THE VALIANT #1 Returns with Second Printing in January! Plus: Your First Look Inside THE VALIANT #2!

THE-VALIANT_001_second printingValiant is proud to announce that THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXT limited series epic by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with a second printing on January 21st, alongside the series’ second stunning installment in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!

THE VALIANT is one of the most ambitious stories we’ve attempted to date, and comics fans have rightly taken notice,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Jeff, Matt, and Paolo have created an epic, yet intimate story that is going to build a tremendous amount of momentum for some of our biggest heroes. And stand back…they’re just getting started. THE VALIANT is hands down one of the best series you’ll find anywhere this year from any publisher.”

As the first issue released in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #1 SECOND PRINTING features an oversized 25-page first chapter, deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, exclusive back matter curated by Paolo Rivera, and much more – all complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy – a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has…THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)is the beginning of a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today. On January 21st, find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT as the ultimate jumping-on point for readers new to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line:

"The Valiant Comics universe might be experiencing its Big Bang moment." – The Washington Post

"Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together... The Valiant #1 is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start."– ComicBook.com

"If you're looking for a gateway into Valiant's growing comic book universe, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than The Valiant… [It's] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands." – IGN

"A very exciting start. Curious about Valiant? Go pick this up and see why so many of us have fallen in love with this universe." – Comic Vine

"Making books new reader friendly is a tough thing to do, but this one does it really well… The storytelling in this comic is absolutely first rate." – Multiversity Comics

"Fast-paced, smart, and accessible… If you like your superheroes down-to-earth yet still willing to kick a little ass in order to save the world, then this is the book – and the publisher – for you." – Broken Frontier

"A must read series for any comic fan… It’s the real deal and easily one of the best issues of the year. This is the medium of comics done right…" – We The Nerdy

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Also arriving on January 21st – the year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)! The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

The battle ten millennia in the making continues on January 21st in THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) – reserve your copies today! And don't miss each exciting new release from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. VALIANT NEXT begins with THE VALIANT in December and continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT148463)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER (OCT148442)
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Artist Variant by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
Blank Cover also available (OCT148464)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

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