Valiant did spend plenty of time yesterday discussing properties besides Bloodshot. They started with a plug for the conclusion of Book of Death arriving at the end of the month. They promised that it would have major reverberations throughout the Valiant Universe. While this may sound like the typical boilerplate Event language, Valiant’s track record backs up previous claims. Harbinger Wars, Armor Hunters & The Valiant all sparked future stories in ways that never felt gimmicky. They did shift the status quo. So fans were told to keep an eye on The Eternal Warrior, who just happens to have a new series launching soon.
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By Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine
This week, Matt Kindt brings his Divinity series to an emotionally satisfying conclusion. For the past three issues, readers have followed Abram Adams on his journey from aspiring Soviet cosmonaut to deep space explorer to cosmic powerful entity. He has traveled to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, where he came face-to-face with an anomaly that killed his two crewmates, while leaving him with fantastical powers. Feeling a new purpose, Abram returned to Earth, where he hoped to seed new hope for both himself and others.
Abram tried to build a new home for himself in the Australian Outback, only to find that his newfound peace could not last for long. Followers soon drifted into his orbit, attracted by his miraculous powers and compassionate nature. Abram only wishes to build what is good, fulfilling people’s innermost wishes. For himself, he reaches through time in an attempt to reunite with the love of his life and their daughter, who he never knew. Abram learns, though, that good intentions are rarely enough.
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By Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine & David Baron
One of the most satisfying elements of the Valiant revival is how naturally Matt Kindt has settled into their larger universe. While he had his successes with work for hire projects at The Big Two (Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. or Marvel Knights Spider-Man), he never seemed to find his place in the companies in the same manner indie creators like Kieron Gillen or Jonathan Hickman had before him. Valiant, though, has proven much more receptive to his talents allowing Kindt to place his own distinct stamp on properties such as Ninjak. His Divinity mini-series read like a creator-owned book which happened to take place in a larger shared universe. Since then, readers have watched the character more fully integrated into Valiant, particularly having a major presence in an arc of Imperium. On Wednesday, Valiant launched a sequel to last year’s mini-series, which continues the strong storytelling of the original.
By Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine & Ryan Winn
Matt Kindt has demonstrated an affinity for Ninjak ever since he started writing the character as part of Unity. This impression has only grown stronger with Kindt’s excellent Ninjak solo series. This natural knack for the character, continues to be on display with The Fall of Ninjak. Tying into Valiant’s current Book of Death event, this one-shot purports to reveal the last events of Ninjak’s life. Kindt’s story does contain some of the fun “I can do anything” moments that these type of tales often entail, yet he roots it firmly in both the present and future Valiant Universe. Hence he creates a flash forward issue with stakes that truly matter.
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Mo’ Comics, Mo’ Moments. Here are some of our favorite moments of the week. What were some of your own?
By Robert Rodriguez and Simon Oliver