It’s been an eventful few days for Valiant Entertainment, filled with promotions and departures on the backend. On Wednesday, though, the publisher announced a major new publishing initiative called Breakthrough, which features four new #1 comics and is potentially a roadmap for what fans can expect from Valiant in 2019.
These four comics feature a mix of new and previously-announced titles, including The Life of Death of Toyo Harada from writer Joshua Dysart and a rotating crew of artists, including CAFU (Rai), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Salvation), and Adam Pollina (X-Force). That book is set for March.
In April, writer Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham will launch Punk Mambo, a five-issue limited series about a British voodoo priestess in New Orleans. That one is billed as alternately terrifying and humorous. In May, Dan Abnett and Adam Gorham will collaborate on Fallen World—a five-issue series featuring the 4002 AD timeline and the cyborg character Rai—and then in July writer B. Clay Moore and artist Fernando Dagnino will have a book called Killers, which involves a competition between super spies and probably Ninja-K.
A full press release and covers are below:
BREAKTHROUGH is a boundary-shattering lineup of new #1s from Valiant Entertainment that will serve as perfect jumping-on points for new fans while expanding the shared universe. BREAKTHROUGH offers every reader four new gateways to the rich storytelling of Valiant.
“I’m incredibly excited to reveal BREAKTHROUGH, the next step in the continued success of the Valiant Universe that builds toward a full year of exciting announcements,” Valiant’s Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers told Syfy Wire. “These are extraordinary stories told by master storytellers, featuring comics’ most compelling villain, Toyo Harada; the main stage debut of Punk Mambo; the evolution of the future; and perhaps the scariest assembly of superspies the Valiant Universe has ever seen.”
Breaking through this March is the previously announced THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA – a heart-wrenching, character-driven tale about the world’s most powerful superhuman facing his final battle – coming from Eisner Award-nominated writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and a rotating cast of awe-inspiring artists, including CAFU (RAI), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), and Adam Pollina (X-Force).
From the twisted minds of Cullen Bunn (Venom) and Adam Gorham (Rocket) comes the debut of PUNK MAMBO in April. This five-issue limited series, about a British voodoo priestess lurking just outside of New Orleans, unleashes a supernatural adventure with equal parts terror and humor.
FALLEN WORLD by mastermind writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and astonishing artist Adam Pollina (X-Force) is a five-issue event series beginning in May that will pull readers into a captivating cyberpunk future unlike any they’ve ever seen before. In the year 4002 AD, the cyborg samurai called Rai will face an impossible battle for the fate of humanity.
The slate races forward with KILLERS from acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (SAVAGE) and energetic artist Fernando Dagnino (Suicide Squad), a non-stop thrill ride as the deadliest superspies on the planet compete to claim the ultimate prize, coming in July.
Four new series, four boundary-breaking tales to experience. New fans will love the wide range of stories and genres, while Valiant superfans will make new discoveries about their favorite characters. BREAKTHROUGH will propel Valiant into its breathtaking second half of 2019, featuring surprises, returns, and reveals that longtime fans have been demanding!
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