Spinning out of the pages of Book of Death, The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior brings in a new direction for Valiant Comics’ timeless warrior and sends him off Earth for the first time.
So just where it is that Gilad finds himself is still a pretty big mystery (since Book of Death has yet to begin), but it sounds pretty awesome. And, from the title of the new ongoing featuring the character, he sounds pretty angry too as Robert Venditti and Raul Allen call up The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior this November.
Valiant is proud to announce 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 acclaimed artist Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Hawkeye)! Arriving in stores and online this November, Valiant’s latest ongoing series picks up in the aftermath of this summer’s colossal BOOK OF DEATH event series and will mark the first full-length Valiant series for illustrator Raul Allen, who has joined the publisher as an exclusive artist for the launch of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR.
“From X-O MANOWAR to ARMOR HUNTERS to BOOK OF DEATH, Robert Venditti has played a key role in shaping the course of the Valiant Universe. Now, he’s bringing the same epic inspiration to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR. You’ve never seen a comic book quite like this. You’ve never seen a story quite like this. It’s risky, it’s ambitious, and it’s awesome,” said Valiant Editor-in Chief Warren Simons.
“Helping us realize that vision is the phenomenally talented Raul Allen, who is quite simply one of the most exciting new voices in comics today,” he added. “Together, Rob and Raul make one hell of a team and WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR is going to be one hell of a series.”
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 fare more ruinous than anything he’s ever encountered before? Beyond Earth lies eternity…
“I can’t go into too many details without giving away spoilers about how BOOK OF DEATH is going to play out, but what I can say is that in the entire history of Gilad as a character – even going back to the original Valiant continuity – we’ve seen him face countless challenges in all sorts of locations throughout all sorts of eras,” said series writer Robert Venditti. “But I can promise you that what he’s going to face here is something that we’ve never seen him face before. It’s a completely new way of looking at the character and examining what he has to go through in order to be the Eternal Warrior.”
This November, master storytellers Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and Raul Allen (NINJAK) forge a new legend for the Valiant Universe’s immortal master of war with an all-new ongoing series in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 – featuring covers by David Lafuente(Ultimate Spider-Man), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!
Cannot wait. Valiant has an amazing slate of books hitting between now and the end of the year (and further), and they all look fantastic. They’ve crafted an incredibly deep and rich comic book universe too in a very brief time frame (comparatively), and they’re not afraid to shake up that formula for almost all their heroes (without changing the fundamentals of the characters).
And that frame of mind can result in some truly awesome little tales, of which The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior certainly sounds like one. So again- cannot wait.
The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 arrives on the stands this November.