September 2013

“PERFECT DAY” Darkens in HARBINGER #16!

HAR_016_COVER_KITSONValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #16 – the next mind-bending chapter of “Perfect Day” from all-star creators Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson! Heading west, the Renegades have found themselves at the end of Route 66 in a little town called Los Angeles, California. And now, like the decades of wannabe starlets and rockers before them, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades are about to find out that having your dreams come true is severely overrated.

After the harrowing ordeals of the past several weeks, the Renegades found themselves enjoying a perfect beachside day and a much-deserved rest. Then it all went horribly wrong. Kris Hathaway, seemingly experiencing a psychotic break and claiming to be following instructions from troubling voices inside the ocean itself, managed to violently attack Torque, bludgeoning him beyond recognition. Has a member of the Renegades murdered one of their own? And if so…why?

The shocking saga of “Perfect Day” continues as a teammate falls – and reality sets in – only in Harbinger #16, on sale September 18th!

For more information on Harbinger and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

HARBINGER #16
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON (JUL131319)
Variant Cover by ZACHARY MONTOYA (JUL131320)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/18/13

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MUST READ VALIANT! MING DOYLE Joins QUANTUM AND WOODY #5 in November!

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Valiant is proud to announce that fan favorite artist and rising star Ming Doyle (Mara, Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite – Rocket Raccoon) is joining writer James Asmus and colorist Jordie Bellaire as the newest member of the world’s worst superhero team!

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As revealed by Comic Book Resources, Asmus, Doyle and Bellaire will make their joint debut in November’s Quantum and Woody #5 – launching the next installment of the MUST READ VALIANT initiative with an all-new new story arc and easily accessible entry point for the wildly
acclaimed superhero series about two estranged foster brothers struggling with their newfound superpowers…and no responsibilities whatsoever.

“Quantum and Woody’s going to be my first chance to do a superhero action comedy buddy-cop type thing… It’s going to be really different, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play with these characters because they’re so funny,” Doyle told CBR. “I really want to get into more physical acting with them and exploring body language, and all of that goofiness… This is going to be really fun.”

Eric and Woody Henderson have just had their lives turned upside down. So what do you do when the most annoying person in your life is also the only thing keeping you alive? You move in with him! And his goat. And his barely legal clone girlfriend. Besides, every team of heroes needs a secret headquarters…and this one has a slightly used hot tub. Plus: Quantum meets his first true super-villain!

Find out why friends don’t let friends have sidekicks when Ming Doyle teams-up with Quantum and Woody #5! Start reading here when MUST READ VALIANT delivers an all-new arc, an all-new jumping-on point, and all-new problems for the world’s worst superhero team in comic shops everywhere on November 6th!

And look for Quantum and Woody Vol. 1: The World’s Worst Superhero Team – the first trade paperback collection of the series that IGN calls “freaking glorious” – in stores same day and specially priced at just $9.99!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #5 (NEW ARC)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (SEP131359)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEE GARBETT (SEP131360)
Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ (SEP131361)
Variant Cover by MIKE McKONE (SEP131362)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/6/13 (FOC – 10/14/13)

 

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VALIANT and KAMITE Partner For Spanish Language Publishing in Mexico

PrintValiant is proud to announce a new foreign publishing partnership with Kamite, one of Mexico’s leading publishers of comics and graphic novels, for a new line of Spanish language comic books, translating Valiant’s leading line of monthly super-hero titles.

The partnership will launch with the debut of newly translated editions of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Shadowman this coming winter. More Valiant titles – including Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, Eternal Warrior, and Unity – will follow in 2014.

All of Valiant’s Spanish language Kamite titles will be available through Kamite’s two Mexico City comic book speciality stores, as well as via Grupo Sanborns, a major Mexican retail chain with more than 165 locations nationwide. Kamite will also host an array of Valiant-branded merchandise, produced by Cinderblock, through their online retail site.

“Valiant has quickly reestablished itself as one of the most exciting and vital publishers in the comics business today,” said Kamite CEO Miguel Ángel Lara del Valle. “We’re just over a year into the new Valiant Universe, and the timing couldn’t be better to introduce X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the like to our ever-expanding and eager readership in Mexico.”

