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SHADOWMAN Strikes Again in “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – A Four-Part Event Storyline Beginning in NINJAK #10 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite!

NINJAK_010_COVER-A_BRAITHWAITEAs revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, Valiant is proud to announce “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – a special four-part event storyline beginning this December in NINJAK #10! Jump on board here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) – the chart-topping creative team behind the sold-out debut of UNITY – reunite to collide NINJAK with SHADOWMAN for a terrifying descent into an unknown and uncharted plane of existence!

As an extra-added bonus, the first 40-page chapter of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” will also feature enhanced GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shelf covers by artists Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Tom Muller (Wolf), and Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY)! Then look for new GLOW-IN-THE-DARK covers from Valiant’s top talents each month as “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” continues in the pages of NINJAK’s acclaimed ongoing series!

“I’ve been excited to bring Shadowman back for a while… He’s got a pretty dark past and some murky motivations that help him live up to his name,” said “OPERATION: DEADSIDEwriter Matt Kindt told Entertainment Weekly. “As a writer, it’s some pretty juicy stuff to sink your teeth into. I also think that reader anticipation and curiosity over the character is another thing that really makes him attractive… So picking up a character like that and catching up with where he is and what he’s done since is going to be pretty dark…and pretty fun.”

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Shadowman back to the forefront and thrilled to be doing it with Matt, Doug and Ninjak,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “The fans have been screaming for Shadowman to return. The last time they saw him we left them with an emotional cliffhanger. We’ve been slowly laying the seeds for his big return and I can’t think of a cooler, more exciting way to reveal what he’s been up to.”

In 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 – codname: NINJAK – to follow the doomed mission’s sole witness – the mysterious occult specialist PUNK MAMBO – back into the dimension called Deadside…and bring her missing teammates home.

What will they find there? And who will be waiting for them?

“Over the past year, Matt has built an intrigue-laden master plan for Ninjak, and many of the threads he’s set up – the secret of Ninjak’s training, the revelation of the Shadow Seven’s identities, and the fallout of ‘THE SHADOW WARS‘ – will converge in ‘OPERATION: DEADSIDE,’” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “At the heart of it, ‘OPERATION: DEADSIDE‘ is the story of a mission gone horribly wrong and what happens when someone who under any other circumstances would be considered a master of his element finds himself washed up – figuratively and literally – in a new environment that quickly outmatches the abilities of his mind and body. This is a tale of survival…and Ninjak is going to have to adapt quickly to what Deadside has in store to discover what secrets it has been hiding all along.”

This December, master storytellers Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite bring SHADOWMAN roaring back from the darkness – and into the crosshairs of MI-6′s deadliest master assassin – in “OPERATION: DEADSIDE“, a horrifying new sci-fi action epic beginning in NINJAK #10!

Plus: also beginning in the 40-page first issue of “OPERATION: DEADSIDE“, Matt Kindt begins an all-new chapter of NINJAK’s never-before-told origin in “THE LOST FILES“, featuring explosive artwork by Juan José Ryp (Clone)! And don’t miss all of the GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shelf covers for “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” from artists Doug Braithwaite, Tom Muller, and Trevor Hairsine – on shelves everywhere for the first chapter of Valiant’s next can’t-miss milestone, only in NINJAK #10!

Visit Entertainment Weekly now for a full-length “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” Q&A with writer Matt Kindt, artist Doug Braithwaite, Valiant Editor-in Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

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NINJAK #10 (NEW ARC! “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A (Glow-in-the-Dark) by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B (Glow-in-the-Dark) by TOM MULLER
Cover C (Glow-in-the-Dark) by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN DECEMBER!

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #40 | IMPERIUM #8 – On Sale September 2nd!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (JUL151685)
Cover B by TOM FOWLER (JUL151686)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151687)

“EXODUS” – PART 2! Two peoples. One world. Can a man of war broker peace between Earth and the alien nation it now harbors?

