In the dog-eat-dog world of comic book publishing, it doesn’t matter what you did last month. Only what you’re hoping comic book retailers will buy the crap out of three months from now, so long as you slap enough variant covers on it. With that in mind, as the dust has barely settled from Harbinger Wars 2: This Time It’s Harbingerer, Valiant is already looking forward to Incursion, and send out a first look preview today.
From the press release:
As first revealed on Paste Magazine, Valiant is proud to present your first look at INCURSION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN UNEARTHLY NEW SERIES by celebrated writers Andy Diggle (SHADOWMAN) and Alex Paknadel (Friendo), with superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR)!
On February 20th, one of Valiant’s most iconic and beloved heroes, the Eternal Warrior, emerges to lead the charge in an all-new limited event series, featuring the stunning premiere of a completely new villain to the Valiant Universe – a ruthless intergalactic conqueror known as Imperatrix Virago!
“Valiant fans will know that the Deadside is far more than just an afterlife. It’s a living, breathing ecosystem with its own customs and flora and fauna,” writer Alex Paknadel told Paste. “Imperatrix Virago doesn’t care about all that, though; for her, it’s a transport medium that will take her to any world in the universe where there is life. In other words, it’s the place from which she strikes.”
Beyond the margins of human reason lies a realm known as the Deadside, where the souls of the dearly departed linger – and where demons wait for us in the dark. For countless ages, Earth’s chosen protectors have guarded the veil between both worlds – but there are other doors to the Deadside, through which gruesome terrors from galaxies untold can trespass… With the planet’s freedom at stake, can the reigning Geomancer and her steadfast Eternal Warrior stand together against an invasion unlike any they’ve ever witnessed?
Following in the footsteps of FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 this past September, BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 later this month in November, and LIVEWIRE #1 in December, INCURSION represents the latest series in Valiant’s BEYOND initiative, carrying the critically acclaimed publisher forward into 2019 with an exploration into the Valiant Universe’s hidden depths!
From critically acclaimed writer Andy Diggle, rising star writer Alex Paknadel, and legendary artist Doug Braithwaite comes a story that will rock the Valiant Universe across dimensions in INCURSION #1 – featuring covers by Doug Braithwaite and Roberto de la Torre (NINJA-K)!
INCURSION #1 (of 4)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE and ALEX PAKNADEL
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
B/W Cover C by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 20th
“Rock the [insert publisher here] universe across dimensions?” Gotta give ’em credit, that’s the first time we’ve heard it put like that. Usually, the universe is rocked or shaken to its core, not across dimensions. Valiant has not yet revealed whether nothing will ever be the same again, but maybe they’re saving that for final order cutoff.
Check out the preview below: