It’s going to be a big April for Valiant Comics, with returning favorites, ongoings, and trade paperbacks.
Ready, set, go
If you’re a Valiant fan, then you’re going to LOVE what the publisher has going on in April. They just released their advanced solicits sheet, and it’s absolutely packed with goodness.
The newly relaunched X-O Manowar will lead the way of course, followed up with Britannia #2. Those are pretty easily the ones I’ll be looking forward to most, but there’s plenty more. Immortal Brothers: The Tale Of The Green Knight kicks off , Faith and Generation Zero roll on, and Ninjak finishes up the Seven Blades storyline.
Are you the trade-waiter type? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Harbinger Renegade, Bloodshot USA, and Savage volumes one all see release. It’s going to be a big month. Scroll down for the full details.
Single issues, and plenty of them
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS
Blank Cover Also Available
They asked for war. He’ll give them death.
Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living suit of armor known as X-O Manowar.
Can Aric still embrace the violence within? Get ready, because the most brutal fight in X-O Manowar’s life is about to begin!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26
BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Blank Cover Also Available
Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (Britannia)!
Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the stands of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any seen before, faces incredible odds as one lone warrior against five of the empire’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female combatant enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the crowd roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.
On the other side of the city, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, the elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic spreads. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is found guilty in the eyes of Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26
IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B (Wraparound) by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by J.M. DRAGUNAS
Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!)
It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!
New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente returns to Archer & Armstrong as Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) joins in for an oversized, 48-page one shot epic!
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale APRIL 12
FAITH #10 (ALL-NEW ARC! “THE FAITHLESS” – PART 1)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by JENN ST-ONGE
Cover C by ELSA CHARRETIER
Variant Cover by RIAN GONZALES
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE FAITHLESS” are here!
The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 5
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by MARC LAMING
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover C by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY
The moment you’ve been waiting for is here—the final, steel-splintering showdown between Ninjak and Master Darque! But when Valiant’s top assassin and lord of death come to blows, you can bet there’s going to be serious collateral. What will become of the deadly crime cartel known as the Shadow Seven? What final fate awaits the life of Ninjak’s former lover and most hated enemy, Roku? All will be revealed as Ninjak enters a blistering barrage of revelations and revenge…and exits with a brand-new place in the Valiant Universe!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover B by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY
Zeroes to heroes!
Generation Zero’s mind-bending journey through the HeroScape—a strange dimension where the world is filtered through any person’s perspective—reaches its final stop! But even if they can escape the deadly apparitions of Rook’s collective conscience, can they stop the strange threats and mysteries that can’t seem to leave their new hometown alone?
Take cover, because Valiant’s paramilitary prodigies are about to enter the greatest mission of their violent careers…and when the dust settles, their final fates will be no fantasy!
FINAL ISSUE | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19
A trio of massive trades
HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL. 1: THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON TPB
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSÉ RYP and RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger.” Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.
Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain-damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. America is terrified of what could happen next.
Now, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, an
d Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.
The most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and acclaimed artists Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) and Juan José Ryp (Britannia)!
Collecting HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4.
$9.99 | 144 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-169-
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife – pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…
This is the story of how they lost their humanity.
Acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), and explosive artists Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone in the must-read debut of Valiant’s next major hero!
Collecting SAVAGE #1-4.
$9.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | $9.99
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-189-1
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE with RENATO GUEDES
Cover by KANO
Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.
But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments… and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Justice)!
Collecting BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1-4 and BLOODSHOT REBORN #0.
$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 26
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-195-2
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