ComicsPRO 2016: Valiant Reveals the First Look Inside DIVINITY II #1 – The Sold-Out Sci-Fi Epic Returns in April!

DIVINITY2_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICEarth is about to meet a new god…and she’s a Communist. This spring…the nations of Earth will prepare to bend before DIVINITY as Valiant’s sold-out sci-fi sensation returns with an all-new prestige format limited series!

In advance of the 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting in Portland, OR, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the long-awaited limited series reuniting acclaimed creators Matt Kindt (NINJAK), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR), and David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN) for a gripping new installment of the blockbuster superhero saga that turned the world upside-down! On April 20th, don’t miss a moment as the god-like entity that the A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015″ returns to confront a ghost torn from his own past…one that now threatens the very fabric of existence itself!

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, Myshka, 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.

“[DIVINITY II’s] focus will shift slightly to the two members of DIVINITY’s crew that were left in space at the end of the first arc. Especially the woman that went with him – and her struggle to survive and return to Earth. She is not happy about what happened,” series writer Matt Kindt told Vulture. “We’ll see things from her perspective that will really inform our opinion of DIVINITY and what he did in the first series.”

After universal critical acclaim and 11 sold-out printings, the cosmos-spanning epic that birthed a new Valiant icon takes its next staggering leap into the unknown on April 20th in DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)! Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Tom Muller (Wolf), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis), and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) will be presented in the deluxe Valiant Prestige format with no ads, matte-laminate cardstock covers, custom-designed endsheets.

Attention retailers attending this week’s 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting: Ask a Valiant representative about how to obtain retailer-exclusive offerings, including DIVINITY II ballpoint pens!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB161875)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB161876)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161878)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161879)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB161880)
B&W Sketch Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161881)
Blank Cover also available (FEB161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20 (FOC – 3/28/16)

 

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ComicsPRO 2016: Valiant Debuts A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 Animated Trailer and 10-Page Extended Preview!

In advance of the 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting in Portland, OR, Valiant is proud to debut the official animated trailer and an extended look inside for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! On March 16th, get smashed or be smashed when Valiant’s award-winning adventurers go “IN THE BAG” for an insane rescue mission pitting Archer into the mind-bending maze of lost treasures and historical oddities that awaits inside Armstrong’s magical satchel! (Oh yeah, and there are some ninja-nuns, a talking fish-man, and a Greek god with a thirst for revenge too… It’s starting to get pretty rowdy in there!)

MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

“Bacchus has…actually been trapped inside Armstrong’s satchel for thousands of years — a very, very long time, and he was put there by Armstrong, who was “joking around” and forgot that he had done it. [Laughs] There is a long backstory, but it’s basically an old friendship gone bad, and now Bacchus has great desire to get revenge,” writer Rafer Roberts told Comic Book Resources. “It’s really all about the mistakes that you made back in the day when you drank too much booze. Just because you don’t remember doing it doesn’t mean that you didn’t do something bad.”

All this…plus the return of Mary-Maria and the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness! The landmark first appearance of Davey the Mackerel! Fleabag motels! A taste of the world’s greatest whiskey! And surprises galore! Take two aspirin and call us in the morning because, on March 16th, Valiant’s history-smashing heroes are going “IN THE BAG” for A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – featuring covers by David Lafuente (Patsy Walker: Hellcat), Kano (Swamp Thing), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis)!

Attention retailers attending this week’s 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting: Ask a Valiant representative about how to obtain A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG retailer-exclusive offerings, including bottle openers, coasters, note pads, sales bags, and a ComicsPRO-exclusive edition of the complete first issue!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC 2/22/16)

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161884)
Cover B by KANO (FEB161885)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (FEB161886)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (FEB161887)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161888)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161889)

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First Look: Venditti & Ryp Descend into “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” for WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 – Coming in March!

WRATH_005_COVER-A_JIMENEZEarth’s Immortal Master of War Confronts a Cold, Calculating Villain from Valiant’s Past in an All-New Six-Issue Blockbuster!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of the two-part “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and blockbuster artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK)! On March 16th, jump on board one of the year’s most acclaimed new series here as the Eternal Warrior takes his first steps out of Hell…and into the crosshairs of one of the greatest villains the Valiant Universe has ever known!

Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness…and send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn. But what kind of brilliant but twisted psyche could have possibly conceived such a monument to terror…and for how many centuries have they plotted to break the mind and body of history’s most formidable soldier?

The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself…and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as the Dying One has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.

