November 2012

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4 is Classified! FUBAR! Verboten!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #4 by the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry! The epic climax of Archer & Armstrong’s first trek through the Valiant Universe is almost upon us. The Boon’s unholy power unleashed! The genesis of Archer’s abilities revealed! Ziplines! It all happens right here (and, well, in the eventual trade paperback collection too).

High in the Himalayas, Valiant’s bow-and-bottle-slinging adventurers are primed to storm the Sect’s secret citadel. Can they make it before the Nazi lamas within release the civilization-shattering power of the Boon? And when Archer’s parents suddenly attack, can anyone prepare for the revelation of the secret ally that could ensure victory for their own personal last crusade? (Hint: they chose…poorly.)

You’ve read the reviews. You’ve trolled the comments section. You’ve begged and pleaded with your retailer to make the senseless praise stop. Now step into the light and behold the glory that is Archer & Armstrong #4 – on sale November 14th. Fnord!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 14th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY with PERE PEREZ
Cover by JASON PEARSON (SEP121227)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (SEP121228)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT’s Superhero X-O MANOWAR Inspires USA LUGE Athletes

Valiant Entertainment, one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies, will design the competition and practice race suits for the USA Luge team through 2014. The USA Luge National and Junior National teams will wear Valiant-designed race suits for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 World Cup and World Championship seasons. This groundbreaking partnership marks the first time ever that an entertainment company has outfitted a national sports organization with uniquely designed uniforms inspired by a comic book character. Valiant and USA Luge will also work together to create the look of the team’s race gear when they compete at Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The partnership also includes other marketing and cross-promotional opportunities.

Each suit created by Valiant and its illustrators will be designed to resemble the look of the character X-O Manowar, one of the comic book industry’s most popular characters with over 8 million comic books sold and a best-selling 2012 comic book relaunch. A key character of the Valiant Universe, X-O Manowar is a time-displaced warrior bonded to a suit of extraterrestrial armor, the most technologically advanced weapon in existence, and is also notable for a best-selling, multiplatform video game crossover with Marvel’s Iron Man.

USA Luge spends a considerable amount of time researching the fastest possible fabrics for their race suits. Each summer, tests are conducted at the San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel to determine, among other things, the most aerodynamically efficient race suit for competition use. The suits are fitted and tailored to each athlete, as even the smallest wrinkle can result in lost speed, especially in a sport timed to the 1/1000th of a second.

“This partnership between Valiant and USA Luge is an incredibly exciting and unique opportunity. As entertainment marketing becomes more challenging and the marketplace more global, we see this as a fantastic way to marry many elements. Olympic sports are a worldwide pastime enjoyed by millions, while Valiant comics and their characters seek to embody the same superhuman traits so often found in these special athletes. And just as X-O Manowar is enhanced by his armor, it is our hope that the athletes of USA Luge are similarly emboldened by their X-O Manowar designed race suits. Luge is not just any sport — it is a thrilling endeavor of high speed, challenge and edge, which makes its athletes a perfect fit for our Valiant superheroes,” said Jason Kothari, CEO of Valiant Entertainment.”We are honored to be working with the world-class team at Valiant. This is a tremendous opportunity for USA Luge to reach out to a new group of fans and grow with a company on the fast track, just like our athletes. Our organization has always taken pride in working with our family of sponsors to create unique marketing opportunities surrounding our sport and the Valiant partnership is no exception. We look forward to the build-up to 2014 with Valiant in our corner,” said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Marketing Director and 1998 Olympic silver medalist.

USA Luge National and Junior National Team athletes will unveil their new X-O Manowar inspired speedsuits at the World Cup at the first races on November 24th and 25th in Innsbruck, Austria.

Valiant Entertainment is one of the leading comic character-based entertainment companies in the world that owns and controls a library of 1,500 characters. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books, been the basis of a number of video game franchises and a slate of major motion pictures are in development. In 2012, Valiant relaunched print and digital comic books based on a number of its most popular properties, such as X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong. These new issues garnered rave reviews and are consistently the best-selling independent comic book titles in the industry. In 2013, the Company has plans to become a financing partner alongside film studios for major motion pictures based on its characters.

