As revealed at Nerdist.com, Valiant is topping off the success of the VALIANT FIRST initiative – Valiant’s all-new summer 2014 publishing rollout – with a whole month of gaming-inspired #ValiantCraft shelf covers this August! Featuring RAI, the ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, and more re-envisioned as three-dimensional constructs by artist Donovan Santiago, each of Valiant’s red-hot August releases will receive the #ValiantCraft treatment:
- THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)
- HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
- RAI #4
- ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
- UNITY #10
- ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3)
- ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3)
- X-O MANOWAR #28
- ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
“Last year’s Valiant 8-Bit covers initiative was an incredible success, and #ValiantCraft is the next evolution of an idea that really resounded with fans and retailers,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Donovan Santiago has done a phenomenal job realizing Valiant’s most popular characters like they’ve never been seen before – and, just as we did last year in the wake of Valiant 8-Bit’s sold-out debut, we won’t be limiting the scope of #ValiantCraft to comics alone. Look for even more announcements as the summer continues.”
“I was super, super-lucky to once again team up with Donovan Santiago on such an incredibly fun project,” said Valiant Assistant Editor Josh Johns. “Donovan has brought an incredible amount of creativity and quality to each concept, far exceeding our expectations. Just like our line of Valiant 8-Bit covers, this is a project that can appeal to everyday comic readers and new audiences alike. Hopefully, fans will have just as much fun with these books, and the stories inside them, as we did working on them.”
#ValiantCraft month coincides with the launch of THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) – the disastrous first team-up between Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong, and the next heat-seeking title from Valiant’s all-new VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative. All summer long, VALIANT FIRST will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with 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!
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