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Valiant Solicitations for October 2014

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ

Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT

Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Blank Cover Variant also available

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CAFU

Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES

Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake. Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

X-O MANOWAR #0

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CLAY MANN

Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Cover B by CLAY MANN

Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

UNITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by RAUL ALLEN

Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)

Written by JEN VAN METER

Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, RAY FAWKES, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JOEY ESPOSITO and MORE!

Art by CLAYTON HENRY, SHAWN CRYSTAL, MICHAEL WALSH, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!

Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL

Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ

Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE

Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

IT ALL ENDS HERE...SERIOUSLY...THIS TIME IT LITERALLY ALL ENDS HERE. (MAYBE?!)

Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo! Plus: the offi cial Archer & Armstrong drinking game! Armstrong’s fi rst drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! And much more!

Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Barry Kitson (Empire), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many, many more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE

Art by KANO

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE

Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

BLOODSHOT #24

Written by B. CLAY MOORE

Art by WILL ROSADO

Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

HARBINGER: OMEGAS #3 (of 3)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by KHARI EVANS

Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by JAMES ASMUS

Art by TOM FOWLER

Cover by RYAN SOOK

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1

Written by MATT KINDT

Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1

Written by MATT KINDT

Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014*

Written by VARIOUS

Art by VARIOUS

Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

*RETAILER INCENTIVE: FOR EACH ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ORDERED, RECEIVE ONE COPY OF THE ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT HANDBOOK 2014 FREE

RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB

Written by MATT KINDT

Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!

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 #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics."

$9.99 | T+ | 112 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

TRADE PAPERBACK

SHADOWMAN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN and PATRICK ZIRCHER

Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, NEIL EDWARDS, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, and DIEGO BERNARD

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

An oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the best-selling origin and debut of Shadowman by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Patrick Zircher (Futures End), and more of comics’ top talents!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from the dark realm known as Deadside. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0-10, the Shadowman Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Patrick Zircher (Iron Man), Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Mico Suayan (Harbinger), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and many more!

$39.99 | T+ | 336 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

OVERSIZED HARDCOVER

ISBN: 9781939346438

THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST witH BRIAN AUGUSTYN

Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS

Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

The seminal series by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time – with more than 50 pages of extras and bonus material!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy – energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24 hours!

Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first.

Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe oversized omnibus treatment!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0, 1–21 and #32, THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O MANOWAR (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the QUANTUM AND WOODY trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk,” along with rarely seen sketches, character designs and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!

$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

HARDCOVER OMNIBUS

ISBN: 9781939346360

19 Comments
Posted by Fallschirmjager

LOL. Woody had a mullet in the 90's.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

I may get that omnibus.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Is Archer & Armstrong canceled?

Posted by Xwraith

I have a bad feeling about Aric.

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Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@jonny_anonymous: I hope not but I get the same feeling and I guess Dr.Mirage is a mini now.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by Doctor_Mummy

@jonny_anonymous: I think Valiant might be doing cycles of miniseries like Dark Horse does with Mike Mignola/Hellboy stuff.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by ShadowSwordmaster
Posted by sagejonathan

I'm still confused with Valiant's plans. I love them and all, but there's seems to be a whole bunch of minis everywhere. And Quantum & Woody from Asmus is gone with no sign of return either :/ Still excited for what they are putting out though.

Edited by Transformers1024

I'm thinking one of these days on going to pick up all of the trades for Shadowman, X-O Manowar and Archer & Armstrong to get all caught up. The only series I'm up to date with from Valiant is Bloodshit - who is easily becoming one of my favorite characters in comics right now. I'm excited he is leaving the HARD Corps and going solo again. Still haven't checked out Rai so I'm a bit confused, does it have anything to do with Bloodshot?

Posted by mogo1

@transformers1024: ummmmm what series are u up to date on? If ur reading that u may just want to go see a doctor. Lol

Anyway. I'm really into armor hunters and the XO tie-ins, which all around my area are really hard to find unless its on a pull list

Posted by AllStarSuperman

The only series I'm up to date with from Valiant is Bloodsh!t

Lol

LOL. Woody had a mullet in the 90's.

not really a mullet, just long hair combed back, EW's was like that and it was sometimes a ponytail.

Edited by Ms-Lola

@transformers1024:

I've been reading RAI and from what I've gathered, there is no connection between him and Bloodshot, despite the physical similarities. I'm getting the feeling RAI isn't going to last much longer but at least it's made it into tradepaperback. I'm hoping to be be proven wrong though (about it being cancelled soon, if not already).

Posted by roguejedi74

@transformers1024: Rai does not have a direct connection right now. Rai is a great book and will get #5 starting in December.

Posted by roguejedi74

@hislolita: Rai actually will be ongoing. #5 will be out in December. I talked with Matt Kindt at Heroes con and he said he had 16 books ready to go. Not sure if we will get all 16 but considering how he is also writing Unity and The Valiant, I believe it will keep going.

Posted by Ms-Lola

@roguejedi74:

That's great news, thank you for letting me know.

Posted by Figgs216

When is Eternal Warrior coming back?