Valiant Solicitations for July 2019: KILLERS #1 | PSI-LORDS #2 | BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION | And More!


     

KILLERS #1 (of 4)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY
Pre-Order Edition Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
Blank Cover Also Available
  • Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!
  • But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?
  • Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 31st

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PSI-LORDS #2
Written by 
FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Cover C by STEPHANIE HANS
Pre-Order Edition Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
  • After an explosive escape from a cosmic prison, the team of amnesiac astronauts needs to find a way home!
  • But where is the ship that brought them here in the first place? And just who are these Psi-Lords they keep hearing about?
  • It’s a deadly scavenger hunt around the Gyre in search of a way back home, but this cosmic ring of decaying ships hides many threats within its aging walls!  

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th

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FALLEN WORLD #3 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by BRETT BOOTH
Cover B by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover C by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Pre-Order Edition Cover by DAVID MACK
  • The mind-controlled Bloodshot enlists the help of the Church Fallen to further his nefarious plans!
  • Rai comes face-to-face with the animalistic hybrids of the Kor’Tunga clan!
  • Can Rai stop the resurrection of Father, his greatest enemy, before it’s too late?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 10th

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #5 (of 6)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU, KANO
Cover A by BUTCH GUICE
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by JACK HERBERT
Pre-Order Edition Cover by CAFU
  • Is Toyo Harada really dead?
  • The long-lost secret of Harada’s estranged son revealed!
  • Harada’s final allies stand strong as they protect their master’s vision!

$4.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 17th

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LIVEWIRE #8

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by KANO
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by PAUL RENAUD
Cover C by RAHZZAH
Pre-Order Edition Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • Wanted fugitive Livewire reveals that the Psiot Security & Education Program is the evil organization OMEN to the world!
  • Will Phoebe Daniels choose to defend OMEN or go with Livewire and fight?
  • Find out in the climactic final issue of the second Livewire story arc, “Guardian”!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th

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PUNK MAMBO #4 (of 5)

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by DAN BRERETON
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Pre-Order Edition Cover by ADAM GORHAM
  • Punk Mambo faces off against a sinister sorcerer!
  • What does Azaire want with the loa he’s collected?
  • Mambo reaches deep into her bag of tricks to level the playing field. Sex magic may or may not be involved. But voodoo dolls definitely are.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 31st

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BLOODSHOT: DEFINITIVE EDITION TPB

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, MATT KINDT
Art by MANUEL GARCIA, BARRY KITSON, ARTURO LOZZI, CHRISCROSS
Cover by DAVID AJA
  • Before Vin Diesel's BLOODSHOT hits the silver screen in 2020, experience the hit series that debuted Valiant's nanite-enhanced commando with this essential standalone volume!
  • From acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons), and Matthew Clark (The Adventures of Superman), the BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION trade paperback collection represents the blockbuster first year of the breakout Valiant series behind the upcoming major motion picture from Sony!
  • Collecting BLOODSHOT #0–13.

$24.99 | 352 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th | TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-340-6

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INCURSION TPB

Written by ALEX PAKNADEL, ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
  • The debut of Valiant’s biggest villain: the alien conqueror Imperatrix Virago!
  • The only thing standing in her way is the Eternal Warrior and Geomancer.
  • Can the duo of heroes protect the planet from a seemingly unstoppable extraterrestrial foe and her army of the undead?
  • Collecting the complete limited series, INCURSION #1-4.

$14.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 10th | TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-303-1


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Z2 COMICS & GRATEFUL DEAD TO RELEASE GRATEFUL DEAD ORIGINS GRAPHIC NOVEL IN 2020

Deluxe Edition To Contain Previously Unreleased Grateful Dead Music Available For Pre-Order At www.z2comics.com/shop/grateful-dead



Artist Noah Van Sciver Illustrates an Original History on Grateful Dead Created by Writer Chris Miskiewicz

With the recent success of partnerships with BabyMetal, Andy Black and Skillet, Z2 Comics continues to solidify their place as the premier creator of music-affiliated graphic novels. The company has entered in to their largest partnership to date creating a graphic novel for the iconic Grateful Dead. Grateful Dead Origins takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jamband culture is depicted in the original story written by Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver. The graphic novel will be scheduled for release in early 2020. 

Grateful Dead Origins will be available in a standard edition and a limited run collectors deluxe edition. The standard edition will come in a softcover version that will feature an exclusive download of Grateful Dead music from their early years to serve as a companion to the graphic novel. The limited run collector’s deluxe edition will come in a hardcover, oversized, individually-numbered coffee table edition featuring prints and autographed by the comic creators. It will also come with a selection of unreleased Grateful Dead music from the era on vinyl. The deluxe edition will be available for pre-order at www.z2comics.com/shop/grateful-dead. Pre-orders are now available for all configurations of Grateful Dead Origins. 

