Valiant Solicitations for DECEMBER 2015 – THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) | NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”) | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #2 | And More!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by KEVIN WADA
Cover C by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by KATIE SKELLY
Valiant Linewide Variant by COLLEEN COOVER

In time, even the dead may die…and, now, after multiple 2015 Harvey Award nominations, the most sought-after couple in comics returns with an all-new adventure from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)!

Occult investigators Shan and Hwen Mirage lived their lives in the thrall of an epic love that few will ever have…until Hwen died tragically before his time. Now, after a perilous trip through the underworld, Shan and Hwen are reunited…but Hwen is still an intangible spirit of the dead – incapable of opening a spellbook or even touching his wife.

Their options exhausted, the death-defying Doctors Mirage are about to enact a dangerous spell to restore Hwen’s solid form…and grant his ghost a second life. But, in the wrong hands, their ancient rite will become a tool of terror – and unleash a force of pure, homicidal evil that lusts for the murder of the living and the dead alike… a torturous death that obliterates not just everything a person ever had in this world, but everything their ghost will be in the next!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23

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NINJAK #10 (“OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE EVENT! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” STARTS HERE!

In December of 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.

The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite operative – codename: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them? Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) reunite for a terrifying journey into an unknown plane of existence…and bring NINJAK head-to-head with SHADOWMAN in the all-new, four-part epic “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”!

Plus: an all-new chapter of “THE LOST FILES” begins, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #2
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by MARCOS MARTIN
Variant Cover by KANO
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

At the far end of existence…can even Earth’s immortal soldier withstand a foe as old as life itself?

Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed everything to shape a better world…but his work is only beginning. Turning his back on everything and everyone he loved, he must leave the safety of the world he knew behind…and begin a trek across a savage and unexplored realm to return to Earth…if the true cost of his immortality doesn’t destroy him first.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16

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UNITY #25
Written by MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, ELIOT RAHAL, TIM SIEDELL, TOM SCHARPLING, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Art by MATT KINDT, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by MATT KINDT
Cover C by FRED HEMBECK
Cover D by MICHAEL KUPPERMAN

A SUPER-SIZED FINAL ISSUE FREE-FOR-ALL! THE VALIANT UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH A MASSIVE CAST OF COMEDY ALL-STARS FOR UNITY’S 48-PAGE FAREWELL!

In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…Unity is no more. But before Valiant’s elite superteam says goodbye, an all-star lineup of writers, artists, and humorists reveal the unusual, offbeat, never-before-seen, lesser-known adventures of Unity! The tales too incredible to believe! The missions too oddball for public consumption!

Think Bloodshot only joined the team long enough to fight the Armor Hunters? Discover his newly declassified Unity missions! You saw Faith help Unity fight their opposite counterparts, the United…find out how else she helped out the team! Remember that time Quantum and Woody’s goat joined Unity? No? Well, it happened! We promise.

Matt Kindt presents the grand finale to his acclaimed two-year run on Valiant’s premier superteam…but not before James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show), Tim Siedell (The Nightly Show), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures), Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and more put Unity through the wringer! Plus: the comics debut of writer/director, creator and host of the cult-favorite podcast The Best Show, professional chump-steamroller, Tom Scharpling!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9

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X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by CARY NORD
Gatefold Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR’S UNRELENTING ARCH-ENEMY…TOLD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

From Aric of Dacia’s escape with the X-O Manowar armor to the destruction of his own home world, pain and consequence have haunted the life of the alien general called Commander Trill. Now, on the eve of the most devastating assault yet, find out why with an essential, standalone zero issue detailing the battle-scarred life and origin of the Vine’s mightiest military leader…and an all-new prelude to X-O Manowar’s most terrifying clash of the year!

Be here as Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and rising star Francis Portela (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) chronicle the beginning of Trill’s shattered destiny with an all-new one-shot introduction to the many worlds – and many foes – of Valiant’s most formidable hero!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 2

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #9
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by GLENN FABRY
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

BLOODSHOT VERSUS BLOODSHOT!

