That prelude, in turn, will be followed by a four-part arc — dubbed "Planet Death" — that has Aric attacking the Vine home world in issue 11, which will be illustrated by Cary Nord.
"He has this burning desire for vengeance," said Valiant executive editor Warren Simons. "The Vine will displace the Romans as his quest for vengeance continues."
Simons says the arc is the first big event for Valiant, which relaunched this summer with four titles and is set to release its fifth, "Shadowman," next month, and one that will be felt among the "larger cosmology" of the publisher's characters.
What those reverberations will be, Simons wouldn't say, only that it would "have repercussions for the Valiant universe.