“We've seen many archival releases that offer magnificent audio representations of the Grateful Dead's history, and several filmed interpretations of the Dead's story. To these, we're thrilled to add to the Dead's narrative canon this beautiful portrayal of the Dead's origin story in the form of this wonderful new comic,” says Grateful Dead audiovisual archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux. “Chris and Noah have captured the Dead's sensibility in their words and images that bring to life on the page the earliest days of the Grateful Dead, from the band's founding in 1965 through to Woodstock. We couldn't be happier to be partnering with such talented artists who have delved so deeply into the Dead's history and origin.” 

“Jerry Garcia was an avid comic book enthusiast so it is incredibly fitting to have the Grateful Dead’s origin story told in graphic novel form,” says Mark Pinkus, President of Rhino Entertainment. “Z2’s passion for the band’s music and mythology make them the perfect partner to bring the story to life. This will undoubtedly be a ‘must have’ item for Grateful Dead and graphic novel fans alike.”


About Grateful Dead:
Grateful Dead is a social and musical phenomenon that grew into a genuine American treasure. In 1965, an entire generation was linked together by common ideals, gathering by the hundreds and thousands. This movement created a seamless connection between the band and its fans. As the band toured, Dead Heads would follow. Not because it was a part of popular culture, but because it is a true counterculture that exists to this very day-one that earnestly believes in the value of its beliefs. By 1995, Grateful Dead had attracted the most concert goers in the history of the music business, and today remain one of the all-time leaders in concert ticket sales. Eventually, the caravan evolved into a community with various artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs supplying a growing demand for merchandise that connected them to the music. Today, the connection is as strong as ever. The band was inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994 and received a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Their final tally of 2,318 total concerts remains a world record.

About Z2 Comics:
Z2 Comics have made a name for themselves releasing quality graphic novels in to the marketplace since 2012. In 2016, Z2 began collaborating with musicians to create graphic novels centered on unique stories and exclusive music. That ideal led them to work with the likes of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), DJ Paul Oakenfold, jazz trumpeter Dave Chisholm and others. 2018 marked another landmark year as Z2 partnered with Japanese metal band BABYMETAL on Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal, which is one of the biggest selling graphic novels Z2 has released. With the upcoming release of Andy Biersack’s The Ghost Of Ohio in 2019 and other soon-to-be- named partnerships, Z2 Comics continues to push the envelope with their music and comics integrations.

ACTION-PACKED STORY & NIGHTMARISH CHARACTERS COLLIDE IN NEW SERIES COFFIN BOUND

Dan Watters (Sandman Universe: Lucifer, Limbo) teams with artist Dani (2000AD, Girl with No Name) for an all-new action series full of grindhouse nightmares and high-octane chills in Coffin Bound. The ongoing series will launch from Image Comics this August.

Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s retreading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash… and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way.

"This is a book all about the inevitability of death, and the choice each of us faces between coming to terms with it, or trying to deny it,” said Watters. “This is a book drawn beautifully by Dani, with Brad Simpsons' filthy bright colors. This is a book about cars, guns, and sex—and how each of those things does little to stave off the bottomless void waiting just beyond the veil of our known existence. What was the question again?"

Readers won’t want to miss joining in on this road trip through a blood-splattered life.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

The Souled Store to Offer Valiant-Branded Merchandise in India

Expect to see pajamas, laptop skins, slippers, and much more 
  
New York, NY (April 16, 2018) – In an ongoing bid to put its comics and merchandise into the hands of every fan around the world, Valiant Entertainment is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Souled Store to make Valiant-branded products available in India.

From apparel and electronic accessories to drinkware and stationery, look for items like Bloodshot boxers, Ninjak notebooks, and Shadowman socks to become available to Indian fans through the company’s website at www.thesouledstore.com.

“The Souled Store is really excited to collaborate with Valiant Entertainment and bring its merchandise to India for the first time,” said Harsh Lal, Director of the Souled Store. “As India's biggest brand for licensed merch, it makes complete sense for us to link up with one of the biggest superhero franchises internationally. With various Valiant movies slated to be released over the next few years, we only see the following and demand growing. Big shout-out to the entire Brand Monk team for putting this deal together!”

“Valiant is the third biggest superhero universe in the world after Marvel and DC. We have thousands of superfans of Valiant characters in India and we aim to connect with them through merch,” added Rohit Sobti, CEO Brand Monk Licensing. “The Souled Store is a new-age licensee that understands this connection to Valiant superfans and I know they’ll create fabulous products for them.”

