Dodging Super-Predators – A First Look At War Mother #1 From Valiant

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Valiant have released a first fully colored and lettered preview of the first issue of War Mother, their highly-anticipated series set in the far future. On August 23rd, the first issue will arrive from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and artist Stephen Segovia (Ninjak, Action Comics).

They’ll be “forging a new myth of the near future as the defender of humanity’s last bastion of scientific expertise – Ana, designated War Mother of the walled city known as The Grove – undertakes a mission to rescue her people from extinction on a planet that has moved beyond mankind…”, according to Valiant.

The first issue of the new series features covers by David Mack (Daredevil), Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Kano (Daredevil), Jen Bartel (Jem & The Holograms), and Monika Palosz (Bloodshot Salvation):

Here’s a full description of the series:

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once 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?

Take a look at War Mother #1 courtesy of Valiant:

And here’s our full order information for the first two issues of the series:

WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN172054)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN172055)
Cover C by KANO (JUN172056)
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL (JUN172058)
Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172059)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN172057)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 23rd (FOC–7/31/17)

 

WAR MOTHER #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172256)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (JUL172257)
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (JUL172258)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172259)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27th (FOC – 9/4/17)