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Valiant Covers and Solicitations September 2014

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JEN VAN METER

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Blank Cover Variant also available

Death was just the beginning…

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plan

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION

Written by JEN VAN METER & MORE

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & MORE

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, discover the dark world of Dr. Mirage with a special expanded edition of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – available by pre-order only!

Featuring more than 15 pages of material that won’t be collected for the trade, including Jen Van Meter’s map of the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story featuring the adventures of World War II-era occult secret agent; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the Deadside; and much more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd

THE DELINQUENTS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE

Art by KANO

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Kung Fu Variant by SHAWN CRYSTAL

Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE

Well...that escalated quickly.

Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong are riding the rails looking for the lost treasure of the Hobo King. Each armed with one half of a mysterious map, these two tandems have unwittingly been pitted against each other in a four-way free-for-all...but can either team get along long enough to achieve their mission? The world’s worst crossover joyride is about to enter uncharted territory!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER

Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Artist Variant by CLAYTON HENRY

That was just a battle… Now get ready for the war!

X-O Manowar has played the ultimate gambit, and finally leveled the playing field against the villainous Armor Hunters. But the galaxy’s deadliest killers haven’t come this far just to surrender! Their final charge is now upon us…and it will take the combined powers of X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot and the rest of the Earth’s most formidable heroes to save our world from a full-scale cosmic reckoning. The summer’s biggest crossover event is going out with a BIG bang – and, when the smoke clears, everything you thought you knew about the Valiant U will be forever changed!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

UNITY #11 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Cover by RAUL ALLEN

Variant Cover by CAFU

Last hope. Last stand.

In the wake of Livewire’s stunning sacrifice, how will X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior comes to terms? With a punishing revenge mission led by Bloodshot, that’s how! If it bleeds, they can kill it…and the leaner, meaner Unity team just became a living, breathing box of armor-piercing rounds. The Armor Hunters put Earth in their bullseye… Now, the bullseye bites back!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #3 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JOE HARRIS

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by PHILIP TAN

Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

ALIENS VS…BLOODSHOT!

M.E.R.O. headquarters has been evacuated, and Bloodshot is the only thing left standing between the alien prisoner called Malgam and the outside world. Battle-worn and brutalized, can Bloodshot survive one final confrontation with an extraterrestrial foe augmented by the unholy power of the X-O Manowar armor? If you thought the first two chapters were hardcore, stay out of the splash zone because the Armor Hunters just picked the wrong soldier to fuss with!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #3 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Variant Cover by CAFU

Harbinger team-up!

Mexico City just became ground zero for the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth, and the runaway army of super-powered soldiers called Generation Zero needs to bring in back-up. Better call…the Renegades?! But when powerhouse brawler Torque and lighter-than-air free spirit Zephyr join the fight, things are about to go from bleak to brutal as the Earth’s first extraterrestrial invasion force unleashes an engine of global destruction with one sole purpose – to terminate…with extreme prejudice.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

X-O MANOWAR #29 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by DIEGO BERNARD

Cover by CAFU

Variant Cover by JUAN DOE

Broken kingdom!

The world has changed for Aric of Dacia – the armored earthbound hero known as X-O Manowar. Unable to protect his friends and allies from the interstellar hunters sworn to kill him, the Visigoth warrior who would be king now recoils from the horrendous consequences – even as a threatening new future looms. Everything changes now!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

HARBINGER: OMEGAS #2 (of 3)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Toyo Harada strikes back!

In the aftermath of the tragic firestorm between the world’s most powerful omega-level psiot and his wayward heir, casualties were claimed on both sides. Now, the last remnants of each opposing force – the Harbinger Foundation and the surviving Renegades – have been shattered and driven deep underground. But Toyo Harada – newly exposed as the world’s foremost superhuman – has no one left to stop him…and his greatest work can finally begin…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #24

Written by KARL BOLLERS

Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant Cover by PIA GUERRA

Sister. Sweetheart. ASSASSIN!

Archer and Armstrong…and Mary-Maria?! Archer’s beloved foster sister and world-class hitwoman-for-hire, Mary-Maria, takes center stage for the very first time in a high-stakes tale of hot-headed teenage temperament and tantalizing target practice! In search of her own origins, get ready to see the world through the eyes of Valiant’s number one knife-wielding love interest – just as the world of Archer & Armstrong hurtles towards next month’s colossal, issue #25 game-changer!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

RAI WILL RETURN ON DECEMBER 10th

RAI #5 | AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC BEGINS

MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

COMING SOON

HARBINGER VOL. 5: DEATH OF A RENEGADE TPB

Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, DAN GOLDMAN, and JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by CLAYTION HENRY and KHARI EVANS with BARRY KITSON, LUCY KNISLEY, LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, RILEY ROSSMO, and MORE!

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now one of them will die.

Once again, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team’s newest member, Ax, has left a trail of leaked classified information that could win the day – but also put the few loved ones they have into dire peril.