“This tech environment that he is going to see in the labyrinth is something that he has never seen the likes of before,” writer Robert Venditti told Comic Book Resources. “It will be a great challenge for him. And operating in the background the entire time is this knowledge that someone has put him here for reasons he does not yet understand. He is trying to figure that out at the same time he is trying to survive. And as we come to see, for him not to survive. What the motives are behind that and how the Dying One is connected not just to Gilad but other people in his family, who we have seen in the afterlife, will also be explored. The Dying One reaches so far back into Gilad’s past, Gilad has no idea. It’s a very, very long game approach. The Dying One always knew what he wanted to do, but the world needed to get modern enough for him to be able to do it.”

Now, before Valiant’s immortal master of war confronts the cruel implements of his enemy’s “LABYRINTH,”  discover where the Dying One’s ancient rivalry with Gilad Anni-Padda began millennia ago…and how his centuries-long search for the secret of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality is going to change both of their futures forever!

The road to the definitive Eternal Warrior saga of 2016 starts here on March 16th with the FIRST ISSUE of a special two-part “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 – featuring covers by Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis), Juan Jose Ryp (Black Summer), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Sean Chen (Invincible Iron Man)!

Then, the escape begins in full force on May 18th with “LABYRINTH” – PART 1 (of 4) in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7, featuring the triumphant return of visionary artist Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye)! The blunt force of Earth’s Fist and Steel slams into the cold and methodical masterwork of the world’s greatest executioner for a four-part lesson in pain when “LABYRINTH” takes hold in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (Hawkeye), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Juan Jose Ryp (Clone), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), and Dave Bullock (Rocketeer at War)!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (“PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161746)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JAN161747)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161748)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JAN161749)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16 (FOC – 2/22/16)

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #6 (“PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161901)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (FEB161902)
Variant Cover by PERE PÉREZ (FEB161903)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13 (FOC – 3/21/16)

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (“LABYRINTH” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by PERE PÉREZ
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Character Design Variant by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18 (FOC – 4/25/16)

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Valiant Solicitations for MAY 2016 – 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) | RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”) | WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (NEW ARC! “LABYRINTH” ) | And More!

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4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by TULA LOTAY
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Sketch Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Blank Cover Also Available

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 4

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RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by CAFU
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CAFU
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE BATTLE FOR 4001 A.D. CONTINUES HERE!

As 4001 A.D. teeters on the brink, discover the intertwined origins of New Japan’s very first Rai and his creator, Father – the despotic artificial intelligence that would one day threaten us all. And as the truth behind these long-lost beginnings resurfaces, so too will the questions that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

The architect behind the summer’s most anticipated crossover event, Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), joins forces with all-star artist CAFU (IMPERIUM) to uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan’s rise to power…and reveals just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18

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4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE

ROCKETING OUT OF THE PAGES OF 4001 A.D…the present and future of Valiant’s #1 hero come together for an essential standalone chapter at the heart of the summer’s blockbuster comics event!

How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other?

The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event arrive here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) blast two thousand years into the future of the Valiant Universe to reveal the never-before-told history of New Japan’s dominion over Earth…and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale MAY 11

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WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (NEW ARC! “LABYRINTH” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by PERE PÉREZ
Cover C by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Character Design Variant by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “LABYRINTH” starts now!

Across six millennia, Gilad Anni-Padda – an immortal warrior sworn to forever serve the Earth – has felled zealots and madmen, emperors and tyrants in the course of his duty. But nothing he’s faced yet can prepare him to run the “LABYRINTH” – a miles-long maze of horrors specifically designed to undermine his every strength, enhance his every weakness…and to send him screaming into the darkness of death at every turn. But what kind of brilliant but twisted psyche could have possibly conceived such a monument to terror…and for how many centuries have they plotted to break the mind and body of history’s most formidable soldier?

The answer lies at the heart of the “LABYRINTH” itself…and as Gilad endures a gauntlet of cutting-edge technology and sharpened steel, he’ll soon discover why the merciless figure known only as THE DYING ONE has singled the Eternal Warrior out for the ultimate deathtrap.

He will run. He will suffer. And when his ordeal is ended, the Eternal Warrior’s place in the Valiant Universe will be forever altered as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) unleash an all-new epic for Valiant’s immortal master of war!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18

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DIVINITY II #2 (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 TULA LOTAY
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM

Russia reigns supreme!

Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Mishka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Mishka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25

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X-O MANOWAR ANNUAL 2016 #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, JODY HOUSER and MORE
Art by PERE PEREZ with CAFU, ADAM GORHAM, MIKE McKONE and MORE
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by CARMEN CARNERO
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Variant Cover by JEFF DEKAL

Join the adventures of Valiant’s flagship hero here with 64-pages of armor-busting action on the front lines of the Valiant Universe in X-O Manowar’s first-ever annual!

