Media Release — Following on the wake of 4001 A.D.’s massive conclusion, Valiant is proud to announce that 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 – featuring the first appearance of the 41st century’s next major hero – has sold out at the distributor level and will rocket back onto store shelves everywhere on October 12th with the 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 SECOND PRINTING! In the tradition of DIVINITY, the must-read debut of Valiant’s newest groundbreaking power player starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (GENERATION ZERO) and Valiant-exclusive superstar Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present War Mother’s baptism by fire with a standalone tale spiraling out of Rai’s cosmic rebellion with New Japan!
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.
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.
As War Mother makes her history-smashing debut, critics everywhere are heralding her as the next great addition to Valiant’s all-star arsenal of superhero icons in this century…or the next!
“*****… 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 should be on everyone’s required reading list… Van Lente and team have gifted us with a terrific new hero.” – All Comic
“****… A solid debut for Valiant Entertainment’s newest heroine.” – Newsarama
“****… An engaging and exciting one-shot, [4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER] is definitely a must-buy.” – SpartanTown
“****… An excellent one shot with a ton of potential going forward… The story is great, [and] the art is fantastic.” – Geeked Out Nation
“****… A load of fun…” –– Multiversity Comics
“****½ … [4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER] is rich with potential…” – Hulking Reviewer
“****½ … A great set up for more things to come…” – Word of the Nerd
The age of the War Mother begins now! Out of the ashes of the year’s most ambitious crossover event, witness history in the making as Fred Van Lente and Tomas Giorello usher the year’s boldest new hero into the Valiant Universe in a blaze of glory for the 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 SECOND PRINTING!
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4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by DAVID MACK (AUG168025)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)