C2E2 2016: Valiant Announces 15 Creator Exclusives for 2016 and Beyond

VALIANT_LOGOAward-Winning Publisher Reveals Industry’s Most Prestigious Roster of Exclusive Talent with Doug Braithwaite, David Lafuente, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and Many More

In advance of C2E2 2016 in Chicago, IL, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce 15 newly signed or extended exclusive agreements with a star-studded roster of creative talent – in total amounting to the largest and most acclaimed stable of publicly disclosed exclusive artists anywhere in comics today.

Featuring key members of award-winning and critically acclaimed creative teams behind titles such as A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY II, NINJAK, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and more, Valiant’s unprecedented announcement of more than a dozen top comics creators ensures that these seasoned talents will continue to produce comic book work for Valiant Entertainment in 2016 and beyond and reinforces Valiant’s commitment to producing the most high-quality comic book storytelling anywhere in the industry today.

“Since Valiant returned to publishing in 2012, we’ve emphasized two goals above all others: to make the best and most accessible comics anywhere on the stands, and to foster the most creator-friendly environment possible for the amazing collections of writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, and letterers that call Valiant home,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In the intervening years, many have attempted to duplicate the ethos behind Valiant’s approach and few, if any have, succeeded. Today’s announcement only reinforces what our fans, critics, and creators have known all along: that Valiant has assembled one of the most formidable teams in recent memory and that Valiant’s dedication to excellence is matched only by the vision of our creators.”

“It has taken patience, teamwork, and many late nights to make Valiant into one of the industry’s driving forces, but, from our first issue onward, we’ve been exceptionally fortunate in one regard: each and every one of our creators treats their respective title as their number-one priority, not the third or fourth most important project they might happen to be working on that week,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “That dedication has paid off many times over. Each one of the names you see before you today has, at one point or another, been an instrumental force in shaping Valiant’s success. But the best is still yet to come. On the heels of a blockbuster year in 2015, we’re gearing up for even bigger surprises in 2016 – and this breathtaking line-up of creators are just a few of the names that will be manning the front line.”

Valiant’s newly announced list of exclusive creative talent includes:

VALIANT-EXC_001_RAUL ALLEN

Raul Allen, artist

Current Project:

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “LABYRINTH”
Beginning May 2016

Previous Credits:

BLOODSHOT REBORN, NINJAK, Hawkeye

VALIANT-EXC_002_DAVID-BARON

David Baron, colorist

Current Projects:

DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”
Beginning June 2016

Past Credits:

BOOK OF DEATH, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, The Authority, JLA

VALIANT-EXC_003_DIEGO BERNARD.jpg

Diego Bernard, artist

Current Project:

NINJAK – “THE SIEGE OF KING’S CASTLE”
Beginning April 2016

Past Credits:

UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

VALIANT-EXC_004_DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Doug Braithwaite, artist

Current Project:

NINJAK – “OPERATION: DEADSIDE”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

ARMOR HUNTERS, IMPERIUM, UNITY, Journey into Mystery, Justice

VALIANT-EXC_005_CAFU

CAFU, artist

Current Project:

RAI – “4001 A.D.”
Beginning May 2016

Past Credits:

UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

VALIANT-EXC_006_KHARI-EVANS

Khari Evans, artist

Current Project:

IMPERIUM – “STORMBREAK”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, Carbon Grey, Immortal Iron Fist

VALIANT-EXC_007_ROBERT GILL

Robert Gill, artist

Current Project:

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN
Beginning July 2016

Past Credits:

BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR, Batgirl

VALIANT-EXC_008_TREVOR HAIRSINE

Trevor Hairsine, artist

Current Project:

DIVINITY II
Beginning April 2016

Past Credits:

DIVINITY, ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, Ultimate Six, X-Men: Deadly Genesis

VALIANT-EXC_009_CLAYTON HENRY

Clayton Henry, artist

Current Project:

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR
Beginning May 2016

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, Incredible Hercules, Uncanny X-Men

VALIANT-EXC_010_DAVID LAFUENTE

David Lafuente, artist

Current Project:

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
Beginning March 2016

Past Credits:

New Mutants, Pasty Walker: Hellcat, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man

VALIANT-EXC_011_LEWIS LAROSA

Lewis LaRosa, artist

Current Project:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN”
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

Amazing Spider-Man, Immortal Iron Fist, PunisherMAX

VALIANT-EXC_012_PERE PEREZ

Pere Perez, artist

Current Project:

TOP SECRET
Coming Soon

Past Credits:

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER, UNITY, Action Comics, Batgirl

VALIANT-EXC_013_BRIAN REBER

Brian Reber, colorist

Current Projects:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “THE ANALOG MAN”
On Sale Now

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
On Sale Now

Past Credits:

HARBINGER, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR

VALIANT-EXC_014_JUAN JOSE RYP

Juan Jose Ryp, artist

Current Project:

WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR – “PRELUDE TO LABYRINTH”

Past Credits:

IMPERIUM, NINJAK, Clone, Wolverine: The Best There Is

VALIANT-EXC_015_MICO SUAYAN

Mico Suayan, artist

Current Project:

BLOODSHOT REBORN – “BLOODSHOT ISLAND”
Beginning in June

Past Credits:

HARBINGER, Moon Knight, The Punisher, Thor

Find out more about Valiant’s blockbuster roster of exclusive talent on Saturday, March 19th at the VALIANT: 4001 A.D. AND BEYOND panel presentation – only at C2E2 2016!

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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 industry 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 them online at ValiantStore.com.