The relaunch of popular ‘90s comic book imprints continues. Valiant Comics will, after years in the making, return in May 2012. The Valiant properties are under the ownership of Valiant Entertainment, Inc. and they have taken their time to ensure they get the initial launch correct. Valiant finished revealing the starting line up of the new Valiant Universe and it looks as promising as ever.
X-O MANOWAR #1 in May kicks off the new Valiant. The series is written by New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti with art by the perfectly chosen Eisner Award-winning Cary Nord (Conan). X-O MANOWAR features the story of Aric of Dacia, a member of the ruling family of the Visigoth barbarians. Captured during battle with an alien race, Aric’s only chance of getting home is to take up an alien suit of armor and battle his way back to Earth. And don’t miss the Free Comic Book Day Valiant Universe preview also in May!
HARBINGER #1 hits in June from New York Times-bestselling author Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award nominee artist Khari Evans. HARBINGER is the tale of an uneasy alliance between two of Earth’s most powerful superhuman, known as “harbingers.” Pete Stanchek is a directionless teenager with psionic powers. Toyo Harada, a wealthy businessman and powerful harbinger of his own, may be the man responsible for Stanchek becoming a force of good… or deception.
BLOODSHOT #1 shoots its way into stores in July from writer Duane Swierczynski and artists Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi. Bloodshot is the perfect soldier merged with the world’s most cutting edge technology. What happens when he is falls into enemy hands?
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 rounds out the first wave in August. This unlikely pairing is brought together by New York Times-bestselling creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry. Obadiah Archer was trained from birth to kill one man: the immortal drunk known only as Armstrong. Denying that Armstrong is the embodiment of evil Archer was raised to believe, the duo must stay one step ahead of the cult that trained him, The Sect!
Valiant Comics can be purchased at Philadelphia area comic book stores. X-O MANOWAR #1 is available for pre-order now and hits stores May 02, 2012. Free Comic Book Day is May 05, 2012. To find a shop near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com.