*The Earth has become a cold and dark place and it is up to one man's decision to save the whole universe. Jacob Marlowe and his WildC.A.T.s must stop the Deathmate before all hell breaks loose. Literally. Featuring Warblade, Ripclaw, Turok and X-O Manowar. *Source: Image Info in ShadowHawk II #3
First appearance of Gen13.
Unlike other Valiant Gold Covers, the Deathmate gold covers were a retailer incentive for every 50 issues ordered. As there was a reported 750,000 standard copies of this issue printed, it's possible there are nearly 15,000 gold copies in existence, making it the second most common Valiant gold cover in existence.