VALIANT Solicitations for MARCH 2018
Valiant Solicitations for MARCH 2018 – SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 | BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7 | SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 | AND MORE!
SHADOWMAN (2018) #1
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Shadowman Icon Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Glow-in-the-Dark Variant by TONCI ZONJIC
DON’T FEAR YOUR DEMONS… FIGHT THEM!
Orphaned at birth and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him… in a darkness far older than the reign of men…
Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond.
For years, he struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost.
But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…
In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 28th
SHADOWMAN (2018) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Covers by RAÚL ALLÉN
Available only as a pre-order set!
The SHADOWMAN (2018) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – three massively expanded editions of Valiant’s powerful new ongoing series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 24th, 2018! Released monthly from March through May 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind–the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by visionary artist Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) that can’t be found anywhere else!.
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 24th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
$11.97 US [3 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 On Sale MARCH 28th
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7
Written & Art by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by RENATO GUEDES
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Bloodshot Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON
Master storyteller Jeff Lemire takes the helm for the year’s most terrifying, most memorable special issue – told entirely in PITCH-BLACK DARKNESS!
Deployed into the demonic realm called Deadside in search of a cure for his ailing infant daughter, Bloodshot has lost the one sense he needs most to navigate the land of the dead: his sight. Blinded with only his four-legged ally, Bloodhound, to aid him, Ray Garrison must fight onward as one man against the darkness – even as he is beset from all sides by a horde of inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter…
Told in total darkness from Bloodshot’s point of view, “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” enters uncharted territory with a seminal experiment in storytelling written and staged by Eisner Award-winning visionary Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Animal Man)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 7th
SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
Variant Cover by SIJA HONG
Variant Cover by LEIF JONES
The complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (HARBINGER WARS 2) – reunites for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting the Harbinger Foundation’s most unique talent of all!
Owen Cho is a conjurer…which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You
see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air…but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects conjured from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course!
Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this summer, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together once again to recount a life lived one item at a time in “Owen’s Story”!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale MARCH 14th
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) # 4
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW
Q&W Icon Variant by FRED HEMBECK
There are bad dads. And then there’s Rutherford Van Chelton…
They went looking for Woody’s birth father…and they’re about to wish they didn’t! Woody’s pop has left a long trail of broken promises and broken bottles behind him across the decades. Now, Quantum and Woody – the world’s worst superhero team, currently estranged – are thousands of miles from home, riding shotgun across Australia with the human dive bar that forever changed the course of both their lives. Will the senior Van Chelton convert his long-lost son to his hard-traveling ways? And can Quantum take on an older, smarter, and slightly more inebriated version of his unpredictable partner?
Valiant’s high-energy superheroes are hitting the road for a once-in-a-lifetime family reunion as rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) bring “KISS KISS, KLANG KLANG” south of the equator!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 21st
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Ninjak Icon Variant by PHILIP TAN
The murderous assault on MI-6 has spilled out of the shadows and onto the streets of Britain’s capital! With his would-be killer unmasked, can Ninjak grapple with the truth behind the bloodstained legacy of MI-6’s covert Ninja Programme…and an opponent with more experience, more precision, and more ruthless instincts than any he’s faced before?
Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) unlock the secret of “THE NINJA FILES” as Colin King dares death onward!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 21th
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #13
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by HOWARD CHAYKIN
This means war!
The alien-armored warrior called X-O Manowar once commanded the most formidable army the alien world of Gorin had ever known. Now, his comrades have been forsaken, his crown has been commandeered, and his power has been rejected by the very subjects he once ruled. But he still has his sword…and a never-ending furnace of fury drawn from deep within…
The end of X-O Manowar’s year-long conquest at the farthest reaches of the Valiant Universe draws near – and a powerful new beginning awaits – as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY) and astonishing artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead) unleash the final reckoning of “VISIGOTH”!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 28th
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #3 (of 4)
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by GREG SMALLWOOD
Cover B by CAFU
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Photo Cover Also Available
The pulse-pounding expansion of Valiant’s upcoming, live-action digital series wages its most dangerous gambit yet as Colin King – aka the international super-spy codenamed Ninjak – battles his way through his former friends and allies! Ninjak’s arch-nemesis – the deadly and cunning assassin Roku – has manipulated MI-6’s most dangerous asset into turning on his former masters and stealing an object of immeasurable power. So who can MI-6 send to stop him? EVERYONE! The bone-cracking showdown of a lifetime continues here as Ninjak battles X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and all of Valiant’s most formidable heroes!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 21st
BLOODSHOT SALVATION VOL. 1: THE BOOK OF REVENGE TPB
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins here as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…
Collecting BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–5.
$9.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 7th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-255-3
NINJAK DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC
Written by MATT KINDT with KEVIN MAURER and CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, FRANCIS PORTELA,
and STEPHEN SEGOVIA with ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, TOMÁS GIORELLO, SIJA HONG,
M.J. KIM and JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover by CLAY MANN
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) is joined by a cast of Valiant all-stars – including Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR), Khari Evans (IMPERIUM), Stephen Segovia (WAR MOTHER), and more – for the final, nerve-shattering, deluxe, oversized hardcover collecting the multiple Harvey Award-nominated series that Nerdist calls “truly stellar”!
Colin King, the elite MI-6 intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak, has confronted his past. He’s survived the gauntlet of the Shadow Seven. He’s walked into the Deadside and returned a changed man. Now his greatest trial yet will come to pass as the ruthless assassin called Roku returns to lay siege to Ninjak’s present and future by destroying his life from the inside out – and only the death of Colin King will stop her.
Collecting NINJAK #14–27, NINJAK #0, and BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1, along with 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras.
$49.99 | 416 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 21st
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-257-7