While the original announcement about the Eternal Warrior’s new ongoing was done this past Free Comic Book day in their Valiant 25th Anniversary FCBD book, #ValiantSummit dug a little deeper for us.
The new ongoing featuring Gilad Anni-Padda, called Wraith of the Eternal Warrior # 1, will be written by Robert Venditti with art by Raul Allen. Venditti promises that this book will put the Eternal Warrior “…in a situation he’s never been before ” even in the original Valiant continuity. Those claims were backed up by Valiant EiC, Warren Simons. Venditti also mentioned that this is a DIRECT result of the finale of Book of Death.
Wraith of the Eternal Warrior #1 is set to debut 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)!
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAUL ALLEN
Wraparound Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONGOING SERIES | ON SALE IN NOVEMBER!