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Review: Ninjak #4

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Juan José Ryp, Clay Mann, Marguerite Sauvage and Butch Guice
Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Cover B by Dave Johnson
25th Anniversary Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval
Variant Cover by Marguerite Sauvage
Variant Cover by Raul Allen

Valiant Entertainment

Ever since she appeared in our favorite ninja’s life, Roku has been something of an enigma. Her actions and demeanor seemed to be shadowing something deeper. Something harsh. From her first onset, she has captured readers attention, forcing us to contemplate who this woman, where did she come from, and why is she here. Just like our favorite ninja is thinking.

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Review: Dead Drop #1

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!

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Valiant Announces BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER

On the heels of BOOK OF DEATH – Valiant’s epic, four-part event revealing the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak and more in July – Valiant is proud to announce an all-new, first-of-its kind, retailer-incentive companion series, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and fan-favorite artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone, Ghosted)! As the secrets within the Book of the Geomancer wreak havoc on the present and future of the Valiant Universe, discover the true history and lineage of the very first speaker for the Earth with an all-new series of never-before-seen stories that won’t be collected in trade paperback!

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Review: Unity #17

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Pere Perez
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Lewis LaRosa, Brian Reber, Clayton Henry, Moose Baumann, Juan Jose Ryp, Hi-Fi Colour Design

Valiant Entertainment

I guess there is meaning to the saying “You can’t always go home”. Livewire is living this statement as she is back out on her own in the world. There’s also meaning to the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, and she also feels that her life is now empty when she has no “missions” to perform. Continue reading Review: Unity #17

Preview: Dead Drop #1

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 SoldierSecret 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!

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Preview: X-O MANOWAR #35

XO_035_COVERA_LAROSAX-O MANOWAR #35
STORY BY

ROBERT VENDITTI
ART BY
DIEGO BERNARD
COVER BY
Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151660)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (FEB151661)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (FEB151662)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (FEB151663)
PUBLISHER

VALIANT COMICS
COVER PRICE
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
APRIL 1, 2015
32 pgs. | T+

DEAD HAND means death!

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?


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Review: Unity #16

Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Pere Perez
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Glen Fabry, Adam Brown, Juan Jose Ryp, Hi-Fi, Antonio Fuso

What are the best single issue characterizations I have ever read? Gilad is a man of few words, but has much to say. A nomad. A drifter. A warrior.

Matt Kindt has delivered unto us readers a page out of Gilad’s life story. A glimpse of forgotten history told through the eyes of a wanderer. This is storytelling. A tale told from the roots of the character.

The art team of Pere Perez and Brian Reber show us the story in perfect detail. from the sparsely worded panels to the wide time lapsing panels, each showing us just how alone our warrior is.

The cover art does a great job of drawing the readers in by showing a battle scene (in fantastic detail) without giving away any of the story inside. This is probably the best single issue of garage character development. I was just floored by the fact that no matter how many friends he has, ultimately, he is eternally alone.

Rating: 5/5

Valiant Announces ‘Dead Drop’

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’