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By: Alexander Jones

Modern mythmakers Valiant Comics are implementing something new with a prologue for their upcoming Imperium comic with Imperium: Prelude. February 4th see’s select Valiant comic books equipped with the special prelude story. The tale is written by Joshua Dysart, the regular author of the hijinks of Imperium main character Toyo Harada. The comic is drawn by Doug Braithwaite.

The story can be detached from these upcoming Valiant titles:

  • X-O MANOWAR #33: February 4th
  • RAI #7: February 11th
  • Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #5 (of 5): February 11th
  • UNITY #15: February 18th
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #2: February 18th
  • QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE #2: February 25th

The prelude bridges the gap between Harbinger and Imperium, showing Harada’s upcoming rise to power after the descent chronicled in Harbinger and Harbinger: Omegas.

Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani chimed in with the following:

“IMPERIUM is unlike every other book Valiant has ever published before, and this exclusive prelude story is a great chance to find out why,” Dinesh Shamdasani said. “Joshua and Doug are doing phenomenal work, and, together, they are about to unleash a politically charged series with global stakes and what are sure to be some of the most compelling characters anywhere in comics today.”

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 IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by JOSHUA DYSART

Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141700)

Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141701)

Cover C (Mech Major) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141702)

Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (DEC141704)

Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141705)

Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141706)

Blank Cover also available (DEC141703)

$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4 (FOC – 1/12/15)

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