The summer of 2012 was a big one for Valiant Comics. Each month saw the publisher launch an all-new series introducing Valiant characters. The Summer of Valiant was a huge success. So how does Valiant top last summer? With more top-notch storytelling and by bringing back one of the most requested series in Valiant history, “The Eternal Warrior.”
On May 10, 2013, Valiant Comics announced that the Eternal Warrior will return in an all-new series by writer Greg “Planet Hulk” Pak and artist Trevor Hairsine this September. “Eternal Warrior” will follow the adventures of Gilad as he fights wars at the command of the Geomancers. He is a defender of the Earth fighting a seemingly endless war. What kind of toll does all this fighting take on a man? That is what Pak and Hairsine will explore.
The return of the “Eternal Warrior” series is not the only big news to come out of Valiant this week. The publisher unveiled their plans for the second Summer of Valiant.
The summer kicks off with the return of “the world’s worst superhero team” in “Quantum and Woody.” This all-new series by writer James Asmus and artist Tom Fowler debuts July 10.
In an interview with ComicVine.com Asmus described “Quantum and Woody:”
“It’s like a buddy cop movie – but with super powers. . . It’s a punchy, character-centric action comedy. The real heart of the story is the relationship between the guys – brothers from other mothers – who always manage to rub each other the wrong way, but now literally can’t survive without each other.”
Also on July 10th, Valiant kicks off the “Road to Unity” in “X-O Manowar” #15 by Robert Vendetti and Lee Garbet. Fans of the original Valiant Comics from the 1990s will remember “Unity” as the event that defined the publisher, unifying the universe and the characters. Where will the “Road to Unity” take the new Valiant Universe? Find out in the pages of “X-O Manowar” #15 as Aric fights the Eternal Warrior.
Since Bloodshot returned last summer, fans have been clamoring for his origin. The wait is almost over as writer Matt Kindt and artist Chriscross prepare to tell the untold story of Bloodshot’s beginnings in “Bloodshot” #0.
Following the origin of Bloodshot his title gets renamed to “Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps.” The rebranded series will be written by Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart with artwork by Emanuela Lupachino. The H.A.R.D. Corps are currently major players in the ongoing Valiant event “Harbinger Wars.” What fallout from the wars leads Bloodshot to teaming with the human response team to all the super powered individuals popping up in Valiant Comics? “Bloodshot and the H.A.R.D. Corps” #14 is out in September.
Summer 2012 was just the start for Valiant Comics. The heat is on beginning this July. For more information on Valiant Comics visit the publisher’s website ValiantUniverse.com.