Since 1985, USA Luge team members have won over 560 World Cup and World Championship medals and 4 Olympic medals. Luge is one of the most competitive and thrilling sports in the Olympics with racers reaching speeds in excess of 90 MPH.

Luge Suit Design by Patrick Zircher & Khari Evans


Dysart & Suayan Tell Past and Future in HARBINGER #0

For a better future. Or no future at all.

This February, the critically acclaimed, breakout series of the year goes back to the beginning with Harbinger #0 — featuring the origin of the most powerful and most feared man in the Valiant Universe, Toyo Harada. From New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (Batman: The Dark Knight, The Punisher), Harbinger #0 is a landmark, standalone entry point into the series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics” — and one that will define the next year of Valiant comics.

Toyo Harada has a vision for the perfect future — and it’s one that he will realize with or without the consent of the rest of humanity. In order to achieve it, he’s built a private army of hyper-telekinetics within the Harbinger Foundation. But what was the turning point that led Harada to the despot’s path? And how will his vast ambitions soon impact the whole of the Valiant Universe? As the “Renegades” storyline spotlights a new generation of heroes monthly in Harbinger #6-10, discover who — or what — changed Harada into a force beyond all human reckoning.

To control the future, you must first know the past. Now, witness the Big Bang that set the Valiant Universe in motion this February in Harbinger #0 — featuring a standard cover by Mico Suayan and Valiant’s first-ever wraparound gatefold variant by Lewis Larosa!

Comic shop subscribers take note — this issue also features a limited Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain. Valiant maintains a strict no-overprint policy on all Pullbox Exclusive Variants, so contact your local retailer to pre-order now!

HARBINGER #0 — ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


Dysart & Suayan Tell Past and Future in HARBINGER #0

For a better future. Or no future at all.

This February, the critically acclaimed, breakout series of the year goes back to the beginning with Harbinger #0 — featuring the origin of the most powerful and most feared man in the Valiant Universe, Toyo Harada. From New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier, BPRD) and superstar-in-the-making Mico Suayan (Batman: The Dark Knight, The Punisher), Harbinger #0 is a landmark, standalone entry point into the series that Comic Book Resources calls “one of the best things to happen to superhero comics” — and one that will define the next year of Valiant comics.

Toyo Harada has a vision for the perfect future — and it’s one that he will realize with or without the consent of the rest of humanity. In order to achieve it, he’s built a private army of hyper-telekinetics within the Harbinger Foundation. But what was the turning point that led Harada to the despot’s path? And how will his vast ambitions soon impact the whole of the Valiant Universe? As the “Renegades” storyline spotlights a new generation of heroes monthly in Harbinger #6-10, discover who — or what — changed Harada into a force beyond all human reckoning.

To control the future, you must first know the past. Now, witness the Big Bang that set the Valiant Universe in motion this February in Harbinger #0 — featuring a standard cover by Mico Suayan and Valiant’s first-ever wraparound gatefold variant by Lewis Larosa!

Comic shop subscribers take note — this issue also features a limited Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Clayton Henry & Clayton Crain. Valiant maintains a strict no-overprint policy on all Pullbox Exclusive Variants, so contact your local retailer to pre-order now!

HARBINGER #0 — ON SALE FEBRUARY 6th!
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Gatefold Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.


VALIANT Joins The 2012 LONG BEACH COMIC & HORROR CON!

Valiant Entertainment will be making its debut appearance at the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC) this coming weekend on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th!

Hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center, Valiant will be setting up at booth #313 for a weekend packed full of guests, signings, and exclusive convention offerings! Stop by to pick up first printings of every current Valiant release, blank cover con exclusive flipbooks, and the “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition — collecting each new Valiant #1 issue together in a single volume.

Plus, join us on Sunday at 11:00 am in room #103AB for the “Future of Valiant” panel, featuring New York Times best-selling author Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. This is the only place to get in on a round of in-depth discussion about what 2013 holds for Valiant, including details on the origin of Toyo Harada in February’s much anticipated Harbinger #0, and fan Q&A about the hottest universe in comics! And no fan will want to miss Valiant’s special giveaways and door prizes — available only at this panel!

We’ll see you in Long Beach!


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