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Why You Need a Pull List: Valiant Solicits for January 2014

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Quantum and Woody. Harbinger. X-O Manowar. Unity. Eternal Warrior. Need I say more? Valiant has huge stories coming your way in January, and we’ve got the scoop. Check ’em out, and start adding to your pull list now!

January 1:

SM_TPB_003_DEADSIDE-BLUESSHADOWMAN VOL. 3: DEADSIDE BLUES TPB – The secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present…

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Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Now, for the very first time, discover how the dark roots of the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this collection of acclaimed tales from some of comics brightest talents.

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0 and SHADOWMAN #10-12, join Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan and an all-star cast of visionary creators –including Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) Ales Kot (Suicide Squad), Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel), Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and more – for an unadulterated look inside the secret world of New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian.

Writers: JUSTIN JORDAN, JIM ZUB, ALES KOT, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, DUFFY BOUDREAU, and NEIL DVORAK
Art: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, DIEGO BERNARD, ANDREA CUNEO, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH, and NEIL DVORAK
Cover: DAVE JOHNSON
Price/Age/Pages:  $14.99/T+/128 pgs.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-16-2

January 8:

BSCORPS_TPB_004_HARD-CORPSBLOODSHOT VOL. 4: H.A.R.D. CORPS TPB: Every mission…is someone’s last.

Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION – the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines – and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe…and heroes always die trying.

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14-17 and BLOODSHOT #0, join acclaimed writers Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong) right here to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe’s most feared team of superhuman operatives! Also featuring the shocking origin of Bloodshot as told by Matt KIndt (Mind MGMT) and ChrisCross (Superman/Batman)!

Writers: CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART and MATT KINDT
Artists: EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and CHRISCROSS
Cover: J.G. JONES
Price/Age/Pages: $14.99/T+/128 pgs.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-19-3

 

QW_007_COVER_DOYLEQUANTUM AND WOODY #7 

So…two superheroes, a clone, and a goat move into a junior two-bedroom…
As a totally questionable romance blossoms between Woody and his runaway science experiment girlfriend, Eric finds himself quickly rising through the ranks of his new employers at Magnum Security. But when he comes to find that his duties as an on-staff superhero are bit more unsavory than he ever expected, it’s down to Quantum, an old army buddy, and Woody—interloper!—to discover the illicit truth behind Mr. Magnum’s all-seeing private security empire.

QW_007_VARIANT_FOWLERWriter: JAMES ASMUS
Artist: MING DOYLE
Connect-the-Dots Variant: TOM FOWLER
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

 

 

 

SM_014_COVER_DELATORRESHADOWMAN #14

Infernal weapons!
As the Shadowman loa begins to exert its influence in even more unexpected ways, Jack Boniface is quickly coming to terms with the darkness inside him and finding out firsthand just how brutal unchecked power can be.  With word of Shadowman’s increased unpredictability spreading across New Orleans, the Abettors grow even more suspicious of their newest trainee…and begin to consider drastic measures.

 

SM_014_VARIANT_SIGSERIES_HALLWriter: PETER MILLIGAN
Artist: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Valiant Signature Series: Variant BOB HALL
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

 

 

 

 

BSCORPS_018_COVER_CRAIN BSCORPS_018_PULLBOX_LAROSA BSCORPS_018_VARIANT_HAMNERBLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18 (NEW ARC – “GET SOME”)

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! “GET SOME!” starts here!

Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps face off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that’s signing his paychecks, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

Start reading here when comics legend Bart Sears comes on board for a two-part action epic pitting Valiant’s 21st century shock troops against the first wave of superhuman specialists!

Writers: CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Artist: BART SEARS
Cover: CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant: LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover: CULLY HAMNER
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

January 15th

AA_017_COVER_HENRY AA_017_VARIANT_WALSHARCHER & ARMSTRONG #17

The SECT CIVIL WAR reaches its earth-shattering climax! (…and for once we mean that literally)! ARCHER versus ARMSTRONG! An incredible second identity for MARY-MARIA! Obadiah Archer gets a bold new role – and mission! The secret of the MASTER BUILDERS revealed! We were kidding, before but now we’re serious: This one changes EVERYTHING, and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again!

