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    Exclusive: Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen Reunite at Valiant for “Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story”

    By | December 11th, 2017
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    “Secret Weapons” was one of Valiant’s most successful limited series of recent memory, and brought into the fold writer Eric Heisserer, the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Arrival. Heisserer has quickly established himself at the publisher, and continues to expand upon the ideas presented in “Secret Weapons.” We can exclusively reveal another Heisserer Valiant project: a new “Secret Weapons” one shot, this time starring Owen Cho.

    Heisserer teams with his “Secret Weapons” cohorts Raul Allen and Patricia Martin to tell Owen’s story in a truly unique way. Told exclusively through ‘double page spreads and short stories,’ the issue is constructed of the origins of various items that Cho conjured, yet ties together in a narrative, threading all the various items into one cohesive story. It sounds ambitious, exciting and unique, and should tide fans over until the same team reunites for “Harbinger Wars 2” this summer.

    This issue is not to be confused with Heisserer’s other “Secret Weapons” #0, where he and Adam Pollina tell the story of a year in Nikki Finch’s life, told ‘week by week, panel by panel.’ How exactly these two stories will read is anyone’s guess, but the stylistic chances being taken are admirable.

    “Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story” #0 is due out in March, but we’ve got the solicit information, four covers, and a press release to share with you.

    SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0
    Written by ERIC HEISSERER
    Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
    Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
    Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
    Variant Cover by SIJA HONG
    Variant Cover by LEIF JONES

    The complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (HARBINGER WARS 2) – reunites for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting the Harbinger Foundation’s most unique talent of all!

    Owen Cho is a conjurer…which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air…but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects conjured from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this summer, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together once again to recount a life lived one item at a time in “Owen’s Story”!

    $3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale MARCH 14TH

    Cover A by Raul Allen
    Cover B by Sibylline Meynet
    Variant Cover by Sija Hong
    Variant Cover by Leif Jones

    Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín Present SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 – Coming in March!

    As first revealed at Multiversity Comics, Valiant is proud to announce that the world of 2017’s best-selling independent limited series is once again expanding for another essential special in SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0! On March 14th, the complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – including Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Patricia Martín (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – reunite for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting a day in the all-too complicated life of Owen Cho, one of Livewire’s new recruits and quite possibly the Secret Weapons’ most unique talent of all!

    Owen Cho is a conjurer, which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger by Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air, but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. Worse yet, his gift has landed him in a heap of trouble over the years… Namely, it got him locked away in The Willows – an off-the-grid facility for abstruse superhumans like himself – before Livewire and her team of like-minded “secret weapons” gave him a path with purpose…

    But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects summoned from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! From the minds of SECRET WEAPONS’ all-star creative team, discover the significance behind the otherwise ordinary trinkets, toys, and gadgets conjured by Owen’s otherworldly ability across a series of lavishly illustrated double-page spreads and short stories specific to each object that weave together to form one cohesive narrative…and one of the year’s most innovative single issues.

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    “We’re fortunate to have one of the most ambitious and hardest-working stables of creators anywhere in the industry at Valiant, and collectively, they’ve been challenging themselves to push the boundaries of the medium even farther in 2018,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “In the first few months of the new year alone, we’ll see Eric Heisserer and Adam Pollina attempt a new style of day-by-day, panel-by-panel storytelling in SECRET WEAPONS #0; a ‘black issue’ told in total darkness by Jeff Lemire in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7; and, now, another innovative SECRET WEAPONS special with a distinctive style and technique quite unlike any other I’ve ever seen attempted on the comics page.”

    Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this May, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together again to recount a life lived one item at a time on March 14th in SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (NINJAK), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Hong (NINJAK), and Leif Jones (GENERATION ZERO)!

    But first: Discover the harrowing, heartbreaking coming-of-age story of Owen Cho’s teammate, Nikki Finch, in SECRET WEAPONS #0 – the first SECRET WEAPONS zero-issue origin special! On January 3rd, superstar artist Adam Pollina (X-Force) makes his long-awaited return to full-length interiors to join Oscar-nominated sci-fi visionary Eric Heisserer for a star-studded, page-turning standalone prelude to the breakout hit series of 2017 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), Veronica Fish (Archie), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Jong (NINJAK), and Adam Pollina (X-Men: Rise of Apocalypse)!

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    SECRET WEAPONS TPB
    Written by ERIC HEISSERER
    Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
    Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN (SEP172047)
    $9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 13th (FOC – 11/20/17)
    TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-229-4

    SECRET WEAPONS #0
    Written by ERIC HEISSERER
    Art by ADAM POLLINA
    Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (NOV172021)
    Cover B by VERONICA FISH (NOV172022)
    Cover C by SIBYLLINE MEYNET (NOV172023)
    Variant Cover by SIJA HONG (NOV172024)
    Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (NOV172025)
    $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 3rd (FOC – 12/11/17)

    SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0
    Written by ERIC HEISSERER
    Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
    Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
    Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
    Variant Cover by SIJA HONG
    Variant Cover by LEIF JONES
    $3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale MARCH 14th (FOC – 2/19/18)


    Brian Salvatore

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