“With successful foreign language publishing efforts already underway in Brazil, Spain, France, and Italy, Mexico is a perfect next step to bring the Valiant Universe to a whole new audience,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales. “These are characters that resonate globally, and Kamite’s dedicated team and incredible supply chain across Mexico make them an ideal partner for Spanish language publishing.”

As the Mexican publisher of titles including The Walking Dead, 300, Simpsons Comics, Spawn, and more, Kamite consists of professionals with extensive experience in publishing and media throughout the realm of comics, manga and trade paperbacks. Nationally, they are among Mexico’s most important publishing houses in the sector of science fiction, entertainment, and pop culture.

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Valiant’s current titles include X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Quantum and Woody, and Eternal Warrior with an eighth series – Unity – scheduled to debut this November.

For more information, visit Kamite.com.mx or ValiantUniverse.com.


Tora! Tora! Tora! It’s ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #13 vs. 500 Shades of Greys!

AA_013_COVER_CONRADValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #13 – the slam-bang, saucer-smashing final chapter of “Far Faraway” from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and fan favorite artist Pere Perez!

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 inglorious army of alien 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”!

The series that Newsarama calls “highly recommended” makes history in the land that time forgot on September 11th, only in Archer & Armstrong #13!

For more information on Archer & Armstrong and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #13
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by WILL CONRAD (JUL131323)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (JUL131324)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 9/11/13

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MUST READ VALIANT! PETER MILLIGAN and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Demystify SHADOWMAN #13!

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This December, comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) are honing Shadowman to a razor-sharp point aimed straight at the jugular of the Valiant Universe!

SM_013_001As revealed today in USA Today, Milligan and De La Torre will begin their run as Valiant’s newest ongoing creative team in Shadowman #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of all-new story arc exposing the malignant roots of Shadowman’s superhuman abilities…roots that began in Jack Boniface’s own tortured past…and now extend through the bloodied back-alleys of 21st century New Orleans.

When a troubled young man with a history of violence and a penchant for blackouts meets an overwhelming source of power with a mystical scythe, the results are doomed to be destructive. A voodoo loa has possessed Jack Boniface – or so he believes. But after Jack awakens in an alleyway covered in blood, he embarks on a journey across lands of shadows and death to discover if he can expel the dark force that’s seized control of his life…and which may be responsible for a violent rampage through the city he swore to protect.

“My first arc will be an attempt to dig up some dirt, dislodge a few skeletons, and find out what the Hell is really going on with Jack. I’m not throwing everything out with the bath water, I’m just making the bath water a bit more grimy and, hopefully, unpleasant,” Milligan told USA Today. “Something is wrong with Jack and to find out what it is he’ll need to face some terrible truths about himself and make some big changes in his life.”

SM_013_002Featuring a standard cover by De La Torre, alongside Pullbox and incentive variants by Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns), Ben Templesmith (Ten Grand), and Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Shadowman #13 is also the first title in the MUST READ VALIANT initiative – a new series of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points across the Valiant publishing line from some of the brightest talents in comics today.

“As a publishing company, our number one priority is always accessibility. With that in mind, we’ve built MUST READ VALIANT to showcase a handful of new, exciting entry points across all of Valiant’s monthly series,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Valiant is among the most talked-about publishers in comics today, and we are constantly being approached by new readers looking for clean introductions to our characters and our universe. Start reading in UNITY #1 this November – then explore the rest of what we have to offer when MUST READ VALIANT kicks off with Shadowman #13.”

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. Now, find out why VALIANT has been heralded as the MUST READ publisher in comics today when Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre drag Jack Boniface to his blackest depths yet in Shadowman #13 – in stores December 4th!

And get a sneak peek at things to come in Shadowman #13X – a special standalone prelude to Shadowman’s all-new story arc from Peter Milligan and newcomer Diego Bernard (Witchblade) – bagged exclusively with Bleeding Cool Magazine #7 and available in comic stores everywhere on October 23rd!

For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #13
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 12/4/13 (FOC – 11/11/13)

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