2016 is primed and ready to be X-O Manowar’s most pivotal year yet! But before Aric of Dacia can confront the biggest threat Earth has ever faced, he must first reflect on the past…and the outcome of a bloodstained battle on the frontier of the Roman Empire that continues to be felt to this day! Then: X-O Manowar’s sworn enemy, Commander Trill, readies for the war that is to come…by undergoing a life-threatening trial-by-fire that will test every ounce of his intellect and fury. Plus: Col. Jamie Capshaw must singlehandedly defend G.A.T.E from a menace nobody expected… and the Armorines begin an all-new mission at the heart of X-O Manowar’s world!

The life and times of the unstoppable X-O Manowar loom large as series mastermind Robert Venditti leads an all-star cast of Valiant’s greatest talents – including Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Jody Houser (FAITH), Mike McKone (Teen Titans), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and more – into a 64-page epic too gargantuan for a single issue!

$5.99 | 64 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3
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 BEN OLIVER
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

Archer and Armstrong and Mary-Maria versus Bacchus —a dude who thinks he’s the god of wine!

At last…Bacchus’ diabolical plan stands revealed: get Archer and Armstrong drunk! Too bad one is an immortal with a liver of steel and the other is a bit of a lightweight.That can only mean one thing: Mary-Maria to the rescue! But can she and Armstrong put aside their differences in time to hold Archer’s hair back? Or is he about to ruin the expensive interior of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel?!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 11

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #13
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by BEN OLIVER
Cover B by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI

“THE ANALOG MAN” slams into a wreckage-strewn showdown that will shatter Bloodshot’s world…or what’s left of it…

Los Angeles. Thirty years later. The new mystery at the center of America’s post-apocalyptic future stands revealed when Bloodshot and Ninjak finally discover the identity of the Man in the White Tower. Who is he? Why does he ruthlessly rule over Los Angeles? And what is his connection to the silent army of X-O Manowar sentries that police this world, the strange Goo-tech that pervades it…and to even Bloodshot himself?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25

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NINJAK #15
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by MIKE CHOI
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS

“THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE” – PART 2!

Roku and the remnants of Weaponeer have destroyed Colin King’s home, his identity and his very life. But they made one mistake – they didn’t kill Ninjak when they had the chance!

Ninjak’s darkest hour is nigh as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) continue the most pivotal turning point yet in the deadly life of MI-6’s most elite intelligence operative, only in “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 11

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA

“STORMBREAK” explodes!

Toyo Harada has gone to war to save his vision of world peace from the twin threats of his former protégé Livewire and Major Charlie Palmer’s H.A.R.D. Corps! Amid the chaos, the tables have turned…and now, members of Harada’s own team are angling to knife each other in the back! When the villains trying to save humanity fight their noblest instincts and the heroes who are trying to stop them struggle against their own demons…can anybody win?

And, now, even as the walls of Harada’s IMPERIUM begin to the fall, the seeds of his biggest strike yet are already being sown…

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25

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RAI DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC
Written by MATT KINDT with SHAWN KITTELSEN and SEAN RYAN
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN with RAUL ALLEN, VICENTE CIFUENTES, RIAN HUGHES, MATT KINDT, RYAN LEE and DYLAN TODD

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, THE VALIANT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage), discover the world of 41st century Japan with an all-new vision of the future unlike anything you’ve seen before – now in deluxe, oversized hardcover!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere.

They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Collecting RAI #1–12, along with material from RAI #1 PLUS EDITION and RAI #5 PLUS EDITION, this prestige-sized hardcover comes packed with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras direct from the Valiant vaults.

$39.99 | 352 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 4
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-117-4

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE VOL. 2: SECOND LIVES TPB
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

In time, even the dead may die…

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!

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)!

Collecting THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1-4.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-129-7

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NINJAK VOL. 3: OPERATION: DEADSIDE TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

In December 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 artists Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) and Juan José Ryp (Clone) reunite for a terrifying journey into an unknown plane of existence…and bring Ninjak head-to-head with Shadowman.

Collecting NINJAK #10–13

$14.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 25
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-125-9

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

 


Valiant Previews: FAITH #2 (of 4) | BLOODSHOT REBORN #11 | BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1 – On Sale February 24th!

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Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC151654)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC151655)
Cover C by FRANCIS PORTELA (DEC151656)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (DEC151657)

The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!

