Geomancers (comics)

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Publication information
PublisherValiant Comics
First appearanceSolar, Man of the Atom #10 (June, 1992)
Created byJim Starlin
Don Perlin
In-story information
Alter egoKhanit
Buck McHenry
Geoff McHenry
Lucinda Mendez
Yuri Pierce
Ana Kawainui
Rokland Tate
Aram Anni-Padda
Kay McHenry
PartnershipsGilad Anni-Padda
Notable aliasesSpeaker of The Earth
AbilitiesTelepathic communication with the Earth
Receive psychic impressions from objects
Control over nature and the universe's natural energy sources
Ability to cause objects to bend to their will

Geomancers are a group of fictional comic book characters that appeared in various titles published by Valiant Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Original Valiant continuity[edit]

The Geomancers appeared in various comic titles published by Valiant Comics, including Eternal Warrior,[1] Archer and Armstrong, Doctor Solar, Rai, Timewalker, Magnus and Secret Weapons.[1] A separate Geomancer comic series was published in 1994,[2] lasting eight issues.[3]

2012 Valiant continuity[edit]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Original Valiant continuity[edit]

Geomancers are a lineage of men and women who, since 3500 BC, have been chosen by the Earth itself to defend it, with one Geomancer operating at a time. In the Viking era, it was a young boy.[4] When a Geomancer dies, his or her chosen successor takes their place. When a Geomancer has reached the end of their life-cycle their power is removed by a suicide ritual called Bagh-Nakh.

Geomancers were instrumental in many pivotal events in the Valiant Universe, including the Unity Conflict, the birth and upbringing of Magnus, Robot Fighter, the struggle against the Darque Power and the Harbinger Wars. Gilad Anni-Padda served as the "Fist and Steel" of the Geomancers for most of his life, failing three times to save a Geomancer.[5] In 1992, Geomancer Tashi Khatun authored a book entitled The Book of Geomancer, the tome of ultimate knowledge.

The first Geomancer was Khanit, who was chosen in 3500 BC.[6] Later Geomancers included Buck McHenry,[7] Geoff McHenry, Lucinda Mendez, Yuri Pierce,[8] Ana Kawainui, Rokland Tate and Aram Anni-Padda.

2012 Valiant continuity[edit]

In the second Valiant continuity, Kay McHenry serves as the Geomancer. Being a great grand-niece of the late Buck McHenry, she first appears in issue #6 of Archer & Armstrong volume 2.[9][10][11]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Geomancers can psychically communicate with the Earth, receive psychic impressions from objects and living organisms, possess innate healing abilities, read minds, control over nature and its energy sources[12] and cause objects to bend to their will.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Valiant Comic Book Alphabet of Cool - G". Comic Book Resources. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  2. ^ Valiant Classic (2013-06-05). "Geomancer (1994) #1 - Comics by comiXology: Web UK". Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  3. ^ Valiant Classic (2013-06-05). "Geomancer (1994) #8 - Comics by comiXology: Web UK". Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  4. ^ "NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Rivera Illustrates "The Valiant," Preview". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  5. ^ "VALIANT COMICS December 2014 Solicitations". 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  6. ^ Eternal Warrior #1. Valiant Comics.
  7. ^ Eternal Warrior #7. Valiant Comics.
  8. ^ Rai #0. Valiant Comics.
  9. ^ "Get Your First Look At The New Geomancer With 'Archer and Armstrong' #6!". MTV. Archived from the original on 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  10. ^ Truitt, Brian (September 10, 2012). "Immortal warrior springs Eternal in Valiant Universe". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  11. ^ Archer & Armstrong (vol. 2) #6 (January 2013). Valiant Comics.
  12. ^ The Valiant #4 (March 2015)
  13. ^ The Valiant #3 (Feb. 2015)

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