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PREVIEW: 'Nuclear Family' #1 by Stephanie Phillips, Tony Shasteen, and JD Mettler

 America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean’s major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age. When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what’s left of the United States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics. Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Breakfast at Twilight , NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by  Stephanie Phillips ( Butcher of Paris, Heavy Metal , ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN, RED ATLANTIS) and illustrated by Tony Shasteen ( Star Trek ). It’s Cold War-era science fiction at its most timely and terrifying. As Phillips explained when interviewed about the series by The Hollywood Reporter at the end of last year, “[it’s] about a family that seems like the ideal nuclear family in the 1950s. But, when an unexpected

First Look: BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 by Peter Milligan and Robert Gill

As first revealed at HorrorTalk, Valiant is proud to present a deeper first look at BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1, the incredible introduction to an ALL-NEW EPIC SERIES and BLOODSTAINED JUMPING-ON POINT! On July 25th, acclaimed writer Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) returns to the ancient world with fan-favorite artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) for an all-new, self-contained entry into Valiant’s supernatural sleuthing series!


The Roman standard – the eagle borne at the front of each Roman legion – was more than just a symbol of the soldiers that carried it… It was a symbol of Rome itself, the ultimate embodiment of the empire’s power…

But now, in the mist-shrouded Germanic forest of Tottenwald, the unthinkable has happened: A rampaging barbarian horde has crushed three of Rome’s most highly skilled detachments in battle…and captured their mighty Roman eagles.

His authority threatened by this all-too-public shame, the mad emperor Nero has dispatched Antonius Axia, the empire’s finest “detectioner” and hero of Britannia, and Achillia, the sword-wielding champion of the gladiatorial arena, to reclaim his stolen relics at any cost.


But what began as a simple mission will soon become a terrifying journey into the dark heart of belief itself as the isolated woodlands of Rome’s enemies reveal unseen dimensions…and the true power of the legion’s lost eagles threatens to consume any who would pursue them…

“As in all the BRITANNIA stories, though there are elements bordering on the supernatural, the biggest monsters are probably some of the men and women that Antonius Axia encounters on his adventures…” writer Peter Milligan told HorrorTalk.

“The story is a nice continuation on the mythos of Antonius Axia that seamlessly builds on the first two series, while presenting a whole new mystery that takes him to a new, unexpected location,” artist Robert Gill said. “There’s an absolute plethora of my favorite things to draw in this series which I hope culminate into one hell of a visual experience for the reader.”

On July 25th, prepare yourselves for a perilous journey into an age of magic, mystery, and monsters, as storytellers Peter Milligan and Robert Gill dive deep into BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 – featuring covers from Cary Nord (Conan the Barbarian), Brian Thies (Star Wars: Legacy), and David Mack (Kabuki)!

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BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CARY NORD (MAY182072)
Cover B by BRIAN THIES (MAY182073)
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK (MAY182074)
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD (MAY182075)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 25th (FOC – 7/2/18)






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