June 2012

Meet the ONE PERCENT

Profits will rise, nations will fall.

Meet the One Percent this September, only in Archer & Armstrong #2!

Read more at the Associated Press.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (JUL121261)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121261)
$3.99/ T +/32 pgs.

Plug Into PROJECT RISING SPIRIT

It’s time to meet your maker.

Plug into Project Rising Spirit this September, only in Bloodshot #3!

 

BLOODSHOT #3 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (JUL121263)
Variant Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (JUL121264)
$3.99/ T+/32 pgs.

Sneak Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #1, from the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)! It’s history in the breaking on August 8th when the Valiant Universe’s two most formidable fighters set out on a conspiracy-smashing quest for the truth!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – kill the booze-addled immortal known only as Armstrong and convene a new world order! But as this underage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a global conspiracy stretching back five millennia – and that Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

Who are the puppet masters pulling the strings of history? How is a centuries-old civilization tied to the very fate of the Valiant Universe? Can we get fries with that? Find out the answers to these questions and more when Archer & Armstrong #1 storms into stores everywhere on August 8th with four frenetic covers by superstar artists Mico Suayan, Clayton Henry, David Aja and Neal Adams!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – ON SALE AUGUST 8th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN121322)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN121323)
Variant Covers by DAVID AJA (JUN121324) & NEAL ADAMS (JUN121325)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Sneak Preview: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #1, from the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)! It’s history in the breaking on August 8th when the Valiant Universe’s two most formidable fighters set out on a conspiracy-smashing quest for the truth!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – kill the booze-addled immortal known only as Armstrong and convene a new world order! But as this underage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a global conspiracy stretching back five millennia – and that Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

Who are the puppet masters pulling the strings of history? How is a centuries-old civilization tied to the very fate of the Valiant Universe? Can we get fries with that? Find out the answers to these questions and more when Archer & Armstrong #1 storms into stores everywhere on August 8th with four frenetic covers by superstar artists Mico Suayan, Clayton Henry, David Aja and Neal Adams!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – ON SALE AUGUST 8th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN121322)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN121323)
Variant Covers by DAVID AJA (JUN121324) & NEAL ADAMS (JUN121325)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Hits HEROESCON This Weekend!

This weekend, the Summer of Valiant is sweeping into Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon’s landmark 30th anniversary! From Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, Valiant Entertainment will be boothside for a jam-packed weekend full of signings, portfolio reviews, panel appearances and con-only items!

Stop by booth 228 for signings from the chart-topping creative team of Robert Venditti & Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) and red hot artist Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, purchase an exclusive X-O Manowar #1/Harbinger #1 double-sided sketch cover flipbook – available only at HeroesCon – and check out the official Summer of Valiant Panel on
Saturday from 5-6 pm in room 208ab for an advance look at what the future holds!

See below for a full schedule of Valiant’s weekend appearances. We’ll see you in Charlotte!

Valiant HeroesCon 2012 Schedule

Friday, June 22nd:
2:00 – 3:00: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
LeHeup
3:00 – 4:00: Clayton Henry
4:00 – 5:00: Robert Venditti
5:00 – 6:00: Cary Nord and Robert Venditti

Saturday, June 23rd:
12:30 – 1:30: Selected and Posted Portfolio Reviews by Executive Editor
Warren Simons
1:30 – 2:30: Clayton Henry
2:30 – 3:30: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
LeHeup
3:30 – 4:30: Robert Venditti & Cary Nord
5:00 – 6:00: Valiant Panel (room 208ab)

Sunday, June 24th:
12:30 – 1:30: Selected and Posted Portfolio Reviews by Executive
Editor Warren Simons
1:30 – 2:30: Open Call Portfolio Review with Associate Editor Jody
LeHeup
2:30 – 3:30: Robert Venditti
3:30 – 4:30: Robert Venditti & Cary Nord


Meet FAITH

Are you different? Meet Faith Herbert this September, only in Harbinger #4.

Read more at ComicsAlliance.

 

New heroes. New beginnings. Coming this fall from Valiant.

HARBINGER #4 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121259)
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (ORDER ALL) (JUL121260)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2012

X-O MANOWAR #5
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN
Interlocking Variants by PATRICK ZIRCHER

All new arc! X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak!

Jump on board the smash hit series of the summer as two legends of the Valiant Universe collide for the first time! The X-O Manowar armor has fallen to Earth… and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. But who is the operative known only as Ninjak? And who – or what – has marked Aric of Dacia for death by his blade? Find out as the all-new Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance – and cuts his way to the forefront of the Valiant Universe.

$3.99/ T +/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th!

 

 

 

HARBINGER #4
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

School is out. Of control.

