Valiant Comics and Comicbook.com are uniting for a new weekly webcomic, Book Of Death: Chapter Zero. In the lead-up to Valiant's Book of Death #1, ComicBook.com will exclusively post one new web-comic a week that fleshes out the story and character's behind the publisher's latest event.
In The Book of Death, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, the entire Valiant Universe launches a manhunt against the Eternal Warrior and Earth's latest Geomancer. Though the Enternal Warrior has sworn his life to protecting all Geomancers, he must now question his actions as the mysterious Book of Death foretells the Earth's destruction—all at the hands of the latest Geomancer.
You can view the first chapter and read Valiant's official press release below.
Before Valiant's colossal summer event begins in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) on July 15th…discover the shape of the cataclysm that is to come in BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO – an exclusive weekly webcomic beginning today, only at ComicBook.com!
The road to the year's most monumental comics event starts here with an all-new, four-part prelude to BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY)! Join the can't-miss epic of the summer as the Eternal Warrior faces a wave of unnatural disasters that foreshadow a coming Dark Age for humanity…and tries to decide if the coming of the new Geomancer – the latest in a long line of ancient mystics he has sworn to protect – will save the world or doom it to an early extinction!
Beginning right now at ComicBook.com, look for a new installment of BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO each week in the lead-up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and blockbuster artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM, Justice) – available in comic shops and online on July 15th!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come! The battle begins on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite forge the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
Plus: BOOK OF DEATH continues all summer with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year's monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant's most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October
And don't miss each installment of BOOK OF DEATH: CHAPTER ZERO each week at ComicBook.com!
BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587)
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588)
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589)
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593)
Blank Cover also available (MAY151590)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)
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