In the aftermath of a horrible tragedy, Aric is trapped between the two worlds he’s sworn to protect. As X-O Manowar, he has made it his mission to protect the Vine’s mass of alien refugees…but his people want them dead…and G.A.T.E. wants them gone! Now, an old enemy will attack Aric at his weakest moment – and the Earth may pay an impossible price for Aric’s loyalty.

EXODUS unleashes a monumental new chapter as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) continue the series-defining X-O Manowar epic of the year!

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

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (JUL151688)
Cover B by SCOT EATON (JUL151689)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL151690)

You never saw this one coming…”BROKEN ANGELS” reaches its unbelievable climax as DIVINITY takes hold!

Toyo Harada is the most powerful mortal man in the world. To build his imperium, he has collected monsters. Now he comes face to face with a god. Confronted by the unfathomable depths of the man who is no longer a man, who can only be called Divinity, Harada plunges his mind into infinity. Can even the unstoppable Harada survive the fall?

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

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Valiant New Printing Alert: BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 | BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – Back in Stores in September!

BSRB_005_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 and BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 – the latest chapters of New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire‘s acclaimed new ongoing series – have sold out at the distributor level and will return in September with the BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 SECOND PRINTING and BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 SECOND PRINTING! Featuring artwork by visionary artists Mico Suayan (HARBINGER WARS) and Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), Bloodshot’s crusade to stop a band of doppelgängers molded in his own image continues here with two essential chapters of one of the year’s most acclaimed new series!

First, Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan bring the synapse-shattering first act of Bloodshot’s return to a knockout conclusion in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #4 SECOND PRINTING! Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer – but with each nanite-infected killer Bloodshot confronts, he loses more of his humanity, but with killers wreaking havoc across Colorado, does he have a choice?

Then, breakout talent Raúl Allén joins Jeff Lemire for a special standalone tale of Bloodshot’s psychotic cartoon sidekick, Bloodsquirt, in the BLOODSHOT REBORN #5 SECOND PRINTING! The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish figment called Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. First, on his television…and now in the real world…where Bloodsquirt acts out twisted fantasies that darkly mirror Bloodshot’s own violent past. Are these apparitions real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And what could Bloodsquirt possibly be planning next?

Contact your local retailer and use the order codes listed below to reserve your copies of these essential chapters of Bloodshot’s bullet-riddled return to the Valiant Universe!

BSRB_004_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGBLOODSHOT REBORN #4 SECOND PRINTING (JUL158515)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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Plus: on September 9th, relive Ray Garrison’s devastating return to the violent world he thought he’d left behind with the BLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TPB – a $9.99 trade paperback collection of the acclaimed first story arc from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and Raúl Allén! Just in time for the beginning of “THE HUNT” in BLOODSHOT REBORN #6, jump on board here and find out why BLOODSHOT REBORN’s black and brutal world has transfixed fans and critics:

“✮✮✮✮½… Masterful… An action-packed, psychodrama-tinged adventure.” – Comic Book Resources

“Exceptional… An exciting opening salvo…” – Publishers Weekly

“A subversive new take on Valiant’s resident unkillable killing machine.” – Entertainment Weekly

“BLOODSHOT REBORN has made [Valiant’s] tragic hero more captivating than ever.” – The Onion/A.V. Club

“Wonderful… A perfect mix of action and emotion.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“Weighty introspection and cartoon psychosis, along with some truly killer art.” – IGN

“Lemire’s writing is pitch perfect… A book you need to check out…” – Multiversity Comics

BSRB_TPB_001_COVER_SUAYANBLOODSHOT REBORN VOL. 1: COLORADO TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN, JEFF LEMIRE, and RAUL ALLEN
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151693)
$9.99 US | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 9
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BSRB_006_COVER-A_SUAYANBLOODSHOT REBORN #6 (NEW ARC! “THE HUNT” – PART 1)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUL151666)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL151667)
Cover C by GLENN FABRY (JUL151668)
Cover D by GARRY BROWN (JUL151669)
Variant Cover by STEVE LIEBER (JUL1516670)
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN MARRA (JUL151671)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 16

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First Look: Master Darque Brings Down the Darkness in BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) – Coming in September!