Writer: FRED VAN LENTE
Artist: KHARI EVANS
Cover: CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover: MICHAEL WALSH
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

UNITY_003_VARIANT_DAVIS UNITY_003_VARIANT_JONES UNITY_003_COVER_BRAITHWAITEUNITY #3

Enter: Livewire!
On an airtight team of stone-cold soldiers, Amanda McKee is the one variable in the equation that equals absolute kill. Now, as the last woman standing against the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Foundation’s most seasoned technopath has just added one new item to her resume – newest bearer of the X-O Manowar armor and the finger behind the trigger of the universe’s most powerful weapon. Watch out world…this means trouble.

Writer: MATT KINDT
Artist: DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover: J.G. JONES
Variant Cover: SHANE DAVIS
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

 

MUST-READ_GREATEST-HITS_001_COVERMUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1

Never tried a Valiant comic?! Start reading here – with more than 100 pages of Valiant Comics greatness for just $5.99!

Find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ superhero publisher in comics today with a greatest hits collection of can’t-miss moments from across the Valiant Universe! Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #5, QUANTUM AND WOODY #1, HARBINGER #1, HARBINGER WARS #2, and SHADOWMAN #0, MUST READ VALIANT: GREATEST HITS #1 is the perfect place to find out why IGN is declaring: “Nobody is making superhero books like this, which is exactly why you should be paying attention to Valiant Comics.”

Writers: ROBERT VENDITTI, JAMES ASMUS, JOSHUA DYSART, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, and JUSTIN JORDAN
Artists: LEE GARBETT, TOM FOWLER, KHARI EVANS, CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MICO SUAYAN, and LEWIS LAROSA
Price/Age/Pages: $5.99/T+/112 pgs.

 

HAR_020_COVER_HENRY_CENSORED HAR_020_PULLBOX_MONTOYA HAR_020_VARIANT_EVANSHARBINGER #20 (NEW ARC – “RESISTANCE”)

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry launch “RESISTANCE” – and end the Renegades war against Toyo Harada once and for all. 

Peter Stanchek and his team of teenage superhuman outlaws have decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Pursued from coast-to-coast by their would-be overlord in the Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades are about to launch a strategic strike on Harada’s secret empire – and they’ll start by revealing to the world just what kind of power they’ve been hiding all along. The ace up their sleeve? A seemingly normal teenage hacker named Ax…who knows exactly what Harada has been up to since day one…

Writer: JOSHUA DYSART
Artist: CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant: ZACHARY MONTOYA
Variant Cover: KHARI EVANS
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

January 22nd

EW_TPB_001_SWORD-OF-THE-WILDETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 1: SWORD OF THE WILD TPB

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend.
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

From New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk) and superstar artists Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) and Clayton Crain (Carnage), this volume collects the first four issues of the series that Comic Vine calls “action-packed, well-written, and overflowing with potential.”

Writer: GREG PAK
Artists: TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover: CLAYTON CRAIN
Price/Age/Pages: $9.99/T+/112 pgs.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-20-9

 

XO_021_COVER_DAVIS XO_021_VARIANT_NORDX-O MANOWAR #21

UNITY TIE-IN! X-O Manowar: Prisoner of War!
Stripped of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has been imprisoned and interrogated at an off-the-grid black site. But what knowledge could the governments of the world want from a man who has journeyed 1,600 years to the present? A man who liberated an alien planet? A man who once wielded the most powerful weapon in existence? What knowledge could they want, you ask? All of it. And the agents of UNITY will extract every one of Aric of Dacia’s secrets by any means necessary.

Writer: ROBERT VENDITTI
Artist: CARY NORD
Cover: SHANE DAVIS
Variant Cover: CARY NORD
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

EW_005_COVER_CRAIN EW_005_PULLBOX_BERNARD EW_005_VARIANT_BULLOCK EW_005_VARIANT_MACKETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (NEW ARC – “ETERNAL EMPEROR”)

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Valiant’s immortal champion builds a bridge to…4001 A.D.!
THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED. Two thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology…and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth’s own undying warrior – but a battle that could change everything is just beginning right here in 21st century. Rising star Diego Bernard joins New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak to make history with a brand new vision of the Valiant Universe that is to come and define a brand new era for heroes – past, present and future.

Writer: GREG PAK
Artist: DIEGO BERNARD
Cover: CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant: DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover: DAVE BULLOCK
Variant Cover: DAVID MACK
Price/Age/Pages: $3.99/T+/32 pgs.

 

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About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at http://roespot.blogspot.com, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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