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UNITY #5: Exclusive Cover Reveal and Info on Next Story Arc

Check out Matt Kindt's variant cover plus what you can expect in upcoming issues.

UNITY is just beginning but what a beginning it was. The first issue sold out but you might still be able to find a copy at your local comic shop (plus there's that Golden Ticket contest they have going). Looking ahead, it was revealed over at USA Today that UNITY #5 will introduce the next big villain in a three-part story arc called, "Trapped by Webnet."

Longtime Valiant readers might immediately figure out that Webnet means we'll be seeing Dr. Silk. Silk will be getting the modern reboot treatment and is bound to mean bad news for everyone. Writer Matt Kindt described what he has planned for Silk.

"I've put a lot of thought into [Dr. Silk] and one of the things that makes him interesting is that he's crazy SMART...not just crazy. So I'm really focusing on that, and hand in hand with that is his age," Kindt told USA Today. "He's kind of a withered old guy which implies a lot of history. So part of his intrigue is going to be what he's done in the past and how it's going to effect our present."

Check out our exclusive cover reveal for Matt Kindt's UNITY #5 variant.

Make sure you track down the first issue. UNITY #2 is on sale December 11. The new arc starting in issue #5 goes on sale March 5. Because you probably want to see more, here's a preview for UNITY #5.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. First came UNITY… Now meet WEBNET! Coming off of the earth-shattering repercussions of their first mission, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the Valiant Universe's next colossal threat – the enigmatic Dr. Silk and the radical terror cell known as WEBNET! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk's endgame – and his connection to Ninjak's shadowy past – before a global pandemic wipes humanity off the map? From the English countryside to the jungles of Taiwan, MI-6's most lethal intelligence operative and his ruthless team of egotists, immortals and malcontents are taking their fight global to stop WEBNET in its path.

Unity #5 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and include four limitedPullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from an all-star roster of comics talents - Mico Suayan (Ultimate Cataclysm), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), Raul Allen (Secret Avengers), and Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior)! Series writer and acclaimed artist Matt Kindt will also contribute an incentive cover for issue #5.

UNITY #5 (TRAPPED BY WEBNET – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CAFU

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by RAUL ALLEN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD

Variant Cover by MATT KINDT

B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE 3/5/14 (FOC –2/17/14)

21 Comments
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Pound for pound the best publisher in the game

Posted by fables87

Never read this before, but love the cover!

Posted by Cap10nate

Loved the first issue and am definitely looking forward to what comes next. I am trying to not read any solicits or anything as to not spoil the outcome of the first arc.

Posted by Perfect 10

wow only on the first issue and already got previews of issue 5 and 6. but why does livewire have machanical hands? please dont tell me they are making her into a cyborg

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Pound for pound the best publisher in the game

What makes you say that?

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Posted by G-Man

@perfect_10: That's the good and the bad thing about the way comics are solicited. Publishers need to pump things up for retailers to order before the cut offs. But that often leads to possible spoilers. Then again, readers also need to know if big crazy stuff is coming up as well so they don't miss out.

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@jonny_anonymous said:

Pound for pound the best publisher in the game

What makes you say that?

They don't have as many books as other publishers but every one is great

Posted by Michael_Moran

I am starting to agree.

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Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Wait, I thought Unity was just an event/Miniseries; is it actually an ongoing now?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Wait, I thought Unity was just an event/Miniseries; is it actually an ongoing now?

Nope, thats what keeps bugging me about the coverage of this comic, Valiant has went out of there way to make sure pepole realise this book is an ongoing team book and not an event yet they keep covering it as if it's an event

Posted by Ando123

Unity #1 was crazy amazing :) and gonna keep reading this book-

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

damn all 3 covers are awesome!!!!!!!!

Posted by EvilPenguin543
Posted by longbowhunter

I love that Matt Kindt cover.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

@perfect_10: she controls machines so she turned some dohickeys into blasters

r dey giving eternal warrior back the black jumpsit YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by _Marc_74

Easy to jump into or has some history I need to know?

Posted by Cap10nate

@_marc_74 said:

Easy to jump into or has some history I need to know?

You can jump right in. The first issue had a nice little summary that brings you up to speed and sets the scene for the book. All the main characters are pulled from other books, but you don't really need to be knowledgeable about the characters to get involved. (Harada and Livewire from Harbinger, Eternal Warrior who has his own series and has guest starred in Archer & Armstrong and X-O Manowar, and Aric and Ninjak from X-O Manowar).

If you want to read some background, X-O Manowar is the series that causes the events for where we are at the start of Unity. The last couple issues are a lead in to the series, but you can read issue 1 without reading them.

I highly recommend it.