This July, Death comes knocking on Valiant’s door. The Book of Death is a summer event for the Valiant Universe. There is the main 4 issue series, Book of Death and the four crossover/ tie-in series: Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot, Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak, Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger and Book of Death: The Fall of X-O Man-o-War.
Book of Death – Covers
The Book of Geomancer has come to surface, an immersible powerful as well as valuable artifact within the Valiant Universe. A book having been transcribed by various Geomanceers throughout the ages of time tell the past, present and future of the Valiant Universe. When a cataclysm which is of extinction level proportions trickles down backwards throughout the years the heroes of the Valiant Universe come to blows with their futures.
There is a Gemoancer from the 42st Century who has seen the end. Together with her protector, the Eternal Warrior, the two struggle against every hero and villain who now want the girl and know they can only get to her by going through Gillad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior. As the Valiant Universe closes in on the two, some characters will learn their fate while some may come to experience it even sooner. “BOOK OF DEATH continues with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the summer’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s biggest and most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH
What makes this series even more interesting is once again it’s Valiant touching base with their history. The Book of Geomancer was important in the first version of the Valiant Universe. From the sounds of it, this book will become just as important in the current rebooted Valiant Universe. Like Rai 0 of old, Book of Death promises to be the lynchpin which will hold the Valiant Universe continuity tighter together between characters and series.
Book of Death issue #1 hits shops this July 15th. – Interior artwork by: Robert Gill. Get yoir first look of Valiant’s “Book of Death” #1 here on PopcultHQ!!
Official Valiant synopsis:
“BOOK OF DEATH is more than just a summer event. It’s a road-map to Valiant’s future that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Given the colossal importance that BOOK OF DEATH holds for the biggest heroes in the Valiant Universe – and the suitably epic story that Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have crafted – it is only fitting that we give BOOK OF DEATH the stunning presentation it deserves…and it’s just the first of many surprises yet in store for Valiant’s most ambitious event to date.”
Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant’s June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4), jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH’s most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series’ stunning interior artwork from Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look for INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015:
Inside the Book of Death
IMPERIUM #5 (ON SALE JUNE 3)
DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3)
X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
UNITY #19 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
NINJAK #4 (ON SALE JUNE 24)