VALIANT Solicitations for AUGUST 2014 – THE DELINQUENTS #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #3, RAI #4, and More!

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THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Blank Cover Also Available

Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by MICO SUAYAN

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead – and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth…or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can’t find a way to win…you’d better find a way to cheat! Valiant’s summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it’s going to register on the Richter scale!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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UNITY #10 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

In battle with the Armor Hunters!

Mankind is locked in a life or death struggle against the alien Armor Hunters, and the fate of civilization itself now lies with the unlikely team of short-tempered walking weapons called Unity! Can X-O Manowar give Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior enough of an edge to stop the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers before more die? There’s no quarter asked and none given as Valiant’s all-star superteam goes on the offensive!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #2 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

Massacre in M.E.R.O.!

Something deadly has escaped and is running loose in the underbelly of America’s Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! With all hands on deck dealing with the fallout of the Armor Hunters’ attack, it’s down to Bloodshot and M.E.R.O.’s number one officer, Colonel Jamie Capshaw, to stop the alien menace only known as…Malgam! Spoilers on: not everyone is going to get out of this in one piece!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #2 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

Under siege…and out of control!

The Armor Hunters have decimated a major metropolis, and the battle to save the survivors still rages. In the midst of the devastation, the volatile team of Harbinger Foundation escapees called Generation Zero are about to stumble headlong into an insidious alien counteroffensive – one with the potential to bring down not just a city, but the entire world. When push comes to shove, can this group of immensely powerful, immensely temperamental teenagers be trusted to repel the Armor Hunters’ second wave? Absolutely not…but they’re the only chance we’ve got!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

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X-O MANOWAR #28 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIGEO BERNARD
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

From across the void…the true history of the Armor Hunters revealed!

In the far reaches of deep space, an elite and hardened corps of soldiers has protected the galaxy by eliminating one unparalleled threat – a plague of X-O Manowar armors that has driven the universe to the brink of madness. Now, for the first time, Robert Venditti opens the vault to reveal the stunning secret of the Armor Hunters – who they are, where they come from, and why a terrible secret from their past now threatens the present!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 27

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

“It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.”

The team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada. This is the story of what happens next. Out of the ashes of Harbinger #25, find out what happens when the full extent of Harada’s secret empire is exposed to the public, and just the how the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that has changed their lives… their team… and their destinies forever.

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6

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RAI #4 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as RAI rockets toward its second arc!

In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows — about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves — is about to be thrown out of orbit. Do not miss this masterpiece in the making…Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s RAI!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 27

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO

THE END IS NEAR HERE!

Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, when you least expect it, what unexpected visitor might step in to save A&A from a fate worse than death? The secrets of Valiant’s seminal series are about to come to light – and you won’t believe the top-secret, classified, totally hush-hush conclusion their latest history mystery has in store

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 6: PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

The road to ARMOR HUNTERS starts here!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #23-24 and the oversized X-O MANOWAR #25 anniversary spectacular, the march toward ARMOR HUNTERS begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) join an all-star cast of comic book superstars – including Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (Conan), and many more – to deliver an essential introduction to the biggest Valiant event ever attempted

“Fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy… This is an event we can’t wait for.” – IGN

$14.99 | 104 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346407

 

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BLOODSHOT VOL. 5: GET SOME! TPB
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, JOSHUA DYSART, and DUFFY BOUDREAU
Art by BART SEARS, CHRISCROSS, and AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

‘90s tech. Bad attitudes. No wifi . It’s Valiant’s 21st-century shock troops – head-to-head against Project Rising Spirit’s first wave of superhuman specialists!

With a valuable oil pipeline in dire peril, Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps are headed to Africa to bring down a network of terrorist saboteurs. But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate he’s been brought in to protect, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and up close and personal with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of wet-wired soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18-19, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22-23, don’t miss a single shot fired as acclaimed creators Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man), Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) partner with an all-star cast of top talents – including Bart Sears (X-O Manowar), ChrisCross (Superman/Batman) and Al Barrionuevo (The Authority) – for a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions from the classified archives of Project Rising Sprit and beyond.

“You want a team book with exciting action, good writing and fun powers? Look no further than Bloodshot.” – Comic Vine

$14.99 | 112 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 6
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346315

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Death comes to all…

Jack Boniface thinks that he’s finally fixed his life — and the source of the dark power inside him. But when a figure from the past emerges to reveal the troubling truth about his destiny, the latest Shadowman will be forced to run a gauntlet of his darkest fears realized: the rise of a wild new pantheon of Voodoo loas… the return of his father, Josiah…and the earthly restoration of his oldest and deadliest enemy, Master Darque. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and the devastating consequences are about to lead Jack Boniface to a perilous turning point!

Collecting the oversized SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1-3, the end times begin right here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and red-hot artist Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) push New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian over the edge…and into a sinister new adventure!

$14.99 | 104 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 13
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346377