Valiant's ROKU Gets Her Own Solo Title

Roku #1
Credit: Valiant Comics
Credit: Valiant Comics
Credit: Valiant Comics

Ninjak's old foe Roku will get her own solo limited series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Ramon F. Bachs this October, as announced via CBR. The series will run for four issues.

The series will pit Angelina Alcott (a.k.a. Roku) against a moral conundrum when her mercenary attitude is challenged by the "dark underbelly of the Valiant Universe."

"We'll meet Roku as she is working as a mercenary, performing wetwork for the highest bidders. In this case, she's employed by a secretive consortium of criminals who want her to retrieve a valuable asset," Bunn explained. "The problem, of course, is that everyone wants the asset, and they've sent some nasty agents of their own to spoil Roku's payday. I wanted this story to show off a dark underbelly of the Valiant Universe, a corner of the world populated by powerful criminal organizations. My hope is that these criminal outfits start plaguing other Valiant characters."

Credit: Valiant Comics
Credit: Valiant Comics

"Roku seemed like a fantastic opportunity to participate in the vast Valiant Universe. I am very proud and happy to work on this title," added Bachs. "Plus, Roku has such a terrific hairstyle I can’t wait to draw! I collaborated with Cullen sometime ago on a few Marvel books, and he’s a great writer and a wonderful person. I am very lucky to work with him again!"

"Roku is a woman of mystery. She comes with a tragic backstory, but she's not letting her past weigh her down. In fact, she never lets anything bring her down," said series editor Lysa Hawkins. "The ultimate weapon, without compromise, without compassion and without a care. Roku answers to only one higher calling: herself. So what's there not to love about her? She's the one thing none of us are, completely unencumbered and so, completely unpredictable."

Roku #1 is due out in October.

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