Valiant’s February 2016 Solicitations
Valiant’s February 2016 Solicitations have arrived. Many of their flagship series are continuing and in the middle of the arcs including Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and Wrath of the Eternal Warrior. Imperium launches a new arc with “Stormbreak.” I’m pretty much on board with everything Valiant is putting out. The stories found within their books are just plain top quality. I also want to get Juan Jose Ryp’s Variant Cover for Imperium #13 on a t-shirt. I just love that cover with Toyo Harada! What will you be picking up from Valiant come February?
Bloodshot Reborn #11 (“The Analog Man” – Part 2)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by RYAN SOOK
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover C by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Thirty years from today…”THE ANALOG MAN” goes to war with Ninjak!
Far into a post-apocalyptic future, Los Angeles has descended into chaos. Even the remaining heroes of the Valiant Universe can’t stand against the G.A.T.E. super-tech that dominates the wastelands. As Bloodshot and Magic emerge with a small group of survivors in tow, an unexpected ally from the past shows up, seeking help, forcing Bloodshot to either turn his back on his friend…or his family!
New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) bring down the hammer on a metal-tearing vision of the future that must be seen to be believed right here in the second scorching chapter of “THE ANALOG MAN”!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24
Bloodshot Reborn: The Analog Man – Director’s Cut #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Witness two master creators at the height of their powers as THE ANALOG MAN returns…in bare-knuckled black and white!
For the first time ever, go behind the scenes and discover the unexpurgated glory of Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa’s post-apocalyptic joyride through the future-shocked badlands of the Valiant Universe with a special 48-page “director’s cut” of BLOODSHOT REBORN #10, showcasing LaRosa’s raw, hyper-detailed pencil artwork and Lemire’s complete script! Stripped down to pencils and letters alone, you’ve never seen Bloodshot like this before as the must-read storyline of the New Year circles back for an encore presentation of THE ANALOG MAN’s gasoline-soaked first chapter!
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24
Faith #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
COVER B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover C by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER
The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!
Just as she uncovers a conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills that threatens the lives of her fellow psiots and new friends alike, Faith must also deal with the return of her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque…and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!
Be here as all-star creators Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue the groundbreaking, first-ever solo series for the Valiant Universe’s most extraordinary hero…the high-flying Faith!
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 24
Imperium #13 (New Arc! “Stormbreak” – Part 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CAFU
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
ALL-NEW ARC! JUMP ON BOARD HERE! “STORMBREAK” is about to bombard the front lines of the Valiant Universe!
The world’s most powerful team of mercenaries is on the defense…as an elite international kill squad led by Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps’ Major Charlie Palmer descends to destroy Imperium’s stronghold!
Toyo Harada will save the world…if he doesn’t doom it first. The revolutionary disruption that Harada and his team have launched – by deposing tyrants, housing refugees, and feeding the poor – has come at the expense of the world’s wealthiest nations. When the planet’s leaders have had enough, it will be decided: Toyo Harada must die. Now a crack unit of operatives will stand against Harada on the global stage…with his own former pupil Livewire taking him head-on. Meanwhile, Harada’s military lieutenant Gravedog meets his match when Palmer drops into the firefight of a lifetime…H.A.R.D. Corps vs. H.A.R.D. Corps!
The war starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and chart-topping artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) unite for an explosive new jumping-on point…pitting the Valiant Universe’s notorious team of monsters and revolutionaries against the very system they’ve sworn to overthrow!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 17
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #4
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Cover C by MARCOS MARTIN
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Even Hell has met its match…in the unrelenting fury of the Eternal Warrior!
In the wake of BOOK OF DEATH…the Earth’s immortal champion is dead…but his battle is far from over. Cast out of our world and into a fearsome afterlife of pain and punishment, Gilad is determined to return to our world and resume his duty… But can even history’s most formidable master of war forge ahead in an unearthly domain built to break the human spirit? Now, on the cusp of freedom, the Eternal Warrior rises to fight an enemy with a grudge as old as himself…only to the find that the price of victory might just be everything and everyone he has ever loved…
The year’s heart-shattering new ongoing series steps out of Hell…and into the battle for life itself as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and visionary artist Raul Allen (NINJAK) force the Eternal Warrior into the next brutal level of rebirth in a world beyond our own!
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 17
Ninjak #12 (“Operation: Deadside” – Part 3)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by TOM RANEY
Cover C by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
Into the darkness…as “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” reveals the secrets of Shadowman!
MI-6’s doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves face-to-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface…and has his time trapped amidst the Deadside’s horrors stolen his humanity once and for all? A battle to save the soul of the Valiant Universe is about to begin – but even the good guys can’t be sure if they’re on the right side!
The Valiant milestone of 2016 continues here as superstar creators Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring “OPERATION: DEADSIDE” thundering towards an unmissable climax!
$3.99 | 40 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 10
X-O Manowar #44
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut deep into “THE KILL LIST”!
Dispatched by MI-6 to dismantle a Vine terror cell before its next deadly attack, the Valiant Universe’s fiercest warrior and most elite master assassin have reunited to locate their target…and they might already be too late! But as Commander Trill’s master plan comes to fruition, he may discover that his greatest enemy is within!
Epic storytellers Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) plunge into the world of espionage and intrigue as X-O Manowar’s latest page-turner hunts the heroes of the Valiant Universe!
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 3
The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #3 (of 4)
Shan Fong-Mirage thought she had solved the riddle of her ghostly husband…
They thought the magic of an ancient scroll, the Secunda Vita, could restore Hwen Mirage’s physical form. But the spells in the scroll are deadly…and after spending decades trapped within its words, the malevolent and corrupted spirit of a long-dead sorcerer has been freed to wreak lethal havoc on Earth! To stop this dark force once and for all, Shan and Hwen Mirage must marshal an alliance of old friends and new enemies, of the living and the dead. If they should fail? The living will die…and the dead will be extinguished in this life and the next!
Valiant’s Harvey Award-nominated sensation unleashes an all-new chapter as acclaimed creators Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) throw the Doctors Mirage into their biggest adventure yet!
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 10