July 2012

VALIANT's SHADOWMAN Envelops PATRICK ZIRCHER & JUSTIN JORDAN

The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe starts this November in Shadowman #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Thor: Ages of Thunder) and Harvey Award-nominee Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Team 7)!

There’s a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

“Shadowman is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant Universe and the fans have been asking me since day one when he’s going to return,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Justin and Patrick have put together an action-packed debut that also adds an incredibly important new dimension to the Valiant Universe. And as Patrick’s pages clearly demonstrate, he’s one of the finest artists working in the medium today. We’ve got an amazing team at the helm of our fifth ongoing launch and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”

On sale this November, Shadowman #1 features a standard cover by Patrick Zircher with incentive variants by Eisner Award-winning industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz. Additionally, Valiant is continuing its wildly successful Pullbox Exclusive Variant program with a “blackout” cover by Patrick Zircher – available only to those comic shop patrons who pre-order Shadowman #1 with their local retailer.

X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong have captivated a new generation of fans and critics. Now prepare for the rebirth of the next Valiant icon. Fear no evil when Shadowman #1 strikes this November!

 

SHADOWMAN #1 – ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Covers by DAVE JOHNSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT’s SHADOWMAN Envelops PATRICK ZIRCHER & JUSTIN JORDAN

The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe starts this November in Shadowman #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Thor: Ages of Thunder) and Harvey Award-nominee Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Team 7)!

There’s a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

“Shadowman is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant Universe and the fans have been asking me since day one when he’s going to return,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Justin and Patrick have put together an action-packed debut that also adds an incredibly important new dimension to the Valiant Universe. And as Patrick’s pages clearly demonstrate, he’s one of the finest artists working in the medium today. We’ve got an amazing team at the helm of our fifth ongoing launch and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”

On sale this November, Shadowman #1 features a standard cover by Patrick Zircher with incentive variants by Eisner Award-winning industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz. Additionally, Valiant is continuing its wildly successful Pullbox Exclusive Variant program with a “blackout” cover by Patrick Zircher – available only to those comic shop patrons who pre-order Shadowman #1 with their local retailer.

X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong have captivated a new generation of fans and critics. Now prepare for the rebirth of the next Valiant icon. Fear no evil when Shadowman #1 strikes this November!

 

SHADOWMAN #1 – ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Covers by DAVE JOHNSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Shadows Fall…

Shadows fall this November.


Sneak Preview: X-O MANOWAR #5

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc pitting X-O Manowar against Ninjak and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Join New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) as the sudden arrival of the X-O Manowar armor on Earth ignites an extraterrestrial arms race – one that Ninjak will aim to win by any means necessary.

After a failed brute force attempt on the life of Aric of Dacia, Vine agents deep within MI6 have only one option left in their gambit to retrieve the X-O Manowar armor – call in the deadly mercenary known as Ninjak! But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the Earth’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it?

Start reading here as Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance in X-O Manowar #5! And ask your local retailer today about how to get your hands on the X-O Manowar #5 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by chart-topping artist Philip Tan (Batman & Robin) and the X-O Manowar #5 Interlocking Variants by comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America)!

Download Your X-O Manowar #5 Pullbox Request Form Here! [PDF]

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.


MICO SUAYAN and MATTHEW CLARK Escape To HARBINGER #6

This November, the rise of the renegades begins in Harbinger #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc for the most daring series in comics by New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart and artist Phil Briones! Now, find out what the future holds for Toyo Harada’s wayward students with an advance look at both the Harbinger #6 Standard Cover by Mico Suayan (Moon Knight, Thor) and the Harbinger #6 Variant Cover by Matthew Clark (Avenging Spider-Man, Ghost Rider)!

After a crushing defeat at the hands of his would-be mentor, Peter Stanchek lies critically wounded and the only person who can save him is the person that hates him the most – his childhood love Kris Hathaway. But as Harada’s Eggbreaker strike force closes in, the helpless Peter wonders if he will find forgiveness at Kris’s door – or vengeance. And when Faith Herbert arrives as the superhero she’s always dreamed of becoming, the game is going change for everyone involved…

Find out why this is the book Comic Book Resources says “feels new in a way that few comics about characters with superpowers manage these days” when Harbinger #6 goes on the run this November!