The epic finale to “THE HUNT” brings Ray Garrison face-to-face with the nanite-infected mass murderer that has wreaked havoc across Colorado. But will Ray be able to pull the trigger when he discovers the identity of his adversary? Or will he succumb to the dark whispers of the nanites that threaten to destroy his humanity once-and-for-all? New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and comics legend Butch Guice bring you the unforgettable final chapter of the story that will change Bloodshot forever!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23

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RAI #12
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by RYAN SOOK
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE

“THE ORPHAN” ends here with an explosive finale…and a shocking new direction for New Japan’s fallen guardian!

After being exiled to Earth by Father, Rai has survived on his own, finding new friends and discovering some familiar faces. Now, fully restored and ready for battle, Rai is ready to return to New Japan and rescue the allies he left behind!

The next chapter for the future of the Valiant Universe starts here as acclaimed creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain present the can’t-miss finale of RAI’s latest volume!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #12
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by CAROLINA BENSLER
Variant Cover by KANO

FINAL ISSUE! FEATURING CREATION, ANNIHILATION…AND THE DEBUT OF AN ALL-NEW TIMEWALKER!

The Mistress’s true origin stands revealed as Neela Sethi confronts her future! Meanwhile, the mantle of Timewalker passes from one hero to another and Ivar makes the move that will change the Valiant Universe forever!

Be here for the end as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Pere Pérez (UNITY) present the startling final chapter of IVAR, TIMEWALKER!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16

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IMPERIUM #11
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by CAFU
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

“THE VINE IMPERATIVE” pushes our world to war!

With his resources spread thin and his time running out, Toyo Harada must strike if his plan to save the world by force will ever succeed. After a push to take more of the African continent – deposing corrupt governments and toppling extremists – Harada’s moves on the world stage were too bold to ignore. The alien agents of the Vine race, who were entrenched throughout the global power structure, have seen their opportunity to strike…and Harada now has his opportunity to break their tenuous pact of peace and take them down.

But with a specialized Vine killer among his own team – the ruthless and lethal Lord Vine-99 – will Harada be able to hold tight the grip on his monster’s leash… or will LV-99 turn on his master at last?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 (2015)

$1.00 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 23

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

$1.00 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 16

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NINJAK VOL. 2: THE SHADOW WARS TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and CLAY MANN
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN?

That’s the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As these mysterious new enemies make their move, Ninjak goes on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continues.

Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and red-hot artists Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy), Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (Clone) and Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage) begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series!

Collecting NINJAK #6–9.

$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 2
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346940

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, KARL BOLLERS, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JOEY ESPOSITO, RAY FAWKES, JUSTIN JORDAN and JOHN LAYMAN
Art by KHARI EVANS, PERE PÉREZ, CLAYTON HENRY, JOE EISMA, BARRY KITSON, ANDY KUHN and RAFER ROBERTS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and all-star artists Pere Pérez (UNITY), Khari Evans (HARBINGER) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) join a jam-packed roster of special guests for the second oversized hardcover collection of the Harvey Award nominated series io9 calls “the best damn comic.”

For centuries, the cloak-and-dagger coalition of conspiracies collectively known as The Sect has worked together to bring silent oppression and undercover tyranny to a world that thought it was free. But, now after centuries of profit sharing and uneasy alliances, the factions of The Sect are about to erupt into open conflict…and the only men that can end the insanity are Archer & Armstrong! Too bad they’re fighting for different sides! Why? How? And will either survive? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store!

Featuring backup stories from red-hot creators Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), John Layman (Chew), Karl Bollers (Watson and Holmes), Rafer Roberts (Car Pool Buddies of Doom) and more, the madcap finale of Archer & Armstrong’s conspiracy-busting series is re-presented in its entirety in a prestige-sized hardcover packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features!

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14–25, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0 and BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20–21.

$39.99 | 400 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 9
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346957

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