Where some people see remnants of failure, others see immense potential. That succinctly describes the approach Livewire is taking with her new recruits, who take center stage in Valiant Entertainment's new mini-series Secret Weapons.
The mini-series will feature writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and artist Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) as they take on cast of castoffs with abilities that differ from the combat norm. They were looked as failed experiments by Toyo Harada, but to Livewire they could be the most powerful team ever created if they can manage to work together.
The book will launch with several variant covers from artists Raul Allen (Cover A), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Cover B), Roberto De La Torre, Bryan Hitch, and a Virgin Art cover signed by Eric Heisserer. There will also be a blank cover.
You can find the covers and a preview of the first issue in the gallery, and you can also find the exclusive solicitation below.
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader.
Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…
The book will also come be available in a special pre-order set. The set will feature all four issues together in a forty page expanded edition in prestige format. You'll have to order it at your local comic shop by April 27th, but if you do you'll get each volume monthly, which will come with bonus content, creator commentary, and concept designs and other behind the scenes content. No additional issues of this type will be made past the original order date. The solicitations can be found below.
SECRET WEAPONS #1 PRE-ORDER EDITION - On Sale June 28th
SECRET WEAPONS #2 PRE-ORDER EDITION - On Sale July 19th
SECRET WEAPONS #3 PRE-ORDER EDITION - On Sale August 16th
SECRET WEAPONS #4 PRE-ORDER EDITION - On Sale September 20th
Secret Weapons #1 goes on sale June 28.