Posted by inferiorego (24734 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant is offering quite a bit of interesting stuff for the month of May, including their newest series RAI. Here's a list of everything Valiant you can pick up a few months down the road.

RAI #1

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CLAYTON CRAIN

Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN, BRYAN HITCH, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and RAUL ALLEN

Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Variant Cover by DAVID AJA & RAUL ALLEN

Blank Cover also available

VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!

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…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 7th!

RAI #1 PULLBOX PLUS EDITION

Written by MATT KINDT

Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

For the very first time – pre-order to get 15+ extra pages of 4001 A.D. action!

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, celebrate the launch of VALIANT FIRST with a special expanded edition of RAI #1, featuring more than 15 pages of in-story bonus features and dedicated looks inside the world of 4001 A.D. that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!

Retailers please note: this item will come polybagged and will be limited to initial orders only.

$4.99/T+/48 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 7th!

X-O MANOWAR #25

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with PETER MILLIGAN and JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by DIEGO BERNARD with J.G. JONES, BRYAN HITCH, and RAFER ROBERTS

Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH

Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI

Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN

Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON

VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar’s 25th issue…and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS!

Find out why the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: PART ZERO by Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century’s alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti and J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of X-O Manowar from Peter Milligan & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, and much, much more!

$4.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 21st!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #20 (NEW ARC!)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by PERE PEREZ

Covers by SHAWN CRYSTAL and MICHAEL WALSH

Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! “AMERICAN WASTELAND” begins here!

His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage – but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the CHURCH OF RETROLOGY! What insidious plans does THE LIZARD KING, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast’s rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe’s premier conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 7th!

SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #2 (of 3)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO

Cover by JEFF DEKAL

Variant Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

The return of Master Darque!

Only one man can help Shadowman now…his worst enemy! Forced to confront the greatest shock of his lifetime, Jack Boniface speeds down a self-destructive spiral he may never recover from. Exterminating the wild and evil loa spirits that haunt New Orleans at any cost, Jack has left himself with nothing to lose…in this world. By crossing the veil into the dark world beyond – the Deadside – will Jack save his own soul…or destroy himself?

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 28th!

UNITY #7

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CAFU

Covers by TREVOR HAIRSINE and RAUL ALLEN

Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK

The final deathtrap of Dr. Silk!

Ninjak’s ultimate enemy has drawn his web tight around X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam…and now they’re about to find out how the globe’s most brilliantly depraved mind doles out revenge. “Trapped by Webnet” cuts to an action-packed conclusion…and no one will escape Dr. Silk’s grasp unscathed!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 21st!

HARBINGER #23

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Final Interlocking Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA

Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

Dead. Means. Dead.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 28th!

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22 (NEW ARC!)

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART

Art by AL BARRIONUEVO

Covers by LEWIS LAROSA and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! Bloodshot VS. H.A.R.D. Corps!

The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side – and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all…but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it! Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation…and whoever wins…everyone loses!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 14th!

QUANTUM AND WOODY #10

Written by JAMES ASMUS

Art by KANO

Covers by KANO and RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Quantum and Woody – against the world…or against each other?!

Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

ON SALE MAY 14th!

SHADOWMAN VOL. 4: FEAR, BLOOD, AND SHADOWS TPB

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & AL BARRIONUEVO

Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Master storytellers Peter Milligan and Roberto de la Torre present an all-new new beginning for New Orleans’ mysterious defender.

When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface – or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that’s seized control of his life…and which may be responsible for a violent rampage throughout New Orleans…

Collecting SHADOWMAN #13-16 by comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), start reading here as Shadowman begins a brand new era…and Jack Boniface gets dragged to his blackest depths yet!

$14.99/T+/32 pgs.

TRADE PAPERBACK

ISBN: 978-1-939346-27-8

ON SALE MAY 7th!

HARBINGER WARS DELUXE EDITON HC

Written by JOSHUA DYSART and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, BARRY KITSON, TREVOR HAIRSINE, KHARI EVANS, CLAYTON CRAIN, and MICO SUAYAN

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Re-presenting Valiant’s best-selling crossover event in complete chronological order, the acclaimed Harbinger Wars saga gets the deluxe oversized hardcover treatment – with more than 20+ pages of bonus content and rarely-seen special features!

When an untrained and undisciplined team of super-powered test subjects escape from Project Rising Spirit and onto the Vegas Strip, Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades will find themselves locked in battle against a deadly succession of opponents – and each other. As the combined forces of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Generation Zero, and omega-level telekinetic Toyo Harada all descend on Las Vegas to vie for the control of Rising Spirit’s deadliest assets, the world is about to discover the shocking price of an all-out superhuman conflict…and no one will escape unscathed. Who will survive the Harbinger Wars?

