Unlike most of Marvel's mutants who manifest their superpowers naturally during puberty, the "psiots" of Valiant's comics must undergo a dangerous, experimental procedure that's more likely to kill them than turn them into superbeings. What's more, even if the process works, there's no telling what power they will get.
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You might know Eric Heisserer as the screenwriter behind Arrival, but his next big project is in a different vein: Secret Weapons, a new superhero miniseries for Valiant Comics. We spoke to the writer to see what it's like writing for the screen and writing for comics, and what's in store for the Valiant universe.
Extinction is not the only new sci-fi project on Eric Heisserer's plate: The man who adapted Ted Chiang's "The Story of Your Life" into the Oscar-nominated Arrival is making his Valiant debut with a new series for machine-controlling superhero Livewire.