Valiant Entertainment Unveils New Villains
Sep 07, 2017
Valiant has announced BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 and X-O MANOWAR #10 are two essential introductions to the next insidious enemies that will soon threaten Valiant’s most formidable heroes in 2018 and beyond. Designed as self-contained entry points for two of Valiant’s most daring and acclaimed monthly series, jump on board here to the witness the dawn of the new unrelenting forces at the heart of Valiant’s unfolding mythology with two must-read, single-issue salvos from the premier creative talents in comics today!
"This is part of an ongoing effort on our part to expand the universe,” Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani told Newsarama. “We’re very lucky in that we’ve had tremendous success and we have a growing shared universe, so we’ve been adding characters like Divinity, Savage, Britannia, Generation Zero, Punk Mambo, and War Mother, as well as a host of villains like the Shadow Seven and, now, these incredible bounty hunters that Kenneth Rocafort designed and Matt Kindt created for X-O Manowar #10… [Meanwhile], with Rampage, Jeff Lemire has concocted a heartbreaking and emotional origin story that is one of our favorite upcoming issues.”
FIRST: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present, for once and all time, the brutal genesis of the man-turned-machine called Rampage in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – a self-contained origin issue revealing the roots behind the much-demanded return of Bloodshot’s most unrelenting nemesis…
This is the story of two brothers, who were born into nothing and reaped an inheritance of anger… This is the story of Rampage – an imperfect reflection of Bloodshot’s potential, one enhanced by the_very same nanite technology, but fueled an inextinguishable furnace of hate… This is the story of Valiant’s most terrifying new villain, and a preview of the pain he has yet to inflict on an unsuspecting world…
On December 13th, “THE BOOK OF REVENGE” drives another nail deep into Bloodshot’s soul and psyche with a gripping tale of trauma and terror from creative juggernauts Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan, only in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Moon Knight), Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), and Cully Hamner (Red)!
THEN: Valiant’s alien-armored conqueror is wanted dead or alive by the galaxy’s deadliest band of bounty hunters in X-O MANOWAR #10 – an all-new interlude bridging the events of “EMPEROR” and “VISIGOTH”… featuring the first of appearance of Aric of Dacia’s most deadly opponents yet!
One does not rise to power without making enemies along the way...and for X-O Manowar, the armored emperor of the planet Gorin, those enemies’ grievances have now come due. To end his reign, Aric of Dacia’s adversaries have paid a blood-fueled bounty to a ragtag assemblage of cosmos’s most feared undesirables and cutthroat killers – alien beings whose viciousness is matched only by their greed. And their hunt starts…now.
On December 27th, meet the most fearsome band of bounty hunters that the Valiant Universe has ever known right here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Renato Guedes (DIVINITY #0, Wolverine) present a bruising, standalone interlude for the year’s most acclaimed comics epic in X-O MANOWAR #10 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), and Felipe Massafera (Shaper)!
This winter, enter the world of the year’s most acclaimed new series as Valiant presents two can’t-miss jumping-on points – and lays the stage for the hate-fueled havoc that is come – in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 and X-O MANOWAR #10, coming to comic shops everywhere in December!
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover C by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Bloodshot Icon Variant by CULLY HAMNER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 13th (FOC – 11/20/17)
X-O MANOWAR #10
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Character Design Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 27th (FOC – 12/24/17)