VALIANT Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2013

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL131306)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL131307)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUL131308)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL131309)

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-O Manowar, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) launch a brand new campaign for Valiant’s immortal champion, the Eternal Warrior, in an all-new monthly series!

Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #14
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by J.G. JONES (JUL131310)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUL131311)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA (JUL131312)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW CREATIVE TEAM!

Acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Avengers Academy, Thunderbolts) joins New York Times best-seller Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and superstar-in-the-making Emanuela Lupacchino (Archer & Armstrong, X-Factor) to light the fuse on an explosive new chapter for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe’s most feared team of superhuman operatives!

The world’s most deadly soldier has a new assignment. Out of the ashes of Harbinger Wars, Bloodshot is about to join the weaponized men and women of the HARBINGER ACTIVE RESISTANCE DIVISION – the black budget, technologically-augmented strike force where the powers are dangerously unstable and every mission is a one-way ticket into the meat grinder. With a reluctant leader calling the shots and a new crop of untested rookies manning the frontline, Bloodshot is about to take H.A.R.D. Corps behind enemy lines – and into a gasoline-drenched, synapse-snapping suicide run where no one is safe…and heroes always die trying.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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SHADOWMAN #10
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (JUL131314)
Wraparound Variant by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUL131315)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (JUL131316)

Straight out of the pages of Shadowman #0 – the secret origin of all Shadowmen, past and present, stands revealed as Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre unveil the next macabre chapter in the lives of Nicodemo and Sandria Darque!

Long ago, in the antebellum South, Master Darque’s evil spawned the one thing that could stop him: the Shadowman. Discover how the Darques’ depravity has intertwined with Shadowman for more than a century and the betrayal that forged them both in this special standalone prelude to Shadowman’s next shocking story arc.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #3
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUL131317)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131318)

What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade!

The scheming forces of the ERA will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started! Plus – see what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally! Trust us when we say that this one has TEETH.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

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HARBINGER #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUL131319)
Variant Cover by ZACH MONTOYA (JUL131320)

It turns out that nightmares are just dreams too.

Heading west, the Renegades have found themselves at the end of Route 66 in a little town called Los Angeles, California. But the war they left behind is still waging, somehow, unseen just below the surface of the sun and surf. What if it will never end? What if there is no escape? What if wherever they go, they carry the war inside them? It has long been said that the City of Angels is a place where anything can happen… where reality is pliable and dreams are made real in the blink of an eye. Now, like the decades of wannabe starlets and rockers before them, the Renegades are about to find out that having your dreams come true is severely overrated.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #13
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131323)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131324)

…and then things got really out of hand!

When the war for the Faraway descends into all-out chaos, can the combined forces of Archer, Armstrong, Mary Maria and a whole mess of dinosaurs be enough to defeat General Redacted and his 500 Shades of Greys? Also: a horrible revelation is about tear apart the friendship between Valiant’s conspiracy-busting adventurers! Learn why we may have to re-title this book Archer VERSUS Armstrong right here in the epoch-spanning conclusion of “Far Faraway”!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 11th!

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X-O MANOWAR #17
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131325)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL131326)

To this king…a kingdom.

Since bonding with the sentient X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has rampaged unchecked, crushing every enemy in his path. But what happens when a one-man war machine must become the protector of an entire people? Aric’s skills as king are about to be put to the test, and the result will set off a chain reaction that will lead to one of the biggest confrontations in the history of the Valiant Universe!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

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HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131325)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, CLAYTON CRAIN, and MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Harbinger Wars, Valiant’s first crossover event, begins here! Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world. When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?

Collecting HARBINGER WARS #1-4 by acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) & Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot) and artist Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-09-4
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 18th!

“From the art to the writing, Harbinger Wars is a smooth package…” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“Five stars… A big event done right. It’s hugely entertaining…” – Comic Vine
“Harbinger Wars is an absolute blast…” – Multiversity Comics

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HARBINGER VOL. 3: HARBINGER WARS TPB (JUL131326)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS, TREVOR HAIRSINE, MICO SUAYAN and PERE PEREZ
Cover by KHARI EVANS

Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?

Collecting HARBINGER #11-14 and HARBINGER #0, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Perez (Smallville Season 11) for a complete standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant’s first crossover event.

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-11-7
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 25th!

“Things are coming to a natural boiling point… Man oh man, awesome stuff.” – IGN
“The perfect balance of emotion and action on many levels. Stunning!” – Cosmic Book News