IGN Presents VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1 From NYC's MIDTOWN COMICS

UPDATE: The Valiant/IGN panel discussion is a live interactive event available only through the Big Live streaming video/interactive chat experience. Midtown Comics will NOT be open for business at the time of the event, and no members of the public will be admitted. Online participants will be able to view the discussion and interact with the panel members live via comics.IGN.com, Facebook.com/ValiantComics, or ValiantUniverse.com/News.

This Thursday, May 3rd, Valiant and IGN are partnering for a one-of-kind online experience,VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1, direct from New York’s own Midtown Comics! Moderated by IGN Comics Editor Joey Esposito, the inaugural VALIANT LIVE panel will be bringing the convention experience to comics fans far and wide with live streaming video and real-time audience Q&A on May 3rd from 8:30-9:15 PM EDT (5:30-6:15 PM PST)!

Hitting just one day after the release of X-O Manowar #1, this is your chance to find out all there is know about the foundations of the all-new Valiant Universe directly from a star-studded panel of guests including Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. Via the interactive Big Live platform, viewers will be able to ask questions directly to the panel and converse with other fans. Expect surprise announcements, and a behind-the-scenes look at a ton of unseen art from X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and Valiant’s upcoming Free Comic Book Day release!

And all you need to join the conversation is an internet connection! Just visit comics.IGN.com, Facebook.com/ValiantComics, or ValiantUniverse.com/News to participate and get a jump on the Summer of Valiant as it happens!

In the meantime, fans can submit questions ahead of time via Twitter to @ValiantComics and @joeyesposito with the hashtag #AskValiant. The best of the bunch will queued up and ready to go when VALIANT LIVE: X-O MANOWAR #1 kicks off live on May 3rd at 8:30 PM EDT (5:30 PM PDT)!