First Look: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 – ROBERT VENDITTI and DOUG BRAITHWAITE Launch X-O MANOWAR into the VALIANT Crossover Epic of 2014!

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On June 11th, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s action-packed summer crossover event by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice)! Featuring an armor-plated, wraparound Chromium cover by red-hot artist Jorge Molina (X-Men), this is the best chance yet to jump into the world of Valiant’s chart-topping heroes – just as X-O Manowar goes to head-to-head with a team of hardened hunter-killers with a closely guarded link to the very origins of his armor.

AH_001_VARIANT_BRAITHWAITEWhen Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

“The Hunters have been hardened by a long and difficult campaign against the Manowar armors,” writer Robert Venditti told USA Today. “They don’t come to Earth to make friends or forge alliances. They come to finish the fight.”

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes begin the year’s blockbuster crossover event right here in ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) – and then launch the resistance against the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with new arcs beginning in UNITY #8 and X-O MANOWAR #26 in June; and ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) beginning in July – each featuring one of five wraparound Chromium covers by some of the biggest talents in comics today!

AH_001_VARIANT_HAIRSINERetailers will be eligible to “Unlock Chromium” based on their orders of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), UNITY #8, X-O MANOWAR #26, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3), and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3). After “unlocking” each separate title, qualifying retailers may order as many Chromium editions of the corresponding title as they like. Retailers be advised: due to the lead time needed to manufacture this special cover process, print runs for all five ARMOR HUNTERS CHROMIUM EDITIONS have already been set. Supplies are robust but limited, and allocations may occur. If allocations do occur, they will be made based on initial orders.

This summer, bend the knee…or take the head when Valiant brings the deadly legacy of the X-O Manowar armor down full bore on planet Earth, beginning on June 11th in ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA* (APR141410/APR141409)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141411)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141412)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (APR141413)
Blank Cover also available (APR141414)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | ON SALE JUNE 11
T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

UNITY #8 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by MICO SUAYAN* (APR141416/APR141415)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141417)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141418)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/18/14 (FOC – 5/26/14)

X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN* (APR141420/APR141419)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141421)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141422)
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by PHILIP TAN*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/23/14 (FOC – 6/30/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by LEWIS LAROSA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/30/14 (FOC – 7/7/14)

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

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