Inside the Harbinger Foundation, Peter Stanchek thought he would finally find freedom. Instead, he found a prison of his own design. As Peter begins to yearn for the comforts of his old life, he’s about to discover that leaving Harada’s program isn’t easy – it’s impossible. As rebellion brews among his pupils, Harada must ask himself: has he been building an ally in Peter all this time – or the perfect enemy?

$3.99/ T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th!

 

 

 

 

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

In the Valiant Universe, even secrets have secrets. Have you heard the one about The Michelangelo Code?

Inside a Masonic crypt beneath Wall Street, The 1% engineer a financial apocalypse that will save the dollar, but could destroy the world. Within the secret archives of the Vatican, The Spirituali shelter a secret that could crack history in half. And – in a bar somewhere – Archer & Armstrong are all that stands between the ancient conspiracy that binds these two group together. But can Archer survive a terrible betrayal from his own family – and the shocking revelation of Armstrong’s closest ally? Get ready for a spreadsheet-shattering, kung-fu gripping action epic that will set the Valiant Universe aflame!

$3.99/ T +/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!

 

BLOODSHOT #3
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Heroes aren’t born. They’re built.

You have no name, just a project designation. They call you Bloodshot, but the voices inside your head call you “daddy, “sir,” “commander,” “comrade” – whatever it takes to motivate you to get the job done. But after so many missions and so many lives, you’re finally ready to confront your handlers at Project Rising Spirit and find out who you really are. You’d better move quickly though, because your former masters don’t like it when a billion-dollar weapons project decides to go rogue. Can you discover the truth before their next deadly mind wipe takes you off the board for good? Let’s hope so…because everyone inside you is counting on it.

$3.99/ T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5th!


VALIANT Charges On With X-O MANOWAR #1 Third Printing Sketch Cover

Third Printing CoverValiant’s summertime sensation is still going strong! Valiant is proud to announce that it has sold out of its landmark second printing of X-O Manowar #1 at the distributor level and will be returning to press for the X-O Manowar #1 Third Printing Sketch Cover by superstar artist Cary Nord!

“The incredibly enthusiastic reception we’ve seen from fans and retailers is great confirmation that the right steps were taken in introducing the Valiant Universe to a whole new generation,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “For anyone who’s missed out, here’s your chance to find out why this series is taking everyone by surprise.”

Written by New York Times bestselling author Robert Venditti and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, X-O Manowar #1 officially marks the record-setting rebirth of the Valiant Universe. And with X-O Manowar leading the charge, the Summer of Valiant is still burning brighter than ever with Harbinger #1 on shelves now, Bloodshot #1 in stores on July 11th, and Archer & Armstrong #1 in stores on August 8th.

Don’t miss your chance to jump on board the relaunch Broken Frontier calls “a must have for fans and new readers alike.” Join the fight for the future of the Valiant Universe when the X-O Manowar #1 Third Printing Sketch Cover hits your local comic shop this July 18th – the same day X-O Manowar #3 slams into stores everywhere!

X-O MANOWAR #1 THIRD PRINTING SKETCH COVER – ON SALE JULY 18th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by CARY NORD (MAY128107)
$3.99/Rated T+/40 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #3 – ON SALE JULY 18th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDEJEVIC (MAY121315)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY121316)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Unleashes NINJAK In X-O MANOWAR #5

X-O MANOWAR VS. NINJAK. TWO HEROES. ONE PRIZE. The hunt for the world’s most wanted weapon is on this September in X-O Manowar #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc for Valiant’s critically acclaimed, chart-topping series from New York Times bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.)! The perfect jumping on point for the summer’s hottest series starts here!

X-O Manowar has landed on Earth – and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. But who is the operative known as Ninjak? And who – or what – has marked Aric of Dacia for death by his blade? Find out when the all-new, all-ruthless Ninjak makes his shocking debut – and cuts his way to the forefront of the Valiant Universe!

Jump on board the most lauded return in comics as two legends of the Valiant Universe collide for the first time this September, only in X-O Manowar #5 – featuring covers by superstar artists Mico Suayan, Philip Tan and Patrick Zircher, and the first appearance of Ninjak, co-created by Joe Quesada, Mark Moretti and Bob Layton!

And find out where the twin destinies of Aric of Dacia and the X-O Manowar armor began when the 40-page X-O Manowar #1 Second Printing Wraparound Variant arrives on June 20th! Discover why this is the series that has IGN.com raving, “[Hold] on to your butts, because this is a world worth jumping into.”

 

X-O MANOWAR #5 – ON SALE SEPTEMBER 12th!

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL121254)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN (JUL121255)
Interlocking Variants by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121256/JUL121257)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING WRAPAROUND VARIANT – ON SALE JUNE 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR128197)
$3.99/Rated T+/40 pgs.


Enter NINJAK!

The hunt begins this September.

Ninjak Teaser

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