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A blood sacrifice is made, a war looms, and the Deadside... rises! In the synapse-shattering world of the future, witness the dawn of the dead's greatest hero and the fate of a young girl who may be humanity's only hope! As Rai leads a revolutionary insurrection against the forces of New Japan, the legendary hero called Shadowman returns to fight another day in the year 4001 A.D.! Valiant rising stars Jody Houser (FAITH), Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) reveal the dark side behind the 41st century's coming conflict...and bring you the future of the Deadside today!
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They're in your towns. In your schools. And inside your minds... Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. As four psionically powered "psiots" that can defy the laws of physics with a thought alone, this extraordinarily dangerous team of renegades won't be able to escape the fight that society has brought to their door. As a violent, new superpower movement spreads across the suburbs, America's only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget. Chaos is coming home as Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Wolverine) continue the most subversive, most fearless new superhero series of the fall!
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VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar’s 25th issue…and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS! Find out why the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: BURIAL by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century’s alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of X-O Manowar from Robert Venditti & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, Cary Nord, Andy Runton, and much, much more!
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It is the year 4002 A.D.... Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history's greatest tales and civilizations darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity... history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant's greatest heroes and antagonists! In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) unleash a celebration of Rai's 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!
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From blocks to panels! Minecraft returns to comics in this stand-alone anthology collection of officially licensed, original comic stories! With tales of witch and pillager rivals finding common ground, a heartless griefer who bit off more than they could chew, and valiant heroes new (or not!) to the Overworld, this anthology tells tales that span the world of Minecraft. Featuring stories from star writers Hope Larson (Batgirl), Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce, Bloom), Rafer Roberts (Modern Fantasy, Grumble), and Ian Flynn (Sonic, Mega Man) and exciting artists Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and more, this collection brings together stories from all realms, leaving no block unturned!
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Massacred! As "MASSACRE" continues to tear the Harbinger Renegades apart, the battle lines reveal themselves... On one side, the fugitive psiot named Alexander Solomon and the concussive killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps...and on the other, the Harbinger Renegades and a growing army of newly activated recruits - untrained, unpredictable and potentially unstable. As their paths converge toward an inescapable confrontation, Peter Stanchek will be forced to make an impossible decision that will change the destiny of everyone in the Valiant Universe...and lay the fault lines for HARBINGER WARS 2! "MASSACRE" seeks its final victim as Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) prepare for the biggest, bloodiest confrontation in Valiant history!
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GET SMASHED...OR BE SMASHED! Valiant's (somewhat) dynamic duo are going "IN THE BAG" for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente! Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known. Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose - to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he's actually a pretty good guy...once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners. Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet - a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong's bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It's like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there...and he doesn't exactly have a maid service.) Imprisoned in Armstrong's satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor... Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself - and rescue his best buddy - without becoming lost amongst Armstrong's endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?
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A HISTORIC HARBINGER MOMENT! After "MASSACRE"...witness the brutal beginning of the Renegades' murderous new foe! At the height of the Dark Ages, one of the world's first psiots has made a terrible discovery: he is not alone. Lurking in the shadows, a mind as sadistic as it is powerful waits - a predator with a darkness so great, it will consume any rivals that dare reveal themselves. How will the secret of these legendary figures come to bear on the modern day...and how will it shape the catastrophic Harbinger War that is to come? "MASSACRE" enters an insidious interlude revealing the origin of the Valiant Universe's greatest threat, as Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) plot the next step in the road to HARBINGER WARS 2!
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ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! "MASSACRE" - PART ONE! Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 - Valiant's seismic 2018 event - right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe...and claim the life of a major hero! Toyo Harada's former protege - Alexander Solomon, a "psiot" with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures - has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades - Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque - now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he's not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty...and they're about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.
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Retaliation! Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can't refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends... or himself? Valiant's latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!
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Moving targets! "MASSACRE" has claimed a life from the Renegades' own ranks...and their new mission starts now: to rally as many psiots to their cause as possible. Now, this damaged team of telekinetic teenagers are off the grid and on the move, traveling America to recruit soldiers for the inevitable war they all see coming. But they are being watched... "MASSACRE" seeks its next victim as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) escalate THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 to the point of no return...and lead the Renegades toward their most seismic confrontation yet!
