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Valiant Comics November 2014 Covers and Solicitations

Here's what you can expect from Valiant in November

Each month, we get a chance to take a look at the solicits for upcoming books. Here's what Valiant has in store for you in November 2014.

ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)

Written PETER MILLIGAN

Art by CARY NORD

Cover A by BRYAN HITCH

Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL

Variant Cover by CARY NORD

B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD

Swords! Savagery! Steel! Valiant's immortal champion returns with an all-new adventure from master storytellers Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Cary Nord (Conan)!

The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal

mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: fi nd and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But the Eternal Warrior is no

nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC!)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by DIEGO BERNARD

Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY

Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

ALL-NEW ARC! Enter: ARMORINES!

Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat – the calculating paramilitary

force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric’s kingdom…or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

UNITY #12 (NEW ARC!)

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CAFU

Cover by BRIAN LEVEL

Handbook Variant by CAFU

Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN

ALL-NEW ARC! WHO ARE…THE UNITED?

A new day has dawned for the elite assemblage of heroes called UNITY, and, in the wake of the Armor Hunters’ invasion, the time has come to grow their ranks. Who will be the next fearless hero to join the roster of the world’s most elite superteam? And just what is the international strike force called THE UNITED - and why have they marked UNITY’s own X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Livewire, and Eternal Warrior for elimination? Red-hot creators Matt Kindt and CAFU detonate the planet’s first superteam vs. superteam war right here with a bold new beginning for UNITY!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #2 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art & Cover M.D. BRIGHT

Variant Cover by TOM RANEY

Throwback Variant by BART SEARS

The legendary QUANTUM AND WOODY team of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright reunite with a KLANG!

Quantum and Woody are all over the news – but Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are retired…and officially getting too old for this ish. There’s a NEW Quantum and Woody in town…they’re STILL not a couple…and the mystery behind their existence threatens to destroy what little is left of Eric and Woody’s one-time partnership. As a sinister secret organization besieges our heroes, will Woody unlock the secret of the new Quantum and Woody in time to save them—and will Eric let him?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

BLOODSHOT #25

Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!

Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!

Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA

Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO

Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN

Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

A murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page milestone anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero –BLOODSHOT!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces again for an all-new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him! Along with many more bonus stories and artwork, a complete cover gallery, and more!

$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by JOE EISMA

Cover by JUAN DOE

Bull Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES

Bear Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES

Way Too Gold Variant by JUAN DOE

Remember Occupy Wall Street? We don’t, but we know you lost and the villainous One Percent won!

Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don’t miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe! (That will be $3.99, please.)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

PUNK MAMBO #0

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ROBERT GILL

Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Cover B by RIAN HUGHES

Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe…

From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (OF 5)

Written by JEN VAN METER

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Down in the darkness!

Below the veil of the living world, deep in the lands of the dead, Dr. Mirage fights her way through the evils and monstrosities that besiege the spirits. But the real monsters live in the world above, where a sinister hit squad tries to put an end to Mirage’s mission — permanently.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

THE DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE

Art by KANO

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE

Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER

Bros before hobos!

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination...Big Rock Candy Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

ARMOR HUNTERS TPB

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE and CAFU

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their fi nal target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, be here when New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice) launch Valiant’s biggest heroes into the year’s blockbuster crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS! Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS #1-4 and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1.

$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346452

UNITY VOL. 3: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity’s first response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity!

Now it’s down to X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the ARMOR HUNTERS’ frontline…even if they die trying! Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam leads the resistance against the Earth’s fi rst all-out extraterrestrial incursion right here in an all-new, standalone story arc from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)! Collecting UNITY #8-11.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346445

X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL.1 HC

Written by BOB LAYTON, JORGE GONZALEZ, JIM SHOOTER, STEVE ENGLEHART, JOHN HARTZ and ROB JOHNSON

Art by JOE QUESADA, BOB LAYTON, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, SAL VELLUTO, MIKE MANLEY, STEVE DITKO, MARK MORETTI, MICHAEL LEEKE, HOWARD SIMPSON, BART SEARS, JOSE DELBO, JIM CALAFIORE, PARIS KAROUNOS, and RIK LEVINS

Cover by JOE QUESADA

Relive the complete adventures of Valiant’s original armored hero with Valiant’s next essential omnibus collection – clocking in at a massive 800+ pages!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time hereturns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule… and he will make the Spider Aliens pay. Featuring work from comic book legends Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: WeaponX), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more, get the complete epic of Valiant’s flagship hero starting here with this massive oversized volume collecting X-O MANOWAR (1992) #0–30, ARMORINES #0, X-O DATABASE #1, as well as material from SECRETS OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1.

