|4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – Cover A by David Mack|
Now, after months of speculation, Valiant can now showcase the devastating world of 41st century Earth that War Mother inhabits…and reveal that artist Tomás Giorello is the latest high-caliber talent to join Valiant's star-studded roster of exclusive creators.
|4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – Cover B by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic|
In the 41st century, much of the planet has been reduced to a barren wasteland. New Japan orbits the Earth as a floating oasis that towers over the ashes of the old world. The survivors of this desolate new age, robbed of the planet’s once-lush natural resources, must endure great hardships to survive. Amidst the devastation, one outpost of scientific knowledge has thrived by adhering to a strict code of isolation. But even the denizens of this walled city must venture out into the wasteland to gather supplies from the remnants of what was. This task is designated to one and one alone: War Mother.
|4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – Cover C by Cary Nord|
But all is not peaceful, even in New Japan. When the space-faring empire begins jettisoning city-sized sectors to Earth during the onset of a civil war, War Mother is called upon with a new mission: mega-salvage! Armed with a newly born sentient sniper rifle, War Mother is a one-woman army bent on sacking the crash-landed sector’s technology-laden debris for anything of value to her tribe. But, as calm turns to chaos, Sector 8146 will reveal a telling secret about Earth’s true order that will collide War Mother against her community, her code, and her calling…and bring destruction down upon one of humanity’s last surviving outposts of order.
Giorello's previous credits include multiple Conan and Star Wars series for Dark Horse, as well as Batman & Robin, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Superman/Batman for DC Entertainment. As the latest artist to join Valiant's stable of exclusive talents, Giorello is the next addition to an acclaimed line-up of Valiant-exclusive creators that also includes Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), CAFU (RAI), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II), Clayton Henry (SAVAGE), David Lafuente (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Lewis LaRosa (SAVAGE), Pere Perez (FAITH), Brian Reber (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER), Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN).
Giorello's next project will be an all-new contribution alongside New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) to September's 64-page X-O MANOWAR #50 anniversary special – a blockbuster-style tribute to the vaunted, 56-issue run that set the Valiant Universe in motion! On September 28th, Valiant's greatest hero assemble to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled impact as one of the longest running superhero series in comics today with all-new, never-before-seen tales and tributes from New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) alongside stunning artists Joe Bennett (52), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH); plus Jody Houser (FAITH) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man); Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and many more.
4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)