Get a first look at the electrifying first issue of Valiant’s “Livewire”
Valiant are her to prove once again that the Big Two don’t have a corner on the superhero market. As the home of such characters as Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and Ninjak, Valiant have been publishing great content for the past several decades. This December, one of their most popular new characters gets the spotlight as Livewire is set to star in her own solo series. She’s had a big presence since the Harbinger event back in 2012, and Valiant have released a first look at the series’ first issue. Check it out below.
First Look: LIVEWIRE #1 Lights Up with Vita Ayala and the SECRET WEAPONS Art Team – On Sale December 19th!
As first revealed at The Hollywood Reporter, Valiant is proud to present your first look within the pages of LIVEWIRE #1, the stunning new ongoing series from rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl, Submerged) and fan-favorite artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS)! On December 19th, Amanda “Livewire” McKee – one of Valiant’s most important players since the days of 2012’s HARBINGER – ascends to the spotlight in her first-ever solo series in the publisher’s history!
“Amanda has always been such a strong, complex, compelling character, and I personally have been waiting for a long time for her to get her own solo title!” Ayala told THR. “Amanda deserves to shine, and the folks over at Valiant are determined that her first solo book be impactful! And honestly, we need a hero like Amanda right now.”
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?
Also: In keeping with Valiant’s groundbreaking experiments in comic printing technology, LIVEWIRE #1 will also feature its own highly limitedGlass Variant Cover – printed via a special multi-colored process on a carefully devised pane of glass, with artwork by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice)!
Retailers, take note: One LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of LIVEWIRE #1. There is no limit per store – for example, a 500-copy order nets two Glass Variants. For any questions, please contact Valiant’s dedicated sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plus: Don’t miss the LIVEWIRE #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – eight massively expanded editions of Valiant’s pulse-pounding ongoing series that can only be ordered as a set through your local comic shop by the final order cut-off (FOC) date ofNovember 26th, 2018!
Released monthly from December 2018 through July 2019, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues! Plus, exclusive covers by a host of amazing artists – beginning with Paulina Ganucheau (The Unbelievable Gwenpool) – that can't be found anywhere else!
On December 19th, Vita Ayala and the powerhouse art team behind SECRET WEAPONS launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions with LIVEWIRE #1 – featuring covers by Adam Pollina (X-Force), Harvey Tolibao (Green Arrow), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR)!
Livewire #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on December 19.