Take a look at some Barry Windsor-Smith artwork from the earl 90's, with the original Eternal Warrior.
Source: Press Release
Here in the present, the current incarnation of Valiant just wrapped up an arc in Archer & Armstrong that introduced Gilad, the Eternal Warrior (the character is soon to show up in X-O Manowar). Well, back in the day of the original Valiant (before they were known nationwide as The Flyin' V), Gilad had his own book, and it was drawn by the great Barry Windsor-Smith. Don't remember? Miss out on those heady days? Well, you're in luck, because The Flyin' V has been taking on a trip in the ol' wayback machine with their Valiant Masters line of hardcovers that reprint a lot of that early material. So, if you thought Eternal Warrior was so cool the last couple of months, now you get to see the classic version.
Barry Windsor-Smith's ETERNAL WARRIOR Charges Into VALIANT MASTERS
Valiant is proud to announce the upcoming release of Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist and Steel HC – a new hardcover collection re-presenting the legendary debut of Valiant's original immortal hero for the first time anywhere!
Arriving in stores this August, the latest Valiant Masters volume presents never-before-collected works by Eisner Award-winner and comics legend Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), alongside all-time classic stories by Jim Shooter (The Avengers, Secret Wars), Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, Batman Confidential), John Dixon (Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor) and Yvel Guichet (Aquaman,Stormwatch) – all in a deluxe hardcover format!
For a thousand generations, Gilad Anni-Padda has defended the innocent and dealt out justice as the Eternal Warrior – the undying champion of the Geomancers, the Earth’s chosen Fist and Steel. An unsung veteran of every war ever waged, Gilad’s hard-fought quest from the ancient world to modern day Los Angeles will force him to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – and into a brand new kind of battle alongside the likes of Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and his own long-lost brother, the one and only Armstrong.
Featuring the Eternal Warrior's original solo debut by Jim Shooter and John Dixon alongside Barry Windsor-Smith's classic tales "Time & Space," "Space & Time" and "The Musketeers!", this masterfully illustrated epic of the original Valiant Universe collects Eternal Warrior (1992) #1-7 and Archer & Armstrong (1992)/Eternal Warrior (1992) #8.
Relive these centuries-spanning adventures and more in Valiant Masters: Eternal Warrior Vol. 1 – The Fist and Steel HC – available in finer comic shops everywhere this August!
And for an advance look inside, check out the Valiant Masters: 2013 FCBD Showcase Edition
in comic shops everywhere for Free Comic Book Day this May 4th! Visit FreeComicBookDay.com
to find a participating retailer near you.
VALIANT MASTERS: ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1 – THE FIST AND STEEL HC
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JIM SHOOTER and KEVIN VANHOOK
Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN DIXON and YVEL GUICHET
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH