Let’s not forget the first issue coolness that is coming from Valiant Comics this month shall we. Only a few offerings making their debut to the shelves this month but of course there are a whole bunch of concurrently running titles featuring their heroes and villains.
BLOODSHOT REBORN: BLOODSHOT ISLAND – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1: This summer…sail back to BLOODSHOT ISLAND for a pulse-pounding director’s cut presenting Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan’s action-packed masterwork in pristine black and white! Get up close and personal with the fearless Bloodshot epic of the summer with this 48-page special, stripping down BLOODSHOT REBORN #14 to pencils, inks, and letters alone! Spotlighting Mico Suayan’s brutally immaculate pencil artwork alongside Lemire’s complete script, Valiant’s next essential Director’s Cut must be seen to be believed! Experience BLOODSHOT ISLAND in the purest form possible right here with an all-access presentation of the savage first issue featuring the first appearance of the character that has everyone talking: DEATHMATE!
Writer: Jeff Lemire; Penciler: Mico Suayan; Cover Artist: Tomas Giorello
FAITH #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”): AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Because you demanded it…the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone! In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless? Jump on board now to find out why Valiant’s one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series…and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!
Writer: Jody Houser; Penciler: Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage
Cover Artist: Kevin Wada, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Cary Nord, Emanuela Lupacchino, Pere Perez, Swyft Media, Kano, Colleen Coover
4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1: 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!
Writer: Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts; Penciler: Robert Gill; Cover Artist: Travel Foreman, Meghan Hetrick, Ryan Lee
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Collection wise, I’m probably going to be opting for the Shadowman title out of these three but of course examining the eventual collected edition for the others. There have been too many DC and Marvel titles on my collecting plate to miss and that has waylaid a lot of my additional comic book funding. No offense but that is the stuff I have been reading the longest but we still support what we can over here at the creative command HQ. What do you readers think about these new titles? Have you been keeping up with any of the storylines so far? Let me know what you think down in those comments below. See you next time.
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