In celebration of The Valiant, – Valiant's upcoming, prestige format mini-series from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, the publisher announced today that they are making nine of its biggest #1 issues available as FREE downloads on comiXology for the month of July.
From now through July 31st, jump on board each of Valiant's ongoing series with an all-access pass to some of the publisher's most acclaimed #1 debuts, from Archer & Armstrong to X-O Manowar.
Here are the links and descriptions, as provided by Valiant:
• ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 by Fred Van Lente & Clayton Henry
It's history in the breaking! Eighteen-year-old adventurer Obadiah Archer and the immortal miscreant currently called Armstrong will have to work together if modern civilization is to stand any chance of surviving a centuries-old conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas!
NOTE: Archer & Armstrong is reportedly being developed as a feature film.
• BLOODSHOT #1 by Duane Swierczynski & Manuel Garcia
Heroes aren't born…they're built. Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, the walking weapon of mass destruction now known as Bloodshot has escaped his handlers at Project Rising Spirit and vowed to bring war down up his masters…but first he'll have to figure out where the programming ends and the real "him" begins.
NOTE: Bloodshot is being developed as a feature film, to be directed by X-Men: First Class's Matthew Vaughn.
• ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by Greg Pak & Trevor Hairsine
Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man who vowed to serve the Earth as its Eternal Warrior…and soon his oath will bring an ancient war roaring down on modern day.
• HARBINGER #1 by Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans
Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Runaway teenager Peter Stanchek is on a dangerous path. Skipping across the country in a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, Peter is quickly realizing that he's a telekinetically powered "harbinger" with the potential to reshape the course of human history. His first lesson? All power comes with a price.
• QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 by James Asmus & Tom Fowler
KLANG! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father's murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime.
• RAI #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain
Japan in the 41st century! 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.
• SHADOWMAN #1 by Justin Jordan & Patrick Zircher
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 accept 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 beyond the night.
Note: Shadowman has a feature film in development written by J.M. Straczynski.
• UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Doug Braithwaite
The world's most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe's most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!
• X-O MANOWAR #1 by Robert Venditti & Cary Nord0comments
Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth people – has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize armored suit capable of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!
Start at the beginning with all nine of these best-selling #1 milestones today at comiXology, then get ready for THE VALIANT - an all-new prestige format mini-series coming in December from all-star creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera! An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.