Collecting “Resistance” and “Death of a Renegade” from HARBINGER #20-25, a Renegade will fall as New York Times best-selling creators Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry unleash a major milestone for Valiant’s acclaimed teenage superteam.

“One of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available… It’s nearly impossible to guess where the story is going to go next.” – The Onion/A.V. Club

$19.99 | T+ | 160 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

TRADE PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9781939346339

QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 3: CROOKED PASTS, PRESENT TENSE TPB

Written by JAMES ASMUS

Art by TOM FOWLER, KANO, WILFREDO TORRES, ERICA HENDERSON, and JOSEPH COOPER

Cover by TOM FOWLER

There’s a new scourge sweeping the streets of the big city – ROBO-CRIME!

Eric needs to know he can trust Woody — and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robot-enabled mega-crimes, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus: the return of Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and the thrilling secret origin of… the one and only Goat!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #9-12 and QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, the world’s worst superhero team unleashes a volatile new batch of high-stakes hijinks right here with an all-new collection of adventures from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and acclaimed artists Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Kano (Gotham Central), Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and Erica Henderson (Subatomic Party Girls)!

“9.8… Beautiful, ridiculous, heartbreaking and about a goat. What else could we want from a comic?” –Multiversity Comics

$14.99 | T+ | 128 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

TRADE PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9781939346391

11 Comments
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Why are there so many Valiant miniseries? I rather read ongoings. SO is Quantum and Woody cancelled? That was the only Valiant I was picking up besides Harbinger.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Why are there so many Valiant miniseries? I rather read ongoings. SO is Quantum and Woody cancelled? That was the only Valiant I was picking up besides Harbinger.

Huh I just noticed they were left out

Posted by TommytheHitman

Is Eternal Warrior Cancelled?

Edited by The Stegman

I've read the first few issues of all current Valiant titles, and besides Quantum and Woody, none have interested me. So I might give the new Doctor Mirage a try.

Posted by roguejedi74

Why are there so many Valiant miniseries? I rather read ongoings. SO is Quantum and Woody cancelled? That was the only Valiant I was picking up besides Harbinger.

Not sure about the current run of Q&W. I think it was hold to do The Delinquents. I know they are bringing the original team that created Q&W to do Q2 Q&W which will be a 5 part miniseries.

I know that Bloodshot will return in October with the ongoing numbering (24 I think)

Posted by micah

Why are there so many Valiant miniseries? I rather read ongoings. SO is Quantum and Woody cancelled? That was the only Valiant I was picking up besides Harbinger.

You should be reading X-O Manowar, and Unity. Those books are great.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@micah said:

@madeinbangladesh said:

Why are there so many Valiant miniseries? I rather read ongoings. SO is Quantum and Woody cancelled? That was the only Valiant I was picking up besides Harbinger.

You should be reading X-O Manowar, and Unity. Those books are great.

I have read them, but dropped off.

Posted by Onemoreposter

The Delinquents looks great

Posted by nappystr8

No Rai #5 until December, that's too bad, but for Crain's art it is worth the wait. It also helps my pocketbook a lot when books go on hiatus.

Posted by windrushno1

I gotto say as an old school Valiant fan and reader seeing the new valiant is jsut a hair better than Acclaim. To me it seems the writer's are clueless and don't know the specifics of the original stories and what made them so attractive. They have butchered character's characteristics and by thinking that would be more attractive. I called it since the first issue of Harbinger came out Livewire was going to be fodder and here we are she is going to be sacrificed... It's like seeing a movie that you know the ending to already. It was superhard having a favorite character back then between X-O , Bloodshot, and Solar... RIght now X-O is the closest in similarities but bloodshot other than being a pale guy with a red dot on his chest having guns is about as close as they got not understanding the true character and Archer seems to have BLoodshot's characteristics in a sense. Old school bloodshot the original released one was a slick killer who timed every move he made with his heightened senses and find every tactical counter with super fast thinking and bonus technopathy. His nanites had every style of fighting sorta of like the matrix. He was a badass... Now tell me people.. how many times has this guy been torn, ripped, mangled.... He is a walking meatshied like I posted on their FB page.... it's pathetic.... bring back the original. You writers just don't get it and you are gonna loose even more fans.. and BTW... if you writers actually read this... the original Harbinger series failed because it strayed away from Peter stancheck and tried introducing a new set of rebel Harbingers... I read all there books and ended up stop buying them back then right before they switched to acclaim and their epic fail. FOcus on Peter and Harada.... period... quit trying to be original because your originality sucks and is common generically predictable like the other companies. I will compliment on the Armor HUnter storyline though except you need to turn up the dial on the Unity team. The book is short and almost pointless since Ninjak does not have his book nor is there a storlyline covering Gilad in resent time. Your Unity book .. you might as well call it Secret Weapons.. because that's all it is....