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What’s in Store for Valiant Comics in the Month of October!

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As revealed at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Baltimore, MD, Valiant was proud to announce that the acclaimed BOOK OF DEATH event storyline has sold more than 200,000 copies and counting as of September 2015, cementing its status as the most successful crossover event of the decade from an independent publisher.

Bravo to you Valiant Entertainment!!

Spanning eight issues total, BOOK OF DEATH collides the next thousand years of history with the most powerful heroes of today. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Book of Death ends this month with the final chapters BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1  and the finale issue of THE BOOK OF DEATH: #4 of 4. Be sure to catch-all the excitement of the new storyline to take off from Valiant with BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER!

The Hunt is on with Bloodshot Reborn #7 which is by far my favorite book from the entire Valiant lineup with is gripping story and spectacular artwork. Check out all the titles coming from Valiant Entertainment in October!

IMPERIUM #9 (NEW ARC! “THE VINE IMPERATIVE” – PART 1)

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU
Cover A by KANO (AUG151776)
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (AUG151777)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (AUG151778)

A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine plantings, the secret alien agents of a galaxy-spanning race, now hold positions of influence all over the planet. Toyo Harada, Earth’s most powerful psiot, has amassed a bedrock of power through his corporate, political, and super-powered maneuverings. A tense standoff has long-held between these two slumbering giants and each was content to bend the world to their will without the other interfering…until now.

Now, openly hunted by the governments of the world, Harada’s campaign of world domination continues from his East African stronghold, the Foundation Zone. Soon, the Vine agents who have watched him for decades will move to keep his machinations in check, and, if Harada wants to rule the world…he’ll have to get rid of the competition first!

“The relationship between the Vine plantings and Harada has always been something I was interested in, and it’s never really been touched on,” writer Joshua Dysart told Newsarama. “Harada and a powerful Vine planting would’ve surely met early in Harada’s rise to power, and that meeting would’ve been pretty explosive, since both would’ve have seen the other as a threat. With the backstory of LV-99 (a Vine-designed sentient biological weapon now in service to Harada) hovering over the book, I thought it was a good time to tell that story.”

Cold war turns red hot on October 7th as the acclaimed writer of HARBINGER and the artist of UNITY team-up for a fraught confrontation between two secret armies…and two different worlds! Jump on the board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls “the height of sophisticated comic book stories” here as Toyo Harada and a clandestine alien network collide in “THE VINE IMPERATIVE”, beginning in IMPERIUM #9 – featuring covers by Kano (BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), and Juan José Ryp(NINJAK)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 7 (FOC – 9/14/15)


BLOODSHOT REBORN #7

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by GLENN FABRY
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by KANO

“THE HUNT” is on!

As responsible as Ray Garrison feels for the violence unleashed by his old nanites, he finds himself with another more familiar and painful responsibility – the life of a woman he loves. How will Ray keep Magic safe, avoid the federal manhunt that’s closing in on him, and stop his impostor before they kill again?!

Be here as the next pulse-pounding story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) and comics legend Butch Guice (The Winter Soldier) brings us one step closer to identifying the mysterious killer trying to claim all of Bloodshot’s power!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7


NINJAK #8

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT
Variant Cover by JASON LATOUR

“THE SHADOW WARS” – PART 3! Ninjak face-to-face with the terrifying threat of…FITZY!

Ninjak goes toe-to-toe with the brains of the Shadow Seven operation: the deadly and very intelligent Fitzy. But as Colin King discovers he has much more in common with this group of thieves and murderers than he’d like, will he be able to hold onto his honor…and his sanity?

Meanwhile, MI-6 makes their boldest move yet as Stephen Segovia (Convergence) joins Matt Kindt (RAI) and Butch Guice (Captain America) for the next bloodstained chapter of “THE SHADOW WARS”!

$3.99 US | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14


X-O MANOWAR #41

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by JEFTE PALO

It’s X-O Manowar vs. G.A.T.E. as “EXODUS” continues to rip the Valiant Universe apart!