BOD_003_COVER-A_NORDValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) – the next 40-page chapter of Valiant’s smash-hit summer event! On September 23rd, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and blockbuster artists Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) reveal the sinister mastermind behind the events foretold in the Geomancer’s book as Master Darque descends on the Valiant Universe! History’s most powerful necromancer has returned with a powerful new ally at his side…and if he can’t manipulate the Eternal Warrior and new Geomancer into joining him, he’ll destroy human civilization instead!

As the terrible future chronicled in the Book of the Geomancer continues to reveal itself via a series of horrible, unnatural calamities, an unexpected and untold player – Master Darque – has emerged to make his play for young Tama, the latest in the line of Earth-communing mystics called Geomancers… But does the reappearance of Darque mean that the apocalyptic future foretold by Tama has been avoided…or guaranteed? As the heroes of the Valiant Universe fall and nature itself turns on humanity, all that stands between the devastated planet and ultimate evil is the Earth’s undying Fist and Steel himself…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior!

On September 23rd, Master Darque’s unnatural conquest of all that is and will be comes head-to-head with the one warrior that would oppose him in BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) by Valiant’s all-stars Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite! Featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Clayton Crain (RAI), Stephen Segovia (NINJAK), Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), jump on board here to find out why fans and critics are calling BOOK OF DEATH one of 2015′s best comic book events:

“Valiant understands how to do summer events right… [BOOK OF DEATH] is still an event people can’t miss.” – Comic Vine

“An instantly engaging, intriguing world full of unique characters… BOOK OF DEATH is turning out to be a perfect jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe.” – Tech Times

“Venditti brings the fireworks… Fun and accessible – perhaps even moreso – than its caped counterparts over at the Big Two.” – Newsarama

“Spellbinding… Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite are on the right track towards making [BOOK OF DEATH] a Valiant event to remember…” – The Beat

“BOOK OF DEATH remains one of the stronger events of the year; compact and fluid, with excellent storytelling and high-quality art, it’s a must-read.” – Comicsverse

Plus: 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 #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 PÉREZ (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: 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)

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 PÉREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

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First Look: IVAR, TIMEWALKER #9 – Fred Van Lente and Pere Pérez Count Down to “ENDING HISTORY” in September!

IVAR_009_COVER-A_ALLENValiant is proud to present an advance preview of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of “ENDING HISTORY“, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez! On September 16th, the all-star creators that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG reunite for a daring new journey through the infinite expanse of time and space – and then go back to where it ALL began – as Dr. Neela Sethi reaches out to save the life of the mysterious Timewalker by contacting…Ivar Anni-Padda? Wait…what?!

Bursting out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1, take a temporal trip back to ruins of ancient Ur to find out how Ivar became the time stream’s most reviled, rebellious, and razor-sharp thrill-seeker as his own former protége pulls him from out of harm’s way…and into the path of a coming cataclysm as big as space-time itself! But can Neela teach the brand-new Ivar, Timewalker the ropes of quantum adventuring before time collapses? Or will the universe finally meet its doom?

It all starts (and maybe ends?) here as the Valiant dream team of Fred Van Lente and Pere Pérez reteam to begin the countdown to “ENDING HISTORY” in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #9 – an all-new jumping-on point for the series that Newsarama calls “one of a kind”! Featuring covers by Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), Carolina Bensler (Mad Max: Fury Road), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Al Barrioneuvo (The Authority), don’t miss an all-new introduction to the many worlds of Valiant’s own century-spanning daredevil right here on September 16th in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #9!

