Valiant Entertainment Leads 2015 Harvey Awards as Most Nominated Publisher

Twenty Nominations for Series Including THE VALIANT, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, RAI, and More

HARVEY_NOMINEE_LOGOThe nominations are in for the 2015 Harvey Awards…and Valiant is leading the ballot as the most nominated publisher of the year!

With 20 nominations across a variety of titles in nearly every eligible category, Valiant is honored to announce its status as the single most nominated comic book publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards. The nominations span some of the past year’s most acclaimed ongoing and limited series debuts, including THE VALIANT by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera; THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE by Jen Van Meter, Roberto de la Torre, and David Baron; ARMOR HUNTERS by Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, and Laura Martin; and RAI by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain; as well as select backlist titles, such as THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS – the first-ever comprehensive collection of Christopher Priest and MD Bright’s groundbreaking superhero series; and many more.

“We at Valiant have been fortunate to work with some of the most talented creators in the industry today,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “To see their hard work recognized so notably by a body of their peers is a testament to the time, effort, and dedication that our writers, artists, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors have committed to ensure that Valiant, month by month, publishes some of the best series anywhere in comics.”

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 26, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Valiant Entertainment is honored to be considered in the following categories:

BEST COLORIST

Laura Martin, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant Entertainment

BEST INKER

Mark Pennington, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT, Valiant Entertainment
Joe Rivera, THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
James Asmus & Fred Van Lente, THE DELINQUENTS, Valiant Entertainment
Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TP, Valiant Entertainment

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS, Valiant Entertainment
VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH & DESTROY, Valiant Entertainment

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

ARMOR HUNTERS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
THE VALIANT, Kyle Andrukiewicz and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

THE VALIANT, Valiant Entertainment

BEST WRITER

Jen Van Meter, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST ARTIST

Clayton Crain, RAI, Valiant Entertainment
Roberto de la Torre, THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, Valiant Entertainment

BEST CARTOONIST

Howard Chaykin, BLOODSHOT #25, Valiant Entertainment
Andy Runton, X-O MANOWAR #25, Valiant Entertainment

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant Entertainment
RAI #1, Valiant Entertainment

Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 31, 2015. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.

For more information on the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com.