Valiant has sent over an advance preview of Imperium #9, the beginging of a new story arc called The Vine Imperative from writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and artist CAFU (Unity).
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!
Imperium #9 will be on shelves October 7th and will feature covers by Kano (Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man), and Juan José Ryp (Ninjak).