Valiant is proud to announce that veteran artist Scot Eaton (X-Men: Legacy, Battle Scars) will join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, Unknown Soldier) for a riveting story arc beginning in IMPERIUM #5 – the FIRST ISSUE BROKEN ANGELS, coming in June! The next shocking volume of the latest hit series from VALIANT NEXT, BROKEN ANGELS will introduce the latest superpower to Toyo Harada’s growing legion of monsters and malcontents…one they must capture from a technologically advanced enemy stronghold secreted deep beneath the Indian Ocean.
Toyo Harada will create utopia…he just needs the right weapons first! The most powerful man in the world has collected an assembly of monsters, killers, and super-villains…and now he’s set his sights on the last asset his team needs: the renegade Project Rising Spirit scientist called Broken Angel. The only thing standing in his way – an army of enhanced soldiers…guarding a top-secret, highly fortified facility…deep underwater! The impossible heist begins here!
“IMPERIUM is a daring breakaway from anything you can find elsewhere in comics today, even at Valiant,” said Valiant Editor Alejandro Arbona. “We’re extremely proud of Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite’s first arc, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the talented Scot Eaton into the fold for BROKEN ANGELS. Scot is the perfect choice to follow Doug’s masterful turn on this title, and he’s already hitting his stride with a new series of covers for BROKEN ANGELS. IMPERIUM was already one of a kind, but it’s about to evolve and get even bigger.”
This summer, red-hot creators Joshua Dysart and Scot Eaton join forces to realize Toyo Harada’s vision of a better world by any means necessary in BROKEN ANGELS, an all-new jumping-on point beginning in IMPERIUM #5! Featuring covers by Kano (THE DELINQUENTS, Gotham Central), Scot Eaton (Black Panther), CAFU (UNITY), Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), and Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage), start reading here this June to find out why IMPERIUM is one of the year’s most acclaimed new series:
“A fascinating examination of the effects super powers might have on the real world… It’s worth paying attention.” – Wired
“✮✮✮✮✮…Smart and entertaining, gorgeous yet gruesome, and character-driven yet large in scope…[IMPERIUM] is more than worthy of your $3.99, people.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮½…Writer Joshua Dysart really has cooked up something special here to behold… An enthralling ride…” – Bloody Disgusting
“✮✮✮✮½…A fantastic kick-off… Perfect for long time fans as well as those who are new and just want to check out a quality comics.” – Graphic Policy
“✮✮✮✮…Valiant Entertainment once again delivers an incredibly strong first issue of a new series, as it almost always does… New readers will find themselves wanting to stick around.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮…Dysart and Braithwaite are exploring fascinating ideas in IMPERIUM… Another accessible, interesting, and unique entry point into the ever expanding Valiant Universe.” – ComicBook.com
“✮✮✮✮…Eye-popping and energetic… There’s a sense of mystery to IMPERIUM that’s admirable and gutsy…” – Newsarama
“✮✮✮✮…Twists and turns are coming our way, so if you haven’t picked up [IMPERIUM], now’s the time to get on board…” – Major Spoilers
“”✮✮✮✮…Masterful… IMPERIUM, easily, is another win for Valiant and comic fans everywhere.” – All-Comic
Plus: don’t miss the VALIANT NEXT initiative continues throughout the spring as Valiant’s biggest most demanded heroes leap into action alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters for a brand new wave of must-read releases:
• IMPERIUM #3 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite on April 8th
• BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan on April 15th
• NINJAK #2 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice on April 22nd
• DIVINITY #3 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine on April 22nd
• IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry on April 29th
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IMPERIUM #5 (NEW ARC! “BROKEN ANGELS” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by SCOT EATON
Cover C by CAFU
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | ON SALE IN JUNE!