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Unity #1 and Valiant’s November Solicits

David Vandervliet 08/17/2013 Reviews

Coming this November, the Valiant Universe expands with Unity #1!

Unity’s story continues over in X-O Manowar#19. AndValiant has a full slate of cracking good comics for November planned, Harbinger, Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Quantum & Woody, and Eternal Warrior.

And just in time for the holidays, Valiant has a few extra goodies for November.   Quantum & Woody get the trade paperback experience, as volume 1 The World’s Worst Superhero Team hits stores on 11/6, joining a whole slew of Valiant collected trades, all available for under 10 bucks.

Also available are some really nice hardcovers, covering both the modern, and classic Valiant eras.  Harbinger Deluxe Edition Volume 1 comes in at a whopping 384 pages, and collects Harbinger #0-14, and includes 20 pages of never before seen art and extras! In stores 11/13 for a steal at $39.99

For classic Valiant fans, the Valiant Masters line of hardcover releases it’s first Rai collection.  In the 41st century Rai is the spirit guardian of Japan. Infused with the energy of his ancestors and dedicated to the way of the samurai, Rai is sworn to the service of Grandmother – the personified artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan. For forty generations Grandmother’s benevolent dominion has endured, but in the wake of her sudden disappearance, Rai will become all that stands between his nation and all-out chaos.  Pick it up on 11/27  for $24.99.

Check it, and all the great comics Valiant has coming out this November.

This November from Valiant:

UNITY #1Valiant Comics November solicits -
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs
Rates T+/.
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist & Cover: Doug Braithwaite
Pullbox Exclusive Variants: Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera and Clayton Crain
8-Bit Evolution Variant: Donovan Santiago
Valiant Signature Series Variant: Bart Sears
Variant Cover: Neal Adams
B&W Sketch Variant: Neal Adams
Blank Variant Also Available
Team USA Luge Variant Also Available


To kill a king, he has created an army.

The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

Be here when New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey into Mystery) launch Valiant’s first-ever superteam into the landmark comic book event of the year with an all-new ongoing series in UNITY #1, featuring covers by a murderer’s row of comics juggernauts – Doug Braithwaite, JG Jones, Bryan Hitch, Paolo Rivera, Clayton Crain, Travel Foreman, and Neal Adams

You’ve heard the buzz, you’ve seen the reviews. If you still haven’t jumped onto Valiant Comics, the time is now!

This November, UNITY is the perfect entry point for new readers.

Valiant November X-O Manowar #19X-O MANOWAR #19 (UNITY TIE-IN)
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Cary Nord
Cover: Clayton Crain
Pullbox Exclusive Variant: Miguel Sepulveda
Variant Cover:  Bart Sears

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! X-O Manowar goes head-to-head against the forces of UNITY!

Aric of Dacia has fought to reclaim the ancestral lands of the Visigoths – and he has bled for it.  But nothing he has faced before can prepare him for the combined might of UNITY – and the deadly combination of Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar: Planet Death) reunite for a landmark, standalone story arc at the heart of UNITY.


QUANTUM AND WOODY #5Valiant, November, Quantum & Woody #5
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Lee Garbett
Cover: Andrew Robinson
Pullbox Exclusive Variant: Lee Garbett
Variant Cover: David Lopez
Variant Cover: Mike McKone

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! All-new…problems?

Eric and Woody have had their lives turned upside down. What do you do when the most annoying person in your life is also the only thing keeping you alive? You move in with him! And his goat. And his barely legal clone girlfriend. Besides, every team of heroes needs a secret headquarters…and this one has a slightly used hot tub. Plus: Quantum meets his first true super-villain!

Attention fans and retailers: Look for the Quantum and Woody Vol. 1 TPB in stores the same day! Intro priced at only $9.99! (see more below)


Archer & Armstrong #15ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #15
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Khari Evans
Cover: Clayton Henry
Variant Cover: Michael Walsh

WARNING: This is no longer a (FINGER QUOTES) “fun” comic.

Now that the Sect Civil War has begun, it is now a (FINGER QUOTES) “grim” and (FINGER QUOTES) “gritty” work of (REAL QUOTES) “sequential literature” with blood and headshots and naughty words (like “H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS”) and if you squint real hard at the backgrounds, maybe boobies.

In this particular issue that will change the Valiant Universe forever*, the man now calling himself Dark Archer (NOTE TONAL SHIFT) must find his former partner Armstrong so they can reunite to stop the aforementioned Sect Civil War.

And there are almost no fart jokes.

Okay, one.




