August is a big month for Valiant, with the ongoing roll out of their best-selling series X-O Manowar as part of their ICONS program, the debut of the first solo title for War Mother, Divinity landing for a zero issue that’s set to introduce us to the entire Valiant Universe, the critically acclaimed Secret Weapons series continuing, and that’s not even all the company will be publishing in August.
Here’s a complete run-down, with covers, of what we can expect from Valiant in August 2017:
WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover C by KANO
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL
Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ
Blank Cover Also Available
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT — WAR MOTHER RETURNS IN A RIVETING NEW SERIES! Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics)!
Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called WAR MOTHER and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?
In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare as Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant’s next stunning science-fiction showdown!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 23rd
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover B by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover C (Wraparound) by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE
Variant Cover by KANO
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also AvailableAN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT LEADING DIVINITY THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!
DIVINITY, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly returned to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man – even one with near-divine abilities – know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands – heroes, villains, gods, and all – to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe! From BLOODSHOT to FAITH to NINJAK and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant’s most enduring icons as DIVINITY guides a standalone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B (Wraparound) by MONIKA PALOSZ
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTEValiant’s blockbuster summer event soars into the time stream! Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and start all over again! But this time, Faith is taking a new approach with a whole new team of heroes to help save the day! But will these new recruits be the key to saving all of time from a calculating A.I. foe, or is history doomed to repeat itself with a failure of incalculable proportions? Try, try again with acclaimed writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Rogue One) and comics legend Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider- Man, FF) as they take Valiant’s spectacular epic for the ages from the top, and fly Faith headfirst into her wildest adventure yet!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTIThe price of victory!From the bloodied battlefields to the highest seat of imperial power, there is something rotten in Aric of Dacia’s new home… With an entire planet in turmoil, the mighty warrior once known as X-O Manowar can trust no one, especially those he holds dearest. But will the former hero of Earth rise and become the champion of his adopted planet…or will his growing horde of enemies crush him where he stands?“GENERAL” comes to its unrelenting finale here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.) ready Valiant’s unstoppable hero for his greatest challenge to power yet!$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 23rd
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover C by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSAA HISTORIC HARBINGER MOMENT! After “MASSACRE”…witness the brutal beginning of the Renegades’ murderous new foe!At the height of the Dark Ages, one of the world’s first psiots has made a terrible discovery: he is not alone. Lurking in the shadows, a mind as sadistic as it is powerful waits – a predator with a darkness so great, it will consume any rivals that dare reveal themselves. How will the secret of these legendary figures come to bear on the modern day… and how will it shape the catastrophic Harbinger War that is to come?!“MASSACRE” enters an insidious interlude revealing the origin of the Valiant Universe’s greatest threat, as Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) plot the next step in the road to HARBINGER WARS 2!$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 9th
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by AFUA RICHARDSON
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by DAVID MACKTeam spirits!Class is in session, and Amanda McKee – the machine-wielding hero codenamed Livewire – is here to show her unconventional class of recruits what it really takes to master power. And lesson number-one is…teamwork! But as these once-abandoned psiot castaways put their pain behind them to become a fully functioning unit, an even deadlier set of challenges will soon rise to meet them…Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK) take the summer’s most talked-about new series to the next level – and bring the Secret Weapons into the light of day as Valiant’s smash-hit new series faces its penultimate test!$3.99 | 32 pgs. | PRESTIGE FORMAT | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by J.G. JONES
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by CAFU
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also AvailableShadowman strikes back!The final battle for life itself has arrived! As Babel makes its last assault on the heavenly realm beyond the Deadside, a band of Earth’s most dangerous heroes – Ninjak, Shadowman, Punk Mambo, and Tama the Geomancer – must halt its eons-old campaign once and for all…or face a global disaster of biblical proportions! Plus, at the center of it all: The undiscovered truth about Shadowman that will change the Valiant Universe forever!$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE with KATE NIEMCZYK
Cover by ELSA CHARRETIERIntroducing the ultimate supervillian revenge squad!The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sidney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!Join acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One) and stratospheric artists Joe Eisma (Archie, Morning Glories), Marguerite Sauvage (Shade, The Changing Girl), and Kate Niemczyk (Mockingbird) as they send Valiant’s high-flying hero headlong into a deadly gauntlet of unstoppable adversaries hellbent on wreaking revenge and ruin!Collecting FAITH #9–12.
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 2nd
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-219-5