First Look: X-O MANOWAR #23 Launches PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS!

XO_023_COVER_CAFUValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, an essential prologue to Valiant’s blockbuster summer 2014 crossover event! From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Valiant’s next superstar artist Diego Bernard, the march toward X-O Manowar’s first epic confrontation with the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers, the Armor Hunters, starts here on March 19th!

For eons, one threat above all others has brought pain and strife down upon civilizations across the universe – the X-O Manowar armor. And now the Manowar has come to Earth. What will follow in its wake? Only the creature called Malgam knows the truth…and, in the wake of Unity, Aric of Dacia is about to be forced into a brutal confrontation with the deadly legacy behind the universe’s most powerful weapon.

On March 19th, Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash the opening salvo of the cataclysm that is to come in X-O Manowar #23, the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, and a key stepping stone toward Valiant’s first milestone spectacular – X-O Manowar #25!

Then, the Valiant event of 2014 begins in full force this June in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) by writer Robert Venditti and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite! The crossover epic of the year then continues with two brand new story arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 – and look for even more Valiant heroes to join the fight against Valiant’s first full-scale alien incursion as the summer continues!

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all. Armor Hunters is coming!

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X-O MANOWAR #23 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14 (FOC – 2/24/14)

X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/16/14 (FOC – 3/24/14)

X-O MANOWAR #25
Written by CLASSIFIED
Art by CLASSIFIED
Cover by CLASSIFIED
COMING IN MAY!

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
COMING IN JUNE!

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Die, SHADOWMAN #15, Die!

SM_015_COVER_DELATORREValiant is proud to to present an advance preview of Shadowman #15 – the next nerve-shattering chapter of “Fear, Blood, and Shadows” by legendary writer Peter Milligan and acclaimed artists Roberto de la Torre and Al Barrionuevo!

Shadowman must die! Jack Boniface is out of control, and a monstrous supernatural force called Tremble now threatens to destroy Shadowman…if the ghosts that haunt Jack don’t tear him apart first! But before he cracks, the Abettors — sworn to aid the Shadowman and shield him from the forces of darkness — must take drastic measures to protect the world from Jack’s terrible power. Can Jack defeat the evil that’s coming to kill him…and save himself from the allies trying to drive a knife into his back?

Peter Milligan’s chilling reinvention of Valiant’s dark and dirty underbelly continues right here on February 5th, only in Shadowman #15! Before the End Times come for Jack Boniface this April, find out why fans and critics agree – Milligan and de la Torre are bringing a terrifying new depth to the dark world of Shadowman:

“9.0… Sick, twisted and absolutely engaging. Time to turn back to the darkside, people.” – IGN

“Milligan and Roberto De La Torre have injected ‘Shadowman’ with a new found energy… Anyone that is sleeping on this book desperately needs a wakeup call.” – Bloody Disgusting

“It’s a very different direction, and it’s some superb work from this creative team. Highly recommended…” – Uproxx

“This book is as beautiful…as it is viscerally, knot-tingly, horrifically powerful.” – Comics Bulletin

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SHADOWMAN #15
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 2/5/14

SHADOWMAN #16
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14 (FOC – 2/24/14)

SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/30/14 (FOC – 4/7/14)

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VALIANT Announces ARMOR HUNTERS FCBD SPECIAL Retailer Customized Editions!

VALIANT_FCBD2014_CUSTOMValiant is proud to announce that the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL – the publisher’s flagship release for Free Comic Book Day 2014 – is now being offered in a special, customizable edition for retailers worldwide! Before ARMOR HUNTERS #1 arrives this June, get an action-packed prelude to the Valiant event of 2014 right here on Free Comic Book Day in this special FCBD release, featuring surprise details on Valiant’s newest launches, anniversary milestones, and unexpected team-ups for 2014 and beyond!

