November 18th is Local Comic Shop Day this year, in which participating retailers get the opportunity to order exclusive items — and readers get the opportunity to buy them.
And out of the gates is Secret Weapons Deluxe Edition Oversized Hardcover collecting the new series by Eric Heisserer, who Valiant will miss no opportunity to tell you is an Oscar-nominated writer for Arrival, and artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin.
The volume will collect Secret Weapons #1-4 and will be published a month before the trade paperback collection available more widely. It will also contain more than 20 pages of bonus material, including character designs, process art, and more that won't be found anywhere else. The comic's summary reads:
"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…"