Normally, I try to write something a little bit clever here in the introduction, but with this one, I can only really state the facts: This December, Valiant is doing a line-wide series of variant covers featuring cosplayers dressed as Valiant characters, from Faith to Archer & Armstrong, all the way down the line to Bloodshot. The thing is, all of these cosplayers... are cats.

One more time, just so we're clear: Valiant Entertainment has dressed up a bunch of cats as its characters, and is putting photographs of these cats on the covers of its comics.

This is, I can assure you, exactly as amazing as it sounds. Check out the entire roster of Cat Cosplay covers below, and realize that while you never knew you wanted to see a cat dressed as Ninjak, you most certainly did.

 

 

I know he might not be the right color, but that Bloodshot cat has the attitude down.

Here's the official word from Valiant's press release:

 

“This might be the single best thing anyone anywhere has done, ever,” said Valiant Assistant Editor Lauren Hitzhusen. “All of Valiant’s numerous accomplishments – the biggest debut of a new publisher in more than a decade, the best reviews in the industry, a record-setting 50 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – pale in comparison to the glory that you now behold before you. But, all joking aside… No, really, this is the best.”

Available as “order-all” covers across all of Valiant’s December 2016 series, each VALIANT CAT COSPLAY cover will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price:

  • A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #10
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #3 (of 4)
  • BRITANNIA #4 (of 4)
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
  • FAITH #6
  • GENERATION ZERO #5
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #2
  • NINJAK #22
  • SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
  • WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #14

A portion of the proceeds from all VALIANT CAT COSPLAY covers sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals – with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve – and to find permanent loving homes for them.

They’re intrepid! They’re fearless! They’re cats! This December, the animal kingdom is invading the Valiant Universe…and cat lovers and comics fans will finally stand united when VALIANT CAT COSPLAY covers scratch their way onto shelves worldwide! Contact your local comic shop to pre-order your VALIANT CAT COSPLAY covers today! (Lint roller not included.)