Valiant is the king of the limited-series event. They tend to stay within 4-issues and are mostly self-contained. They are easy to follow, rich in lore, and don’t breed clumsy tie-ins. You could make a movie out of any one of them (especially Book of Death) and the result would still be a high-concept story anyone can get into. Next up in Valiant events is Incursion, by Andy Diggle, Alex Paknadel, and Doug Braithwaite.
The series will focus on an invasion that threatens to break the barriers between our reality and the Deadside. Characters like Shadowman, Ninjak, and the upcoming Punk Mambo have a history with this realm, being that it is a place governed by the supernatural that’s just dying to break into the realm of the living. Story arcs involving the Deadside echo classic horror ideas and flavors them with H.P. Lovecraft’s own brand of cosmic terror.
On top of all that you have Doug Braithwaite’s panoramic art, which turns each panel into a showcase of drama. Braitwaithe has amassed an impressive body of work with these type of stories, Unity, Armor Hunters, and Imperium among them. You could say he speaks Valiant well.
Here’s a look at the new series, on sale February 20th, 2019.
INCURSION #1 (of 4)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE & ALEX PAKNADEL
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
B/W Cover C by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale February 20, 2019
Limited event series! A new villain approaches!
Beyond the margins of human reason lies a realm known as the Deadside, where the souls of the dearly departed linger – and where demons wait for us in the dark. For countless ages, Earth’s chosen protectors have guarded the veil between both worlds – but there are other doors to the Deadside, through which gruesome terrors from galaxies untold can trespass… With the planet’s freedom at stake, can the reigning Geomancer and her steadfast Eternal Warrior stand together against an invasion unlike any they’ve ever witnessed?
From celebrated writer Andy Diggle (SHADOWMAN), rising star Alex Paknadel (Friendo), and legendary artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) comes a story that will rock the Valiant Universe across dimensions!
Ricardo Serrano is a Social Studies teacher with a Master’s Degree in Comic Books from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He’s also the co-creator of Se Habla Comics, a Puerto Rican podcast geared towards Spanish-speaking comic book readers.