Let’s keep the comic book solicitations coming with this quick dose of the first issue offerings from Valiant Entertainment. There aren’t a lot of new launches this month in addition to the currently running titles so without further adieu here they are.
DIVINITY II #1: The much-anticipated follow-up to the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here! The acclaimed creative team returns for a perfect new jumping-on point into the expansive sci-fi saga that shook the world! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.
Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory. Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?
Writer: Matt Kindt; Penciler: Trevor Hairsine; Cover Art: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Tom Muller, Trevor Hairsine, Phil Jimenez, Adam Gorham
VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK: 2016 EDITION #1: From ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to X-O MANOWAR, explore the classified origins and heart-stopping histories of Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains right here with an all-new 40-page handbook – intro-priced at just $2.99!
Jump on board here to discover the staggering scope and epic scale of the largest independent universe in comics! Featuring complete dossiers on Valiant powerhouses like BLOODSHOT, THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, FAITH, NINJAK and RAI alongside newcomers like DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, PUNK MAMBO, and THE SHADOW SEVEN – plus never-before-seen explorations of far-flung locales like 4001 A.D. and THE DEADSIDE – this essential, oversized handbook is your one-stop introduction to the most acclaimed publishing line in comics! Featuring artwork from a blockbuster cast of superstar artists including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, David Lafuente, Lewis LaRosa, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and many more!
Cover Artist: Diego Bernard
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll be honest and say that I have not been picking up the Valiant Comics single issues of late and only been occasionally perusing the collected editions in the bookstore to see which ones I want to add to my own comic tome library. Are you following the adventures found in “Divinity” or will you make the Handbook a research tome for your Valiant knowledge. Let me know in the comments section below.
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