Collecting HARBINGER WARS #1-4, HARBINGER #11-14, BLOODSHOT #10-13 and material from the HARBINGER WARS SKETCHBOOK, the Harbinger Wars Deluxe Edition HC is the only place to find the complete story of the groundbreaking crossover that IGN calls “one hell of a ride.”

$39.99/T+/368 pgs.

OVERSIZED HARDCOVER

ISBN: 978-1-939346-32-2

ON SALE MAY 28th!

Staff
#1 Posted by 2cool4fun (1367 posts) - - Show Bio

Got to love quantum & woody!

#2 Edited by Perfect 10 (1061 posts) - - Show Bio

so someone's dying in harbinger. bummer. well seeing as only TWO people are missing its either ax or amalia (however you spell it) most likely ax as he is a newer character but dont want anyone to die :(

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this:

This:

This:

Aaaaand this:

#4 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21878 posts) - - Show Bio

i was hoping that Shadowman would get a big hardcover

#5 Posted by fACEmelter88 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

So glad Valiant is back...and actually good.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

i was hoping that Shadowman would get a big hardcover

maybe if the trade sells well

#8 Posted by Fallschirmjager (17572 posts) - - Show Bio

take

all

my

money

#9 Posted by CheeseSticks (2479 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbinger and Rai for me. Can't wait for Armor Hunters crossover tho. Looks so awesome.

#12 Edited by kivatt (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Where's eternal warrior?

#13 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio
@kivatt said:

Where's eternal warrior?

Apparently there is no solicit for it :(

#14 Edited by UlquiorraSchiffer (72 posts) - - Show Bio

We've been waiting for Rai for so long, I can't believe it's actually happening. Here's hoping the future force shows up somewhere, those were some great characters.

Also the retro X-O variant is great.

#15 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

#16 Posted by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

Omg those Rai covers are breathtaking. I want them all!

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Yeah why is that... I love Eternal Warrior :(

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy said:

Omg those Rai covers are breathtaking. I want them all!

@jonny_anonymous said:

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Yeah why is that... I love Eternal Warrior :(

hopefully it's just one month

#18 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11626 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Horrible news. EW is one of my favorite ongoings right now.

#19 Posted by sagejonathan (1956 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are you so good Valiant? You taking my money.

#20 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Horrible news. EW is one of my favorite ongoings right now.

same here

#21 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11626 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Horrible news. EW is one of my favorite ongoings right now.

same here

Do you know how long it'll be on hiatus for?

#22 Edited by Transformers1024 (1933 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll DEFINITELY be checking out Rai. That artwork is absolutely stunning!

#23 Posted by jwalser3 (5027 posts) - - Show Bio

Ssshh wallet, it's okay.

#24 Posted by Cap10nate (2300 posts) - - Show Bio

Clayton Henry on Harbinger and Rai . . . Yes Please.

I love that white cover for Unity.

#26 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@arturocalakayvee said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

Eternal Warrior is going on hiatus when rai launches, I don't know why :- (

Horrible news. EW is one of my favorite ongoings right now.

same here

Do you know how long it'll be on hiatus for?

Greg Pak twittered it would be "for a few months as RAI rolls out."

It's fine by me as long as they will bring back the Eternal Warrior after a short break. It will have me even more excited about its return.

#27 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

The rain and drops on that Bloodshot cover are cool!

So many brilliant covers and comics books...

I love Valiant!

#28 Posted by ZbvmX (266 posts) - - Show Bio

More Quantum & Woody please! Really wish "The Delinquents" and The Goat #0 would come out sooner :P

#29 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (328 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum & Woody, all day, ever day.

#30 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to Archer & Armstrong American Wasteland

#31 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11626 posts) - - Show Bio

@donfelipe: A few months?! Aww man. Thanks anyway!

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Edited by IrishX (2375 posts) - - Show Bio

When I saw that Shadowman was a 3-issue mini it got me worried about the ongoing which still might come to an end but quickly looking at a couple articles it says they are using the mini as a jumping on point so there should definitely be more Shadowman comics after the mini.

#35 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio
@irishx said:

When I saw that Shadowman was a 3-issue mini it got me worried about the ongoing which still might come to an end but quickly looking at a couple articles it says they are using the mini as a jumping on point so there should definitely be more Shadowman comics after the mini.

Me, too! Shadowman is my favorite Valiant book and it's just gotten so much better with the new creative team. De La Torre's art is mind-blowing.

Hows it selling? It's not in any danger is it?

The question is what impact will this short hiatus (assuming it will be just that) have on EW's sales numbers? Somehow I don't think it's the best timing. It's still a fairly new title and with all the other stuff coming up some readers may not pick it up again and I don't think a #9 will attract too many new readers either.