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Valiant Teases UNITY for November

This November, it looks like the Valiant Universe may be teaming up to battle one of its most popular characters.

Valiant comics just released a couple of teasers for their upcoming event UNITY. According to Valiant, there is a major announcement for this project coming very soon. For now, we have two images. One from artist JG Jones and the other from Clayton Crain.

Art by JG Jones

Here we have X-O Manowar floating above Ninjak, Livewire, The Eternal Warrior, and Harada. If you've been reading X-O MANOWAR, then you know there's a conflict between Eternal Warrior (Gilad) and X-O Manowar (Aric) because Aric is trying to claim a piece of Europe as his own kingdom for he and the Visigoth people.

Art by Clayton Crain

Harada and Aric battle it out! The line "to kill a king, he has created an army!" Will Aric have to take own the whole Valiant universe? Is it characters within the Valiant universe unifying to stop Aric? Valiant has been putting out nothing but non-stop awesomeness in their books, giving them the title "THE MUST-READ PUBLISHER OF 2013." Looks like they're closing out 2013 with a bang.

This is set to debut in November. What do you guys think of the upcoming event? What's going to happen?

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Posted by Xwraith

This will be the first event from any publisher I'll be following in a long time.

Posted by dondave

Definitely picking this up

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

WOW, I did NOT see that coming.

Super excited for this.

Posted by Cap10nate

@xwraith: if you want to see what Valiant can do with an event, check out Harbinger Wars that just wrapped up. It was a fantastic story.

I'm very excited for Unity. It will be very interesting to see how it unfolds over the next couple months. Valiant has yet to disappoint me with their relaunch. I am pulling everything except Archer and Armstrong.

Edited by ekrolo

Didn't they just finish Harbinger Wars? I thought they were different from the big two when it came to events, guess not....

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@ekrolo: Harbinger Wars was a crossover between two books and it was also the only "event" they'v done since the whole comic line started

Posted by TheWolverine04

Aric is an awesome character. I'll buy this.

Posted by MaccyD

Nice, just as I was getting into Valiant.

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Edited by ekrolo

@jonny_anonymous: I know but this is the exact policy of the big two from what I can tell, an event every 6 months.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@ekrolo: It was a cross over between two books, not really an event event.

Edited by LenSnart

wasn't unity an old valiant event back in the 90's? Is this a remake?

Posted by Xwraith

@cap10nate: I try to keep my comic budget under $30 a month, so I'm only pulling Manowar now. I also set some aside for the Ninjak ongoing that was announced.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@lensnart: Not a remake no but they are using the name as a cool throwback

Posted by Cap10nate

@xwraith: I ended up dropping most of my DC pull list in order to get the Valiant offerings. I haven't missed it at all. Harbinger is my favorite with X-O being a close second. Bloodshot and Shadowman are really good and entertaining as well.

Posted by TommytheHitman

This is going to be AWESOME!

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

dang..I havent had the cash to pick up the Valiant books, but this looks like it should be excellent.

But didn't they have a UNITY event during their run in the 90's any relation, or is this a updated take on that?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by EvilPenguin543

After the awesomeness that was Harbinger Wars, I have full faith in Valiant that they will be able to pull this off.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Please tell me someone else thought about this when reading the event title:

Posted by sagejonathan

MUST HAVE

Edited by ThePRez

I want to read it so bad

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Ninjakkk

Posted by jwalser3

YES.

Edited by DonFelipe

Unity, as one stand together!

Unity, X-O's gonna come!

Posted by inferiorego

Unity, as one stand together!

Unity, X-O's gonna come!

Stop this... war

Edited by TheBlackHood

@xwraith: I ended up dropping most of my DC pull list in order to get the Valiant offerings. I haven't missed it at all. Harbinger is my favorite with X-O being a close second. Bloodshot and Shadowman are really good and entertaining as well.

Conversely, I dropped all but 3 Marvel titles so that I could start picking up the Valiant books.

Posted by Xwraith

@cap10nate said:

@xwraith: I ended up dropping most of my DC pull list in order to get the Valiant offerings. I haven't missed it at all. Harbinger is my favorite with X-O being a close second. Bloodshot and Shadowman are really good and entertaining as well.

Conversely, I dropped all but 3 Marvel titles so that I could start picking up the Valiant books.

I'm only reading one from each (Green Arrow and X-Men).

Edited by CaptainHoopla

That Clayton Crain cover art, wow!

Posted by QuantumVertex

Valiant puts out some brilliant books.No Lie!

Edited by JamDamage

that cover is just silly.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

@xwraith said:

@cap10nate: I try to keep my comic budget under $30 a month, so I'm only pulling Manowar now. I also set some aside for the Ninjak ongoing that was announced.

there is a ninjak ongoing coming

Posted by Xwraith
Posted by jesusdisciple001

@xwraith: wow i shouldn't have said i'd just wait for the comics thinking it was a preview book

Edited by Hawkguy

Aw.... Yeah...

Hurry to me November

Posted by TheBlackHood

@xwraith said:

@theblackhood said:

@cap10nate said:

@xwraith: I ended up dropping most of my DC pull list in order to get the Valiant offerings. I haven't missed it at all. Harbinger is my favorite with X-O being a close second. Bloodshot and Shadowman are really good and entertaining as well.

