#NYCC: Must Read Valiant! Greg Pak Jumps to 4001 A.D. in Eternal Warrior #5!
By Andy Frisk
October 12, 2013 - 14:13
So Valiant 2.0 finally introduces their future world. For Valiant Comics readers of old, this is as a big announcement (and highly anticipated event) rivaled only by the re-launch of the Valiant U itself! Note the variant cover that very closely resembles a classic cover of Rai, a Valiant 1.0 title that was set in the far flung future circa 4001 AD. Could this be a hint that Rai, the character and comic book, are making their debut in the Valiant U 2.0 soon? This fan can only hope!
This January, see the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D. for the very first time!
Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman
) and rising star Diego Bernard (Shadowman, Witchblade
) will be jump-starting the legendary future timeline of the Valiant Universe in Eternal Warrior #5! This January, discover an all-new vision of the year 4001 as the Eternal Warrior soldiers into "Eternal Emperor" – a brand new story arc revealing a transformed Gilad Anni-Padda fighting the forces of final extinction to protect a tattered remnant of humanity on a ravaged continent.
"This is a radically different future with huge emotional ramifications for our characters," Pak revealed today in exclusive interview at IGN. "We're going whole hog here – taking advantage of this crazy premise to explore a massive, mind-bending story we could never do in the present."
"The future timeline was always an essential element of the original Valiant Universe," added Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. "We're continuing in that grand tradition with 'Eternal Emperor,' an action-packed milestone that shows the Eternal Warrior in a new light, one that's vivid and heartbreaking, and taps into the best that the character has to offer."
Two thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology…and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth's own undying warrior – but a battle that could change everything is just beginning right here in the 21st century. Find out where the roots of humanity's last stand will begin when Greg Pak and Diego Bernard build a bridge to the year 4001…and unearth a brand new era for the heroes of the Valiant Universe.
A wave of new arcs and easy jumping-on points for Valiant's acclaimed ongoing series, previously announced MUST READ VALIANT milestones include Quantum and Woody
#5 by James Asmus and Ming Doyle; Shadowman
#13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre; and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps
#18 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Bart Sears; and Harbinger
#20 by Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry. This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today, right here with MUST READ VALIANT!
For more information on Eternal Warrior
and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
ETERNAL WARRIOR #5 (NEW ARC – ETERNAL EMPEROR)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
ON SALE IN JANUARY!
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