The August 2015 solicitation from Valiant brings us The Fall of Ninjak as part of the Book of Death event plus new story arcs for Ninjak, X-O Manowar and Rai plus the final issue of Dead Drop.
BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover C by KANO Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer’s BOOK OF DEATH unfold! Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won’t go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO Cover B by CLAY MANN Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
So let it be written, so let it be done…
In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future… The superstar team that brought you DIVINITY – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine – reunite to reveal an essential new chapter of BOOK OF DEATH, ripped from the future of the Valiant Universe!
BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Art & Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth’s first Geomancer continues! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe’s beginnings as Earth’s protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!
BLOODSHOT REBORN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN Cover B by MICO SUAYAN QR Voice Variant by JAY FABARES Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON Variant Cover by KANO
EVIL-DOERS, BEWARE… BLOODSQUIRT IS TAKING CHARGE! The memories of the thousands of people he killed as Bloodshot aren’t the only things that haunt Ray Garrison. For months now, the specter of the Geomancer and a nightmarish cartoon known as Bloodsquirt have tormented him at every turn. Are they real or a just figment of Bloodshot’s broken psyche? And just who are the other members of the Bloodsquirt’s squad…and what are they planning next? Follow New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT) and special guest artist Raul Allen (Hawkeye) down the rabbit hole right here for an essential chapter of the “Colorado” epic!
NINJAK #6 (NEW ARC! “THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT Art by RAUL ALLEN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE SHADOW WARS” START NOW! WHO ARE THE SHADOW SEVEN? That’s the question Ninjak was sent to answer when he was dispatched to destroy terrorist organization Weaponeer from the inside out. As the mysterious new enemies make their move, he’s on a globe-spanning race against time to stop their machinations. Plus: discover how Colin King and Neville Alcott first met – and the deadly secret Neville has kept from Colin as NINJAK: THE LOST FILES continue…and Matt Kindt, Raul Allen, and Butch Guice begin a pivotal new chapter of the year’s smash-hit new series!
RAI #9 (NEW ARC! “THE ORPHAN” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover B by RYAN SOOK Cover C by RILEY ROSSMO Cover D by RYAN LEE Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! RAI FALLS TO EARTH IN…”THE ORPHAN”! Superstar creative team Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future…but will the titular hero? Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai’s allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Rai is determined to save his friends and bring down Father once and for all–but how can he do that from Earth? And will he survive the journey?
X-O MANOWAR #39 (NEW ARC! “EXODUS” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover B by ROBERT GILL Variant Cover by CAFU Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “EXODUS” BEGINS NOW! Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O Manowar!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO Cover B by PERE PEREZ Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN
Harada’s team of “BROKEN ANGELS” confront… DIVINITY! The telepathic mastermind. The alien assassin. The mercenary super-soldier. The mad scientist. And the killer robot with a soul. Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called Divinity.
IVAR, TIIMEWALKER #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN Cover B by STEVE LIEBER Modern Age Variant by ROBERT GILL
“BREAKING HISTORY” IS ALL OVER! It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they’ll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain’t called “Saving History” now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!
Written by MATT KINDT Art by JOSE LUIS
Cover by KANO Variant Cover by SINA GRACE
The world tips closer to the brink of World War III, and the unstoppable War-Monger tears a swath through the ranks of Unity…today and always! Can X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior fare any better than their predecessors? War-Monger took apart the rosters of decades past, and now Unity faces their most implacable enemy…and they don’t even know they’re already losing!
DEAD DROP #4 (of 4)
Written by ALES KOT Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Detective Cejudo pieces everything together. The long con materializes. And she might not have a way to stop it. This was always a game within a game, since the beginning, and the person at the core of it manipulated us all along. Now, with the con revealed, the team must face the truth.
X-O MANOWAR VOL. 9: DEAD HAND TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by DIEGO BERNARD and RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by JORGE MOLINA
Doomed by DEAD HAND! In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called Dead Hand has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, Dead Hand will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion-strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will Dead Hand’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds? The devastating cosmic showdown begins right here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) take X-O Manowar face-to-face with a robot army hellbent on the destruction of everything!
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #33–37.
X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: BY THE SWORD TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by CARY NORD Cover by DAVID AJA
An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that launched the Valiant Universe – now with newly expanded special features and back-up material! Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon — a sentient suit of indestructible armor — and become X-O Manowar! Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan) launch the smash-hit series named Best Ongoing Series by Ain’t It Cool News and Best Revival by The Onion/A.V. Club and nominated for Comic Book of the Year by the Diamond Gem Awards.
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #1-4, along rarely seen designs, sketches, and process art!
QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST AND BRIGHT VOL. 2: SWITCH TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
From legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) comes the next genre-colliding trade paperback collection of the complete adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team! Once estranged friends, now reluctant crime fighting partners, Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are making the best of things. Forced to “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours by the disastrous lab accident that gave them their powers or have their bodies’ dissipate forever, the two have teamed up and shacked up with the people they get along with least – each other! But when bomb-wielding terrorists leave Woody at death’s door and the experimental super-science procedure to save his life leaves Woody and Quantum trapped in each other’s bodies, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn how to walk a mile in each other’s shoes…literally. Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #8–13 and THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: HOLY S-WORD WE’RE CANCELLED TPB.
BLOODSHOT DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART, FRED VAN LENTE, PETER MILLIGAN, B. CLAY MOORE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, BART SEARS, PERE PEREZ, TOM RANEY, LEWIS LAROSA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS, and BARRY KITSON
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.
Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the Harbinger Active Resistance Division – the black budget, technologically augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps on a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions against the Harbinger Foundation, Project Rising Spirit’s own rogue operators, and the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong. Get ready for a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe and heroes always die trying! Acclaimed writers Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and Peter Milligan join an all-star cast of artists – including Emanuel Lupacchino, Howard Chaykin, Bart Sears, Lewis LaRosa, and more – here for the explosive final act of Bloodshot’s smash-hit ongoing series, re-presented in its entirety for the first time ever in a prestige-sized hardcover format and packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features!
Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14-23, BLOODSHOT #24-25, BLOODSHOT #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18-19.