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #9 (NEW ARC! “ENDING HISTORY” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151677)
Cover B by CAROLINA BENSLER (JUL151678)
Variant Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151679)
Variant Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO (JUL151680)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 16 (FOC – 8/24/15)

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Valiant Previews: BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1 | NINJAK #6 (NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS”) | DEAD DROP #4 (of 4) – On Sale August 26th!

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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)

So let it be written, so let it be done…

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RAUL ALLEN with STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUN151601)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN151602)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUN151603)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (JUN151604)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN151605)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SHADOW WARS” START NOW!

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 the mysterious new enemies make their move, he’s 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 continue…and Matt Kindt, Raul Allen, and Stephen Segovia begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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Written by ALES KOT
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (JUN151626)

Detective Cejudo pieces everything together. The long con materializes. And she might not have a way to stop it.

This was always a game within a game, since the beginning, and the person at the core of it manipulated us all along. Now, with the con revealed, the team must face the truth.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 26

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First Look: Joshua Dysart and CAFU Launch “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” in IMPERIUM #9 – Coming in October!

IMPERIUM_009_COVER-A_KANOIn 1968…Earth’s most powerful man brokered peace with a secret alien faction. This October…their peace will erupt into war!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of IMPERIUM #9 – the FIRST ISSUE of “THE VINE IMPERATIVE“, an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS) and red-hot rising star CAFU (UNITY)! Start reading here on October 7th with a perfect new jumping-on point as Toyo Harada’s war to save humanity collides with the only enemy that this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies!

A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine plantings, the secret alien agents of a galaxy-spanning race, now hold positions of influence all over the planet. Toyo Harada, Earth’s most powerful psiot, has amassed a bedrock of power through his corporate, political, and super-powered maneuverings. A tense standoff has long held between these two slumbering giants and each was content to bend the world to their will without the other interfering…until now.

Now, openly hunted by the governments of the world, Harada’s campaign of world domination continues from his East African stronghold, the Foundation Zone. Soon, the Vine agents who have watched him for decades will move to keep his machinations in check, and, if Harada wants to rule the world…he’ll have to get rid of the competition first!

“The relationship between the Vine plantings and Harada has always been something I was interested in, and it’s never really been touched on,” writer Joshua Dysart told Newsarama. “Harada and a powerful Vine planting would’ve surely met early in Harada’s rise to power, and that meeting would’ve been pretty explosive, since both would’ve have seen the other as a threat. With the backstory of LV-99 (a Vine-designed sentient biological weapon now in service to Harada) hovering over the book, I thought it was a good time to tell that story.”

Cold war turns red hot on October 7th as the acclaimed writer of HARBINGER and the artist of UNITY team-up for a fraught confrontation between two secret armies…and two different worlds! Jump on the board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the height of sophisticated comic book stories” here as Toyo Harada and a clandestine alien network collide in “THE VINE IMPERATIVE“, beginning in IMPERIUM #9 – featuring covers by Kano (BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), and Juan José Ryp (NINJAK)!

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IMPERIUM #9 (NEW ARC! “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
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Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (AUG151777)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (AUG151778)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 7 (FOC – 9/14/15)

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Advance Previews: BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) | BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 | BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #3 (of 4) – Coming in September!

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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)

The force behind the fall of the Valiant Universe stands revealed… There is no hope… Only MASTER DARQUE!

The terrible future chronicled in the Book of the Geomancer continues to reveal itself as an unexpected and untold player…Master Darque…emerges to make his bid for control of the Earth’s newest Geomancer! But does the reappearance of history’s most powerful necromancer mean an apocalyptic future has been avoided…or guaranteed? As the heroes of the Valiant Universe fall and nature itself turns on humanity, all that stands between the devastated planet and ultimate evil is the Earth’s undying Fist and Steel himself…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior!

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

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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)

A showdown. An apocalypse. An ending.

Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada’s Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive…and what will be left of them?