HARBINGER #6 – ON SALE IN NOVEMBER!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Solicitations for OCTOBER 2012

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

Fnord!

Those email forwards Grandma sends you? ALL TRUE. Every lurid cover of every supermarket tabloid? ALL TRUE. That impossible-to-read GeoCities site rambling on about truthers, birthers and black ops alien greys working for the U.N.? ALL TRUE. The Sect has dragged a curtain of confusion across the inner workings of your world, but fear not, the conspiracy-busters Archer & Armstrong are here to deliver Truth in the form of ass-kicking! (And ass-kicking in the form of ass-kicking.) Our heroes’ newfound friendship will face its greatest test as they battle The Sisters of Perpetual Darkness – the Nunjas (“ninja” + “nun”) who guard Rome’s blasphemous secrets. Obadiah Archer thought he had been betrayed by his family before, but nothing can prepare him for this!

Also: the existence of God will be proven for all time. Or disproven. One of the two.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 10th

BLOODSHOT #4
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

They call you Project Bloodshot, but you had a real name once.

You were born, raised, maybe even loved. And at some point, some evil bastards filled your head with dozens of false memories to motivate you, restrain you, control you. And oh, what they made you do in the name of national security… But what if one of those memories wasn’t false? What if you had a real wife and a child somewhere in the world who thought you were dead? Wouldn’t you go through seven kinds of violent hell to find them? Congrats. Your wish is about to be granted…

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 10th

 

HARBINGER #5
Written by JOSH DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Character Design Cover by DAVID AJA

Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek. Master and apprentice. Creator and destroyer. Alpha and omega.

Humanity’s most powerful psionic, Pete Stanchek, has been run to ground. His few friends and family are gone. He is loved is by no one. At the nadir of his brief, 18-year existence, he has been drugged, deceived and deluded by a corporate master. But now he’s finally had enough. Tonight, the human race will find out exactly how powerful he is. Tonight, the boy who has nothing will go to war against the man who has everything. And soon the Valiant Universe will discover that anything can end – even the world.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 17th

 

X-O MANOWAR #6
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Character Design Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Ninjak vs. X-O Manowar: Round II!

Aric of Dacia has bonded with the most powerful weapon in the universe, but his command of the sentient X-O Manowar armor will lead him to cross swords with Ninjak, the world’s most skilled weapons specialist. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within Earth’s governments, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost. It’s raw power versus stealth and cunning in the second installment of the espionage-edged thriller that pits two of Valiant’s most popular heroes against each other – to the death.

$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 17th

 

VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT VOL. 1 HC
BLOOD OF THE MACHINE

Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Perlin, Andrew Wendel and Ted Halsted
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

The first in an all-new library of Valiant classics!

Collected for the first time anywhere, the best-selling title of the 90s is back! Re-presenting the first arc of his original adventures in the VH1 Valiant Universe, Bloodshot comes armed to the teeth with bullets, nanites – and questions. With all of New York as his battlefield, Bloodshot wages a one-man war for the secrets to his past. But with the whole of New York’s mafia underground hot on his tail, he’ll soon realize that some questions are better left unanswered! With appearances from Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, Rai and more, no fan can miss this essential piece of Valiant history! Collecting BLOODSHOT (1994) #1-8 and featuring AN ALL-NEW, NEVER–BEFORE-SEEN STORY by the original creative team of Kevin VanHook and Don Perlin.

$24.99/Rated T+/200 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 24th


Sneak Preview: X-O MANOWAR #3

Valiant Entertainment is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #3 – the next issue of the critically acclaimed series by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner-Award winning artist Cary Nord! It’s a pivotal turning point for the smash hit series of the summer when Aric of Dacia heeds the call to arms and embraces his destiny as the unstoppable X-O Manowar this July 18th!

With the enormous power of the Manowar armor now in his possession, all that stands between Aric and freedom is a legion of alien soldiers. When he at last comes face to face with Commander Trill — the alien responsible for his capture — the armor reveals its potential in a new and electrifying way. Can Aric lead his band of fellow prisoners off the Vine colony ship and back to Earth, or will their revolt be put down? Who will live and who will die?