SHADOWMAN #12Shadowman #12
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Ales Kot, Christopher Sebela, and Neil Dvorak
Artist: Clayton Crain, Mico Suayan, and Neil Dvorak
Cover: Dave Johnson
Variant Cover: Kekai Kotaki

An all-star anthology of Shadowman tales from the Deadside and beyond!

Superstar artist Clayton Crain and a stellar roster of all-star creators bring you not one, not two, but three chilling Shadowman stories. Ales Kot (Suicide Squad, Zero), Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel, Screamland), and Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces) push the outer bounds of the world of Shadowman further than ever before!


Also out this November

Eternal Warrior #3ETERNAL WARRIOR #3
A $3.99 Comic, 32 Pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Trevor Hairsine
Cover: J.G. Jones
Variant Cover: Riley Rossmo

Save the Wizard! 

Hungry for glory as the new Fist and Steel, the Eternal Warrior’s daughter Xaran has started a war between the mysterious Houses that rule the world. Now, as Gilad struggles to contain his daughter’s savage nature, two generations of Eternal Warrior race after the answers that lie between science and myth, rumor and legend, conquest and defeat.


BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #16Bloodshot &HC #16
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart
Artist : Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover : Patrick Zircher
Variant Cover : Chriscross

Sometimes gunslingers go out the hard way.

H.A.R.D. Corps has just experienced its first fatality. Bloodshot is severely weakened. He and Charlie are at each other’s throats. And the new rookies are a mess. It would be suicide to take on Harada now…so that’s exactly what they’ll do.


Harbinger #18HARBINGER #18
A $3.99 comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: Barry Kitson
Cover: Michael Walsh
Variant Cover: Andrew Robinson

Nothing is what it seems when hyper-psychics go to war. 

Scattered across their own mental landscapes, each one of the remaining Renegades must quest to unite with the others or be lost forever inside themselves. It will take courage, strength, imagination and an unwavering belief in one another if they’re going to discover the dark truth behind their Perfect Day.



A $9.99 Trade Paperback, 112 pgs
Rated T+
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Tom Fowler
Cover: Ryan Sook

Those guys are the worst.

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! (And, yes, there is a goat too.)

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1-4 by creators James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), start reading here to jump into the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic that Comic Book Resources calls “yet another critically acclaimed hit for Valiant Comics.”

ISBN: 978-1-939346-18-6

A  $24.99 Deluxe Hardcover. 384 pgs
Rated T+
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist : Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, Barry Kitson, Phil Briones, Lee Garbett, Pere Perez, and Matthew Clark
Cover : Mico Suayan

An oversized, deluxe hardcover collecting the landmark first year of Harbinger in the Valiant Universe!

Outside the law. Inside your head. You’ve never met a team of super-powered teenagers quite like the Renegades. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, psionically-powered teenager Peter Stanchek only has one option left – run. But he won’t have to go it alone. As the shadowy corporation known as the Harbinger Foundation draws close on all sides, Peter will have to find and recruit other unique individuals like himself… other troubled, immensely powerful youths with abilities beyond their control. Their mission? Bring the fight back to the Harbinger Foundation’s founder Toyo Harada – and dismantle his global empire brick by brick…

Collecting the sold-out HARBINGER #0-14, the Harbinger Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 HC also comes jam-packed with more than 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.

ISBN: 978-1-939346-13-1

A $24.99 Hardcover, 184 pgs
Rated T+
Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Joe St. Pierre, Peter Grau, and Sal Velluto
Cover: Joe St. Pierre

The legendary future of the Valiant Universe – back in print after 20 years!

4001 A.D. – Tohru Nakadai is the 42nd Rai, the spirit guardian of Japan. Infused with the energy of his ancestors and dedicated to the way of the samurai, Rai is sworn to the service of Grandmother – the personified artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan. For forty generations Grandmother’s benevolent dominion has endured, but in the wake of her sudden disappearance, Rai will become all that stands between his nation and all-out chaos. As humanist factions war with mechanist loyalists for control of the future, the masterless Tohru is about to become the first Rai that must choose for himself how best to defend his people, his family, and his honor.

Collecting RAI (1992) #1-8 in a deluxe hardcover format for the first time anywhere, revisit the future of the original Valiant Universe with Rai’s critically acclaimed, highly sought-after adventures from legendary creators David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man 2099), Peter Grau (Titans) and Sal Velluto (Bloodshot)!

ISBN: 978-1-939346-07-0


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David "The Exile" Vandervliet, I write about what ever has me Geeking out at the moment. Among my areas of expertise: DC Comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Musical Theatre, M Theory, Chess, Stellar Cartography, and Gardening. If you like what you read here, you can check out more about me at Exiled in Geeksville

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