.

$14.99 | 112 pages. | T+ | On sale December 17
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346490