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Valiant Solicitations for October 2012

Written by Royal Nonesuch on Wednesday, July 18 2012 and posted in News with Benefits

Take a look at everything Valiant has coming up in October!


Following The Summer of Valiant comes The Fall...err...let's call that, The Autumn of Valiant! 

The fine folks at Valiant have released the solicitations for all they have coming out in October this year.  Valiant, of course, has a small but dedicated group of action adventure titles for your reading pleasure.  With the third issue of Archer & Armstrong, it turns out just about every single myth, urban legend, conspiracy theory, and all around wacky idea is completely true.  In Bloodshot we take a deeper look into the past of the man known as...Bloodshot.  Harbinger gets really ominous, and X-O Manowar continues his conflict with Ninjak!

For all of you lovers of Valiant Classic, the publisher has you covered as well.  October sees the debut of a new line of trade paperbacks collecting the best of Valiant's yesteryear.  It's 90's-riffic!

Here are the solicits:

VALIANT Solicitations For OCTOBER 2012


ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3AA_003_CVR_RGB_FOR_WEB_
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

Fnord!

Those email forwards Grandma sends you? ALL TRUE. Every lurid cover of every supermarket tabloid? ALL TRUE. That impossible-to-read GeoCities site rambling on about truthers, birthers and black ops alien greys working for the U.N.? ALL TRUE. The Sect has dragged a curtain of confusion across the inner workings of your world, but fear not, the conspiracy-busters Archer & Armstrong are here to deliver Truth in the form of ass-kicking! (And ass-kicking in the form of ass-kicking.) Our heroes' newfound friendship will face its greatest test as they battle The Sisters of Perpetual Darkness – the Nunjas ("ninja" + "nun") who guard Rome's blasphemous secrets. Obadiah Archer thought he had been betrayed by his family before, but nothing can prepare him for this!

Also: the existence of God will be proven for all time. Or disproven. One of the two.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 10th


BS_004_CVR_RGB_FOR_WEB_BLOODSHOT #4
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

They call you Project Bloodshot, but you had a real name once.

You were born, raised, maybe even loved. And at some point, some evil bastards filled your head with dozens of false memories to motivate you, restrain you, control you. And oh, what they made you do in the name of national security... But what if one of those memories wasn't false? What if you had a real wife and a child somewhere in the world who thought you were dead? Wouldn't you go through seven kinds of violent hell to find them? Congrats. Your wish is about to be granted...

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 10th


HARBINGER #5HAR_005_CVR_RGB_FOR_WEB_
Written by JOSH DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek. Master and apprentice. Creator and destroyer. Alpha and omega.

Humanity's most powerful psionic, Pete Stanchek, has been run to ground. His few friends and family are gone. He is loved is by no one. At the nadir of his brief, 18-year existence, he has been drugged, deceived and deluded by a corporate master. But now he's finally had enough. Tonight, the human race will find out exactly how powerful he is. Tonight, the boy who has nothing will go to war against the man who has everything. And soon the Valiant Universe will discover that anything can end – even the world.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 17th


XO_006_CVR_RGB_FOR_WEB_X-O MANOWAR #6
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Character Design Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Ninjak vs. X-O Manowar: Round II!

Aric of Dacia has bonded with the most powerful weapon in the universe, but his command of the sentient X-O Manowar armor will lead him to cross swords with Ninjak, the world's most skilled weapons specialist. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within Earth's governments, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost.  It's raw power versus stealth and cunning in the second installment of the espionage-edged thriller that pits two of Valiant's most popular heroes against each other – to the death.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 17th


VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT VOL. 1 HCBS_VALIANT_MASTERS_HC_RGB_FOR_WEB_
BLOOD OF THE MACHINE

Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Perlin, Andrew Wendel and Ted Halsted
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

The first in an all-new library of Valiant classics!

Collected for the first time anywhere, the best-selling title of the 90s is back! Re-presenting the first arc of his original adventures in the VH1 Valiant Universe, Bloodshot comes armed to the teeth with bullets, nanites – and questions. With all of New York as his battlefield, Bloodshot wages a one-man war for the secrets to his past. But with the whole of New York's mafia underground hot on his tail, he'll soon realize that some questions are better left unanswered! With appearances from Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, Rai and more, no fan can miss this essential piece of Valiant history! Collecting BLOODSHOT (1994) #1-8 and featuring AN ALL-NEW, NEVER–BEFORE-SEEN STORY by the original creative team of Kevin VanHook and Don Perlin.

$24.99/Rated T+/200 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 24th



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