VALIANT Solicitations for JANUARY 2013

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Valiant Entertainment was kind enough to send us the January 2013 solicitations. Check it out!

X-O MANOWAR #9
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

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!

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 23rd

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

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!

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 16th

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BLOODSHOT #7
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

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.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 16th

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HARBINGER #8
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Linewide Variant by JEFF LEMIRE

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.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 23rd

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SHADOWMAN #3
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

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…

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 9th

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HARBINGER VOL. 1: OMEGA RISING TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS, LEWIS LAROSA, and MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

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 critically acclaimed series by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey) and Lewis Larosa (PunisherMAX), this is the perfect place to catch up with the series that Comic Book Resources calls “superheroes at its best”.

$14.99/Rated T+/128 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 9th
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-5-7

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