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Behold These Beautiful Valiant Next Variant Covers

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Tyler Waterman

Variant covers can be a good thing and a bad thing. When done excessively, they can be a collector’s nightmare, especially when the cover is a simple color swap, or perhaps even blank altogether. However, when done to showcase killer art from some of the best and brightest in the industry, it’s very easy to convince yourself to buy multiple copies of the same book. From the looks of these spectacular Valiant Next variants, this definitely falls into the second example.

Valiant has unveiled all of the variants for the upcoming titles in the Valiant Next initiative, and they’re just gorgeous. Each one partners one of the industry’s biggest names with graphic designer Tom Muller, and it’s pretty clear each of these artistic team-ups has produced some legendary images.

Take a look at all the covers below, and remember, if any (or all) of them catch your eye, make sure you let your local comic shop know so you know they’ll have one for you!

Valiant Unveils Complete VALIANT NEXT Variant Covers by Designer Tom Muller & An All-Star Cast of Top Talents!
Following the sold-out debut of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – and heading into the century-spanning odyssey of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 in January – Valiant is proud to unveil an brand new line of variant covers pairing the talents of graphic designer Tom Muller (Zero, Drifter) with Valiant’s superstar artists for an all-star collaboration in celebration of the VALIANT NEXT initiative!

Beginning on January 21st with the release of IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4), look for each subsequent VALIANT NEXT launch – IMPERIUM #1 and DIVINITY #1 (of 4) in February;NINJAK #1 in March; and BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 in April – to include one eye-popping VALIANT NEXT variant cover by Tom Muller and some of the top artistic talents anywhere in comics today.

“Tom is one of the most talented designers working in the industry today, and his first collaboration as a member of the Valiant Next team is nothing short of an absolute knockout,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Each series in the Valiant Next line-up is the product of hard work and vision by some the finest creators working today, and Tom’s contributions – combined with the stellar artwork ofPaolo Rivera, Mico Suayan, Trevor Hairsine, and Clayton Henry – will ensure that these titles practically leap off the shelf of your local comic shop.”

Supplies of each VALIANT NEXT variant cover will be strictly limited. Contact your local comic book retailer for information on how to pre-order yours today.

Plus: don’t miss each exciting title from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December,VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April
Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.
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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Mico Suayan, on sale April 15, 2015


DIVINITY #1 (of 4) (DEC141709) Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Trevor Hairsine, on sale February 11, 2015


IMPERIUM #1 [DEC141704] Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Trevor Hairsine, on sale February 4, 2015


IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [OCT148442] Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Clayton Henry, on sale January 21, 2015


NINJAK #1 [JAN151641] Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Trevor Hairsine, on sale March 11, 2015


THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [OCT148443] Valiant Next Variant by Tom Muller & Paolo Rivera, on sale January 21, 2015

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