Valiant Releases Summer 2020 Comic Publishing Schedule

by Gary Catig

The COVID-19 panic disrupted the comic market for two months but with new books being sold at stores on Wednesdays now, there’s a gradual shift back to normalcy. Although they have altered their release schedule, Valiant Entertainment seems to be getting back on track as they announced their summer solicits.

The remaining issues of Doctor Tomorrow and Quantum & Woody will be arriving. Not only will the first arc of Rai be collected in a trade but we’ll see the start of a new story in the series.  Speaking of new stories, Bloodshot #7 begins a thrilling new one with an additional eight pages of bonus content including an interview the character’s creator, Kevin VanHook.

Check out the Valiant publishing schedule for the summer of 2020.

DOCTOR TOMORROW #3 (of 5)
Written by ALEJANDRO ARBONA
Art by JIM TOWE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by CLAYTON COWLES
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

The entire world vs. a madman… the world is going to need more heroes!
It’s the can’t-miss clash of 2020 as Hadrian stands against the Valiant Universe!

On sale JUNE 24th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

QUANTUM & WOODY #4 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
Art by RYAN BROWNE
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is JUNE 15th

Home Alone, the boys are left to defend their lair against would-be bandits!
What is Woody’s dark secret? The truth is finally revealed!

On sale JULY 8th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

DOCTOR TOMORROW #4 (of 5)
Written by ALEJANDRO ARBONA
Art by JIM TOWE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by CLAYTON COWLES
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is JULY 6th

The true origin of Doctor Tomorrow is finally revealed!
Can Bart Simms ready himself in time to rescue the Universe from complete annihilation?

On sale JULY 29th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

RAI BOOK ONE TPB
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters byDAVE SHARPE
Cover byJUAN JOSÉ RYP
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is JULY 13th

Welcome to the 41st century: New worlds, new characters, new adventures.

The cyborg ronin named Rai embarks on a thrilling quest to save the future. Side by side with his prototype and predecessor – the robot boy called Raijin – the spirit guardian of the fallen nation of New Japan will journey into the wastelands of Earth to set right the wrongs of their onetime overlord once and for all.

Multiple New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) joins forces with breathtaking artist Juan José Ryp (X-O MANOWAR) to begin the essential sci-fi series of the next two thousand years!

Collecting RAI (2019) #1–5.

On sale AUGUST 5th | 208 pages, full color | $9.99 US | T+

BLOODSHOT #7 “FULLY LOADED” EDITION
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MARC LAMING
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters byDAVE SHARPE
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is JULY 20th

An explosive new story begins here!
Featuring Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot on the cover, the BLOODSHOT #7 “Fully Loaded” Edition is packed with eight epic pages of bonus content that includes new artwork, classified information, and commentary from Bloodshot’s co-creator KEVIN VANHOOK!

On sale AUGUST 12th | 40 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

RAI #6
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters byDAVE SHARPE
Cover by NETHO DIAZ
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is JULY 27th

A brand-new arc of the critically-acclaimed series starts here!
Rai and Raijin are drafted into the positronic Roman legions to face a savage threat.

On sale AUGUST 19th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

DOCTOR TOMORROW #5 (of 5)
Written by ALEJANDRO ARBONA
Art by JIM TOWE
Colors by KELLY FITZPATRICK
Letters by CLAYTON COWLES
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is AUGUST 3rd

After a universe-spanning journey, Doctor Tomorrow must face his greatest foe yet — himself!
Will the combined forces of the Valiant Universe be enough to avert total annihilation?
After the epic conclusion will there be a tomorrow?

On sale AUGUST 26th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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