The partnership comes on the heels of Valiant’s agreement with Graphic India to make its library of titles available to readers across the Indian subcontinent, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

“We are extremely excited to partner with The Souled Store to make Valiant merch available in India, the second most populous country in the world,” said Russell Brown, Valiant President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “With Graphic India publishing our books there, we have the makings for a giant fanbase halfway across the world!”

The Souled Store plans to roll out its first wave of Valiant merchandise this summer.


About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HORROR HEADLINER CULLEN BUNN TEAMS WITH KYLE STRAHM AND BALDEMAR RIVAS ON CHILLING NEW SERIES UNEARTH

The X-Files meets Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilationwith the mounting terror of a classic Stephen King novel in the forthcoming series Unearth—an all-new horror series from Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas launching this July from Image Comics.

In Unearth, a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico and a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape.

“I feel so lucky to be working with Kyle and Baldemar on this book,” said Bunn. “Kyle and I have such similar sensibilities when it comes to horror, but there are enough differences in our tastes that we challenge each other. And Baldemar! What an amazing talent! And he has helped us to push the boundaries of what this tale of terror is all about. We want this story to be something different and shocking and fun and surprising, and I think we've succeeded!”

Strahm added: "If you like the idea of beautiful horror, Unearth is the book for you. Baldemar's art is as pretty as it is disturbing. And Cullen always gives the creeps."

Rivas said: "I'm incredibly proud of Unearth and thrilled to be working with two of the most twisted minds in comics. This book is filled with the most disturbing storytelling that I've ever done, with a perfect balance of grotesque, beautiful, and chilling imagery in each issue. I'm excited to unleash this beast upon the world."

Showcasing the same unsettling pacing of Michael Rutger’s The AnomalyUnearth will provide fans with a new subterranean nightmare that they won’t want to miss.

Unearth #1 Cover A by Rivas (Diamond Code MAY190025) and Unearth #1 Cover B by Strahm (Diamond Code MAY190026) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, July 10. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers is Monday, June 17.

Unearth will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

New X-O MANOWAR Creative Team Revealed


Artwork by Emilio Laiso and Ruth Redmond 

Valiant Entertainment is excited to announce the creative team behind the upcoming X-O MANOWAR ongoing series this November!
 
Promo art by Christian Ward


Scribe Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions) proclaims, “The Valiant universe is full of intensely human characters with wild origins and interesting flaws.” With X-O MANOWAR Hallum is excited to explore new territory, “We always give the cool robot suits to billionaires and scientists. I love how Aric flips that on its head. He didn't build the suit. He can't explain the suit. And he could kick your butt up and down the road without the suit. The anachronism is fascinating and I can't wait to play around with it.”

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, founded by Dan Mintz, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

Mark Millar & Image/Netflix announce SPACE BANDITS comic book & special limited edition covers illustrated by artist legends

First Limited Legends Cover Illustrated by Howard Chaykin to Retail for Just 75 Cents, the Price of a Comic-Book When Millar Was a Teen
Today, Netflix and Mark Millar announce their latest project created in-house, SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover ASpace Bandits—a female led sci-fi story, described by Millar as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.

Superstar Artist Matteo Scalera will illustrate the comic-book translation of this original Netflix property, published by Image Comics.

In Space Bandits, Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal operations, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their treacherous crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

"I love writing female-led stories in everything from Reborn to Empress to Hit-Girl to Jupiter's Legacy and, of course, our recent Magic Order at Netflix," said Millar. "I also love writing big, fun sci-fi things. In a world with a billion superhero properties and gloomy, rain-soaked dystopian sci-fi, there's a gap in the market for sci-fi that's upbeat and fun and I wanted to combine all this into a big, high-octane story. I've been working on this as a property for Netflix since last Summer and now I'm being joined by the brilliant Matteo Scalera for the comic-book translation of this story. The guy's a genius and I've followed him for years. Having him draw this is like someone you've always had a crush on going out on a date with you. He's just amazing."

As a special bonus, and available to order at the same time, is a limited edition series of Space Bandits Legends Covers, featuring Miller’s all-time favorite comic-book artists—artists Miller was obsessed with in high school, and whom he has wanted to work with for years.

The first of these five very limited edition covers will be illustrated by comic-book legend Howard Chaykin, and will retail for the same price as a comic-book cost when Mark was in high school… just 75 cents. All other covers will retail at the regular $3.99 price.

Space Bandits #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline is June 10.

Space Bandits #1 also will be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Diamond Codes:
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover A SCALERA - MAY190028
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover B SCALERA - MAY190029
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover C LEGENDS VAR CHAYKIN - MAY190030
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover D COIPEL - MAY190031
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover E PICHELLI - MAY190032
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover F BLANK VAR - MAY190033
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.
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