VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT Solicitations for JANUARY 2013

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JANUARY 2013

X-O Manowar #9

Written By: Robert Venditti

Art By: Trevor Hairsine

Cover By: Trevor Hairsine

Pullbox Variant Cover By: Cary Nord

Variant Cover By: Clayton Crain

Description: The countdown to PLANET DEATH starts now!

New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (Ultimate Six, Cla$$war) kick off the two-part prologue that will lead to the X-O Manowar event nearly a year in the making. The Vine invasion fleet has finally reached Earth, and they aren’t leaving until they reclaim their sacred X-O Manowar armor. Standing in their path is Aric of Dacia, the first human to ever wield the armor’s power. But the armor is capable of so much more than even Aric knows and he’ll face adversaries old and new in his battle to save humanity from extinction. The war begins here!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 23.

Archer & Armstrong #6

Written By: Fred Van Lente

Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino

Cover By: Emanuela Lupacchino

Variant Cover By: Patrick Zircher

Description: The all-new Geomancer must battle the “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior.”

Throughout all of human history, the sacred lineage of the Geomancers has protected Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. But, now, a new Geomancer has been chosen – and she’s stuck keeping Archer & Armstrong out of harm’s way! But why has Kay McHenry been selected to wield this exceptional power? And just what is her connection to the Eternal Warrior’s blood vendetta? Only Gilad knows for sure…but he won’t be answering until he’s left Archer & Armstrong bloodied, broken and brutalized by his own fist and steel.

Plus: more of the Eternal Warrior’s exploits throughout history revealed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 16.

Bloodshot #7

Written By: Duane Swierczynski

Art By: Matthew Clark

Cover By: Kalman Andrasofszky

Variant Cover By: Trevor Hairsine

Description: In the beginning… Bloodshot: Harbinger Hunter!

At last — a special origin issue revealing Bloodshot’s hidden history in the Valiant Universe! Recently, the unstoppable, nanite-infused weapon known as Bloodshot was set free by the mysterious Dr. Kureitch, who implied that the two of them shared a past…and many, many secrets. Now, we will finally see how far back their twisted, symbiotic relationship goes. Bloodshot and Dr. K used to be extremely skilled at tracking and slaughtering [REDACTED], and the results of one botched mission in particular now threatens to rock the Valiant Universe to its core…

Questions will be answered. Alliances will be betrayed. And body counts will tallied. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – and it’s one that will leave you reeling.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 16.

Harbinger #8

Written By: Joshua Dysart

Art By: Phil Briones

Cover By: Mico Suayan

Variant Covers By: Khari Evans and Jeff Lemire

Description: The Renegades recruit their newest member – Torque!

In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he’s a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn’t met many). But when four strange, super-powered outlaw teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson’s life takes a turn he could’ve never imagined. Now the boy his poppa called “Stump” is about to become more man than he could’ve ever imagined. But then…what exactly is a “real man”? For that matter, what’s a real hero? Only one thing’s certain, the Renegades are about to get a hell of a lot stronger.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 23.

Shadowman #3

Written By: Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher

Art By: Patrick Zircher

Cover By: Patrick Zircher

Variant Cover By: Dave Johnson

Description: Down and out in the Deadside.

Jack Boniface, the new Shadowman, finds himself trapped in the Deadside with no hope of rescue – and on the run from the otherworldly horrors that dwell there. Meanwhile, his new friends and allies are at the mercy of Mr. Twist, whose plan to restore Master Darque is very nearly complete. But Jack is about to find help from some very strange and very unexpected sources…

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 9.

Harbinger Vol. 1: Omega Rising TPB

Written By: Joshua Dysart

Art By: Khari Evans, Lewis Larosa and Matthew Clark

Cover By: Doug Braithwaite

Description: A better future. Or no future at all.

Super-powered teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he’s a psionically-charged “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. But Peter’s plight has not gone unnoticed. Respected philanthropist and fellow harbinger Toyo Harada is about to offer Peter the chance at the things for which the boy has always longed — family, inner peace, self-control — and induct him into the sprawling, secret network of conspiracy and subversion known as the Harbinger Foundation. Now Peter begins his long road towards a destiny that will shake the very foundations of the Valiant Universe. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.

Collecting the first five issues of the series.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 9.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum

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