Here are the full solicitations for Valiant Comics shipping in May 2017. This includes the debut issues of Rapture by Matt Kindt and Cafu and Eternal Warrior: Awakening by Robert Venditti and Renato Guedes.
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
Their world became his war! Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant's biggest series of the year to its final stand-off… and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page surprise!
RAPTURE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT Art by CAFU Cover A by MICO SUAYAN Cover B by J.G. JONES Character Design Variant by KANO Variant Cover by CAFU B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available Blank Cover Also Available
On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach "Heaven" no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity's only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she's unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens. This summer, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and artistic sensation CAFU (Rai) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone event!
ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by RENATO GUEDES Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover B by ROBERT GILL Variant Cover by MARC LAMING Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Also Available
It is a time before civilization… On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin… New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior's 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!
BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by DAVID MACK Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
God complex! Achillia and Antonius remain hot on the trail of whatever – or whoever – is causing the civilization's elite to fall into a deadly illness. As gods and monsters stalk the pair both inside and outside of the gladiatorial arena, Rome's greatest detective and its rising gladiator must separate the hauntings from hoaxes in a blood-boiling search for the truth. But will Achillia and Antonius solve the mystery and and prove Rubria's innocence in time, or will Nero's swift vengeance strike first?
FAITH #11 ("THE FAITHLESS" – PART 2)
Written by JODY HOUSER Art by JOE EISMA with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE Cover A by KANO Cover B by MIKE NORTON Cover C by CRYSSY CHEUNG Variant Cover by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE
Faith no more! One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles' most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith's solo career starts here with a rumble that won't just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!
Written by KEVIN MAURER Art by CAFU Cover A by STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover B by STEVE LIEBER Cover C by ALEX SANCHEZ Variant Cover by DAN PARENT
Snakebite! He's fought the Shadow Seven, journeyed to the Deadside, and bested death itself, but MI-6's top superspy has never tested his limits like this! When Ninjak is assigned to the Middle East for a seemingly simple extraction, this once-routine mission will quickly turns south when the laws of nature are turned upside down…and mutated soldiers bearing the animalistic abilities of nature's deadly predators strike from the shadows! Now, Ninjak must hone his lethal skills and channel his inner warrior like never before…or end up at the bottom of the food chain!
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE TPB
Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade. Welcome to the year 2017…where the Soviet Union has spent decades as the world's reigning superpower and the Iron Curtain now encircles a planet riddled with war, strife, and oppression. Freedom is a thing of the past in the Stalinverse… So why can't Russian intelligence officer Colin King shake the feeling that something has gone terribly wrong? He'll put his freedom and life on the line to uncover the truth… Even if that means finding out whatever happened to the long-missing cosmonaut Abram Adams – the one man who just might hold the keyto unraveling the dystopian world of today… New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II) bring you the Valiant Universe like you've never seen it before! Collecting DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1-4.
FAITH VOL. 3: SUPERSTAR TPB
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS Art by JOE EISMA and MEGHAN HETRICK with MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
Fight and flight! As Los Angeles' high-flying protector, Faith has inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis… Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare! When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell breaks loose! But this isn't just any ordinary threat… Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she's one of L.A.'s most controversial pop stars to boot! Valiant's chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)! Plus: legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making as they bring together the leading female hero in comics today for a presidential milestone like no other! Collecting FAITH #5-8.
A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 3 – ANDROMEDA ESTRANGED TPB
Written by RAFER ROBERTS Art by MIKE NORTON with RYAN LEE and MARC LAMING Cover by KANO
Beatdown in the bayou! At long last, Valiant's gallant adventurers have finally located Armstrong's long-missing wife…in that dreaded land that dare not speak its name: Florida! But after centuries of thinking that his near-immortal bride, Andromeda, was just a booze-induced hallucination, how will Armstrong make up for years of lies, losses, and infidelities? And, as if that wasn't enough, a nefarious new force is about to release an army of bathsalt-using "Florida Men" to finish off Archer & Armstrong once and for all! It's a true story (not really) ripped from today's headlines (pretty much)! Pack your Crocs and don't skimp on the lotion because the Sunshine State is about to hit Archer & Armstrong like a bad seafood buffet…and we only have Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Revival) to blame! Collecting A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9-12.