Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21
From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG!
Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!
Definite Dr. Who vibes going on here with a little bit of Sliders thrown in. Ivar can travel through wormholes, but he can't make them, he has to be exactly where the portal opens and jump in before it closes again. He has jumped into 2015 to save Dr. Neela Sethi. Her life is in danger because she will discover time travel. Then they are on an exciting mad dash through time arcs.
The story moves quickly and covers a lot of information but still delivers humor and action. Dr. Sethi is by far one of my favorite female characters in the Valiant universe. The ending? Whoa, didn't see that coming! Bloodshot makes a quick one panel appearance too.
My only complaint is the inconsistency in the drawing of Ivar. He looks downright sexy and detailed in some panels and then a warped featureless dude in another. Keep my man candy pretty! <G>
I'm convinced to give this series a try. Check out when Ivar and Dr. Sethi first meet below...
4.5 "time traveling" sheep