VALIANT NEXT Expands Line-Up with Six New Series in 2015

VALIANT NEXT Full Lineup
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Valiant fans, it’s time for what’s next from the reborn publisher. We already knew about The Valiant, debuting in December, but now the rest of the “VALIANT NEXT” line-up has been revealed, starting with January’s Ivar, Timewalker by the Valiant super team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry.

Art from Ivar, Timewalker
Art from Ivar, Timewalker
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The pair’s new series is an ongoing, following up their run on Archer & Armstrong. The book will jump across time after a researcher named Neela Sethi discovers time travel at the Large hadron Collider. She meets Ivar, Timewalker just before “every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the time stream” comes looking for her. Their same irreverent humor mixed with conspiracy theory and centures-long storytelling looks to transfer to the new series.

Art from Divinity
Art from Divinity
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Next is a mini-series launching in February called Divinity. The four-issue series is in the larger Prestige Format, and comes from Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine. The story features a cosmonaut sent into the far reaches of space during the Cold War, who suddenly returns, changed by what he encountered in his journey - changed as in, now has insane powers at godly levels, of course.

Art from Imperium
Art from Imperium
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Imperium #1 also hits in February, launching a new ongoing series by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite. If you were worried that Dysart was finished with the characters from Harbinger, worry no longer, as Toyo Harada takes the spotlight as the new lead of this new series. After the events in the pages of Harbinger and Unity, Harada is exposed to the world, but is still determined to control it - for its’ own sake, of course.

Art from Ninjak
Art from Ninjak
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In March, Ninjak #1 kicks off the new ongoing series by Kindt and Clay Mann. The story will feature Ninjak in both the present day as the high-tech assassin, and in the past as Colin King, MI-6 recruit. Jumping back and forth between his first mission as a spy and his newest one hunting down an organization called the Shadow Seven, Kindt and Mann will link his past, present and future into one tale.

Art from Bloodshot Reborn
Art from Bloodshot Reborn
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And last but not least in April 2015, Bloodshot returns at the hands of Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in Bloodshot Reborn #1, also an ongoing series. The pair will find Bloodshot in a personal crisis, away from Project Rising Spirit and a “shadow of his former self,” as Valiant describes him. He comes back into active duty to hunt down a group of killers who are styling themselves off the venerable super assassin. Lemire will write the series and contribute on art, as well.

More on all these series will be coming at New York Comic Con, with their panel at 12:15pm EDT on Friday October 10, 2014, and beyond.

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