We’re getting a second wave of Valiant Zero issues in a couple months, and they’re looking good.
Archer, the Bleeding Monk, H.A.R.D.Corps, and The Goat are getting their own issues, as announced in the good word from our favorite publisher below.
The Zero-Issues that have come out so far have been some of the best individual books that Valiant has released, so we should be able to expect some good things from these issues.
Some of these focus on characters that appear in books that have already, namely Archer (there was an Archer & Armstrong #0), and the Bleeding Monk (there was a Harbinger #0 as well). It makes me wonder if zero issues are gonna be Valiant’s “thing”, in a similar vein to how Marvel has been putting out there “point one” issues. As far as “things” go, the Zero Issues are a pretty good one.
There’s only one problem — where the heck is X-O Manowar Zero?
Here’s a gallery of the cover art, click to launch the viewer.
All-New VALIANT ZERO Issues Coming in 2014 – ARCHER #0, GOAT #0, H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and More!
In the midst of UNITY…jump into the ongoing adventures of Valiant’s next breakout heroes with an all-new wave of Valiant zero issues in February and March!
Discover the origins and secret early exploits of the fan favorite heroes of the Valiant Universe right here with four essential jumping-on points, designed to bring new readers up to speed and lay the foundation for the next year of Valiant’s monthly series!
Valiant’s all-new #0 initiative kicks off in February with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0 – revealing, at last, the untold story of young Obadiah Archer, where he came from, and just how can he do the incredible things that he does! (Which is everything, remember?) From the minds of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez, start reading here to peer inside the war journal of a teenage assassin!
“[The] Archer #0 story is fairly dark and grim, because it involves Archer’s mind-numbingly horrible childhood,” writer Fred Van Lente told Newsarama today in an exclusive interview. “It’s a breather in the sense of less things explode and there are less crowd scenes than “Sect Civil War,” but I think on an emotional level and a character level we maintain the same steamroller pace.”
Also in February, the all-star creative team of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and ChrisCross unleash BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0! Hey, remember the 90s? The most elite assets of Project Rising Spirit are teaming up for an early mission together — but, in the decade of dial-up, the technology is far from perfect and bugs are bound to pop up in the wetware…with disastrous results…
Then, coming in March, artist Tom Fowler returns to pull double duty with the world’s worst superhero team for QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 – co-written by ongoing series writer James Asmus! Are heroes born or are they bred? Who – or what – spawned the powerhouse of animal husbandry known simply as Vincent Van Goat?
Also in March, original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans journey into the darkest corners of the Harbinger Foundation for HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0. The Bleeding Monk, formerly Toyo Harada’s right hand, has been missing for over a year. Now, uncover the true whereabouts of Harada’s cryptic advisor – and the first of many secret revelations to come…
In 2014, discover the Valiant Universe with four all-new introductions to the boldest characters in comics in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0!ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0Written by FRED VAN LENTEArt by PERE PEREZCover by CLAYTON HENRYPullbox Exclusive Variant by JOE EISMAVariant Cover by ANDY KUHN$3.99/T+/32 pgs.ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSARTArt by CHRISCROSSCover by ARTURO LOZZIPullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDAVariant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA$3.99/T+/32 pgs.ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0Written by JAMES ASMUS & TOM FOWLERArt & Cover by TOM FOWLERPullbox Exclusive Variant by MATTHEW WAITEVariant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY$3.99/T+/32 pgs.ON SALE IN MARCH!HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0Written by JOSHUA DYSARTArt by KHARI EVANSCover by CLAYTON HENRYPullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAINVariant Cover by MICO SUAYAN$3.99/T+/32 pgs.ON SALE IN MARCH!