Valiant has a four titles coming out on August 19th and we've got previews for all of them. These book include the second issues of the Book Of Death and the retailer incentive companion series Legends of the Geomancer. We also have a new story arc starting in Rai #9 and one ending in Ivar, Timewalker #8.
BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by Robert Venditti Art by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite Covers by Cary Nord, Clayton Crain, Kano, Pere Perez and Paolo Rivera
A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer's BOOK OF DEATH unfold! Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer's arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won't go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits – illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!
RAI #9 (NEW ARC! "THE ORPHAN" – PART 1)
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Covers by Clayton Crain, Ryan Sook, Riley Rossmo, Ryan Lee and Clayton Henry
Rai falls to Earth in "The Orphan"! Superstar creative team Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return to their one-of-a-kind vision for the future…but will the titular hero? Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai's allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Rai is determined to save his friends and bring down Father once and for all–but how can he do that from Earth? And will he survive the journey?
It all comes down to this! Ivar and his brothers – Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and Armstrong – have led a suicide mission to rescue Neela Sethi and time itself. Now, as Oblivi-1 grows in power and threatens to destroy the very universe, they'll make their last, dire, final move to save history. Will they do it? Well, the arc ain't called "Saving History" now is it?! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (The Flash) team up to tear down the walls of time!
Watch a legend be born before your eyes as the saga of the Earth's first Geomancer continues!
New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and breakout artist Juan José Ryp (Clone) reveal the hidden story of the Valiant Universe's beginnings as Earth's protector enters a world of war, ruin and fire at the far end of pre-history!