First Look: WAR MOTHER #1 – Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia
Forge a New Myth for the Far Future on August 23rd!
Out of the Pages of BOOK OF DEATH and 4001 A.D.,
Valiant’s Next Breakout Hero Charges into Her First Concussive Series
WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN172055)
Cover C by KANO (JUN172056)
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL (JUN172058)
Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172059)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN172057)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 23rd (FOC–7/31/17)
Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called War Mother and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?
“Ana lives in Earth’s far future, in 4001 A.D., long after the collapse of civilization as we know it,” writer Fred Van Lente told Multiversity Comics. “Her home is a patch of mutated Amazon jungle roughly where the border of Colombia and Brazil once was. She is the primary protector of her tribe, and bears the title War Mother, because she has been symbiotically linked to her own weapon, a sentient sniper rifle nicknamed Flaco. And she has a lot to protect them from — cannibal mutants, cyborg monsters, and weird plots from the technologically advanced remnants of the old world!”
In the wake of the smash-hit success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 and SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4), the next must-read Valiant series of 2017 starts here on August 23rd in WAR MOTHER #1 – an all-new, self-contained introduction to the future of the Valiant Universe! Across 2017, look for BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, ETERNITY #1, NINJA-K #1 and QUANTUM AND WOODY! #1 to join Valiant’s ICONS line-up with major new series as the largest independent superhero universe in comics gears up for its next leap forward.
On August 23rd, war meets its match as Fred Van Lente and Stephen Segovia unleash a science-fiction epic two millennia in the making, only in WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by David Mack (Daredevil), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Kano (Daredevil), Jen Bartel (Jem & The Holograms), and Monika Palosz (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27 (FOC – 9/4/17)
A new legend for the year 4001 A.D.!
With her homeland embroiled in a crisis of life and death, War Mother must venture beyond the walls of The Grove – the bioengineered utopia that birthed her – in search of a mysterious citadel that could save her people! But, to reach it, she must endure an onslaught of 41st century Earth’s most perverse monstrosities and fight for survival across the harsh landscape that has subsumed our once-fertile world… With only her sentient sniper rifle to aid her, can one lone soldier stand resolute against the shadows of the future’s darkest frontier?
In the footsteps of BOOK OF DEATH and RAI, War Mother’s punishing pilgrimage marches onward as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) push Valiant’s newest breakout sensation into a perilous quest to the farthest edges of 4001 A.D.!
*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment