Book Of Death Concludes In The Valiant Solicitations For October 2015

Here are Valiant's solicitations for October 2015. Here we see the wrapping up of the Book Of Death event and a new story arc kicking off in Imperium #9.

Book of Death #4 (of 4)
Written by Robert Venditti Art by Robert Gill & Doug Braithwaite Covers by Cary Nord, Mico Suayan, Marguerite Sauvage, Pere Perez & 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!

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Book of Death: The Fall of X-O Manowar #1
Written by Robert Venditti Art by Clayton Henry Covers by Cary Nord, Stephen Segovia, Ryan Lee & Diego Bernard

The Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe…but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero? After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn't remember…or want him. Will Aric of Dacia finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse? Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor revealed in this can't-miss chapter of the summer's biggest event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!

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Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #4 (of 4)
Written by Fred Van Lente Art & Cover by Juan Jose 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…

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Bloodshot Reborn #7
Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Butch Guice Covers by Mico Suayan, Glenn Fabry, Trevor Hairsine, Dave Johnson & 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!

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Ninjak #8
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Stephen Segovia Covers by Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Matt Kindt & 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"!

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Imperium #9
Written by Joshua Dysart Art by Cafu Covers by Kano, Giuseppe Camuncoli & Juan Jose Ryp

"The Vine Imperative" – PART 1! Toyo Harada's war to save humanity by taking over the world roars on against the only enemy this planet cannot contain…a sinister network of undercover alien spies! A deadly chess game between Harada and the alien visitors called the Vine has been unfolding for decades. The Vine once even created the living weapon called LV-99 to assassinate their enemy, but failed. Today, as Harada executes his agenda upon Earth—and with LV-99 on his side this time—the Vine's cold war finally turns infernally hot. Jump on board the series that Bloody Disgusting calls "the height of sophisticated comic book stories" here with a powerful new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER WARS) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY)!

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Rai #11
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Covers by Clayton Crain, Ryan Sook & 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…

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X-O Manowar #41
Written by Robert Venditti Art by Rafa Sandoval Covers by Rafa Sandoval, Diego Bernard & 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)!

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Unity #23
Written by James Asmus Art by Diego Bernard Covers by Bilquis Evely, Jed Dougherty and 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!

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Ivar, Timewalker #10
Written by Fred Van Lente Art by Pere Perez Covers by Raul Allen, Caroline Bonita Soler & 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!

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Unity Vol. 1: To Kill A King TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by Matt Kindt Art & Cover by Doug Braithwaite

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume introducing Valiant's elite all-star super-team from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BOOK OF DEATH, IMPERIUM)! The world's most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe's most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar! Start reading here to discover the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe with the multiple Harvey Award nominated first arc of the chart-topping series that IGN calls "amazing…a big superhero book done right." Collecting UNITY #1-4. $9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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Rai Vol. 1: Welcome To New Japan TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by Matt Kindt Art & Cover by Clayton Crain

An all-new printing of the sold-out volume that Comic Book Resources calls "an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics." The year is 4001 A.D. Led by the artificial intelligence called "Father," the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father's empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father's benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity. From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, NINJAK) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), discover an astonishing new vision with the acclaimed first volume of the series named one of the Best Comics of 2014 by Wired and Vulture! Collects RAI #1-4. $9.99 US | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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Dead Drop TPB
Written by Ales Kot Art by Adam Gorham Cover by Raul Allen

FOUR HEROES. FOUR STORIES. ONE TICKING CLOCK. There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, and restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world. Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) go in deep with an unlikely cast of superhuman operators for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe! Collecting DEAD DROP #1–4. $9.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 14

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Ivar, Timewalker Vol. 2: Breaking History TPB
Written by Fred Van Lente Art by Francis Portela Cover by Raul Allen

A little confused by time travel? Don't worry, these guys don't really understand it either. So they're BREAKING HISTORY! With the universe on the brink of destruction, Ivar must turn to his closest relatives – Armstrong and Gilad Anni-Padda – to save Neela Sethi from the machinations of the Prometheans! The problem? These three guys couldn't be further apart. Time doesn't heal all wounds as the assault on Oblivi-1 begins! Join New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) as they kick off the next volume of the series that io9 calls "impressively shocking!" Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5–8. $14.99 US | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 7

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Archer & Armstrong: The Complete Classic Omnibus HC
Written by Mike Baron, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter and Barry Windsor-Smith Art by Mike Vosburg and Barry Windsor-Smith Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

Following in the footsteps of the X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL. 1, it's the complete, oversized omnibus collection of the series Ain't It Cool News calls "the best buddy team book of all time"! Obadiah Archer, left for dead as a boy by his corrupt evangelist parents, has spent the last decade honing his innate abilities in a monastery deep in the mountains of Ladakh before emerging now as the world's greatest hand-to-hand fighter and marksman. His body a temple, his every movement in harmony and his mind perfectly serene… except for the overriding desire to avenge his own murder. Armstrong is a 10,000-year-old libertine who may be as strong as a battalion, but abandoned idealism millennia ago. Now he spends his days drinking, carousing and telling tales of outrageous adventures throughout history to anyone who will listen – that is, when he's not on the run from an ancient cult whose bumbling agents have been hunting him for two thousand years. But Armstrong counts as the worst day of all his days the one when Archer turned up and decided that they were partners – a team chosen by fate to save the world! Featuring work from iconic Valiant creators Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan, Weapon X), Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Mike Baron (Nexus), and more, the groundbreaking adventures of the original conspiracy-smashing duo are brought together in their entirety for the very first time right here in this massive, oversized volume. Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (1992) #0–26 and ETERNAL WARRIOR (1992) #25, CHAOS EFFECT: OMEGA along with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE FORMATION OF THE SECT. $99.99 US | 736 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 21

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Quantum And Woody By Priest & Bright Vol. 3: And So… TPB
Written by Christopher Priest Art & Cover by M.D. Bright

This is it, folks! From the legendary creative team of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man), it's the third volume of Quantum and Woody's groundbreaking original series, collected in trade paperback for the very first time! An old enemy returned. An old friend dead at his hands. Once forced to be partners by the life changing accident that gave them their powers or dissipate forever if they didn't "klang" their control bands together every 24 hours, Quantum and Woody now have an even more important reason to work together: payback. Suited up and armed to the teeth, they're taking the war onto international arms dealer Terrence Magnum's home turf. They aim to make him pay for the murder of Taylor 88, and to prove they're the last things anyone ever thought they could be… Heroes. Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #14–21, and #32 along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: MAGNUM FORCE TP. $19.99 US | 224 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 28
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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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