ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 Strikes in October – Plus Sold-Out ARMOR HUNTERS #2, UNITY #8, and X-O MANOWAR #26 Recruit New Printings!

AH_AFTERMATH_001_COVER_BERNARDJust as ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) arrives in stores to a record-setting sell-out, Valiant is proud to announce a blockbuster new chapter for the summer’s most acclaimed crossover event, ARMOR HUNTERS, and a fleet of brand new second printings to meet demand for X-O Manowar’s epic confrontation with a squadron of alien hunter-killers tied to the very origin of his armor!

This October, the must-read crossover event of the year reaches its milestone conclusion in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 – an essential one-shot epilogue to the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist CAFU (Unity)! In the devastating wake of ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4), our planet – and its heroes – will be forever changed. Start reading here to discover the new status quo for the world’s most formidable heroes as X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot, and the Harbinger Renegades forge a new frontline of defense for humanity!

“With rave reviews for each installment thus far and the fastest sell-outs we’ve ever seen occurring at a rapid clip across multiple issues, Armor Hunters is shaping up to be nothing short of a phenomenon. Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Matt Kindt and every other participating creator have outdone themselves at each turn, building a truly earth-shaking crossover event perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “But the stakes are only getting bigger, and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 is where we’ll finally see how the battle waged has not only affected X-O Manowar and Unity, but Bloodshot, Harbinger, and other titles from throughout the Valiant publishing line.”

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts here and no hero can escape what happens next – only in ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1, on sale in October!

Plus, arriving in stores alongside ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4) on August 18th, look for all-new printings for three sold-out chapters of the ARMOR HUNTERS saga in the ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, UNITY #8 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, and X-O MANOWAR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! Don’t miss a moment of Valiant’s acclaimed crossover event with three all-new entry points into the high-stakes world of X-O Manowar’s brutal clash with the alien Armor Hunters – a relentless battalion of soldiers dedicated to eradicating the X-O Manowar armor and all others like it…no matter what the cost.

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…The stakes are high, the opponents look unbeatable, and [X-O Manowar] will not come out of this battle unchanged.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮½…If there’s one event to get in on from the beginning to the very end, [Armor Hunters] is it!” – Unleash the Fanboy
“✮✮✮✮…Immersive and well rendered… Armor Hunters is shaping up to be Valiant’s next big thing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮…It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN OCTOBER!

ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (of 4)
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
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

UNITY #8 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

X-O MANOWAR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/13/14 (FOC – 7/21/14)

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Valiant Previews: On Sale July 9th, 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST) | RAI #3 (VALIANT FIRST

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)

SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!

Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s massive summer crossover continues!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)

Nothing is what it seems…not even yourself…

A seemingly random murder – the first in a thousand years – is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai’s very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

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First Look: THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – Coming in September from VALIANT FIRST!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_FOREMANHot off the sold-out success of RAI #1 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – the next must-read series from VALIANT FIRST by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre (Shadowman, Daredevil)! On September 3rd, death will be just the beginning when Valiant’s spirited occult adventurer goes beyond and back for a breathtaking, heartbreaking journey into realms of the unknown!

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

“We started [by] talking about the afterlife and where the spirits go and the structure of the world outside this world for the Valiant Universe… There’s tons of possibilities. What we are looking to do is send [Shan] on this grand quest that also loops back into building on what this relationship was in her past with her dead husband and what it would mean to try and get him back,” writer Jen Van Meter told Comic Book Resources.

The year’s most astonishing adventure begins on September 3rd in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – featuring a cover by visionary artist Travel Foreman (Animal Man)!

Plus: for Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, delve deep into the dark world of Dr. Mirage with the special expanded THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION – available only in comic shops and featuring more than 15 extra pages of all-new stories and artwork that won’t be collected for the trade! Discover what awaits in the realms of Deadside and beyond with Jen Van Meter’s guide to the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story starring a World War II-era occult secret agent at the heart of Mirage’s quest; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the netherworld; and much more, only in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION!