Just as she uncovers a conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills that threatens the lives of her fellow psiots and new friends alike, Faith must also deal with the return of her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque…and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!

Be here as all-star creators Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue the groundbreaking, first-ever solo series for the Valiant Universe’s most extraordinary hero…the high-flying Faith!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK (DEC151648)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151649)
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE (DEC151650)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (DEC151651)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (DEC151652)

Thirty years from today…“THE ANALOG MAN” goes to war with Ninjak!

Far into a post-apocalyptic future, Los Angeles has descended into chaos. Even the remaining heroes of the Valiant Universe can’t stand against the G.A.T.E. super-tech that dominates the wastelands. As Bloodshot and Magic emerge with a small group of survivors in tow, an unexpected ally from the past shows up, seeking help, forcing Bloodshot to either turn his back on his friend…or his family!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) bring down the hammer on a metal-tearing vision of the future that must be seen to be believed right here in the second scorching chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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BLOODSHOT REBORN: THE ANALOG MAN – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC151653)

Witness two master creators at the height of their powers as THE ANALOG MAN returns…in bare-knuckled black and white!

For the first time ever, go behind the scenes and discover the unexpurgated glory of Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa’s post-apocalyptic joyride through the future-shocked badlands of the Valiant Universe with a special 48-page “director’s cut” of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10, showcasing LaRosa’s raw, hyper-detailed pencil-and-ink artwork and Lemire’s complete script!

Stripped down to pencils and letters alone, you’ve never seen Bloodshot like this before as the must-read storyline of the New Year circles back for an encore presentation of THE ANALOG MAN’s gasoline-soaked first chapter!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24

 

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Valiant Unveils ComicsPRO 2016 Retailer Exclusives with A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1, DIVINITY II #1, 4001 A.D. #1, and Much More!

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Valiant is proud to announce that it is joining the 10th Annual ComicsPRO conference from February 18th–20th, 2016 in Portland, OR. To celebrate ten years of the comics industry’s biggest annual event for retailers, the award-winning publisher behind the largest independent superhero universe in comics is gearing up to debut a staggering assortment of retailer-exclusive comics, giveaways, promotional merchandise, and never-before-seen surprises – only at ComicsPRO 2016!

Over the course of the three-day conference, each attending ComicsPRO retailer will receive advance copies of Valiant’s biggest releases of the year with three ComicPRO 2016 exclusive comics:

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ComicsPRO 2016 Retailer Exclusive Edition (Written by Rafer Roberts; Art & Cover by David Lafuente)
DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) ComicsPRO 2016 Retailer Exclusive Edition (Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine; Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic)
4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) ComicsPRO 2016 Retailer Exclusive Edition (Written by Matt Kindt; Art & Cover by Clayton Crain)
Additionally, all participating retailers will receive a complimentary Valiant swag bag. This exclusive collection of retailer-only point-of-purchase and promotional items will include:

  • 4001 A.D. ComicsPRO 2016 variant edition order forms
  • A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG bottle openers
  • A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG coasters
  • A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG note pads
  • DIVINITY II ballpoint pens
  • FAITH felt-tip markers
  • And more special surprises!

All attending retailers are also encouraged to visit the complimentary Valiant party suite during their stay at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Open at all hours during the three-day summit, the suite will provide attendees with an assortment of complimentary items and services, including:

  • Free cocktails and refreshments
  • Free comics and promotional materials, including 4001 A.D. limited edition shot glasses, 4001 A.D. box cutters, and A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG sales bags
  • The first look at the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG six-foot standee – find out how your store can qualify!
  • The Valiant photo booth – featuring the official WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR battle axe!
  • And that’s not all – look for even more surprises to be unveiled on the ground in Portland, OR during ComicsPRO 2016!

Attention retailers: For more information on any of these items, contact a member of the Valiant Entertainment sales team at retailers@valiantentertainment.com.

We’ll see you in Portland!

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Valiant Previews: WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #4 | IMPERIUM #13 (NEW ARC! “STORMBREAK” – PART 1) – ON SALE FEBRUARY 17TH!

WRATH_004_COVER-A_LAFUENTEWRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #4
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (DEC151663)
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN (DEC151664)
Cover C by MARCOS MARTIN (DEC151665)
Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151666)
Variant by by ADAM POLLINA (DEC151667)
BW Sketch Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (DEC151668)

Even Hell has met its match…in the unrelenting fury of the Eternal Warrior!

