Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Valiant Announces Unity #1


Valiant has spent the better part of the last year or two carefully cultivating their characters and offering them to readers in small bites. Up until now, their paths hadn't really crossed, with a few exceptions. That all comes to a head in November, when Valiant debuts their first ongoing series that unites all heroes in Unity #1. What's more is that the adventures will be penned by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Doug Braithwaite and colored by Brian Reber.

"UNITY is the single biggest thing that Valiant has thrown its weight behind since the launch of the company with X-O Manowar #1," said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "If you've heard the buzz about Valiant, if you've seen the incredible reviews, but have yet to try one of our titles, UNITY #1 is the perfect starting point. Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are crafting an incredibly daring, action-packed epic from page one. UNITY is the very definition of can't miss comics."

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world's most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe's most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

Unity #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a "murderers's row" of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera and Clayton Crain. Even Neal Adams will be doing an incentive cover!

Full press release below.
KINDT and BRAITHWAITE Launch UNITY #1 – A New Ongoing Series Coming from VALIANT in November!

On November 13th, Valiant's most uncompromising heroes will unite for the very first time – in all-new ongoing series!

As revealed today by the Associated Press, the must-read comic book event of the year is UNITY #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a new monthly series written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) with art by comics superstar Doug Braithwaite (Justice, Journey Into Mystery) and colorist Brian Reber (Harbinger Wars, Shadowman)! 

To kill a king…he has created an army. The world's most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe's most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

"UNITY is the single biggest thing that Valiant has thrown its weight behind since the launch of the company with X-O Manowar #1," said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "If you've heard the buzz about Valiant, if you've seen the incredible reviews, but have yet to try one of our titles, UNITY #1 is the perfect starting point. Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite are crafting an incredibly daring, action-packed epic from page one. UNITY is the very definition of can't miss comics."

In anticipation of launching the publisher's first milestone super-team title, both Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber have signed Valiant-exclusive contracts, joining Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) on Valiant's growing roster of exclusive talent.

In another first for Valiant, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a "murderers's row" of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage).

Legendary artist and industry icon Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow) will also contribute an incentive cover for issue #1.

You've heard the buzz. You've seen the reviews. On November 13th, find out why Valiant is the must-read publisher of the 2013 when UNITY #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere! Start reading here for a perfect introduction to the most acclaimed characters in comics.

For more information, read the Associated Press' complete coverage here, or visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pullbox Exclusive Variants by BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, PAOLO RIVERA and CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by by NEAL ADAMS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC - 10/21/13)



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