Valiant is proud to reveal your first look at the final cover art for the VALIANT FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL – Valiant’s world-shaking, silver-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2018! On May 5th, the most acclaimed publisher in comics today presents an advance look ahead at Valiant’s biggest year yet with SHADOWMAN, HARBINGER WARS 2, X-O MANOWAR and a raft of special surprises – including a never-before-seen cover by Harvey Award-nominated artist Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, Ms. Marvel)!
First up: Superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, Daredevil) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics) present a must-read introduction to the world of Valiant’s POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES as Jack Boniface reemerges from the Deadside to reclaim his birthright – and forge a new legend of magic, might, and malice – with an exclusive look ahead at Diggle’s two-year master plan for Valiant’s supernatural icon, beginning in SHADOWMAN #1!
Don’t fear your demons… Fight them! Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him…in a darkness far older than the reign of men…
Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond. For years, he struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost.
But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…
Then: Two of the most powerful creative minds in comics today – New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt(X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY) and Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS) – join the powerhouse artistic team of Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K) and Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) for an advance sneak peek inside the SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018, beginning in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1!
For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…
Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.
In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new powers that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…
In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies… or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!
And that’s just the beginning! Also inside the pages of the VALIANT FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL, don’t miss X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, SECRET WEAPONS, and top-secret surprise appearances from across the Valiant Universe! Be here as Valiant begins its most explosive year yet with a non-stop barrage of stories, sneak peeks, teasers, and more, exclusively for Free Comic Book Day 2018 – now featuring a stunning new cover from renowned artist Roberto de la Torre!
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VALIANT FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL
Written by ANDY DIGGLE, MATT KINDT, ERIC HEISSERER, and MORE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, TOMÁS GIORELLO, RAÚL ALLÉN, and MORE
Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JAN180046)
FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 5th (FOC – 2/5/18)