In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…the Earth’s immortal champion is dead…but his battle is far from over. Cast out of our world and into a fearsome afterlife of pain and punishment, Gilad is determined to return to our world and resume his duty… But can even history’s most formidable master of war forge ahead in an unearthly domain built to break the human spirit? Now, on the cusp of freedom, the Eternal Warrior rises to fight an enemy with a grudge as old as himself…only to the find that the price of victory might just be everything and everyone he has ever loved…

The year’s heart-shattering new ongoing series steps out of Hell…and into the battle for life itself as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raul Allen (NINJAK) force the Eternal Warrior into the next brutal level of rebirth in a world beyond our own!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 17

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IMPERIUM_013_COVER-B_CAFUIMPERIUM #13 (NEW ARC! “STORMBREAK” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (DEC151658)
Cover B by CAFU (DEC151659)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC151660)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (DEC151661)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (DEC151662)

ALL-NEW ARC! JUMP ON BOARD HERE! “STORMBREAK” is about to bombard the front lines of the Valiant Universe!

The world’s most powerful team of mercenaries is on the defense…as an elite international kill squad led by Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps’ Major Charlie Palmer descends to destroy Imperium’s stronghold!

Toyo Harada will save the world…if he doesn’t doom it first. The revolutionary disruption that Harada and his team have launched – by deposing tyrants, housing refugees, and feeding the poor – has come at the expense of the world’s wealthiest nations. When the planet’s leaders have had enough, it will be decided: Toyo Harada must die. Now a crack unit of operatives will stand against Harada on the global stage…with his own former pupil Livewire taking him head-on. Meanwhile, Harada’s military lieutenant Gravedog meets his match when Palmer drops into the firefight of a lifetime…H.A.R.D. Corps vs. H.A.R.D. Corps!

The war starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (HARBINGER, Immortal Iron Fist) unite for an explosive new jumping-on point…pitting the Valiant Universe’s notorious team of monsters and revolutionaries against the very system they’ve sworn to overthrow!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 17

 

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Meet Archer in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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On March 16th, go “IN THE BAG” with Archer in…

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Meet Armstrong in…A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – Coming in March!

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)

GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

Teaser Artwork by David Lafuente with Ryan Winn and Brian Reber


Valiant Announces “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” with RAI, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, SHADOWMAN and [CLASSIFIED] – Beginning in May 2016

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Valiant’s Blockbuster Summer Event Explodes into RAI and Four Essential One-Shots Exploring the World of 4001 A.D.

Valiant is proud to announce “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” – a blockbuster new slate of series and one-shots expanding out of the year’s most ambitious crossover event! Encompassing the core 4001 A.D. event, the return of Valiant’s acclaimed RAI ongoing series, and four all-new one-shots revealing the future incarnations of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is the biggest and most visionary Valiant event to date – and a perfect introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics today.

“From HARBINGER WARS to ARMOR HUNTERS and, most recently, BOOK OF DEATH, Valiant has quickly earned a reputation for producing some of the best and most accessible event comics anywhere in the industry. Now, with 4001 A.D., our writers, artists, and editors has made it their mission to not only match our previous successes in event-level storytelling, but surpass them entirely,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have done a wondrous job of making 4001 A.D. a complete world unto itself – one that is packed with lost heroes, 100-foot-tall suits of sentient alien armor, and city-sized robots floating on the edge of space.”

The fight for the future begins on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, standalone event series following Rai and the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against New Japan from New York times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI)!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes out of the pages of 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the secrets behind 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as an all-star cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: [CLASSIFIED] #1
Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August

Each of chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

“The Valiant Universe has always spanned multiple time periods, not just the present. But perhaps more so than anywhere we’ve explored thus far, the future of 4001 A.D. is loaded with exciting developments for Valiant’s most beloved characters – many of which we’ve been planning for years,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Now, for the first time, ‘THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.’ is giving us the opportunity to build on the revelations at the heart of last summer’s BOOK OF DEATH event and reveal the true and lasting impact that our heroes’ modern-day exploits will have on the course of human history. From RAI to X-O MANOWAR to BLOODSHOT to SHADOWMAN, each of these new installments of 4001 A.D. will cover a sometimes shocking, sometimes poignant, but always vitally important milestone moment that informs the ongoing narrative behind Matt and Clayton’s epic series. Which is to say nothing of the top-secret new character that will appear in the fourth and final 4001 A.D. one-shot – they are truly something special and are going to leave our longtime fans speculating for a long, long time.”

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question.

Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…

Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Shadowman! Geomancer! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain – and continues in May and beyond as “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” rages on…and changes the future of the Valiant Universe for all time!

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4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by TULA LOTAY
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Sketch Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by CAFU
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CAFU
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN MAY!

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