Valiant has announced plans to develop their first original graphic novel featuring fan-favorite character Eternal Warrior. The Eternal Warrior Gilad Anni-Padda is back, alongside Tama the Geomancer, in Valiant’s debut Kickstarter campaign features the first Valiant original graphic novel, Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth.
Valiant’s motivation to connect with their fan community has always been a driving force behind their creative process. This Kickstarter campaign offers a new way to connect with those who love the Valiant Universe.
Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth is a 100-page original graphic novel from writer Tres Dean, artist Alberto Taracido, and cover artist Gerald Parel, featuring fan-favorite characters the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and more, and introduces a brand-new threat into the Valiant Universe.
When a series of mysterious fires appear more targeted than natural, Gilad and Tama begin to suspect there is something more than natural disasters occurring. As Gilad suspects an ancient fire deity is at work and ventures off to ensure they are locked away, Tama focuses on her role as the Geomancer without living in Gilad’s shadow and begins to gain notoriety for her public deeds. Together, the two will uncover secrets long buried and learn just how important their relationship is.
The first 250 subscribers to the official Valiant Kickstarter newsletter for Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth will gain free access to an exclusive day one offer when the Kickstarter campaign goes live to receive a bookmark featuring artwork from the graphic novel. Interested readers can sign up right here to stay up to date on all the latest announcements for Valiant’s debut Kickstarter campaign featuring the first original graphic novel.
“Gilad is a big dude with an axe who lives forever. It doesn’t take much more than that to sell me on a character. I’ve been a fan since reading The Valiant on a plane ride to my first San Diego Comic-Con and having the opportunity to work with the character in any capacity at all is surreal,” said writer Tres Dean. “It’s even wilder that I get to do it with such an insanely talented creative team, and that in working in the Valiant Universe we’re getting to tell a story we feel so strongly about. We’re bringing it all to the table in Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth.”
“I was looking for an exciting challenge — and it has come up like a Colossus — nothing less than drawing Eternal Warrior. Wow! Now that’s a challenge!”, stated artist Alberto Taracido. “Thanks Valiant for trusting in my pencils!”
The campaign for Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth is set to go live in early November with pledge tiers ranging from a digital copy to a special deluxe edition, as well as an option catered to retailers.