July 2016 Valiant Comics solicitations


Cláudia Carvalho

Valiant Comics has released their solicitations for titles being published for July 2016. Valiant Comics enthusiasts will be exhilarated to see that, after the success of 4001 A.D. and Bloodshot series, it lead them to proceed, and the countdown clock ticks down closer to the end of X-O Manowar.

Between 41st century’s revolutionary heroes such as Rai, fighting fiercely against Father’s devilish tactics to control New Japan, Bloodshot struggle to destroy the engine called Deathmate using its nano-technology to auto-repair itself, while imprisoned on a lethal island completed with illogical challenges, July promises to be a morsel of activity for Valiant Comics.

Bloodshot is a heartbreaking, action-packed, violent masterpiece wrapping up with Bloodshot Reborn, in which he takes into his protection a small town in an epic love and hate storyline, which results in a bloody outcome.

And let us not forget the last chapter of Divinity II, the sold-out sci-fi epic novel that catapulted Valiant Comics toward a massively anxious audience, featuring bursting artwork.

Mercenaries return on the newest volume of Imperium, the fourth, to vanquish the Imperium and confront Toyo Harada, taking him head-on. Meanwhile, MI-6 operative known as Ninjak, the superb death-defying super-spy strikes back to get back the life he claims to be his.

Shadowman returns to the year 4001 A.D. to fight alongside with Rai, as the darkest hour descends upon Eternal Warrior. And X-O Manowar sees the Torment arrival to Earth, standing between total annihilation of all existence and the dispute to the heir of the armor.

The upcoming issues feature many New York Times best-selling writers and award-winning artists. Although I have left behind the mentions of Faith, the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a huge new comics milestone, though it fails to grab my attention. Also another issue of A&A: The Adventures Of Archer & Armstrong, which in its turn, despite its popularity, remains irrelevant in my collection.

4001 A.D. #3

The war against Father turns for the 41st century’s revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the monstrosity that has become New Japan. But even together, can Rai and his allies stand against Father’s defenses? And can they rescue what remains of New Japan before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything, and everyone?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Rai) continue the summer’s blockbuster event in the year 4001 A.D.

Bloodshot Reborn #15

He lives, dies and rejuvenates each day, Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates start to understand the brutal logic behind their island prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them or each other?

Experience Bloodshot Island in the purest form possible right here with an all-access presentation of the fundamental first issue featuring the first appearance of the character that has everyone talking: Deathmate.

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 Jeff Lemire’s complete script, Valiant Comics next essential director’s cut must be seen to be believed.

Bloodshot Reborn: Bloodshot Island - Director's Cut #1
Bloodshot Reborn: Bloodshot Island – Director’s Cut #1

Bloodshot Reborn Vol. 3: The Analog Man

Bloodshot’s taken on a new role as the protector of a small town, eking out a subsistence existence with the great love of his life – Magic – and protecting a group of stragglers who have weathered the storm. But when a gang of marauders arrives, the settlement’s survival is threatened, and Bloodshot is forced to bring justice to the distorted and disjointed badlands of the Valiant Comics universe!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and artist extraordinaire Lewis LaRosa (The Punisher) bring down the hammer on a metal tearing vision of the future that must be seen to be believed!

Bloodshot Reborn Vol. 3: The Analog Man
Bloodshot Reborn Vol. 3: The Analog Man

Divinity II #4

Myshka’s plot to reengineer the globe in Russia’s favor is all but complete. Will Abram Adams – the god-like being now called Divinity – stand against his former comrade or, together, will they reshape the world as we know it with hammer and sickle in hand?

The sold-out sci-fi epic that redefined the Valiant Comics universe charges into a showdown for the fate of reality itself as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) reach a defining moment for comics’ most captivating new hero.

Imperium Vol. 4: Stormbreak

The world’s most powerful team of mercenaries is on the defense as an elite international kill squad led by Livewire and H.A.R.D. Corps’ Major Charlie Palmer descends to destroy Imperium’s stronghold!

Toyo Harada will save the world if he does not doom it first. The revolutionary disruption that Toyo Harada and his team have launched – by deposing tyrants, housing refugees, and feeding the poor – has come at the expense of the world’s wealthiest nations. When the planet’s leaders have had enough, it will be decided: Toyo Harada must die. Now a crack unit of operatives will stand against Toyo Harada on the global stage with his own former pupil, Livewire, taking him head-on.

The war starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Hardbringer Wars) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Hardbringer, The Immortal Iron Fist) unite for an explosive new chapter pitting the Valiant Comics universe’s notorious team of monsters and revolutionaries against the very system they have sworn to overthrow.

Imperium Vol. 4: Stormbreak
Imperium Vol. 4: Stormbreak

Ninjak #17 (“The Siege Of King’s Castle” – Part 4)

Roku has completed her mission. She has destroyed, discredited, and defeated the MI-6 operative known as Ninjak. But she did not account for one crucial component; the man behind the mask and gadgets, Colin King! With everything on the line, and nothing left to lose, Valiant Comics death-defying super-spy strikes back at his sworn enemy to take back the life he once knew. But even if his body can survive the deadly confrontation, can his mind withstand the unimaginable torment Roku has prepared?

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity II) and blockbuster artist Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar) tear down the walls behind “The Siege Of King’s Castle” as their soul-shattering trial by fire reaches an unforgettable finale.

Ninjak #17 ("The Siege Of King's Castle" - Part 4)
Ninjak #17 (“The Siege Of King’s Castle” – Part 4)

Rai #15 (4001 A.D.)

As Father erects his floating kingdom of New Japan, nothing will stop him from asserting complete control over the millions who now fall under his gaze. And to ensure total subjugation, he will create the greatest “spirit guardian” New Japan has ever known – the fourth Rai! But as Father unleashes his most powerful warrior yet, has even he gone too far in his bid for absolute power?

Join 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU as they continue to unearth the missing links connecting the world of today with 4001 A.D.’s empire of tomorrow.

4001 A.D.: Shadowman #1

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 Comics rising stars Jody Houser (Faith), Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong) and Robert Gill (Book Of Death) reveal the dark side of the 41st century’s coming conflict and bring you the future of the Deadside today.

Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9

The darkest hour of the Eternal Warrior’s long life has arrived with blood and torment. Behind every wall and around every corner of the Dying One’s “Labyrinth”” new and sadistic ways to burn, tear, and break Gilad Anni Padda await. As the Eternal Warrior’s greatest enemy inches closer to unlocking the secret of never-ending life, is all hope lost for Earth’s immortal soldier?

The monumental Eternal Warrior epic of the year delivers another crushing blow as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Book Of Death) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Hawkeye) enter the darkest corner of “Labyrinth” yet.

X-O Manowar #48

The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor.

But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill.

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennet (52) and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant Comics flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale.

Plus: The X-O Manowar #50 countdown continues right here, as each issue of “Long Live The King” comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints – featuring artwork from a who’s who of comic superstars – or even one-of-a-kind original art.

Which titles are your favorites from Valiant Comics so far? Let me know by commenting below.

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