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Valiant Full Monthly Solicitations for May 2014

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, February 24 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Valiant Full Monthly Solicitations for May 2014

What's Valiant got planned for May? Find out here.



  

  

 

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!

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!





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