SOLICITATIONS: Valiant comics for March 2013

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Valiant Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in March 2013.

XO_011_CVR_CRAIN XO_011_PULLBOX_NORD XO_011_VARIANT_RIVERAX-O MANOWAR #11
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CARY NORD
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Wraparound Variant by BART SEARS

ALL-NEW ARC! PLANET DEATH has arrived! X-O Manowar’s one-man invasion of the Vine’s alien homeworld starts here!

At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet of Loam, he will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself – and for the whole of human race?

Featuring the return of superstar penciler Cary Nord, PLANET DEATH is THE event that will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss this juggernaut of a storyline when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in March!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 20th

 

SM_005_CVR_ZIRCHER SM_005_LINEWIDE_GRAMPA SM_005_PULLBOX_BLACKOUT SM_005_VARIANT_JOHNSON

SHADOWMAN #5
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
‘Blackout’ Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Linewide Variant by RAFAEL GRAMPA

ALL-NEW ARC! The coming of Master Darque is upon us.

Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die – literally!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 6th

 

AA_008_CVR_LUPACCHINO AA_008_VARIANT_FOWLERARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

Nothing is forever. So say the Null.

“The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” gears up for its universe-shattering penultimate issue! “Nothing is Forever.” That is the motto of the Null, the enemies of the Geomancers for centuries. Now, at last, the Null have found the key to the utter destruction of all that is – and his name is Obadiah Archer! Can Aram and Gilad set aside their differences long enough to team up against Armstrong’s best friend – and will any of them survive the final battle?

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 13th

 

BS_009_CVR_HENRY BS_009_VARIANT_AndrasofskyBLOODSHOT #9
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

There’s no turning back now.

The man with a past he can’t remember has to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Should he play the role of savior and unleash a force that could possibly destabilize the world? Or should he settle into the role he knows best ¬¬– killer – and wipe the slate clean, once and for all? Full of shocks, heart-stopping action and more backstabbing than a dozen productions of Julius Caesar, Bloodshot has his finger on the trigger – and the shot that will be heard around the Valiant Universe gets fired right here.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 13th

 

HAR_010_CVR_SUAYAN HAR_010_VARIANT_EVANSHARBINGER #10
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

Lead or die. Peter Stanchek is about to face his toughest test yet.

Trapped between the opposing forces of Toyo Harada’s Eggbreakers and Project Rising Spirit, Peter Stanchek and his wayward band of renegade telekinetics are about to find themselves in a vicious, three-way firefight. Can they put aside their fears and do battle as the team they’ll need to be to survive? The Renegades are about to make their big debut – and, when the smoke clears, the Valiant Universe is going to be a very different place.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE MARCH 20th

 

AA_TPB_VOL_001ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 1: THE MICHELANGELO CODE TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

It’s history in the breaking!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong! But as this naive teenage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas. And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Herc), this volume collects ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1-4!

“This is an A+ book..” – Ain’t It Cool News
“A flawlessly executed debut…that already has almost everyone buzzing.” – Bleeding Cool

$9.99/T+/112 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-8-8
ON SALE MARCH 6th

 

XO_TPB_VOL_002X-O MANOWAR VOL. 2: ENTER NINJAK TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak!

X-O Manowar has returned to Earth — and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within Earth’s governments, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost. But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the universe’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it? It’s raw power versus stealth and cunning in the second thrilling volume of X-O Manowar — and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again.

From New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman & Robin), this volume collects the best-selling “Enter: Ninjak” storyline from X-O MANOWAR #5-8, featuring the debut of Valiant’s next breakout hero!

“X-O Manowar is not just one of Valiant’s best books, it’s one of the best books being published right now, period.” – IGN
“X-O Manowar is about as much fun as you’ll have with a comic all month.” – Complex

$14.99/T+/112 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9796409-9-5
ON SALE MARCH 27th

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