Story: Ales Kot Art: Adam Gorham (art), Michael Spicer (colours)
“An alien virus that has ravaged planets throughout the galaxy has arrived on Earth and landed in the black market.”
That’s the basic premise, except you add in that all this was BEFORE it was stolen by a teenaged girl who is on the run (and seems to know more than the people after her, or us…) and somehow connected to a group of other young-folk who are using dead-drops (espionage trick of moving intel, etc – look it up!) to move it around. Except that now the authorities are on to them and under coordination by Neville Alcot, first XO-Manowar (last ish!) was set in pursuit of this brash young woman.
This is what happens next. With Archer. The new hero brought in to chase down said tough-cookie teenager.
Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Adam Gorham Color Artist: Michael Spicer Letterer: Dave Sharpe Design: Jared K. Fletcher Cover Artists: Raul Allen, Adam Gorham, Tamra Bonvillain, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, David Garcia Cruz
It’s Archers turn. If he actually knows what he’s doing. Sometimes being the good guy isn’t so cut and dry, and Archer, as naive as he is, is about to find that out. The chase takes an unexpected turn as Archer finds out, once again, that he is just a pawn again. But in this game of chess, it may be the world that loses this game.
Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Adam Gorham Color Artist: Michael Spicer Letters: Dave Sharpe Design: Jared K. Fletcher Cover Artists: Raul Allen, Adam Gorham, Tamra Bonvillain, Juan José Ryp, Pete Pantazis, Brian Level, Jordan Boyd
This was a refreshing story. We have a superhero story, an espionage story, and something ripped right out of HBO’S The wire. Probably one of the best chase scenes I have ever read. X-O finally starts to blend with the new world, and everyone might die. I’m in!
A virus on the loose… A king after him… Things are not what they seem… The search for the secret behind DEAD DROP starts now!Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new, four-issue, superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, Secret Avengers) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero)! On May 6th, X-O Manowar leads an unlikely cast of heroes from across the Valiant Universe into a high-stakes hunt through New York City for a lost alien artifact that could soon threaten the entire globe!
Valiant Presents DEAD DROP #1 – A Riveting New Superhero Conspiracy Thriller from Ales Kot and Adam Gorham!
Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock. The countdown to DEAD DROP begins this May!
Valiant is proud to announce DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new four-issue limited series from red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, Secret Avengers) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero)! Beginning this May, an unlikely cast of superhuman operators – X-O Manowar, Archer, MI-6 spymaster Neville Alcott, outdated android Beta-Max, and Quantum and Woody’s inside woman on the DCPD, Detective Alejandra Cejudo – fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight – in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off – and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Continue reading Valiant Announces ‘Dead Drop’→