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Ivar, Timewalker Welcomes Francis Portela for “Breaking History”

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 5:33 am by Tyler Waterman

Big things are coming to the pages of Ivar, Timewalker, and they start with a brand new artist! Francis Portela takes some time away from the Green Lantern Corps to bring his stellar art to Valiant’s time-jumping masterpiece, and just in time for a brand new arc! What’s even better, if you’re not getting Ivar, Timewalker in the solo books, the trade collecting the first arc will hit shelves the same day as Ivar, Timewalker #5, and if you only get that, you’ll be convinced to start collecting before you’ve finished! Take a look at the announcement and covers below, and get ready for continued greatness this May!

Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela Begin “BREAKING HISTORY” in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – An All-New Story Arc Coming in May!

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A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY!

Valiant is proud to announce IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of BREAKING HISTORY, an all-new story arc for the smash-hit VALIANT NEXT ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and new series artist Francis Portela (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps)! Join the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking” here on May 27th as Ivar recruits a team of the time stream’s greatest hellraisers for an eons-colliding jailbreak from the end of existence itself!

Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel has been captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and imprisoned at the end of the time! As the Big Crunch rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But to save her from the threat of her own future self, all hope now lies in the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone…

What happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, including his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and THE ETERNAL WARRIOR; his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER; and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem! And that’s just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors.

“Changing history is an oxymoron, because if it’s history then it’s already happened…[but] Neela has discovered a way around that, and ways to actually change history,” writer Fred Van Lente told ComicBook.com. “So, if Neela can perfect this method changing history, she will very much break history. That’s why Ivar and his brothers…are doing this impossible break-in. They’re going to ‘break into’ time to keep her from doing this.”

The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! Well, maybe you should worry a little…because existence itself hangs in the balance when red-hot creators Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela present a century-shattering jumping-on point in IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5! Featuring covers by Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Raul Allen (Hawkeye), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), BREAKING HISTORY starts here on May 27th!

Plus: don’t miss the IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: MAKING HISTORY trade paperback collection, in stores the same day as IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5! Collecting the first four issues of Ivar Anni-Padda and Neela Sethi’s adventures through time and space for just $9.99, jump on board here the very same day that the next can’t-miss story arc, BREAKING HISTORY, begins in a comic shop near you!

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 (NEW ARC! “BREAKING HSTORY” – PART 1)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEVE LIEBER
Cover B by RAUL ALLEN
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Golden Age Variant by ROBERT GILL
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 27

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER VOL. 1: BREAKING HISTORY TPB – Cover by Raul Allen

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IVAR TIMEWALKER #5 – “BREAKING HISTORY” Promo Image by Series Artist Francis Portela

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 – Cover by Raul Allen

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – Cover B by Raul Allen

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #5 – Cover A by Steve Lieber

 

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