Valiant Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in stores in April 2015.
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A by JUAN DOE
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by LEWIS LAROSA
Valiant Next Variant by MICO SUAYAN & TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover also available
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!
Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.
Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 15
NINJAK #2 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by PIA GUERRA
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
HUNTED BY THE SHADOW SEVEN!
International financier Colin King hasn’t just come to Tokyo to take the Rippongi club scene by storm. As the covert MI-6 operative codenamed Ninjak, he’s also tracking down the men who trained him to be a lethal weapon…the very same men whose movements have now aligned with the latest terror plot by the cybernetic crime cartel called WEBNET! But how do you detect killers who specialize in the undetectable? And how does he know that the SHADOW SEVEN haven’t caught up with him first? It’s all-out ninja-versus-ninja warfare as the deadliest men and women of five continents converge on the Tokyo underworld for a blood-spattered blowout!
Don’t miss the second 40-page issue of Ninjak’s shocking ongoing series from Valiant superstars Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Clay Mann (Gambit)! Also featuring an all-new installment of Ninjak’s never-before-revealed origin by Matt Kindt and Eisner Award nominee Butch Guice (Captain America)!
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22
A better world. By any means necessary. The devastating new series escalates with an all-new chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)!
The world-changing event snowballs over the cliff, as the world’s most powerful man — billionaire superhuman Toyo Harada — saves the world at the tip of a sword. Harada is collecting monsters — starting with his pet instrument of death, Mech Major…an unstoppable robot engine of combat and warfare. But there’s more to Mech Major than meets the eye…
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 8
X-O MANOWAR #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP
DEAD HAND means death!
In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?
Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 1
The sci-fi saga of 2015 continues – from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!
A being with the power of a god roams free in the Australian Outback, bringing life to the barren wasteland and making him a hero to natives who live there and the visitors that have sought him out. But can the global superpowers of Earth rely on this long lost cosmonaut not to abuse his seemingly limitless power? The entity called DIVINITY will put that trust to the test when he discovers what became of the life he left behind…and the family he once knew…
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 22
Time is almost up!
Ivar has been keeping a secret from his partner-in-time, Neela, this whole time, and once she learns the truth their relationship will be history! Literally! Join New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry for the epoch shattering conclusion of our first (time)arc!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22
“The Battle for New Japan” erupts into all-out war!
Rai has raised an army of former enemies and reluctant allies all in the name of one thing – freedom! It’s the final fight between Father and his prodigal son, except there is no coming back from this as the outcome could spell the end of not just New Japan, but all of Earth!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 8
R.I.P. Quantum and Woody!
A conspiracy is exposed! Plotters are thwarted! Would-be assassins get thoroughly trounced! Is there anything Quantum and Woody CAN’T do? But as the brothers settle into a steady rhythm, they discover the hard way that their lives will never be the same again. Not least because… UH-OHHHHH, THE GOAAAAAAT!!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 29
“HOMEFRONT” reaches critical mass as Livewire takes on a deadly solo mission for the future of Unity!
Facing the most challenging battle of their lives, Unity struggles to hang on. Livewire, de facto leader of the team, can barely keep her life together…how can she corral a group of lethal warriors? And if she fails…what price will the world pay?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 15
Death was just the beginning…
Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back! Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.
Join Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) as Valiant’s occult adventurer embarks on a journey across the realms of the dead to bring her love back to the land of the living. Collecting THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1–5.
$9.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 1
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346490
From steel comes salvation!
The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: find and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people! But the Eternal Warrior is no nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?
Start reading here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan) chronicle the brutal and bloodied history of Valiant’s immortal champion in an all-new tale of swords, savagery, and steel. Collecting ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1–3.
$14.99 | 104 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 29
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346742
BLOODSHOT VOLUME 6: THE GLITCH AND OTHER TALES TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, B. CLAY MOORE,
HOWARD CHAYKIN and More
Art by LEWIS LAROSA, MANUEL GARCIA, WILL ROSADO and HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
A murderer’s row of comic talents – Peter Milligan (Hellblazer), Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey), B. Clay Moore (JSA: The Liberty Files), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), and many more – come together for a collection of stories from throughout the bullet-riddled history of Valiant’s most brutal and relentless hero!
Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in “The Glitch”! Then, Russian superpies don’t die easy as “Sleepers” takes Bloodshot deep into the biting cold of a former Soviet state and face to face with an enemy eerily similar to himself.
Plus: the origin of Bloodshot retold, Howard Chaykin’s “Protocol”, and much more!
Collecting BLOODSHOT #24, the oversized BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza, and an exclusive Director’s Cut of BLOODSHOT #1 – featuring a never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes look inside the script, art, and character designs of the blockbuster first issue that set Bloodshot in motion!
On sale APRIL 15 | 112 pages, full color | $14.99 US | T+
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 15
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346711
The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and MD Bright (Iron Man) return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series!
Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?
Collecting Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1–5 in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format for a perfect shelf companion to the QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC OMNIBUS!
$24.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 8
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346568
Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now known as X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra powerful X-O Manowar armor and returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar…
But when Aric decides to use to his newfound power to reclaim the ancestral homeland of his Visigoth forefathers – the nation-state of Dacia, now in modern day Romania – he will inadvertently set the world on a path to nuclear annihilation…one that can only be prevented by the elite super-team called Unity! And, together, Unity will unleash a world-shaking battle royale pitting the world’s most formidable heroes – Toyo Hardaa, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – against the unstoppable might of X-O Manowar.
Collecting X-O MANOWAR #15–22 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and artists Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and Cary Nord (Conan), plus the sold-out UNITY #1–4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice), this deluxe, oversized X-O Manowar hardcover also comes packed with more than 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.
$39.99 | 320 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 22
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 9781939346520
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