Thursday, March 27, 2014

SWEET AS: The Best From Valiant Entertainment's June 2014 Solicitations - Armor Hunters Debuts, A Harbinger Dies And More

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Valiant Entertainment's June 2014 solicits, these make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 COVER OF THE MONTH:  TREVOR HAIRSINE  ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) 

I love this new trade-dress variant to all the books taking part in the Armor Hunters storyline. The logo running three quarters down the page and the bottom quarter given to a stylised take on an interior scene, it is a sharp look ready to take on any of the chromium covers the series offers. Plus this one has a big honkin' robot. Sold.

Valiant says: This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when Valiant First unleashes the first issue of 2014’s must-read crossover event – Armor Hunters – from superstar creators Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have finally found their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

An 18-issue crossover event, the resistance against the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat launches with new arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 in June; and Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3) and Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 (of 3) beginning in July!

 ARMOR HUNTERS CROSSOVER 

UNITY #8 When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity’s first response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity! Now it’s down to Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the Armor Hunters’ frontline...even if they die trying! (W) Matt Kindt (A) Stephen Segovia




X-O MANOWAR #26 Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior known as Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon. But what is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The Armor Hunters hold the key to the armor’s untold history and – one way or another – they'll crush anything that dares threaten their secret. (W) Robert Venditti (A) Diego Bernard

 THE REGULAR READ 

RAI #2 In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure… (W) Matt Kindt (A) Clayton Crain





 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME
BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #23 BLOODSHOT VS. H.A.R.D. CORPS -- ROUND II! The six men and women of H.A.R.D. Corps are all that stand between Bloodshot and everything he's ever wanted --the total destruction of Project Rising Spirit. The clock is ticking down to zero, the stakes are life-or-death and no one in this fight has anything left to lose. (W) Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart (A) Al Barrionuevo 

 UNDER THE RADAR 
HARBINGER #24 One of the Renegades is dead but the battle isn't over yet. The penultimate issue of the important Harbinger story ever told is almost here, and the countdown to the "EVERYTHING CHANGES," mind-shattering spectacular of Harbinger #25 is heading toward you like a freight train. Hold on! (W) Joshua Dysart (A) Clayton Henry,

 What do you think?  For the full list of Valiant's June 2014 solicitations, click the jump.

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