And keep up with the rest of the VALIANT FIRST initiative’s brand new wave of #1 releases to discover a new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line each and every month! RAI #1 in May. ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) in June. ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) in July. THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August. THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September. With major new #1 releases hitting stores all summer long, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head to the comic shop!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 9/3/14 (FOC –8/11/14)

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VALIANT Heads South for FLORIDA SUPERCON – This Weekend in Miami!

florida-supercon-logo-white-320x90From Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th, join Valiant for a holiday weekend packed with signings, special guests, and convention-only exclusives, only at Florida Supercon – Miami’s largest comic book and pop culture convention!

Join Valiant all weekend long at Booth #736 inside the Miami Beach Convention Center for signings from New York Times best-selling artist and creator Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong)! Plus, stop by to shop a complete collection of hardcover and trade paperback collections, Valiant merchandise, and convention-only exclusives that can’t be found anywhere else!

Then, round out the weekend with the VALIANT FIRST AND BEYOND panel presentation on Saturday, July 5th at 4:15 PM in the Flamingo 3 Ballroom! As Valiant steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for the publisher’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST line-up of new series – including RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, and more – with an all-star panel including Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and special surprise guests!

We’ll see you in Miami!

For tickets, programming information, and more, visit FloridaSuperCon.com.

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Valiant Preview: On Sale July 2nd, 2014 – QUANTUM AND WOODY #12

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Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by WILFREDO TORRES, JOSEPH COOPER, and ERICA HENDERSON
Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY141666)

Beaten! Bloodied! Bamboozled!

Quantum and Woody took the battle straight to the enemy – the mad-science cabal called Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and their mysterious, monstrous new leader – and the enemy kicked their ass! When these rogue biologists (and roboticists) get their hands (and robo-claws) on their new lab subjects, Quantum and Woody are as good as vivisected! (And, by vivisected, we mean dead.)

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/2/14 (FOC – 6/9/14)

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First Look: HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 – Joshua Dysart and Rafa Sandoval Begin a Powerful New Chapter in August!

HAR_OMEGAS_001_COVER_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3) – the FIRST ISSUE of a new landmark chapter for Valiant’s acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)

In the wake of the devastating events of “Death of a Renegade,” the team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada. 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 Peter Stanchek and the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that has changed their lives…their team…and their destinies forever.

A powerful new phase begins for the series that Comic Book Resources calls “surprising and emotional…[and] filled with surprises” right here on August 6th, only in HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)!

Valiant is also proud to announce that HARBINGER #23 – the second shocking chapter of “Death of a Renegade,” featuring the fall of one of the Renegades’ own – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a new printing in July. Look for the HARBINGER #23 SECOND PRINTING on store shelves on July 16th – right alongside the 48-page HARBINGER #25 anniversary spectacular, featuring Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Vivek J. Tiwary, Lewis LaRosa, Dan Goldman, Clayton Henry, and more!

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #1 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JUN141506)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141507)
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY (JUN141508)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+
On sale AUGUST 6 (FOC – 7/14/14)

HARBINGER #23 (SECOND PRINTING – “DEATH OF A RENEGADE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY & KHARI EVANS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY148125)
$3.99 | 32 pages | T+
On sale JULY 16 (FOC – 6/30/14)

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Valiant Entertainment Promotes Executive Editor Warren Simons to Editor-in-Chief

VALIANT_logoValiant Entertainment today announced that Executive Editor Warren Simons has been promoted to the position of Editor-in-Chief. Since joining Valiant as Executive Editor in 2011, Simons has overseen the relaunch of the resurgent publisher’s comic book line with an array of best-selling, critically acclaimed series including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, Unity, Rai, and more.

