Alright so Thanksgiving is officially over and now that you have hopefully done enough working off that big meal that you had last week, its time for you to reward yourself and sit on the couch enjoying some new comic books and trade paperbacks from the various publishers. This installment is our continuing series of what you can enjoy in terms of new first issues or special editions from the Valiant Entertainment crew. Let’s get looking.
Valiant Sized Quantum and Woody #1: Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse! Great creatives launch the world’s worst superhero team into an overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly handle! An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!
Writer: Tim Siedell & James Asmus; Penciler: Pere Perez
The Valiant #1: A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format mini-series. The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT. An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.
Writer: Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt; Penciler: Paolo Rivera
Harbinger: Faith #0: This is Faith #0! Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.
Writer: Joshua Dysart; Penciler: Robert Gill
Armor Hunters: Bloodshot TPB: The hunters become the hunted! With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands! From fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here as Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters!
Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1–3, alongside the never-before-revealed origin of Bloodshot from BLOODSHOT #0.
Writer: Joe Harris, Matt Kindt; Penciler: Trevor Hairsine, ChrisCross
Armor Hunters: Harbinger: Under siege… and out of control! The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves? Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl) as the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack!
Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1–3, plus the landmark first appearance of Generation Zero from HARBINGER WARS #1.
Writer: Joshua Dysart; Penciler: Robert Gill, Clayton Henry
PiercingMetal Thoughts: From this months batch I immediately can say that I want the two trade paperbacks in my Christmas stocking so get a move on friends 🙂 Just kidding you really don’t have to buy me anything but I do feel as though these tomes are keepers based on how exciting this recent storyline was. Yes I missed the original issues and only managed to glance over the first chapter of each but that is what I love about the industry nowadays. One can almost immediately count on a trade edition coming out shortly after something has finished if it was a mini-series. The Quantum and Woody book is most likely going to be fun and I am very intrigued by the premise of The Valiant since it groups together some heavyweights in their mythos. While I am not slighting the Harbinger solo book coming out, I will admit that I was never much the fan of some of their characters. To each their own and I will see you next month. What titles are you picking up from this group? Let me know in the comments.
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