New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, HARBINGER) and blockbuster artist Kano (THE DELINQUENTS) journey to the far end of the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH to reveal the final, unavoidable end for two of the Valiant Universe’s most powerful foes.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

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BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #3 (of 4)*
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN151596)

Before BOOK OF DEATH…the coming of humanity’s first Geomancer continues!

Buried deep in a time long forgotten, the hero called Anni becomes history’s first observer – and warrior – for the Earth. But what happens when the Earth just wants humanity dead? Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and Juan José Ryp (NINJAK) finally tell the violent, untold story of the world’s first Geomancer!

INCENTIVE | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

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• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
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*ATTENTION RETAILERS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4).

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Valiant Previews: BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4) | RAI #9 (NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1) | IVAR, TIMEWALKER #8 | BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4) – On Sale August 19th!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & 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)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)

A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

$3.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On sale AUGUST 19

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151606)
Cover B by RYAN SOOK (JUN151607)
Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO (JUN151608)
Cover D by RYAN LEE (JUN151609)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN151610)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! RAI FALLS TO EARTH IN…”THE ORPHAN”!

Superstar creative team Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future…but will the titular hero? Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai’s allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Rai is determined to save his friends and bring down Father once and for all–but how can he do that from Earth? And will he survive the journey?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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IVAR_008_COVER-A_ALLENIVAR, TIIMEWALKER #8 (“BREAKING HISTORY” – FINALE!)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUN151623)
Cover B by STEVE LIEBER (JUN151624)
Platinum Age Variant by ROBERT GILL (JUN151625)

“BREAKING HISTORY” IS ALL OVER!

It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they’ll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain’t called “Saving History” now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

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BOD-GEOMANCERR_002_COVER-RYPBOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)*
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN151596)

Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues!

New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan José Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!

INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | ON SALE AUGUST 19

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
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PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4).

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Valiant New Printing Alert: DIVINITY Strikes Twice with Second Printings for IMPERIUM #7 and DIVINITY TPB!

IMPERIUM_007_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGThe sold-out streak for 2015′s breakout new character continues with two new printings in September!

Valiant is proud to announce that the DIVINITY TPB and IMPERIUM #7 – featuring DIVINITY’s next appearance after the conclusion of his acclaimed limited series debut – have both sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with new printings on September 16th.

Debuting in the pages of a prestige format limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Harisine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) in early 2015, DIVINITY’s landmark first appearance not only spawned near-universal critical acclaim, but also garnered a record-setting five printings of its first issue, along with repeated distributor allocations and back-issue sales, making it one of Valiant’s most demanded new series to date.

Now, after debuting as top ten trade paperback, the $9.99 collection re-presenting DIVINITY #1-4 has also sold out at the distributor level and will return with the DIVINITY TPB SECOND PRINTING on September 16th. Now is the chance to jump on board the sci-fi epic of the year and discover why DIVINITY is the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “best new superhero” of 2015!

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 a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

But DIVINITY’s impact doesn’t end there. Most recently, the character made his first foray into the larger Valiant Universe in IMPERIUM #7 – the next installment of the acclaimed “BROKEN ANGELS” story arc by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and veteran artist Scot Eaton (Black Panther)!

The telepathic mastermind. The alien assassin. The mercenary super-soldier. The mad scientist. And the killer robot with a soul. Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called DIVINITY.

Now sold out at distributor level, DIVINITY’s latest appearance will also return to stores across the country on September 16th in the IMPERIUM #7 SECOND PRINTING!

Contact your local retailer to reserve your copies today:

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DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 16 (FOC – 8/24/15)
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

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IMPERIUM #7 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | SEPTEMBER 16 (FOC – 8/24/15)

Plus: the Divinity saga will continue in April 2016 in DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) – an all-new, prestige format sequel to the character’s acclaimed debut from the returning creative team of writer Matt Kindt, artist Trevor Hairsine, inker Ryan Winn, colorist David Baron, and cover artist Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic!

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DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HARISINE
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | Coming APRIL 2016

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