Conversely, I dropped all but 3 Marvel titles so that I could start picking up the Valiant books.

I'm only reading one from each (Green Arrow and X-Men).

In Marvel I'm down to just Uncanny X-men, Thunderbolts, and Scarlet Spider. I still buy way too many DC titles.

Posted by papparu72

Wow, finally some love for Valiant titles. i have been reading since day 1. Yes, there is another option other than the Big 2. Although I read select Marvel and DC titles I'm loving Valiant.......but. valiant has too much infighting between major characters (heroes). What they need to do and I hope your reading Valiant... is introduce some new villains. A hero is only as great as the bad guy he's up against. Every Batman needs a joker, every Wolverine needs a Sabertooth and so on. The Universe will become stagnant if no new characters are introduced. And don't start killing off characters ala Marvel/DC. Keep the

Posted by Extremis

This looks amazing! Seems it IS an event. Glad X-O is involved with this one. They've been teasing "UNiTY" for a while though for those who didn't know or don't read Valiant.

If you're not yet reading Valiant you better get on board. Things are about to get crazy up in the Valiant Universe and you all are just plain missing out on great comics. Start with Harby Wars and X-O Manowar, that should give you a decent starting point. To those passing on valiant yet again: I pity you.

Posted by Extremis

Also, think how brilliant and relevant this is? X-O seems to be persecuted, maybe even allied against by all walks of life for trying to take back a land that was once his people's. Sound familiar?

Posted by LockeFaraday_815

I was there for the original unity event and will be here for this one

Posted by M3th

Next thing you know Shadowman is going to get a event/"crossover" in 6 months.

Posted by World_Breaker_Elmo

The more I look at Valiant comics the more I like it. I wish they had more exposure.

Posted by DonFelipe

@papparu72 said:

Wow, finally some love for Valiant titles. i have been reading since day 1. Yes, there is another option other than the Big 2. Although I read select Marvel and DC titles I'm loving Valiant.......but. valiant has too much infighting between major characters (heroes). What they need to do and I hope your reading Valiant... is introduce some new villains. A hero is only as great as the bad guy he's up against.

I do agree! At some point Valiant will have to come up with fresh names... for villains, for events, and for new heroes. Right now there's only Eternal Warrior (September launch) and Ninjak left from all the major original characters; keeping in mind Dark Horse owns the rights to Turok, Magnus/Robot Fighter, and Solar in the meantime.

However when it comes to UNITY this event/crossover thing makes sense - it's the continuation of Aric's journey and logical response from Harbinger & Co. Here's a short plot teaser from a previous article on multiversitycomics.com

ALL-NEW ARC, ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!

X-O Manowar VERSUS the Eternal Warrior!

Aric of Dacia returns to Earth after the events of Planet Death with his mind set on reclaiming the ancestral lands of his people. The code of a fifth century Visigoth is about to clash with the militaries of the modern world, and the only one who may be able to convince Aric to stand down is someone from his past – Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior. Artist Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak!) reteams with writer Robert Venditti for a brand-new arc that will set the stage for X-O Manowar’s next year in the Valiant Universe.

UNITY will start in X-O Manowar #15 - "Road to Unity" by the way.

Posted by longbowhunter

Ok I did it. Even though I've got a huge stack of unread trades at home I went and bought three different Valiant titles in trade. Guess I'm on the band wagon.

Posted by That60sGuy

TO ME MY VALIANT

Posted by MaccyD

@papparu72: I kinda like that way though, it makes the universe less "black and white" and more so just different factions.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@papparu72 said:

Wow, finally some love for Valiant titles. i have been reading since day 1. Yes, there is another option other than the Big 2. Although I read select Marvel and DC titles I'm loving Valiant.......but. valiant has too much infighting between major characters (heroes). What they need to do and I hope your reading Valiant... is introduce some new villains. A hero is only as great as the bad guy he's up against.

I do agree! At some point Valiant will have to come up with fresh names... for villains, for events, and for new heroes. Right now there's only Eternal Warrior (September launch) and Ninjak left from all the major original characters; keeping in mind Dark Horse owns the rights to Turok, Magnus/Robot Fighter, and Solar in the meantime.

However when it comes to UNITY this event/crossover thing makes sense - it's the continuation of Aric's journey and logical response from Harbinger & Co. Here's a short plot teaser from a previous article on multiversitycomics.com

ALL-NEW ARC, ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!

X-O Manowar VERSUS the Eternal Warrior!

Aric of Dacia returns to Earth after the events of Planet Death with his mind set on reclaiming the ancestral lands of his people. The code of a fifth century Visigoth is about to clash with the militaries of the modern world, and the only one who may be able to convince Aric to stand down is someone from his past – Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior. Artist Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak!) reteams with writer Robert Venditti for a brand-new arc that will set the stage for X-O Manowar’s next year in the Valiant Universe.

UNITY will start in X-O Manowar #15 - "Road to Unity" by the way.

Well they have introduced some good bad guys IMO, Harada & the Harbinger Foundation, Project Rising Spirit, Master Darque and the various groups that make up the Sect.

Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I'm def picking this up, Unity sounds awesome. Aric vs everyone!!!

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