In his new role as Editor-in-Chief, Simons will continue to preside over all day-to-day operations of Valiant’s editorial department, and manage Valiant’s growing editorial team. Additionally, Simons will also continue to edit a stable of Valiant’s flagship series and special projects, including Rai, Unity, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, and this summer’s Armor Hunters crossover event.

“Warren has been an enormous asset in Valiant’s tremendous success. He’s built one of the most talented rosters of creators anywhere in comics today, and has played an integral role in accomplishing the numerous critical and commercial successes that Valiant has achieved in a very short time,” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo.

“Warren has played an essential part in making Valiant one of the most well-regarded and formidable publishers in the industry. Our exceptional success to date has built the perfect platform for future growth. We have even bigger plans for the next three years. The future is bright for Valiant and we’re proud to have Warren playing an even bigger role,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

VALIANT_simons_headshot“Valiant is a company that was built and defined by some of the greatest visionaries in the medium, and it’s an honor to be named Editor-in-Chief at this extraordinary publisher,” said Simons. “It’s an absolute privilege to work alongside such incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues and creators every day. In the last three years, the teams have helped fashion a new, bold voice in the industry, and 2014 is going to be an amazing year for Valiant and our fans. I’m energized and excited for what’s on the horizon.”

One of the most critically acclaimed editors in the comic book industry today, Simons spent seven years at Marvel Entertainment, revitalizing some of the publisher’s classic properties to great critical and commercial success. Simons’ credits during this time included Invincible Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Immortal Iron Fist, and Sensational Spider-Man – titles which garnered numerous Eisner and Harvey Award nominations.

During his tenure at Valiant thus far, Simons’ co-architected the hugely successful revival of the Valiant Universe – the third largest library of its kind in comics – beginning with X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord in 2012. Selling in excess of 50,000 copies, the issue ranked as one of the year’s best-selling new series from an independent publisher, and was followed in quick succession by the “Summer of Valiant” – a slate of new ongoing titles, including Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong, that each debuted to rave reviews and sold-out status.

After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant forged even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. Just this past May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters.

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Outside of the United States and Canada, Valiant titles are published in a number of languages and territories internationally, including Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, China, and others. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.


Valiant Previews: On Sale June 25th, 2014 – X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS) | SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #3 (of 3)

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN* (APR141420/APR141419)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR141421)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (APR141422)

ARMOR HUNTERS unleashes an all-new starting point for the world’s most wanted hero – X-O Manowar – right here with a brand new story arc by Robert Venditti (Armor Hunters, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns)!

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior known as Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon. But what is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The ARMOR HUNTERS hold the key to the armor’s untold history and – one way or another – they’ll crush anything that dares threaten their secret.

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RUSSEL DAUTERMAN

The curse of the shadow loa is a terrible cross to bear…and Jack Boniface is about to be crushed by it.

As an army of voodoo invisibles makes war on Shadowman, the tortured spirit inside Jack will begin to consume his soul – and force a final confrontation with his greatest enemy, Master Darque…once and for all.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

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ON SALE 6/25/14 (FOC – 6/2/14)


VALIANT New Printing Alert: ARMOR HUNTERS #1 SECOND PRINTING | RAI #2 SECOND PRINTING

AH_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTThe VALIANT FIRST initiative is starting off the summer in a big, big way!

Valiant is proud to announce that two of June’s most in-demand new releases – ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) and RAI #2 – have both sold out at the distributor level and will soon return to store shelves with second printings on July 9th, right alongside ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) and RAI #3!

First, witness the brutal beginning of Valiant’s blockbuster summer crossover in the ARMOR HUNTERS #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! From superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice), start reading here as X-O Manowar leads Valiant’s most formidable against Earth’s first full-scale cosmic threat…the relentless alien strike team known only as the ARMOR HUNTERS! They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking our world with it.