For retailers that secure a minimum order of 500 copies by the title’s February 3rd, 2014 final order cut-off (FOC) date, Valiant will design a specially customized FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL cover featuring their store’s logo and contact information. The customizable area can also be modified to include a store promotion or coupon.

Setting the stage for Valiant’s blockbuster crossover event, the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL is the perfect entry point into the ambitious storyline that will engulf X-O Manowar, Unity, and a star-studded cast of Valiant’s fearless heroes. Following the best-selling success of last year’s Harbinger Wars crossover, jump into the fight behind X-O Manowar’s first event mini-series right here on Free Comic Book Day with the FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL – featuring an all-star roster of superstar Valiant talents including CAFU, Joshua Dysart, Trevor Hairsine, Bryan Hitch, Matt Kindt, Peter Milligan, Cary Nord, Fred Van Lente, and many more!

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their final target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculably destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

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Kicking off in June with ARMOR HUNTERS #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity), Valiant’s 2014 crossover epic then continues with two brand new story arcs beginning in UNITY #8 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Justice League of America) and rising star Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior), and continues in X-O MANOWAR #26 by Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan). And look for even more Valiant heroes to join the fight against Valiant’s first full-scale alien incursion as the summer continues.

For more information on Valiant’s FCBD 2014 ARMOR HUNTERS SPECIAL retailer customized editions, contact Valiant Sales Manager Atom Freeman at (530) 830-2866 or at atomf@valiantentertainment.com.

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VALIANT: ARMOR HUNTERS FCBD 2014 SPECIAL
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, MATT KINDT, JOSHUA DYSART, FRED VAN LENTE, and PETER MILLIGAN
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE, BRYAN HITCH, CLAYTON CRAIN, CAFU, CLAYTON HENRY, DIEGO BERNARD, and MORE
Cover by J.G. JONES
T+/32 pgs.
IN STORES 5/3/14 (FOC – 2/3/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (OF 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
COMING IN JUNE!

UNITY #8 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
COMING IN JUNE!

X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
COMING IN JUNE!


VALIANT Solicitations for APRIL 2014

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UNITY #6
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Variant Cover by CAFU

Drawn into the WEBNET!

Unity is anything but unified as the team fractures and must start from scratch. But they’d better hurry because a new threat is looming…and Ninjak must tackle a viral epidemic that has been lying in wait for generations. A sickness is spreading across the land and only the doctor has the cure… Dr. Silk!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?

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. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 16th!

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK

The end times are now! Master storyteller Peter Milligan is pushing Shadowman to the edge – but can Jack Boniface survive the plunge?

Jack thought he’d finally fixed his life — and the source of his dark power. But when a figure from the past emerges with a troubling revelation about his destiny, the new Shadowman will plummet into an abyss far darker than any demon. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and it all begins right here in the first of three oversized issues!

$3.99/T+/40 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 30th!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 (NEW ARC)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TOM RANEY
Variant Cover by KANO

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! The world’s worst superhero team welcomes fan favorite artist Kano (Swamp Thing, Gotham Central) aboard to stop the latest scourge on the streets – ROBOTS!

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 ROBO-CRIME, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus – the return of EDISON’S RADICAL ACQUISITIONS?!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 2nd!

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HARBINGER #22 (NEW ARC – “DEATH OF A RENEGADE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Interlocking Variant by ZACH MONTOYA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON

ALL-NEW ARC! DEATH OF A RENEGADE – PART 1 (of 3)!

Peter Stanchek and his wayward team of teenage Renegades thought they had found freedom. They 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.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 23rd!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #19
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

MISSION IMPROBABLE – PART 3 (of 4)! Archer & Armstrong elbow in on Bloodshot’s home turf!

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps have captured Obadiah Archer and jailed him within their secret compound – but have they trapped Archer or has Archer trapped them? Attacked from within, and with a fighting-mad Armstrong ready to break down the doors, Project Rising Spirit is learning the hard way that breaking up Valiant’s premier team of conspiracy busters is tough to do!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 2nd!

