Eternal Warrior #1
Story: Greg Pak
Art: Trevor Hairsine
Colours: Jim Campbell
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover(s): Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Craine, Patrick Zircher and Dave Bullock
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: Wednesday, September 11th 2013
A preview by Jake Morris.
Ever since Valiant re-launched their brand of comics, the releases have not exactly come thick and fast. However, that is not to down-talk their tactical releases in the market whatsoever as each title has been released to critical acclaim and faired well in sales for both monthly issues and trade paperback releases.
As the success rises for their monthly titles, it should be expected that we will see many more released in the near future, and the next title readers will be able to pick up is Eternal Warrior #1 in September.
The Eternal Warrior, aka Gilad Anni-Padda, was the main character in a series spanning fifty issues beginning in the early nineties and running until 1996 under the original Valiant Comics moniker. An immortal being known as the ‘Fist and Steel’ possessing abilities ranging from super-strength to regenerative healing and compiling an assortment of fighting and combat skills due to his long life in battle.
Many readers of the current Valiant titles will have seen Gilad crop up in issues of Archer & Armstrong (Armstrong being his immortal brother) but it looks as though Valiant are now ready to branch out and give the character his own book. The book is being handled by renowned writer Greg Pak and artist Trevor Hairsine and from the preview; it looks as though they are diving straight into the action and introducing new characters straight off the bat.
Valiant’s official press release for the books is as follows:
“Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Eternal Warrior #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (Ultimate Nightmare, X-O Manowar)!
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for a child that betrayed him thousands of years ago…
Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. The Summer of Valiant’s next smash hit series launches here on September 11th with an all-new entry point for the most acclaimed universe in comics. Start reading here when Greg Pak and Trevor Hairsine open an all-new chapter for the undying defender on the front line of it all in Eternal Warrior #1 – in stores September 11th!”
Jake is a contributing writer for Drunk On Comics. You can follow him on Twitter at @JakeUtd.
Eternal Warrior 1 preview