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Anyone you know could become a psionically powered "harbinger" with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids. Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged...or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. America is terrified of what could happen next. With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John "Torque" Torkelson, Faith "Zephyr" Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time...and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose. This November, the most fearless superteam in comics is going underground for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Happy!,The Boys)!
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Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN"! Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong's long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America's craziest traveling circus! But it's not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top... When the world's premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgangers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it's only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong's bottomless satchel...and what else might be soon plotting its escape! Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN"!
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An essential prelude to HARBINGER WARS 2 - the seismic 2018 crossover event at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe! Beneath the wreckage of the Harbinger Foundation, there is a secret that even Toyo Harada grew to fear. A secret simply known as...the Stormbringer. And Alexander Solomon is about to set it free. Out of the ashes of "MASSACRE," the march toward the most consequential Valiant event of all time continues with an epic revelation at the heart of the Harbinger mythos - as told by Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA)!
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Reunited...and it doesn't feel so good! After following Armstrong into the depths of his infinite satchel in a search for booze, Archer and his partner, history's most inebriated immortal, have found themselves prisoners of ...uh...what's this villain's name again? Armstrong may not be able to remember what their captor, Bacchus, is all about, but he sure is upset by the memories tied to a rare bottle of wine. What secret is about to come roaring out of the past to haunt him? And is Archer doomed to the repeat Armstrong's tragic mistakes? Plus: It's a day in the life of Valiant's new breakout character of 2016 - hey kids, get ready for DAVEY THE MACKEREL! Valiant's latest blockbuster ongoing series goes even farther down the rabbit hole when "IN THE BAG" continues right here from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!
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We're gonna need a bigger bag! Archer and Armstrong - with the help of Mary-Maria and the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness - must stop Bacchus' cavalcade of terror! Will our heroes be able to defeat this 40-foot foe before the party stops forever? Will Armstrong ever find that bottle of Lagavulin? Will we ever find out who or what Davey the Mackerel is?! The answers to two of these questions might possibly be found in this issue! Be here as red-hot creators Rafer Roberts (Shutter) and David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) bring "IN THE BAG" to a close with a bang! Or a snap. However Armstrong's satchel closes.
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ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A VALIANT TALE FOR THE AGES! This ain't no ordinary team-up... It's Archer & Faith's first date! A&A's whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time...and bringing his long-distance romance with Los Angeles's number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes! Come on board here with the swooning standalone adventure of the summer as paramour extraordinaire Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton bring you THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & FAITH! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fist fights than The Notebook!
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The final smackdown! Archer and Armstrong's cross-country travels through the weird, the wild, and the downright wrong have all come down to this: One final showdown with their greatest enemies! As Ivan the Soviet scientist bear and his army of Florida Men unite with the One Percent to unleash the ultimate death trap, the Valiant Universe's premier adventure duo are gonna need all the help they can get! Who will live? Who will die? Will Gub Gub ever find true love? These answers and more will stand revealed as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring Valiant's critically acclaimed series to a whirlwind finale that will leave no man - or mackerel - behind!
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No more clowning around! The hunt for Armstrong's estranged wife is taking a strange turn through America's most bizarre traveling circus...and it's no laughing matter! Besieged by a deranged troupe of malformed Armstrong clones, the world's hardest-traveling adventurers may have finally met a match more dysfunctional than they are! And if that wasn't enough absurdity for one day, a Russian science bear is about to come barreling through the big top with grave news for Archer & Armstrong! NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN continues its precarious trip trough the fetid underbelly of Americana here...and rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award winner Mike Norton (Revival) are coming along for the ride!
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Archer & Armstrong. Fearless adventurers. Best friends. Better partners. But that was before this traveling circus made them prisoners of a sideshow so freakish, it makes Davey the Mackerel look like the girl next door! Now captives beneath the world's maddest midway, our fearless(ish) heroes are just steps from the final clue to locating Armstrong's long-lost wife... Too bad there's a literally "small" army of deranged and dangerous Armstrong clones protecting it with all of their miniature might! Meanwhile: Mary-Maria must confront the one force capable of putting her in her place - the Council of Elders! And whatever happened to Davey, anyway? Come for the popcorn and stay for the mad science gone awry as rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) bring "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN" roaring into a city near you!
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