As has long been teased, Valiant Comics has announced the official creative team for their Book Of Death event miniseries. Robert Vendetti of XO Manawar, Green Lantern, The Surrogates & The Flash will be joined by illustrators Doug Braithwaite & Robert Gill. The series will begin in July of this year.
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141700)
Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141701)
Cover C (Mech Major) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141702)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (DEC141704)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141705)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141706)
Blank Cover also available (DEC141703)
by Joshua Dysart & Doug Braithwaite
Imperium is a series spinning out of and expanding on the Toyo Harada narrative thread of Dysarts previous Valiant series, Harbinger. Since the first issue, one of the most intriguing new elements that Dysart has introduced is Mech Major. Mech Major is an Artificial Intelligence robot who is leery of violence and prefers to be called in Sunlight on Snow. This week, Dysart gives this fascinating character its turn in the spotlight.
In #3, Harada asks Mech Major why he chose Sunlight as Snow as his preferred name. The robot explains that it is linked to one of its earliest memories. It was sitting in a mountain range watching snow melt in the sunlight. It was fascinated by this sight, and not just by the sensation caused by the snow’s beauty. The robot was also aware that the snow’s gleaming was a direct result of its melting, i.e. demise. In such a way, joy and sadness are mixed together into one feeling. The robot wished to preserve this special experience through the name Sunlight on Snow.
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