With a conspiracy tearing the Vine and humanity’s tenuous relationship apart, Aric of Dacia takes matters into his own hands to bring peace – but at a dire cost. But when you don’t know whom to trust, you must trust yourself.

X-O Manowar makes the decision to save two worlds in “EXODUS” – Part 3 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot sensation Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14


UNITY #23

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover B by JED DOUGHERTY
Variant Cover by SCOT EATON

The Armor Hunters never leave a man behind!

Deep under the mountains of the American Southwest, Quartz, of the Armor Hunters who attacked Earth, is kept secure in government custody. Escape is impossible from the inside. But can the combined might of the U.S. armed forces, X-O Manowar, and Unity stop a jailbreak from the outside…when that attack is an all-out suicide strike by Unity’s giant killer robot GIN-GR?!

The galaxy’s deadliest squad of killers will have their revenge as multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY) and red-hot rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) take charge of Valiant’s elite super-team for an action-packed two-part story arc!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14


RAI #11

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Covers A & B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by RYAN SOOK
Variant Cover by PAUL MAYBURY

Acclaimed writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain bring “THE ORPHAN” to a brutal boiling point!

Now that Rai’s allies back on New Japan have reunited, they must figure out a plan to retrieve their friend and topple Father’s rule once and for all. Meanwhile, Rai has his work cut out for him on Earth as his past sins come back to haunt him. Luckily for our hero, justice is Eternal…

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21


BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD

After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember…or want him. Can X-O Manowar finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse? Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor, Shanhara, revealed…and a new generation of Valiant heroes take flight in defense of radically transformed planet Earth!

This October, witness Aric of Dacia’s final fight in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – an essential one-shot companion to the acclaimed BOOK OF DEATH event by series writer Robert Venditti and Valiant superstar Clayton Henry! Featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Stephen Segovia (Convergence), Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans), and Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR), don’t miss a moment of the summer’s can’t-miss comic book event as BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 lays another milestone for the future of the Valiant Universe’s most noble protector!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)


IVAR, TIMEWALKER #10

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by CAROLINA BONITA SOLER
Variant Cover by KEVIN WADA

Have you ever wondered what would happen if dinosaurs ruled the Roman Empire? Well, you’re gonna find out!

Ivar & Neela continue their pursuit of the Prometheans through time only to discover some, well, HUGE changes their machinations have made to history! Meanwhile, who is THE RACTUS?! And what does he have in store for Neela?

All this and again…did we mention dinosaurs? DINOSAURS! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez (UNITY) bring you “ENDING HISTORY” – Part 2!

$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21


BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA

An evil Geomancer has torn the world asunder… The dark puppet master pulling the strings has been unmasked… And the Valiant Universe as we know it is being torn apart… The end is here!

Now, not even the combined might of the Valiant’s best and brightest can avert the coming apocalypse – not without a sacrifice, that is. Who will pay the ultimate price to avoid the Armageddon promised in the pages of the Book of the Geomancer? And how will it irrevocably change the course of Valiant Universe?

All the answers are here in the climactic final chapter by longtime Valiant scribe Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY)! So let it be written… So let it be done!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

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Also featuring an exclusive WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR PREVIEW EDITION on its reverse side, witness the stunning final pages of Valiant’s earth-shaking event…and then begin the journey towards the next landmark ongoing series that begins in its wake, only in BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4) – on sale October 28th!


BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #4 (of 4)*

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

Anni’s final trial lays everything on the line…and the violent transformation it creates will determine the shape of the Valiant Universe forever!

Anni, the first Geomancer, has lived countless centuries and shepherded the Earth and her people through upheaval and disaster. Now, generations upon generations later, she finally begins the twilight of her life. The secrets of the Geomancer will not die with Anni, and the Earth must not be left without her warrior…

INCENTIVE | 24 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28

ATTENTION FANS – BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER:
• SPECIAL ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES!
• QUANTITIES WILL BE LIMITED!
• NOT FOR SALE DIGITALLY!
• WON’T BE COLLECTED FOR THE TRADE!
• ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER HOW TO ORDER!

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