Third Eye’s New Reader’s Guide to Valiant Comics

The Third Eye New Reader’s Guide to VALIANT COMICS

One of the most exciting shared universes in comics is delivering a PERFECT place to begin reading this Summer! Find out how you can jump on board!

For the last few years, Valiant Comics have quietly but steadily been delivering a consistently quality approach to superhero comics storytelling, and in the process, building a shared universe that rivals the excitement coming out of Marvel and DC these days.

With the help of superstar writers like JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, SWEET TOOTH, ALL NEW HAWKEYE), MATT KINDT (MIND MGMT), JUSTIN JORDAN (STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), JOSHUA DYSART (UNKNOWN SOLDIER), DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI (BLACK HOOD), they’ve put together one heck of a roster of great comics, and folks, this Summer is the PERFECT place to get on board with Valiant’s huge event series BOOK OF DEATH.

With a whole slate of major films in production, Valiant is going to be a publisher you’re going to want to be aware of in the next couple of years — and, this is the perfect place to start.

For many of you, your first exposure to Valiant has been the incredible limited series DIVINITY, and folks, if you’re digging the level of quality as seen in DIVINITY, then you’re going to love BOOK OF DEATH.

BOOK OF DEATH

This new reader-friendly 4-issue limited series is the perfect doorway into the Valiant universe.

In BOOK OF DEATH, the Valiant heroes, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, NINJAK, Harbinger Renegades, Unity — we’re shown how they live, we’re shown how they die.

A mysterious artifact known as the Book of the Geomancer has recorded everything. But, only a young girl — the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers — has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century.

Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior — a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat — the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world!

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over — or they take him down.

But, can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Unvierse wages war against him?

Our Top 5 Graphic Novels for New Valiant Readers

1smalleternalwarriortpb1ETERNAL WARRIOR  VOL.1 – Only $9.99!

Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend.
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history.

But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion.

But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

This graphic novel is a perfect intro to the star of BOOK OF DEATH!

Available for purchase in-store, or click here to purchase online.

1smallshadowmantpb1SHADOWMAN VOL.1 – Only $9.99!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold.

As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse?

And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Written by the very talented JUSTIN JORDAN of LUTHER STRODE fame, this one’s a blast!

Available for purchase in-store, or click here to purchase online.

1smallxomanowartpb1X-O MANOWAR VOL.1 – Only $9.99!

The beginning of the all-new Valiant Universe starts here! Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people.

He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him.

Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine.

If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon – a sentient suit of indestructible armor – and become X-O Manowar!

As one of the foundations of the Valiant Universe, this is a perfect place to get into Valiant!

Available for purchase in-store, or click here to purchase online.

1smallarcherarmstrongtpb1ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL.1 – Only $9.99!

It’s history in the breaking! After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong!

But as this naive teenage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas.

And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

This introduces the Geomancers, and plays a major part in their role with BOOK OF DEATH.

Available for purchase in-store, or click here to purchase online.

1smallraitpb1RAI VOL.1 TPB – Only $9.99!

JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called ‘Father,’ the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai.

They say he can appear out of nowhere.

They say he is a spirit… the ghost of Japan.

But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed… and his own long-lost humanity…

This is another great foundation-builder for BOOK OF DEATH as this establishes the future universe of the Valiant world. Plus: it’s our own personal favorite of the Valiant line-up!

Available for purchase in-store, or click here to purchase online.

BOOK OF DEATH Checklist

1smallbodchecklistThe BOOK OF DEATH event is contained to just a handful of books, which means it’s easy to follow and jump into from the get-go! 

BOOK OF DEATH CHECKLIST

  • BOOK OF DEATH #1 – JULY
  • BOOK OF DEATH: FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 ONE-SHOT – JULY
  • BOOK OF DEATH #2 – AUGUST
  • BOOK OF DEATH: FALL OF NINJAK #1 ONE-SHOT – AUGUST
  • BOOK OF DEATH #3 – SEPTEMBER
  • BOOK OF DEATH: FALL OF HARBINGER #1 ONE-SHOT – SEPTEMBER
  • BOOK OF DEATH #4 – OCTOBER
  • BOOK OF DEATH: FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 ONE-SHOT – OCTOBER

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