Now that Halloween is over, its time to keep the treats a coming with these November offerings from Valiant Comics. I’ve specified this before, but will do so again for the new readers and stress that I am only showcasing the brand new titles that are beginning this month along with any special edition collections that might be of interest to our readership. The cover art and overall premise are snagged from official company press copy and I will close out by speaking my views about what is on the plate. Let’s get going.
Eternal Warrior: Swords! Savagery! Steel! Valiant’s immortal champion returns with an all-new adventure from master storytellers Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Cary Nord (Conan)! The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: fi nd and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But the Eternal Warrior is no nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?
Writer: Peter Milligan; Penciler: Cary Nord
Archer and Armstrong: The One Percent: Remember Occupy Wall Street? We don’t, but we know you lost and the villainous One Percent won! Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don’t miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe! (That will be $3.99, please.)
Writer: Ray Fawkes; Penciler: Joe Eisma
PUNK MAMBO #0: Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe… From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!
Writer: Peter Milligan; Penciler: Robert Gill
X-O Manowar Omnibus: Relive the complete adventures of Valiant’s original armored hero with Valiant’s next essential omnibus collection – clocking in at a massive 800+ pages! Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time hereturns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule… and he will make the Spider Aliens pay. Featuring work from comic book legends Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more, get the complete epic of Valiant’s flagship hero starting here with this massive oversized volume collecting X-O MANOWAR (1992) #0–30, ARMORINES #0, X-O DATABASE #1, as well as material from SECRETS OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1. This is a $99 item so save those pennies my friends.
Writer: Various; Penciler: Various
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I always enjoyed the adventures of Eternal Warrior when I read his first adventures in the Valiants of times gone by so this storyline seems right up my alley and while I hated the whole “occupy Wall Street” shenanigans when they were going on, I think that Archer and Armstrong will give us a unique tale that plays upon this particular not long past real life event. New fans should be excited about the X-O Omnibus if they are loving where the character is nowadays because these older tales were something. I always felt that a solid movie could come from this hero’s exploits but so far there has yet to be a live action Valiant feature film. Maybe that will change soon. There you go, see you in the funny papers or here the next time around.
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