First Look: Robert Venditti & Clayton Henry Document BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – Coming in October!

BOD-XO_001_COVER-A_NORDThe Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe…but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero?

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – an explosive new chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)! This October, before BOOK OF DEATH unleashes an earth-shattering climax for the heroes of today, discover another vision of the far future with an all-new standalone one-shot chronicling the last stand of Valiant’s alien-armored Visigoth…and the inescapable destiny of a world forever changed by X-O Manowar’s journey through time and space!

After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember…or want him. Can X-O Manowar finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse? Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor, Shanhara, revealed…and a new generation of Valiant heroes take flight in defense of radically transformed planet Earth!

This October, witness Aric of Dacia’s final fight in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – an essential one-shot companion to the acclaimed BOOK OF DEATH event by series writer Robert Venditti and Valiant superstar Clayton Henry! Featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Stephen Segovia (Convergence), Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans), and Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR), don’t miss a moment of the summer’s can’t-miss comic book event as BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 lays another milestone for the future of the Valiant Universe’s most noble protector!

Plus: go back to the beginning and revisit the sold-out first chapter in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – the 40-page first chapter of Valiant’s colossal comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – in stores August 19th! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

Then: the comic book event of the summer continues in between each issue of BOOK OF DEATH with three other visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDETTA
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JUN158587)
$3.99 | $32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 2 (FOC – 8/10/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL151656)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL151657)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUL151658)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUL151659)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL151660)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

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