Valiant Comics – October Solicitations


Valiant’s October looks like it will be chock full of great reads, most excitedly it see’s the return of the Original World’s Worst Super-heroes as Christopher Priest, and M.D. Bright reunite with their creation, Quantum and Woody, continuing the story they started telling almost 20 years ago



Q2 The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 Cover by M.D. BrightOn sale October 15th
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs
Rated T+
Written by Christopher Priest
Art & Cover by M.D. Bright
Wraparound Variant by Oscar Jimenez
Throwback Variant by M.D. Bright
Variant Cover by Neal Adams
Blank Cover Variant Also Available

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

Quantum and Woody Omnibus Hardcover, Cover by M.D. Bright
On sale October 15th
A $99.99 Hardcover, 624 pgs.
Rated T+
Written By Christopher Priest With Brian Augustyn
Art By M.D. Bright With Charlie Adlard, Keith Giffen, Oscar Jimenez, Kevin Kobasick, And Bart Sears
Cover By M.D. Bright

The seminal series by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time – with more than 50 pages of extras and bonus material!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy – energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24 hours!

Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first.

Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe oversized omnibus treatment!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0, 1–21 and #32, THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O MANOWAR (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the QUANTUM AND WOODY trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk,” along with rarely seen sketches, character designs and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!



Armor Hunters Aftermath #1 Cover by Diego BernardOn sale October 1st
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Cafu
Cover by Diego Bernard
Variant Cover by Brent Peeples
Variant Cover by Mico Suayan

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake.  Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!



X-O Manowar #0. Cover A by  Jelena Kevic-DjurdjevicOn sale October 8th
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs
Rated T+
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Clay Mann
Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Cover B by Clay Mann
Variant Cover by Jeff Lemire
Variant Cover by Bryan Hitch

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.



Unity #0 Cover by Raul AllenOn sale October 15th
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Written By Matt Kindt
Art By Cary Nord
Cover By Raul Allen
Variant Cover By Chriscross
Variant Cover By Russell Dauterman

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!



The Death Defying Doctor Mirage #2 (of 5)
On Sale October 8th
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art & Cover by Roberto De La Torre

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!


Archer & Armstrong #25 , Cover by Clayton Henry
On sale October 29th
A $4.99 Comic, 48 pgs.
Rated T+
Written By Fred Van Lente, Ray Fawkes, Justin Jordan, Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal, Joey Esposito And More!
Art By Clayton Henry, Shawn Crystal, Michael Walsh, Barry Kitson, And More!
Cover A By Clayton Henry
Cover B By Shawn Crystal
Variant Cover By Pere Perez
Throwback Variant By Jim Calafiore
Variant Cover By Michael Walsh


Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo! Plus: the offi cial Archer & Armstrong drinking game! Armstrong’s fi rst drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! And much more!

Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Barry Kitson (Empire), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many, many more!



he Delinquents #3, Cover by Paolo Rivera
On sale October 22nd
Written By James Asmus & Fred Van Lente
Art By Kano
Cover by Paolo Rivera
Board Game Variant by Juan Doe
Variant Cover by Khari Evans


As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!



Bloodshot #24, Cover by Rafa SandovalOn sale October 1st
A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs.
Rated T+
Written By B. Clay Moore
Art By Will Rosado
Cover By Rafa Sandoval
Variant Cover By Sina Grace

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…


Harbinger Omegas #3 Cover by Lewis Larosa
On sale October 29th
A 3.99 Comic, 32 pgs
Rated T+
Written By Joshua Dysart
Art By Rafa Sandoval
Cover By Lewis Larosa
Variant Cover By Glenn Fabry

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

Variant Covers




Rai volume 1 TPB, Cover by Clayton Crain
On Sale October 1st
A $9.99 Trade Paperback, 112 pgs
Rated T+
Written by Matt Kindt
Art & Cover by Clayton Crain


The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.”



Shadowman Deluxe Hardcover, cover by Dave Johnson
On sale October 22nd
A $39.99 Oversized Hardcover, 336 pgs.
Rated T+
Written by Justin Jordan And Patrick Zircher
Art by Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Neil Edwards, Mico Suayan, Lewis Larosa, Roberto De La Torre, And Diego Bernard
Cover by Dave Johnson

An oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the best-selling origin and debut of Shadowman by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Patrick Zircher (Futures End), and more of comics’ top talents!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from the dark realm known as Deadside. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0-10, the Shadowman Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Patrick Zircher (Iron Man), Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Mico Suayan (Harbinger), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and many more!


New affordable printings of many of Valiant’s hard to find #1’s!

  • RAI #1
  • UNITY #1


About David Vandervliet

Once, King of all these lands, but now I am just an aging nerd. I enjoy talking about my favorite things to geek about, and hopefully I say something to make you think a little too. My favorite things include: Comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Science, Astronomy, Math, Music, theatre, movies, writing, baseball, college football (Go Blue!)
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