Advanced Review: The Valiant #3

THE-VALIANT_003_COVER_RIVERATHE VALIANT #3 (OF 4)
Publisher: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(Writer) Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt (Artist/Cover) Paolo Rivera
As the world teeters on the brink of a new Dark Age, superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man), Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) recruit each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes into the ten-thousand-year-old battle for the fate of all mankind!The entire Valiant Universe faces off against the Immortal Enemy! Can they help Eternal Warrior succeed where he has failed so many times before? Civilization’s best hope against the darkness may lie in the unlikeliest of romances…
Item Code: DEC141712
In Shops: 2/18/2015
SRP: $3.99


The stage is set and the players are in motion. Will the heroes be enough? What’s in Neville’s box? Where did it come from? All will be revealed soon.

Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt tell a very Hitchcockian/Romero tale about bravery, how people react in tense situations, and reveal a bit about our characters that we, or they, did not know about themselves. The weaving of what’s inside Neville’s box, to the current situation at hand, has me biting my nails to the quick.

The art team of Paolo and Joe Rivera have knocked this issue out of the park again. Showing us just how powerful The Immortal Enemy truly is, and just exactly what Bloodshot is willing to do, and willing to go, to keep the Geomancer safe.

The cover to this issue is also very compelling. It’s showing you everything you need to know to buy this issue. However, it’s what it’s not telling you that’s more compelling. There is a fantastic use of negative space that makes this cover “intimate”.

Valiant Next has aimed for the stands again this month, and they are coming out swinging. The Valiant seems to be the key in what Valiant will be bringing to the superhero table. Fresh ideas, fresh artwork. This is what this industry needs right now. And The Valiant has it in spades.

Rating: 5 Out of 5

 

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