Praise for ARMOR HUNTERS:

“✮✮✮✮✮…Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin are putting together one exciting book.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮✮…A comic event that delivers on the very first issue.” – Comic Spectrum
“✮✮✮✮✮…All killer and no filler. In Venditti and Braithwaite we trust, jump on Armor Hunters.” – All-Comic
“✮✮✮✮… The book truly feels like an event… Immersive and well rendered.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… Exciting and well-drawn… It’s an event story for readers who think they hate event stories.” – Comic Book Resources

RAI_002_COVER_SECOND-PRINTThen, on the heels of RAI #1‘s red-hot third printing, the all-star creative team of Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force) continue their visionary journey into 41st century Japan in the RAI #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT! In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure… This July, discover why there is nothing else in comics quite like RAI!

Praise for RAI:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek
“✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN
“✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine

And that’s the just beginning! The Valiant First initiative continues in July with ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3), and then through the summer with THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) in August, and THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) in September! With a brand new entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line arriving every month, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST!

For a complete calendar of Valiant’s upcoming releases, visit Valiant online here.

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4) (SECOND PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by JORGE MOLINA (APR148537)
$3.99 | T+ | 40 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (MAY141639)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (MAY141640)
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY141641)
Artist Variant by BRYAN HITCH (MAY141642)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

RAI #1 (THIRD PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR148446)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)

RAI #2 (SECOND PRINTING VARIANT)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR148538)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

RAI #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)


VALIANT Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2014 – THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1, ARMOR HUNTERS #4, THE DELINQUENTS #2, and More!

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Blank Cover Variant also available

Death was just the beginning…

Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION
Written by JEN VAN METER & MORE
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & MORE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, discover the dark world of Dr. Mirage with a special expanded edition of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) – available by pre-order only!

Featuring more than 15 pages of material that won’t be collected for the trade, including Jen Van Meter’s map of the worlds beyond our reality; an all-new comic story featuring the adventures of World War II-era occult secret agent; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts, and malevolent demons of the Deadside; and much more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd

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THE DELINQUENTS #2 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Kung Fu Variant by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE

Well…that escalated quickly.

Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong are riding the rails looking for the lost treasure of the Hobo King. Each armed with one half of a mysterious map, these two tandems have unwittingly been pitted against each other in a four-way free-for-all…but can either team get along long enough to achieve their mission? The world’s worst crossover joyride is about to enter uncharted territory!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

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ARMOR HUNTERS #4 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by CLAYTON HENRY

That was just a battle… Now get ready for the war!

X-O Manowar has played the ultimate gambit, and finally leveled the playing field against the villainous Armor Hunters. But the galaxy’s deadliest killers haven’t come this far just to surrender! Their final charge is now upon us…and it will take the combined powers of X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot and the rest of the Earth’s most formidable heroes to save our world from a full-scale cosmic reckoning. The summer’s biggest crossover event is going out with a BIG bang – and, when the smoke clears, everything you thought you knew about the Valiant U will be forever changed!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

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UNITY #11 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CAFU

Last hope. Last stand.

In the wake of Livewire’s stunning sacrifice, how will X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and the Eternal Warrior comes to terms? With a punishing revenge mission led by Bloodshot, that’s how! If it bleeds, they can kill it…and the leaner, meaner Unity team just became a living, breathing box of armor-piercing rounds. The Armor Hunters put Earth in their bullseye… Now, the bullseye bites back!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

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ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #3 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

ALIENS VS…BLOODSHOT!

M.E.R.O. headquarters has been evacuated, and Bloodshot is the only thing left standing between the alien prisoner called Malgam and the outside world. Battle-worn and brutalized, can Bloodshot survive one final confrontation with an extraterrestrial foe augmented by the unholy power of the X-O Manowar armor? If you thought the first two chapters were hardcore, stay out of the splash zone because the Armor Hunters just picked the wrong soldier to fuss with!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th

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ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #3 (of 3) (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CAFU

Harbinger team-up!

