This week’s news from Valiant Comics include a preview of INCURSION #2 from Alex Paknadel, Andy Diggle, and Doug Braithwaite, previews of variant covers for PUNK MAMBO #1, as well as previews of the upcoming THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 & LIVEWIRE #4.
Last week the first issue of Incursion hit shelves, and this week a preview of the second issue was released.
The issue from the team of Paknadel, Diggle, and Braithwaite will be released on March 20th and have four different cover versions.
Punk Mambo #1 is set for release on April 24th (read our review here) and this week previews of two variant covers for the title from the team of writer Cullen Bunn, artist Adam Gorham, colorist Jose Villarubia, and letterer by Dave Sharpe.
The variant covers from artist Trav Hart pay tribute to Iron Maiden’s 1980 release artwork on “Sanctuary” by artist Derek Riggs, and are a collaboration between Valiant and A Sound of Thunder.
Wrapping up the news this week are previews of LIVEWIRE #4 from the team of writer Vita Ayala, artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin, and letterer Saida Temofonte, and THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 that was written by Tini Howard with art by Amilcar Pinna, colors by Ulises Arreola, and letters by Jeff Powell.
Look for Livewire #4 on March 13th and the second issue of the four part Forgotten Queen series on March 27th.
Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Valiant.
INCURSION #2 Preview
As first revealed at The Brazen Bull, the Eternal Warrior lets loose in the INCURSION #2 preview!
The epic first issue dropped last week and it was only a taste of what’s to come! Alex Paknadel, Andy Diggle, and Doug Braithwaite’s INCURSION is a can’t-miss event as it introduces a brand-new threat to the Valiant Universe while putting Gilad and the Geomancer front and center!
Haven’t read the critically acclaimed INCURSION #1 yet? Read it HERE!
Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
Story by ANDY DIGGLE & ALEX PAKNADEL
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Letters by MARSHALL DILLON
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
B/W Cover C by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Pre-order Edition Cover by TONCI ZONJIC
There is only one world left to conquer…
Entire planets have suffered and died at the cold, close-fisted hands of the alien Imperatrix Virago—and now her gruesome sights are set on our world. As Earth’s chosen protector, the Geomancer named Tama fights for her life, while the Eternal Warrior goes on the ultimate mission through the perilous realm of the Deadside to find the secret to saving her…and the entire planet in the process.
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 20th
Valiant Entertainment and A Sound of Thunder Unveil PUNK MAMBO #1 Exclusive Covers
Trav Hart’s illustration pays homage to Iron Maiden album cover art by Derek Riggs
New York, NY ( March 1, 2019) – Comics publisher Valiant Entertainment and metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up to offer collectible comics paying homage to classic Iron Maiden cover art.
The special editions of the debut issue of Valiant’s upcoming title PUNK MAMBO comic feature exclusive cover artwork by Trav Hart that pays homage to the classic album cover of Maiden’s 1980 single, “Sanctuary,” by artist Derek Riggs.
The PUNK MAMBO #1 Iron Maiden Homage Variants will be available in two limited editions:
– Full-Color Variant (Limited to 300 copies)
– Black-and-White Variant (Limited to 100 copies)
Both versions are available exclusively through A Sound of Thunder’s current Kickstarter campaign. Visit the campaign at the following link for more information: http://kck.st/2Eff4Uv
From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn ( Venom) and badass artist Adam Gorham ( Black Panther) comes the hilariously horrifying PUNK MAMBO, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo comic book series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti. PUNK MAMBO #1 debuts in comic shops from Valiant Entertainment on Wednesday, April 24th with covers by Dan Brereton ( Nocturnals), Zu Orzu ( X-O Manowar), Cris Delara ( Aspen Visions: Fathom: Spinning Our Fate), and interior artist Gorham.
In addition, fans who pre-order all five issues of the PUNK MAMBO series at their local comic shop by April 1st will receive a special code to download a digital file of A Sound of Thunder’s “Punk Mambo” track for free. The code will appear in the Pre-order Edition of PUNK MAMBO #1. To find the comic shop nearest you, visit http://comicshoplocator.com.
About A Sound of Thunder
A Sound of Thunder is an American heavy metal band established in 2009. The Billboard-charting group was an early pioneer of crowd-funding and has out-funded major label competitors with the support of their loyal fan-base known as the “Legion of Thunder”. For their fifth album in 2015, the band partnered with Valiant Entertainment to issue Tales from the Deadside, a concept album based on Valiant’sShadowman comic series. In 2017 the band scored a Top 40 hit in Europe and won an Independent Music Award for their rendition of the Catalonian national anthem “Els Segadors.”
A Sound of Thunder
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 & LIVEWIRE #4 Previews
Why give you just one preview when we can give you two?! As first revealed at Comicon, LIVEWIRE #4 (on sale March 13th) features the intense conclusion of Livewire’s clash with Pan de Santos. Which psiot will be left standing when the dust settles? Meanwhile, as first revealed at Newsarama, here’s a peek at the next chapter of THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN (on sale March 27th, final orders due March 4th)! The debut issue of the acclaimed limited series dropped this week, and if you still haven’t read it, you can check it out HERE!
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA
Cover B by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
No friends, no teammates, no mentor…and soon, no hope!
Once, Livewire dreamed of devoting herself to the betterment of humankind. Now, her most steadfastly held ideals are about to be tested like never before as she struggles to stay alive in the clutches of a fearsome new foe! But who is the mysterious psiot mercenary hunting her…and more importantly, who do they work for?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 13th
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 (of 4)
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by AMILCAR PINNA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
Cover C by MIRKA ANDOLFO
All’s fair in love and war!
True to the name she’s been called throughout history, the War-Monger knows how to get a good fight going among even the best of friends. The outcome of the battle never mattered to her – at least, not until she fell head over heels for the Mongol Empire’s most fearsome warrior. She can poison hearts against one another…but can she win one for herself?
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 27
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.