Valiant is bringing out a new series by writer Fred Van Lente called Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits. Van Lente's War Mother is also being offered in a trade paperback collection. Plus, the popular Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Quantum and Woody, and Ninja-K series continue their runs.
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "THE BOOK OF THE DEAD" – PART ONE!
Into the Deadside! Years ago, Project Rising Spirit's cutting-edge nanite technology transformed Ray Garrison into the walking weapon codenamed Bloodshot. Now, those very same microscopic machines have infected his infant daughter's physiology and threaten to destroy her from the inside out. As the life of an innocent hangs in the balance, Bloodshot will be forced to make an unimaginable decision: to watch the child he loves die, or to confront death itself…and strike a bargain for her safety. Now, with the supernatural heroes known as Shadowman and Dr. Mirage to guide him, Bloodshot is about to undertake an unreal journey into the demon-haunted dimension known as the Deadside to save a life…or sacrifice his own…
Plus: Magic and the Bloodshot Squad lead an assault on OMEN for the rescue attempt of a lifetime! A wrenching new chapter for Valiant's powerful series starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) leads Bloodshot to the precipice of loss, grief, and retribution – featuring fully painted interior art by sensational rising star Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR)! (STL072875)
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
(W) Christos Gage (A) Juan Jose Ryp, Ariel Olivetti (CA) CAFU
At the height of 1970s Britain, MI-6's covert "Ninja Programme" has just activated its first female agent: NINJA-G! As financial instability grips the nation and anarchy brews in the streets, can MI-6's newest ninja recruit counter a steady tide of double agents, double crosses, and dueling nation states that will take her from the leather-padded corridors of London to the most severe corners of the Soviet Bloc? The life expectancy of a ninja agent is never long…but just how and why are NINJA-G's missions still impacting Ninjak's deadly manhunt in the modern day? And could her legacy hold the secret to decoding the murders of the Ninja Programme's last surviving members – before Colin King is scratched off the list once and for all?
Learn the hidden history of Valiant's cold warriors as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix's Daredevil) and special guest artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) debrief with an essential and self-contained jumping-on point for the espionage-laden, super-spy thriller Entertainment Weekly calls "fresh and exciting"! (STL072880)
40pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #3
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Francis Portela (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Because you demanded it! The Goat returns!
If you add them all up, this would be Quantum and Woody's 50th issue! What better time to answer the eternal question: "Whatever happened to the Goat, anyway?" At last, the whole saga of Dr. Derek Henderson's transformation from brilliant physicist and beloved father into a barnyard animal of unimaginable power can finally be told…and all of his secrets revealed, beginning with the long-awaited birth of the Goat's baby!
And the Eisner for "Best Goat Birth Scene" goes to…writer extraordinaire Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and special guest artist Francis Portela (FAITH)! Don't miss the staggering spectacle as the entire Valiant Universe stands on the cusp of a milestone moment in the spectacular goatacular of 2018! (STL072890)
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #12
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Ryan Bodenheim (CA) Lewis LaRosa
Behold the untamed fury of Earth's last Visigoth!
Left for dead by a mercenary band of bounty hunters far more twisted and devious than any enemy he's faced before, Aric of Dacia has managed to cling to life…and a thirst for revenge. Now, his campaign of retribution against those who have wronged him can begin in full force…and, when the dust settles, the alien world of Gorin will rue the day it ever brought the savage sword of X-O Manowar crashing down upon it…
From the minds of master storyteller Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Dept. H) and astonishing artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), the sci-fi comics juggernaut of 2018 reaches a pounding crescendo as "VISIGOTH" launches Valiant's iconic hero into an intergalactic battle of will and wanton ferocity! (STL072895)
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
NINJAK VS VU #2 (OF 4)
(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Kevin Wada
He betrayed his friends. He betrayed his country to save us all… In the wake of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE's stunning digital debut – coming this winter to digital devices everywhere – get the full story behind the head-to-head showdowns, hero-on-hero collisions, and epic consequences that await as Ninjak goes it alone against a gauntlet of the Valiant Universe's biggest and most beloved icons! Watch the live-action, episodic series… Then follow the action directly onto the comics page with extra-added action, intrigue, and revelations behind Ninjak's grueling firefight against Valiants' most indelible heroes – with red-hot creators Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Joe Bennett (Deathstroke) calling the shots! (STL072884)
32pgs, FC (2 of 4) SRP: $3.99
ARMSTRONG & THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) CAFU (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits?
Deep beneath New York City's seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history's greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong's most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of his wine-soaked path down through the ages and the artifacts that reside within his own secret archive!
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG maestro Fred Van Lente returns with rising star CAFU (RAPTURE) to chronicle the first landmark solo adventure in the very (very, very) long life and times of Valiant's very own disorderly immortal! (STL072863)
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
SECRET WEAPONS HC DLX ED
(W) Eric Heisserer (A/CA) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin
The year's best-selling independent limited series, now in deluxe edition hardcover!
Eric Heisserer, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant's upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films, joins the Harvey Award-nominated art team of Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) for an all-new Valiant adventure…launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada's greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…
Collecting SECRET WEAPONS #1-4. (STL068064)
HC, 160pgs, FC SRP: $24.99
WAR MOTHER TP VOL 01
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Stephen Segovia & Various (CA) Mack,David
Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of the 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artists Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics) and Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR)!
Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once 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?
In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare as Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant's next stunning science-fiction showdown!
Collecting WAR MOTHER #1-4 and 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 (STL065103)
SC, 128pgs, FC SRP: $9.99