Mexico City just became ground zero for the Armor Hunters’ invasion of Earth, and the runaway army of super-powered soldiers called Generation Zero needs to bring in back-up. Better call…the Renegades?! But when powerhouse brawler Torque and lighter-than-air free spirit Zephyr join the fight, things are about to go from bleak to brutal as the Earth’s first extraterrestrial invasion force unleashes an engine of global destruction with one sole purpose – to terminate…with extreme prejudice.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

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X-O MANOWAR #29 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE

Broken kingdom!

The world has changed for Aric of Dacia – the armored earthbound hero known as X-O Manowar. Unable to protect his friends and allies from the interstellar hunters sworn to kill him, the Visigoth warrior who would be king now recoils from the horrendous consequences – even as a threatening new future looms. Everything changes now!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #2 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Toyo Harada strikes back!

In the aftermath of the tragic firestorm between the world’s most powerful omega-level psiot and his wayward heir, casualties were claimed on both sides. Now, the last remnants of each opposing force – the Harbinger Foundation and the surviving Renegades – have been shattered and driven deep underground. But Toyo Harada – newly exposed as the world’s foremost superhuman – has no one left to stop him…and his greatest work can finally begin…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 24th

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #24
Written by KARL BOLLERS
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by PIA GUERRA

Sister. Sweetheart. ASSASSIN!

Archer and Armstrong…and Mary-Maria?! Archer’s beloved foster sister and world-class hitwoman-for-hire, Mary-Maria, takes center stage for the very first time in a high-stakes tale of hot-headed teenage temperament and tantalizing target practice! In search of her own origins, get ready to see the world through the eyes of Valiant’s number one knife-wielding love interest – just as the world of Archer & Armstrong hurtles towards next month’s colossal, issue #25 game-changer!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th

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RAI WILL RETURN ON DECEMBER 10th

RAI #5 | AN ALL-NEW STORY ARC BEGINS
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN
COMING SOON

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HARBINGER VOL. 5: DEATH OF A RENEGADE TPB
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, DAN GOLDMAN, and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by CLAYTION HENRY and KHARI EVANS with BARRY KITSON, LUCY KNISLEY, LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, RILEY ROSSMO, and MORE!
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The Renegades thought they could get their old lives back. They thought they could bring down Toyo Harada and the Harbinger Foundation. They were wrong. And now one of them will die.

Once again, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades are on the run with the combined forces of the Harbinger Foundation and Project Rising Spirit closing in on all sides. This time, however, the team’s newest member, Ax, has left a trail of leaked classified information that could win the day – but also put the few loved ones they have into dire peril.

Collecting “Resistance” and “Death of a Renegade” from HARBINGER #20-25, a Renegade will fall as New York Times best-selling creators Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry unleash a major milestone for Valiant’s acclaimed teenage superteam.

“One of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available… It’s nearly impossible to guess where the story is going to go next.” – The Onion/A.V. Club

$19.99 | T+ | 160 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10th
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781939346339

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QUANTUM AND WOODY VOL. 3: CROOKED PASTS, PRESENT TENSE TPB
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER, KANO, WILFREDO TORRES, ERICA HENDERSON, and JOSEPH COOPER
Cover by TOM FOWLER

There’s a new scourge sweeping the streets of the big city – ROBO-CRIME!

Eric needs to know he can trust Woody — and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robot-enabled mega-crimes, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus: the return of Edison’s Radical Acquisitions and the thrilling secret origin of… the one and only Goat!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #9-12 and QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE GOAT #0, the world’s worst superhero team unleashes a volatile new batch of high-stakes hijinks right here with an all-new collection of adventures from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and acclaimed artists Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Kano (Gotham Central), Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and Erica Henderson (Subatomic Party Girls)!

“9.8… Beautiful, ridiculous, heartbreaking and about a goat. What else could we want from a comic?” – Multiversity Comics

$14.99 | T+ | 128 pgs. | ON SALE SEPTEMBER 17th
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781939346391


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