On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…
Valiant is proud to present your first look inside BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new, Valiant Prestige format series coming this September from master storyteller Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone)! First revealed at #ValiantSummit 2016 live from New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, THE FUTURE OF VALIANT – Valiant’s new slate of must-read titles for 2016 and beyond – continues here as a decorated legionnaire-turned-investigator ventures from the height of civilization and into the ancient pagan lands of BRITANNIA to seek out the dark monstrosities that lurk beyond the bounds of Rome’s bloodied empire…
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
“Since reading I, Claudius by Robert Graves as a teenager, I’ve been fascinated by the Roman world, and how that world affected these British Isles, pretty much obliterating the ancient Druid religion that had long existed until then,” writer Peter Milligan told The A.V. Club. “With the idea of Antonius Axia, I had a way into this story that had been waiting for me to write for some time.”
This September, Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp lead a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed, only in BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – featuring covers from world-class creators Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Ryan Lee (Inhuman), and Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son)!
Then, THE FUTURE OF VALIANT continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, THE FUTURE OF VALIANT will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:
FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December
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