Every month, SYFY WIRE will be bringing you the solicitations for all the upcoming comic books you need to know about. Today we have Valiant Comics’ listings for April 2018, including all of its graphic novel collections and single-issue comics.
The second story arc in Ninja•K starts this month with Issue #6, while in X-O Manowar #14 marks Aric of Darcia's triumphant return to Earth after making his rise to emperor, having started as a soldier in a war he wanted no part of. For this story arc, writer Matt Kindt will be joined by Ariel Olivetti. One miniseries will be ending this month as Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #4 will close down that event.
Valiant will be releasing three trade collections:
- Ninja•K Vol. 1: The Ninja Files TPB collecting Ninja•K #1-5
- Eternity TPB collecting the four-issue event, following the Divinity trilogy
- Wrath of the Eternal Warrior: Deluxe Edition HC, which collects the first 14 issues of Wrath of the Eternal Warrior and Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1, with lots of bonus material.
Check out all these listings and more below, and then let us know what comics are making it onto your pull list in the comments! Also look through the gallery at the bottom to see all of the variant covers.
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #8
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B (Deadside) by RENATO GUEDES
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by GERARDO ZAFFINO
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Bloodshot Icon Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Can Bloodshot rewrite “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” to save his daughter from the darkness?
In the realm of the dead, three travelers now seek salvation. Bloodshot – a man remade as a weapon. Bloodhound – an innocent creature imbued with formidable power. And Baby Jessie – Bloodshot’s infant daughter, newly transformed in his own terrible image. Together, these three have all been damned by fate – an injustice they now seek to undo by striking a demonic pact to save Jessie’s life. But in the underworld known as the Deadside, there are few fair deals and even fewer promises fulfilled… With his weapons laid down, can Bloodshot tip the scales of life and death to save the one precious light his existence has ever offered?
Master storyteller Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) presents a haunting and powerful turning point in the life of Valiant’s machine-made soldier for the final chapter of the “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” – featuring fully painted artwork by Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR)!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 11th
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits!
Following in the sold-out, critically acclaimed footsteps of DIVINITY, DIVINITY II, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…
Journey to a realm that defies all description and enter an eons-old universe of gods and heroes in this visionary new adventure from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!
Collecting ETERNITY #1–4.
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 4th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-265-2
(NEW ARC! “THE COALITION” – PART 1)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
Interlocking Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Ninjak Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “THE COALITION” – PART ONE!
A once-loyal agent has defected from the ranks of MI-6’s most elite espionage unit…and Ninjak has been dispatched across the globe to prevent his secrets from plunging the world into chaos. But in the shadows of Mexico City, Colin King is about to discover something far more deadly… The Ninja Programme’s own former sensei, the Jonin, has assembled a conspiratorial circle of enigmatic enemies – the Dying One, Kostiy the Deathless, Linton March, and The United’s Ultimo – for a purpose so sinister that even Ninjak can’t risk engaging them alone. Enter Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR – Ninjak's brand-new black ops team with a very specific set of skills…and a license to kill the unkillable!
Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and high-octane artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) take the driver’s seat for a heart-stopping race to save the world as “THE COALITION” prepares for the ultimate clash of super-teams!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 11th
NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #4 (of 4)
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by BRIAN LEVEL
Cover B by CAFU
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON
Photo Cover Also Available
Last man standing!
His allies have turned against him. His last options have been exhausted. And there is nowhere left to run. Now, Ninjak – the rogue super-spy turned against his former masters by the cunning assassin called Roku – must face the final revelation of his no-holds-barred showdown with the heroes of the Valiant Universe. Bloodied but unbowed, Colin King’s gauntlet ends here…and Valiant’s first-of-its-kind crossover between live action and the comic book page is about to come to an explosive finale that will leave you stunned!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th
QUANTUM AND WOODY! #5
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by MICHAEL WALSH
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW
Q&W Icon Variant by PETER BAGGE
After three decades and 10,000 miles, the moment of truth has finally arrived: Our heroes are about to come face-to-face with Woody’s long-lost father! In Australia! Will Woody abandon his adoptive brother and trusted partner-in-crime-fighting to embrace a hard-partying scoundrel with no sense of decency? Or…is the world’s worst superhero team about to become a terrible trio?
Plus: Back in America, DC's super-science crime cabal is about to get an energizing new addition!
It’s going to be a real “Martha” moment when Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Immortal Iron Fist) tear one family apart, only to bring another one together as “KISS KISS, KLANG KLANG” heads to a death-defying finish!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Shadowman Icon Variant by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Blank Cover Also Available
Baron Samedi calls!
Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of the Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…
“FEAR OF THE DARK” stalks forward as superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) bring a hard-hitting reckoning of magic and might to Valiant’s must-read new series launch of 2018!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 25th
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN, PATRICIA MARTÍN, ROBERT GILL, JUAN JOSÉ RYP and RENATO GUEDES
Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN
New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) joins the Harvey Award-nominated team of Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS), and a cast of Valiant all-stars including Robert Gill (X-O MANOWAR), and Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) for the deluxe, oversized hardcover of the multiple Harvey Award-nominated series IGN calls “a stunning vortex of blood and steel.”
For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth. But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and far more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered? Beyond Earth lies eternity…
Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1-14 and ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1, along with over 20 pages of rarely seen extras, including designs, process art, sketches, and more!
$49.99 | 400 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 11th
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-251-5
X-O MANOWAR #14
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover A by KAARE ANDREWS
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
THE MOMENT MORE THAN A YEAR IN THE MAKING! AT LAST – X-O MANOWAR RETURNS TO EARTH!
After a brutal year spent waging war on the far side of the galaxy, Aric of Dacia must now face the one thing he yearned to leave behind: planet Earth. But as the man called X-O Manowar prepares for a world-shaking homecoming, he must come to terms with a savage awakening inside himself…and the obligations that still await him on our world. Just as the forces of HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 crossover event – begin to vie for Aric’s loyalties, a long-awaited reunion might just shatter everything we’ve come to believe about the fallen warrior-king in control of the universe’s most powerful weapon…
The comics odyssey of a lifetime comes full circle as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY) and acclaimed artist Ariel Olivetti (Incredible Hulk) begin the countdown to HARBINGER WARS 2 with an inescapable turning point for the Valiant Universe’s unrelenting man of war!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 25th