Yes! Our dreams have come true. Amanda McKee aka Livewire will be starring in her own miniseries, Secret Weapons. The four-issue miniseries will be written by Eric Heisserer, who fell in love with her (as well he should!) while working on the Harbinger and Bloodshot films coming from Sony Pictures. Saying that he normally writes scripts respecting the original creators and then moves on, he added that of Livewire “I kept thinking about her, long after my official writing services were complete. . . .and the hard choices ahead of her. So, I asked to build a new book for Valiant, with a new group of faces, all led by Amanda. To my relief, Dinesh and Warren said yes.”
The miniseries will be illustrated by Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) with Patricia Martin (Bloodshot Reborn). Secret Weapon will find Livewire leading a new, and seemingly underpowered, team against a killer, Rexo. The series will pave the way for further changes in the Valiant universe as things shape up for Harbinger Wars in 2018.
And now, a look at the preview art:
Synopsis for Secret Weapons
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…