All-New ARMOR HUNTERS Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 | ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1

AH_BLOOD_001_COVER_TANThis July, VALIANT FIRST is recruiting a whole new echelon of heroes into the fight against the all-out might of the ARMOR HUNTERS!

Out of the earth-shattering events of ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), the summer’s biggest crossover event continues with two essential mini-series at the epicenter of X-O Manowar’s battle against a relentless team of hunter-killers who will stop at nothing to rid the universe of his armor’s incalculable destructive power.

First, on July 23rd, Project Rising Spirit’s most dangerous soldier brings the hunt to the hunters in ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) by fan favorite writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, The X-Files: Season 10) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

AH_HARB_001_COVER_LAROSAThen, on July 30th, the breakout stars of last summer’s HARBINGER WARS – the volatile psiot strike force known as Generation Zero – step out of the shadows and into the crosshairs of a devastating extraterrestrial attack in ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl)!

Start reading here to begin two all-new, entirely self-contained adventures at the heart of Valiant’s blockbuster summer event – or follow the complete ARMOR HUNTERS saga across ARMOR HUNTERS, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT, and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER! With each introductory issue featuring one of five limited edition Chromium covers by some of the biggest talents in comics today – including Jorge Molina (X-Men), Mico Suayan (Ultimate Cataclysm), Clayton Crain (RAI), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX) – each armor-plated ARMOR HUNTERS issue represents an all-new jumping-on point for Valiant’s star-studded crossover epic.

Retailers 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.

In 2014, there are six new reasons to read Valiant FIRST! All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 in September. A combination of new ongoing titles, unprecedented crossover collisions, and high-profile mini-series, these are the titles that will have you reading VALIANT FIRST when you head home from the comic shop!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by PHILIP TAN* (MAY141644/MAY141643)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141645)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141646)

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands!

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 23

*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.

AH_BLOOD_001 AH_BLOOD_002 AH_BLOOD_003 AH_BLOOD_004 AH_BLOOD_005 AH_BLOOD_001_VARIANT_DESIGN AH_BLOOD_001_VARIANT_HAIRSINE

ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Chromium & Standard Edition Cover by LEWIS LAROSA* (MAY141648/MAY141647)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141649)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141650)

Earth is besieged by alien enforcers, and some of the most powerful people on the planet…are the kids!

The Harbinger Renegades are still reeling from a tragic death in their ranks, but in the face of monumental destruction they’ll find unlikely allies in a fellow group of super-powerful teenagers. But is Generation Zero here to help…or are they just looking out for themselves?

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 30

*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.

AH_HARB_001 AH_HARB_002 AH_HARB_003 AH_HARB_004 AH_HARB_005 AH_HARB_001_VARIANT_DESIGN AH_HARB_001_VARIANT_HAIRSINE