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X-O Manowar #9

X-O Manowar #9 Review: High Sci-Fi John Carter Meets Game Of Thrones

Juneday is leading the Burnt into battle against the Azurians. Elsewhere, the formerly enslaved Gen-Modified Azurians lay siege to the Cadmium Empire. The Cadmium take the fight to Burnt miners and their machines. All the while, Emperor Aric watches, feeling helpless to stop the chaos that has engulfed this planet. His grip on the empire […]

[Updated] 12 Images From Marvel’s Venom Variant Month March 2017

Marvel released four of their Venom variants for their “Venom Variant Month” in March 2017 to CBR, quickly then distributing the images over a few sites and which we’ve collected here.   Well you didn’t see that when I published it yesterday (01:00 today my time!), because (like the total newbie that I am) I didn’t publish […]

Tom Judge: The Rapture – 24 Trades Of Christmas

Today our tour of the comic shop trade / graphic novel shelves takes us to the T’s. For Top Cow and for Tom Judge. The publisher is probably best known for the characters of Witchblade and the Darkness, but those characters represent just 2 of the 13 Artifacts represented in the Top Cow universe. A […]

Komandar Bloodshot One-Shot Spins Out Of Divinity III This December

Last week Valiant showed off some pages from the upcoming Divinity III: Stalinverse series coming out in December. The idea being that the Valiant Universe has been made over into a world where the Soviet Union was the dominant country. Out of that, the publisher has announced Divinity III: Komandar Bloodshot #1. The one-shot will […]

Rai To Confront Father In 4001 A.D. #3

We have a first look at the third issue of 4001 A.D. from Valiant. Part of their summer event that also includes four issues of Rai and four one-shots featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman and the new War Mother. This issue, written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Clayton Crain, focuses on the the forsake […]

4001 A.D. Is A Different Type Of Summer Event

Most publisher roll out their summer events and it ties into as man other books in the line as possible. Marvel and DC are known for this type of thing where you can buy their seven issue mini-series but you need to pick up like a hundred and five other books to get the complete […]

4001 A.D. Starts This Week And We Have A Preview

Valiant is about to kick off their newest crossover event, 4001 A.D. with the first issue hitting stores on May 4th. The issue is written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Clayton Crain and David Mack and with covers by Crain, Tula Lotay, Ryan Bodenheim, Clayton Henry, Ryan Lee and Ryan Sook. Here is an […]

An Advanced Preview Of 4001 A.D. #2 From Valiant

Valiant’s big summer event for this years is 4001 A.D. centered around their character of Rai and the remnants of their universe of characters that exist two millenniums in the future. Here we get an advanced preview of 4001 A.D. #2, written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Clayton Crain. Rai’s insurrection against his creator […]

Huge Preview For Valiant’s The Summer Of 4001 A.D.

Valiant Entertainment has dubbed this The Summer of 4001 A.D., which means my wall calendar is off by 185 years. To go with their summer event, they have created a checklist which has been inserted into copies of the Previews catalog out now. The checklist shows the three books each month (May – August) that […]

Rai Recruits The Heroes Of The 41st Century In 4001 A.D. First Look

Here we have a first look at 4001 A.D. #1, the first of a new four-part series from Valiant by writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain. The series follows Rai, the now fallen guardian of New Japan, as he tries to rally the heroes of the 41st century.   One hundred years from today, Father […]

Valiant Teases 2016 Slate With 4001 AD By Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain

Valiant is kicking off the last week of the year with a series of teases for 2016, beginning today with a sneak peek at 4001 A.D., their upcoming summer crossover event by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain. Slated to begin with an exclusive prologue story in their 2016 Free Comic Book Day release before the […]


Kindt And Crain Bring The Orphan Story Arc To Rai #9 This August

Writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain continue their run with the guardian of New Japan with a new story arc beginning in August. Part one of The Orphan will take place in Rai #9. Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed […]

Valiant Previews – Imperium #3 and Rai #8

We have previews for Valiant titles shipping next week. Imperium #3 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite and Rai #8 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain. IMPERIUM #3 [VALIANT NEXT] Written by Joshua Dysart Art by Doug Braithwaite Covers by Raul Allen, Braithwaite, Cary Nord A better world. By any means necessary. The devastating new […]


McFarlane, Holguin And Crain Announce Savior At Image Expo

Todd McFarlane had a new series to announce at Image Expo today. Savior will kick off in April with the tagline “What if the most dangerous man on Earth was the one trying to do the most good?” The series will be written by Brian Holguin with Todd McFarlane and art by Clayton Crain. The first […]

Advanced Preview Of Valiant’s Rai #5

Rai has been a sales juggernaut for Valiant with multiple sell-outs. The book is doing very well in the capable hands of Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain. But if you haven’t gotten in on it already, we’re told that issue #5 is the start of a new story arc, Battle for New Japan. In the […]

Clayton Crain On Rai Forever

Rai artist Clayton Crain, headhunted from Marvel by Valiant produces work like this. And this. And this. And this. So much so that some have worried how long he can keep it up for. And, even as an exclusive creator at Valiant, if he will be headhunted again. Well, Ian Melton reported back after talking to comic creators […]