Comics and gaming fans prepare for a whole new level of Valiant 8-Bit greatness with the debut of Valiant’s first-ever digital-first Guided View Native comic – Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1. This all-new Valiant release is out now exclusively on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and the Web at www.comixology.com.
Hot off the heels of Valiant’s best-selling 8-bit covers, Valiant is proud to debut its first 8-bit Guided View Native comic that has been created specifically for digital, showcasing comiXology’s unique digital-only storytelling experience. Written by acclaimed creator Ben McCool with art from Valiant 8-Bit superstar Donovan Santiago and fan-favorite penciller ChrisCross, Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 is the first, full-length look inside the world of Valiant 8-Bit with an all-new adventure starring X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and the rest of Valiant’s elite super-team, Unity!
“We’re excited to help bring Valiant’s first Guided View Native title to life and look forward to many more of their great stories to come,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s amazing to see the kinds of innovative comic story-telling the Guided View Native format has produced and Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 brings us another stunning example of just that.”
“ComiXology’s Guided View Native format opens up a whole new horizon of storytelling possibilities,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “This is the next step in expanding Valiant’s incredibly successful 8-Bit initiative, and the Guided View Native process has allowed us to capture the best of what traditional comics and old school gaming have to offer for a one-of-a-kind reading experience unlike anything Valiant has attempted to date. Ben, Donovan, Chris and Assistant Editor Josh Johns have delivered something truly innovative here.”
Even the most dreaded team of heroes needs a training day. Before they take the fight to X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1, Toyo Harada is launching his all-star squad of heavy hitters – Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – into the most intense, most unpredictable, most fantastic battle simulation ever undertaken. Can these inscrutable heroes survive a pixel-smashing fight through each of gaming’s greatest milestones? Find out today in Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1!
Also debuting the same day, don’t miss the landmark first issue of the Unity team’s battle against X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1 – the hotly anticipated debut of Valiant’s latest ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite – on sale now at comiXology!
VALIANT 8-BIT ADVENTURE: UNITY #1
Written by BEN MCCOOL
Art by DONOVAN SANTIAGO with CHRISCROSS
Available Now on comiXology
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valianthas 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. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.
Valiant is proud to announce that UNITY –Valiant Universe’s landmark super-team – is coming to Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds, the first commercial publishing platform that enables any writer to write stories based on a range of original works and characters and earn royalties for doing so.
Pitching a star-studded roster of characters including Toyo Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire into battle against X-O Manowar, the launch of the UNITY World will coincide with the November 13th release of UNITY #1 – the oversized, 40-page first issue debut of Valiant’s newest ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice). Valiant recently announced that UNITY #1 has accrued pre-orders of more than 68,500 copies, cementing its status as one of 2013′s highest selling new series debuts.
“Kindle Worlds continues to be an amazing showcase for Valiant’s most popular characters – and now authors and readers can finally bring them together under the auspices of the UNITY team. Build your own roster, send them on solo missions, introduce your own favorite arch-villain – we had a tremendous time bringing the UNITY comic book to life and, now, it’s our distinct pleasure to let fans do the same through the prism of Kindle Worlds and their incredible fan fiction platform,” said Gavin Cuneo, Valiant CFO & Head of Strategic Development.
“UNITY is another great example of Kindle Worlds providing writers and fans an opportunity to create new stories with their favorite Valiant characters,” said Philip Patrick, Director of Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds. “We can’t wait to see the directions authors take over the coming weeks and look forward to reader responses to these stories.”
To celebrate the launch of Valiant’s groundbreaking superhero strike force to Kindle Worlds, Valiant will also be giving away a select number of customized Kindle Paperwhite devices – featuring the artwork of UNITY artist Doug Braithwaite – on the Valiant Comics Facebook page (fb.com/ValiantComics) during the week of UNITY #1′s release on November 13th.
To kill a king…he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!
Unity joins Valiant’s previously launched Worlds starring its fan favorite superhero properties, including: Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, and Shadowman.
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. 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. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.
About Kindle Worlds
Kindle Worlds is a new publishing model that allows any writer to publish authorized stories inspired by popular Worlds and make them available for readers to purchase in the Kindle Store, and earn up to a 35% royalty while doing so. Kindle Worlds stories are typically priced between $0.99 and $3.99 and are exclusive to Kindle.
Amazon Publishing is engaged with additional rights holders from different areas of entertainment—books, games, TV, movies and music—and looks forward to announcing future deals soon. To get started writing works in licensed properties and to view the submission guidelines and instructions, visit the Self-Service Submission Platform at kindleworlds.amazon.com. For updates on licensed properties and to buy Kindle Worlds works, visit www.amazon.com/kindleworlds. For regular updates on Kindle Worlds, follow @KindleWorlds on Twitter.
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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #16 from the all-star creative team of co-writers Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man) and Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and artist Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor)!
H.A.R.D. Corps has just experienced its first fatality, Bloodshot is severely weakened, and the new rookies are a mess. It would be suicide to take on Toyo Harada and the combined might of the Harbinger Foundation now…so that’s exactly what Bloodshot and his new team of paramilitary superhumans are going to do.
The acclaimed series that Uproxx calls “a perfect read for action fans” dives right back in the deep end on November 20th, only in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #16!