$99.99 | 800 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

HARDCOVER OMNIBUS | ISBN: 9781939346308

20 Comments
Edited by Cap10nate

Getting X-O, Unity, Bloodshot, and Eternal Warrior.

My Valiant pull list continues to dwindle after pulling all the titles for the first year or so. Slowly falling out of love with the Valiant titles except for X-O which has been consistently great.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Wow. They're really expanding Unity.

Posted by bladewolf

Buying 'em all!

Posted by pinecone

Fayth in Unity LOL, can't wait.

Holy shit Joe Quesada can draw.

Also Milligan taking control of multiple title is surprising giving the reception he's had on Shadowman.

Posted by deadpool25mm

Eternal warrior looks intresting, Might pick it up.

Posted by MaccyD

Badly need to catch up on Valiant, so I can read this stuff. Is Shadowman the only ongoing that is cancelled?

Posted by sagejonathan

I'm picking up almost everything actually. Will get Days of Steel and The Death Defying Dr. Mirage in trade though. So many mini series can get bothersome and better in trade.

P.S. That "who's joining Unity" next page has a pretty big spoiler... T_T

Posted by sagejonathan

@maccyd said:

Badly need to catch up on Valiant, so I can read this stuff. Is Shadowman the only ongoing that is cancelled?

Yes but a lot are "on break".

Quantum & Woody the ongoing was never officially ended.

Rai is on break but coming back soon I think.

Eternal Warrior is on the same page as Quantum & Woody.

I think Bloodshot is done too, but they brought it back for a last 25th issue i think. Not too sure on that one.

Posted by bladewolf

@maccyd said:

Badly need to catch up on Valiant, so I can read this stuff. Is Shadowman the only ongoing that is cancelled?

Yes but a lot are "on break".

Quantum & Woody the ongoing was never officially ended.

Rai is on break but coming back soon I think.

Eternal Warrior is on the same page as Quantum & Woody.

I think Bloodshot is done too, but they brought it back for a last 25th issue i think. Not too sure on that one.

Rai has issue 4 coming out next week, and then 5 is landing in December. Valiant is smart in giving Crain ample time to work, so the creative team can stay consistent.

Posted by Xwraith

I'm just going to get the two on my pull list (Unity and Manowar).

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Posted by sagejonathan

@bladewolf: They really are. They were at Special Edition: NYC and I went to their panel. They said exactly that. They wanted to take a break like Saga and other titles have done to keep the work consistent.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Looking forward to Q2 so much. I loved the original Quantum and Woody series and have most of it. Can't wait to see what's happened.

Posted by Perfect 10

woody looks rough in the future. wow. punk mambo is getting a book? always wondered how a white british girl learned voodoo

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Wow. They're really expanding Unity.

Not so sure that's a good thing.

Posted by Zoch81

No Harbinger for November (sad panda) just X-0 Manowar and Unity then.

Posted by johnny_blaze
Posted by Guru_Crack

None of them yet, waiting for the Trade paperbacks. Only found Valiant a few months ago, really do need to get up to date. Liked everything I have read so far.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@allstarsuperman: Why is that?

Cause if Kindt can't handle other team members over Ninjak, I don't see how adding in more non-ninjak characters could possibly be a good thing.

Edited by bladewolf

@johnny_blaze said:

@allstarsuperman: Why is that?

Cause if Kindt can't handle other team members over Ninjak, I don't see how adding in more non-ninjak characters could possibly be a good thing.

I think Aric is going to get a diminished role, so adding Faith (even if for the long term) gives us Ninjak, Gilad, Livewire, and Faith. It seems Bloodshot was only with them for Armor Hunters.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@allstarsuperman said:

@johnny_blaze said:

@allstarsuperman: Why is that?

Cause if Kindt can't handle other team members over Ninjak, I don't see how adding in more non-ninjak characters could possibly be a good thing.

I think Aric is going to get a diminished role, so adding Faith (even if for the long term) gives us Ninjak, Gilad, Livewire, and Faith. It seems Bloodshot was only with them for Armor Hunters.

Except for Kindt made Aric job for a Ninjak villain, somehow Aric got taken down by fodder and put in an underground box. Gilad gets beat to crap by brain dead ladies. Livewire is only there to retell the plot of the past issues for the most part. And what's Faith's big thing? She can fly? big whoop. I don't see her getting any more respect then all the other non-ninjaks. I sound like a hater, I really actually do like Ninjak, but Kindt's lowballing of the other characters is annoying.