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– by Emmanuel Gomez

This week Valiant Entertainment via Multiversity Comics has announced Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0, which will be released on March 14th, 2018. This story comes from off the success of 2017’s best selling independent limited series Secret Weapons by Academy Award nominee for Arrival Eric Heisserer, Harvey Award-nominated arist Raul Allen and Patricia Martin. This amazing creative team will be returning for this standalone issue about one of the series’ most interesting psiots, Owen Cho.

Here is the press release from Valiant Entertainment:

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.

“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)!

Here are the covers as well as the Diamond code for the book:

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)

Valiant Entertainment’s Secret Weapons: Owen’s Story #0 will be available at comic shops everywhere March 14th, 2018.

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Source: Valiant Entertainment, Multiversity Comics