Our First Look Inside Of 4001 AD: War Mother

When Valiant first started talking about their 4001 A.D. summer event, the character featured in the fourth one-shot was 'classified'. We knew it was a new character and a female. But we had to wait until the series got started before we found out that she is called War Mother. But she wasn't completely new as she had made a cameo in last years Book of Death event.

Now we have our first extended look inside of the 4001 A.D.: War Mother one-shot by Fred Van Lente and Tomás Giorello. 

In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet's once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.

But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector's technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth's true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity's last surviving outposts of order.

4001 A.D.: War Mother features covers by David Mack, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Cary Nord, Ryan Lee, and Andres Guinaldo.

4001-WARMOTHER_001_001 4001-WARMOTHER_001_002-003 4001-WARMOTHER_001_004 4001-WARMOTHER_001_005 4001-WARMOTHER_001_006 4001-WARMOTHER_001_007 4001-WARMOTHER_001_008 4001-WARMOTHER_001_009 4001-WARMOTHER_001_010 4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-A_MACK 4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-B_DJURDJEVIC 4001-WARMOTHER_001_COVER-C_NORD

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.