On July 18, the stars will run red when X-O Manowar is finally unleashed on the Valiant Universe! The epic conclusion to the action-packed origin of the year starts here, only in X-O Manowar #3!

Find out now why this is the book Comics Bulletin calls “blisteringly entertaining” and a “really fun, sharp, swift comic.” And discover where the saga of Aric of Dacia began in the X-O Manowar #1 Third Printing Sketch Cover – in stores the same day!

 

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.

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.


Sneak Preview: BLOODSHOT #1

Valiant Entertainment is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #1, from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski and red-hot artists Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi! You’ve seen X-O Manowar and Harbinger take fans and critics by storm. Now find out on Wednesday, July 11th why Bloodshot #1 is the book that has IGN declaring, “Valiant is quickly becoming the publisher to beat and as long they keep putting out quality books like Bloodshot, it’s likely to stay that way.”

It was supposed to be your final mission. One last job before leaving black ops behind. Dropped into the middle of a Third World firefight, you must rescue your captured comrade from certain death. No – wait. You’re infiltrating an enemy compound to bring an international terrorist to justice. No – that’s not right either. You’re on a one-man revenge mission to avenge your wife and family. Everything used to make sense, but – wait, what is Project Rising Spirit? Are they the ones pulling your strings? And who are you really?

On July 11th, the most dangerous man in the Valiant Universe takes on his most formidable opponent yet – the truth. Trust no one – even yourself – when Bloodshot #1 charges into action this Wednesday!

But the saga of the Valiant Universe doesn’t end there. Look for Harbinger #2, available in stores and on comiXology the same day, and X-O Manowar #3, on sale July 18th!

 

BLOODSHOT #1 – ON SALE JULY 11th!
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by MANUEL GARCIA & ARTURO LOZZI
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (MAY121309)
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY121310)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAY121311)
Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAY121312)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Sneak Preview: HARBINGER #2

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #2, from New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Immortal Iron Fist) and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX)! Outside the law, inside your head – join the ranks of the Harbinger Foundation this July 11th in the stunning second installment of the book Ain’t It Cool News calls “simply astonishing.”

The hunt for Peter Stanchek intensifies after an epic battle with Pittsburgh S.W.A.T forces him to use his powers in an all too public episode. Now he faces the most difficult decision of his life – continue to put his friends in harm’s way or abandon them for the safety of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation?

There’s a battle brewing for the fate of humanity – but just where do the lines between right and wrong, between revolution and all-out anarchy fall in the Valiant Universe? Peter Stanchek chooses his side as the definitive super-hero coming of age story for a generation with nothing to lose gambles on its future this July 11th in Harbinger #2 – arriving in stores the same day as Bloodshot #1!

HARBINGER #2 – ON SALE JULY 11th!
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Khari Evans & Lewis LaRosa
Cover by Arturo Lozzi (MAY121313)
Variant Cover by Doug Braithwaite (MAY121314)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Soars Onto X-O MANOWAR #2 Second Printing

X-O Manowar is simply unstoppable! Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that X-O Manowar #2 has sold out at the distributor level and is heading back to press for the X-O Manowar #2 Second Printing Sketch Cover by rising star Arturo Lozzi!

New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and Eisner-Award winning artist Cary Nord continue their jaw-dropping, critically acclaimed reinvention of Valiant’s signature hero in this sold-out second chapter of X-O Manowar! Trapped aboard a mysterious extraterrestrial ship, Visigoth warrior Aric of Dacia must choose between liberation – or death! But when salvation lies in a sentient suit of armor, will Aric take a leap of faith for freedom? The epic origin of the year continues here as the Valiant Universe is forged anew!

Join the breakout sensation of the summer on July 25th when the X-O Manowar #2 Second Printing Sketch Cover collides with comics shops everywhere. And the Summer of Valiant isn’t over yet – be sure to reserve your copies of Bloodshot #1 and Harbinger #2, in stores on July 11th, and Archer & Armstrong #1, in stores on August 8th, with your local retailer today!

X-O MANOWAR #2 SECOND PRINTING SKETCH COVER – ON SALE AUGUST 8th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (MAY128153)
$3.99/Rated T+/ 32 pgs.

Also coming in July!

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.