Valiant is proud to present the first lettered preview of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and breakout artist Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye)! On November 18th, Valiant’s next tentpole series launches Earth’s Fist and Steel into unrelenting odyssey to the far end of existence…and forges a major new milestone for history’s most legendary soldier!
For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He’s razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth. But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he’s ever faced. Separated from his earthly environs, can history’s deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and far more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered before? Beyond Earth lies eternity…
“There are lots of immortal characters in comics and pop culture, but the way I’m approaching the character is a different take on that,” series writer Robert Venditti told Vulture.com. “What gets you out of bed in the morning? For him to get out of the grave every time and be immortal again, he has to be an eternal optimist. For a character like that to have seen everything he’s seen and to still be optimistic and to still believe that there’s more beauty than ugliness in the world, that the war can eventually be won? That’s something that I believe myself. I believe we’re inherently good.”
On November 18th, in the aftermath of the decade’s most successful independent crossover event, all-star creators Robert Venditti and Raul Allen drag Gilad Anni-Padda, Earth’s First and Steel, away from the world he was sworn to protect and into the farthest reaches of the Valiant Universe, only in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – featuring covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Raul Allen (NINJAK), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Marcos Martin (The Private Eye), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT)!
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Cover A (Wraparound) by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151652)
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN (SEP151653)
Cover C by CARY NORD (SEP151654)
Cover D by MARCOS MARTIN (SEP151655)
Emblem Variant by PERE PEREZ (SEP151656)
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP151657)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (SEP151658)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 18 (FOC –10/26/15)