Valiant Solicitations for APRIL 2016 – DIVINITY II #1 (OF 4) |A&A #2 | NINJAK #14 (“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”) | AND MORE!

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DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
B&W Sketch Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Blank Cover also available

The much-anticipated follow-up to the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here! The acclaimed creative team returns for a perfect new jumping-on point into the expansive sci-fi saga that shook the world!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by KANO
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

Reunited…and it doesn’t feel so good!

After following Armstrong into the depths of his infinite satchel in a search for booze, Archer and his partner, history’s most inebriated immortal, have found themselves prisoners of…uh…what’s this villain’s name again? Armstrong may not be able to remember what their captor, Bacchus, is all about, but he sure is upset by the memories tied to a rare bottle of wine. What secret is about to come roaring out of the past to haunt him? And is Archer doomed to the repeat Armstrong’s tragic mistakes? Plus: It’s a day in the life of Valiant’s new breakout character of 2016 – hey kids, get ready for DAVEY THE MACKEREL!

Valiant’s latest blockbuster ongoing series goes even farther down the rabbit hole when “IN THE BAG” continues right here from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and comic book superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13

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NINJAK #14 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by MIKE CHOI
Cover C JEFFREY VEREGGE
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 1!

Colin King, the elite MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his life from the inside out – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) charge into a new, four-issue blockbuster that will leave no one unscathed!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 6

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Assault on Los Angeles!

Motivated by the latest in a never-ending barrage of tragedies, Bloodshot is teaming with his old friend and ally, Ninjak, to take down the Shadowmen and G.A.T.E.’s X-O Manowar armor-drones. But Bloodshot’s not the technologically advanced warrior he once was. Can he overcome the onslaught of the future’s bleeding-edge “goo-tech” defenses? And just who is…the Man in the Tower?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) redefine the future of the Valiant Universe with the next armor-piercing installment of “THE ANALOG MAN”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #6
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by PERE PÉREZ

“PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” – PART 2!

As Gilad’s oldest enemy returns, the Eternal Warrior looks to the battles of the past to prepare for war in the present.

The year’s smash-hit new series prepares for a shocking new story arc here with the second chapter of a special, two-part prelude reintroducing one of the greatest villains of all time! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and blockbuster artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK) pave the road to “LABYRINTH” with bone, blood, and wrath!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13

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X-O MANOWAR #46
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

The game-changing finale to “THE KILL LIST”!

X-O Manowar and Ninjak have uncovered a Vine terrorist network that goes farther up the rungs of power than they could have ever expected – and revealing its secrets may have just put everyone Aric holds dear in grave danger! Even Valiant’s two most powerful heroes might not be able to stop what’s coming next…and the countdown is about to begin!

The all-star creators behind Valiant’s blockbuster BOOK OF DEATH event, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and red-hot artist Robert Gill, present the most dire hour ever in the life of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 20

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FAITH #4 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by STEPHANIE HANS
Cover B by DAN PARENT
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER

Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of time – but never out of Faith!

Mild-mannered blogger by day and aspiring superhero by night, Faith Herbert never imagined she’d find herself at the center of a story like this! Pursued by the agents of a stealth extraterrestrial invasion at every turn, this former Harbinger Renegade is about to realize that Earth needs a new kind of hero to save the day.

Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) deliver the can’t-miss conclusion to Faith’s spotlight-stealing solo debut!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 27

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IMPERIUM #15
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by KHARI EVANS
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by MING DOYLE

Desperate times for Toyo Harada as “STORMBREAK” rages on!

Harada’s vision to save the world faces catastrophic failure as the Foundation Zone finds itself squeezed between the armies of the world. Now, at his weakest point, the allied forces led by Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps’ Major Charlie Palmer conspire to hit him hard and fast on every front. But with Harada’s team of monsters starting to turn on each other, does this super-powered mastermind stand any chance of winning the fight?

New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (HARBINGER) push the clock one minute closer to midnight for the most dangerous man in the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 27

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VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2016 EDITION #1
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

From ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to X-O MANOWAR, explore the classified origins and heart-stopping histories of Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains right here with an all-new 40-page handbook – intro-priced at just $2.99!

Jump on board here to discover the staggering scope and epic scale of the largest independent universe in comics! Featuring complete dossiers on Valiant powerhouses like BLOODSHOT, THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, FAITH, NINJAK and RAI alongside newcomers like DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, PUNK MAMBO, and THE SHADOW SEVEN – plus never-before-seen explorations of far-flung locales like 4001 A.D. and THE DEADSIDE – this essential, oversized handbook is your one-stop introduction to the most acclaimed publishing line in comics! Featuring artwork from a blockbuster cast of superstar artists including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, David Lafuente, Lewis LaRosa, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and many more!

$2.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 27

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1: RISEN TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by RAUL ALLEN

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (NINJAK, Hawkeye) forge a new legend for Valiant’s master of war!

For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth. But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and fare more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered? Beyond Earth lies eternity…

Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1-#4

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13
ISBN: 978-1-68215-123-5

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 3 HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JUSTIN JORDAN and ANDY RUNTON
Art by DIEGO BERNARD and DOUG BRAITHWAITE with SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER,
BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD and ANDY RUNTON
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, The Flash) and all-star artists Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) and Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK) comes the next oversized volume collecting the series IGN calls “fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy” as X-O Manowar begins his greatest challenge yet!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The Armor Hunters are coming. They have sworn to rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power and they have found their final target. Earth will be the greatest hunt of all… and the fight for survival begins here.

Featuring backup stories from an all-star cast of comic book superstars – including Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (Conan), and many more – the pulse-pounding storyline that redefines Valiant’s flagship hero is collected here in a prestige-sized hardcover packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #23–#29 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1-4

$39.99 | 304 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 20
ISBN: 978-1-68215-131-0

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QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT VOL. 4 : Q2 – THE RETURN TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and M.D. Bright (Iron Man) return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

Collecting Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1–5 in trade paperback as a perfect companion to the QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT collections!

$17.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 27
ISBN: 978-1-68215-109-9

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