VALIANT Solicitations for OCTOBER 2013

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICHAEL WALSH
Level Two Valiant 8-Bit Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! SECT CIVIL WAR starts here!

Every enemy. Against each other.

For centuries, the cloak-and-dagger coalition of conspiracies collectively known as The Sect has worked together to bring silent oppression and undercover tyranny to a world that thought it was free. But, now after centuries of profit sharing and uneasy alliances, the factions of The Sect are about to erupt into open conflict…and the only men that can end the insanity are Archer & Armstrong! Too bad they’re fighting for different sides! Why? How? And will either survive? The knockdown, drag-out A&A event of the year starts now – and no conspirator is safe!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 9th!

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SHADOWMAN #11
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by MARCUS TO
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Halloween Mask Cover Also Available

Halloween’s here – and it’s about to hit New Orleans like a ton of bricks.

It’s All Hallow’s Eve in the Big Easy – and Shadowman’s about to find himself alone on the job, standing guard on the most dangerous night of the year. Still reeling from the fallout of his cataclysmic battle with Master Darque, can Jack go it alone and protect his city from the legion of evils that haunt the Halloween night? By popular demand, it’s a special October adventure for Shadowman from acclaimed creators Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns, The Thanos Imperative) and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 2nd!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #2
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by J.G. JONES
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Who is the Sword of the Wild?

After thousands of years on the battlefield, the Eternal Warrior has finally laid down his sword. But today he learns that when you turn your back on your destiny, your destiny may find another champion. And when that new champion is your own savage, immortal daughter, the balance of the world itself may be at stake.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 9th!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #15
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE

Post-corporate warfare just got a whole lot deadlier.

Trapped in an enemy stronghold, Bloodshot has been broken – dismantled piece-by-piece, nanite-by-nanite by the Harbinger Foundation’s most disturbed minds! But when Bloodshot’s signal goes dark, who can the black ops military contractor known as Rising Spirit bring in to recover its most expensive soldier? Time to call in…H.A.R.D. Corps!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 16th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #4
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Goat Variant by ROB GUILLORY

The staggering first appearance of…the Goat!

Bitterly divided and hopelessly outgunned, Quantum and Woody are getting torn apart! Literally! Can they get their #$@% together before being shredded to atoms by the mysterious Crone and her super-science foot soldiers?! Probably not. But when a new ally emerges from the shadows, they’ll find the strength to fight baaaaack.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 2nd!

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HARBINGER #17
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by BARRY KITSON
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Valiant Signature Series Variant by SEAN CHEN

A prisoner of the Harbinger Wars…unleashed.

While Peter and the Renegades deal with the devastating fallout of last summer’s blockbuster crossover event, an unforeseen threat to Toyo Harada’s empire lies dormant deep within the walls of Harada’s own fortified prison facility. The Valiant Universe gets larger as a fan favorite character from Harbinger Wars makes their triumphant return!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 23rd!

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X-O MANOWAR #18
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

Toward the future, toward UNITY…

With his nation state of Dacia fortified in eastern Romania, X-O Manowar has bent the world to his will. But he will not stand unopposed. With the assembled forces of the United Nations and NATO primed to assail the newly founded homeland of the Visigoth people, the man inside the indestructible Manowar armor is about find himself more vulnerable than ever – and with everything he holds dear on the threshold of a terrible turning point for the Valiant Universe…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE OCTOBER 16th!

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BLOODSHOT VOL. 3: HARBINGER WARS TPB
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

In the deserts outside Las Vegas, Bloodshot has banded together with Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous escapees. But when the Harbinger Wars erupt all around them, can he shape these super-powered children into a force for good – or are they too far gone? He’ll have to find out the hard way as the opposing forces of PRS and the Harbinger Foundation descend on all sides, bringing about a crucible the likes of which the Valiant Universe has never seen…

Collecting BLOODSHOT #10-13 by acclaimed writer Duane Swierczysnki (Birds of Prey) and legendary artist Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), jump headlong into the uncompromising action of Valiant’s first crossover event right here with an all-new standalone story arc that will redefine the weapon – no, the soldier – no, the hero known only as Bloodshot.

“The best big action book on the shelves…” – Comic Book Resources
“Month after month, Bloodshot continues to be the most brutal superhero book on the stands.” – IGN

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-12-4
ON SALE OCTOBER 16th!

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SHADOWMAN VOL. 2: DARQUE RECKONING TPB
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN with PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, NEIL EDWARDS, and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

The true price of becoming Shadowman is always paid in blood…and Master Darque intends to collect…

Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die – literally…

Collecting SHADOWMAN #5-9 by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and Patrick Zircher (Captain America) with Neil Edwards (Dark Avengers), Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar), and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), start reading here to follow Jack Boniface headlong into the dark side of the Valiant Universe – and find out why Shadowman is the thrilling series that MTV Geek calls “everything a gripping horror comic should be.”

“Five stars… Shadowman delivers on every level.” – Comic Vine
“Wildly unpredictable, and very good fun.” – The Beat

$14.99/T+/128 pgs.
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-939346-05-6
ON SALE OCTOBER 23rd!

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD, LEE GARBETT, and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CARY NORD

An oversized, deluxe hardcover collecting X-O Manowar’s complete first year in the Valiant Universe!

From the epic origin to the battle for Planet Death, the definitive tale of Valiant’s flagship hero comes together in this prestige-sized collection by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and comics visionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Lee Garbett (Batman: RIP), and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis).

Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine will take him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak — and launch a quest for vengeance that will bring an alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Collecting the sold-out X-O MANOWAR #1-14, the X-O Manowar Vol. 1 Deluxe Oversized HC also comes jam-packed with more than 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.

$39.99/T+/384 pgs.
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-939346-10-0
ON SALE OCTOBER 30th!