Valiant titles for April 2014

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Valiant Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April 2014.

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UNITY #6
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by CAFU

Drawn into the WEBNET!

Unity is anything but unified as the team fractures and must start from scratch. But they’d better hurry because a new threat is looming…and Ninjak must tackle a viral epidemic that has been lying in wait for generations. A sickness is spreading across the land and only the doctor has the cure… Dr. Silk!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 16h!

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK

The end times are now! Master storyteller Peter Milligan is pushing Shadowman to the edge – but can Jack Boniface survive the plunge?

Jack thought he’d finally fixed his life — and the source of his dark power. But when a figure from the past emerges with a troubling revelation about his destiny, the new Shadowman will plummet into an abyss far darker than any demon. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and it all begins right here in the first of three oversized issues!

$3.99/T+/40 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 30th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 (NEW ARC)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TOM RANEY
Variant Cover by KANO

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! The world’s worst superhero team welcomes fan favorite artist Kano (Swamp Thing, Gotham Central) aboard to stop the latest scourge on the streets – ROBOTS!

Eric needs to know he can trust Woody — and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of ROBO-CRIME, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus – the return of EDISON’S RADICAL ACQUISITIONS?!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 2nd!

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HARBINGER #22 (NEW ARC – “DEATH OF A RENEGADE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Interlocking Variant by ZACH MONTOYA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON

ALL-NEW ARC! DEATH OF A RENEGADE – PART 1 (of 3)!

Peter Stanchek and his wayward team of teenage Renegades thought they had found freedom. They thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now one of them will die.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 23rd!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #19
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

MISSION IMPROBABLE – PART 3 (of 4)! Archer & Armstrong elbow in on Bloodshot’s home turf!

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps have captured Obadiah Archer and jailed him within their secret compound – but have they trapped Archer or has Archer trapped them? Attacked from within, and with a fighting-mad Armstrong ready to break down the doors, Project Rising Spirit is learning the hard way that breaking up Valiant’s premier team of conspiracy busters is tough to do!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 2nd!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #21
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

MISSION: IMPROBABLE – FINALE! Bloodshot! Archer! H.A.R.D. Corps! Armstrong! It all comes down to this!!

“Mission: Improbable” rockets into its explosive climax as four world-shattering forces collide! Will Bloodshot re-capture Archer for Project Rising Spirit…or is a double-cross in the works?! Will H.A.R.D. Corps figure out how you kill an immortal like Armstrong…or are they going home in body bags? Only one thing’s for certain…it doesn’t matter who loses — you win!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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Written by GREG PAK
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Is the Eternal Warrior finally out of time?

Every moment in the centuries-long life of Gilad Anni-Padda has led to this moment. Far removed from the modern day, standing resolute at the last tattered edge of the civilization, the Eternal Emperor of 4001 A.D. is about to make the hardest choice of all – and two thousand years of Valiant heroes will feel the fallout. Don’t miss a moment as the very first vision of Valiant’s all-new future timeline reaches a milestone turning point!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 23rd!

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD with VINCENTE CIFUENTES and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

X-O Manowar – locked in battle with Valiant’s all-star superteam, Unity!

X-O Manowar finally has it all, and his people finally have a land they can call home…but threats from all sides now threaten to destroy the man inside the armor, Aric of Dacia, and the peace he has struggled to secure. While unrest stirs and Aric’s camp threatens to rebel against him, the most dangerous strike force ever assembled – Unity – have joined forces with the Harbinger Foundation’s Toyo Harada to achieve but one goal: destroy X-O Manowar before his actions push in western civilization to the brink of all-out nuclear annihilation.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #19-22 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artists Cary Nord (Conan), Vincente Cifuentes (Batgirl), and Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior), prepare yourself for an all-new story arc of the epicenter of the year’s biggest comics event that will leave X-O Manowar – and the Valiant Universe with him – forever changed.

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-24-7
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, PERE PEREZ and ALVARO MARTINEZ
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

At last – an oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the complete first year of Archer & Armstrong by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies)!

Join one of the most acclaimed adventures in comics as naive teenage assassin Obadiah Archer and the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal called Armstrong unite to stop a plot ten thousand years in the making! From the lost temples of ancient Sumeria to modern day Wall Street, Area 51, and beyond, Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventurers are going on a globe-trotting quest to bring the down the unholy coalition of cultists known as the Sect – and stop each of history’s most notorious conspiracies from remaking the world in their own insane image.

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0-13, the Archer & Amstrong Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes jam-packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Neal Adams, David Aja, Juan Doe, Tom Fowler, Clayton Henry, Emanuela Lupacchino and many more!

$39.99/T+/368 pgs.
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-939346-21-6
ON SALE APRIL 30th!

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Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID LAPHAM, DAVID MICHELINIE and BOB LAYTON
Art by DAVID LAPHAM, MIKE LEEKE and BERNARD CHANG
Cover by JIM LEE

Collected for the very first time – the debut adventures of the H.A.R.D. Corps in the original Valiant Universe by legendary creators Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man), Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps) and more!

The most important technological breakthrough of the century might also be its most dangerous. After years of trial and error, multinational conglomerate Omen Enterprises has finally perfected a cybernetic brain implant that will change the face of modern warfare forever. With a legion of ex-soldiers at their disposal, Omen is building the private army of the future – a squadron of enhanced commandos that calls itself the H.A.R.D. Corps! But even with the powers of flight, telekinesis, and mind control at their command, not everyone is willing to volunteer for service…but Omen has ways of making you fight for a paycheck.

Collecting HARBINGER (1992) #10-11 and H.A.R.D. CORPS (1993) #1-6 for the first time anywhere, VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH AND DESTROY also comes complete with process art, sketches and more rarely seen back-up material from the depths of the Valiant vault!

$39.99/T+/200 pgs.
HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-939346-28-5
ON SALE APRIL 16th!

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