For more information on Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #16
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (SEP131367)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (SEP131368)
ON SALE 11/20/13
In the midst of UNITY…jump into the ongoing adventures of Valiant’s next breakout heroes with an all-new wave of Valiant zero issues in February and March!
Discover the origins and secret early exploits of the fan favorite heroes of the Valiant Universe right here with four essential jumping-on points, designed to bring new readers up to speed and lay the foundation for the next year of Valiant’s monthly series!
Valiant’s all-new #0 initiative kicks off in February with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0 – revealing, at last, the untold story of young Obadiah Archer, where he came from, and just how can he do the incredible things that he does! (Which is everything, remember?) From the minds of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Pere Perez, start reading here to peer inside the war journal of a teenage assassin!
“[The] Archer #0 story is fairly dark and grim, because it involves Archer’s mind-numbingly horrible childhood,” writer Fred Van Lente told Newsarama today in an exclusive interview. “It’s a breather in the sense of less things explode and there are less crowd scenes than “Sect Civil War,” but I think on an emotional level and a character level we maintain the same steamroller pace.”
Also in February, the all-star creative team of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and ChrisCross unleash BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0! Hey, remember the 90s? The most elite assets of Project Rising Spirit are teaming up for an early mission together — but, in the decade of dial-up, the technology is far from perfect and bugs are bound to pop up in the wetware…with disastrous results…
Then, coming in March, artist Tom Fowler returns to pull double duty with the world’s worst superhero team for QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 – co-written by ongoing series writer James Asmus! Are heroes born or are they bred? Who – or what – spawned the powerhouse of animal husbandry known simply as Vincent Van Goat?
Also in March, original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans journey into the darkest corners of the Harbinger Foundation for HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0. The Bleeding Monk, formerly Toyo Harada’s right hand, has been missing for over a year. Now, uncover the true whereabouts of Harada’s cryptic advisor – and the first of many secret revelations to come…
In 2014, discover the Valiant Universe with four all-new introductions to the boldest characters in comics in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0 and HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0!
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JOE EISMA
Variant Cover by ANDY KUHN
ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!
BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CHRISCROSS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!
QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0
Written by JAMES ASMUS & TOM FOWLER
Art & Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
ON SALE IN MARCH!
HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
ON SALE IN MARCH!
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #15 – the next time-walking, history-smashing chapter of “Sect Civil War” by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans!
WARNING: This is no longer a (FINGER QUOTES) “fun” comic. Now that the Sect Civil War has begun, it is now a (FINGER QUOTES) “grim” and (FINGER QUOTES) “gritty” work of (REAL QUOTES) “sequential literature” with blood and headshots and naughty words (like “H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS”) and if you squint real hard at the backgrounds, maybe boobies.
In this particular issue, the man now calling himself Dark Archer (NOTE TONAL SHIFT) must find his former partner Armstrong so they can reunite to stop the aforementioned Sect Civil War. Only, that is, if Armstrong and his brother, Ivar the Timewalker, can finish their 3,000 year binge in the time stream and sober up in time to change the Valiant Universe forever!
The all-out confrontation between the world’s most dreaded secret societies goes on a bender to mummy times and back in Archer & Armstrong #15 on November 13th – in stores the same day as UNITY #1!
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 #15 (SECT CIVIL WAR)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS with CHRISCROSS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP131363)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP131364)
ON SALE 11/13/13
This weekend, Valiant is making its debut appearance at NC Comicon– and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!
On Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th, join Valiant at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC for a weekend jam-packed with panels, signings and convention-only exclusives – including the UNITY #1 NC Comicon Variant by legendary artists Bernard Chang and Tommy Lee Edwards!
And that’s only the beginning!
Visit Valiant all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, t-shirts and merchandise, including convention-exclusive, signed editions of the X-O Manowar and Harbinger Deluxe Edition oversized hardcover collections. And look for signings and appearances throughout the show by a who’s who of Valiant’s acclaimed creators, including James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), Christos Gage (Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)!
Plus, don’t miss your chance to take a look inside 2013′s most anticipated new series debut with the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – a FREE NC Comicon giveaway featuring sneak peeks of UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!
Then, find what’s next for the most talked-about superhero publisher in comics today at the Meet Valiant Comics panel presentation on Saturday, November 9th at 12:15 pm, moderated by Valiant Sales Manager Atom! Freeman. Valiant’s creators will also be taking center stage later that same day at 4:30 pm for the Valiant Creative Round-Up, spotlighting each of the top talents behind Valiant’s critically acclaimed titles.
Don’t miss a moment when Valiant heads to NC Comicon this weekend! We’ll see you in Durham!
For more information, visit NCComicon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #18 from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and all-star artists Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man) and Riley Rossmo (Bedlam, Cowboy Ninja Viking)! The Renegades are about to find out that imagination can be a killer as “Perfect Day” barrels toward a psyche-shattering conclusion!
Nothing is what it seems when hyper-psychics go to war. Held hostage by the Harbinger Foundation and scattered across their own mental landscapes, each one of the remaining Renegades must quest to unite with the others or be lost forever inside themselves. It will take courage, strength, imagination and an unwavering belief in one another if they’re going to discover the dark truth behind their Perfect Day.
Dream big or suffer the consequences when Harbinger #18 arrives on November 13th – in stores the same day as UNITY #1!
For more information on Harbinger and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BARRY KITSON with RILEY ROSSMO
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP131371)
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (SEP131372)
ON SALE 11/13/13
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