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #21
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER

MISSION: IMPROBABLE – FINALE! Bloodshot! Archer! H.A.R.D. Corps! Armstrong! It all comes down to this!!

“Mission: Improbable” rockets into its explosive climax as four world-shattering forces collide! Will Bloodshot re-capture Archer for Project Rising Spirit…or is a double-cross in the works?! Will H.A.R.D. Corps figure out how you kill an immortal like Armstrong…or are they going home in body bags? Only one thing’s for certain…it doesn’t matter who loses — you win!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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ETERNAL WARRIOR #8
Written by GREG PAK
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Is the Eternal Warrior finally out of time?

Every moment in the centuries-long life of Gilad Anni-Padda has led to this moment. Far removed from the modern day, standing resolute at the last tattered edge of the civilization, the Eternal Emperor of 4001 A.D. is about to make the hardest choice of all – and two thousand years of Valiant heroes will feel the fallout. Don’t miss a moment as the very first vision of Valiant’s all-new future timeline reaches a milestone turning point!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE APRIL 23rd!

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X-O MANOWAR VOL. 5: AT WAR WITH UNITY
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD with VINCENTE CIFUENTES and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

X-O Manowar – locked in battle with Valiant’s all-star superteam, Unity!

X-O Manowar finally has it all, and his people finally have a land they can call home…but threats from all sides now threaten to destroy the man inside the armor, Aric of Dacia, and the peace he has struggled to secure. While unrest stirs and Aric’s camp threatens to rebel against him, the most dangerous strike force ever assembled – Unity – have joined forces with the Harbinger Foundation’s Toyo Harada to achieve but one goal: destroy X-O Manowar before his actions push in western civilization to the brink of all-out nuclear annihilation.

Collecting X-O MANOWAR #19-22 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artists Cary Nord (Conan), Vincente Cifuentes (Batgirl), and Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior), prepare yourself for an all-new story arc of the epicenter of the year’s biggest comics event that will leave X-O Manowar – and the Valiant Universe with him – forever changed.

$14.99/T+/112 pgs.
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-24-7
ON SALE APRIL 9th!

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, PERE PEREZ and ALVARO MARTINEZ
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

At last – an oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the complete first year of Archer & Armstrong by New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies)!

Join one of the most acclaimed adventures in comics as naive teenage assassin Obadiah Archer and the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal called Armstrong unite to stop a plot ten thousand years in the making! From the lost temples of ancient Sumeria to modern day Wall Street, Area 51, and beyond, Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing adventurers are going on a globe-trotting quest to bring the down the unholy coalition of cultists known as the Sect – and stop each of history’s most notorious conspiracies from remaking the world in their own insane image.

Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #0-13, the Archer & Amstrong Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes jam-packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Neal Adams, David Aja, Juan Doe, Tom Fowler, Clayton Henry, Emanuela Lupacchino and many more!

$39.99/T+/368 pgs.
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 978-1-939346-21-6
ON SALE APRIL 30th!

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VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH AND DESTROY HC
Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID LAPHAM, DAVID MICHELINIE and BOB LAYTON
Art by DAVID LAPHAM, MIKE LEEKE and BERNARD CHANG
Cover by JIM LEE

Collected for the very first time – the debut adventures of the H.A.R.D. Corps in the original Valiant Universe by legendary creators Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man), Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps) and more!

The most important technological breakthrough of the century might also be its most dangerous. After years of trial and error, multinational conglomerate Omen Enterprises has finally perfected a cybernetic brain implant that will change the face of modern warfare forever. With a legion of ex-soldiers at their disposal, Omen is building the private army of the future – a squadron of enhanced commandos that calls itself the H.A.R.D. Corps! But even with the powers of flight, telekinesis, and mind control at their command, not everyone is willing to volunteer for service…but Omen has ways of making you fight for a paycheck.

Collecting HARBINGER (1992) #10-11 and H.A.R.D. CORPS (1993) #1-6 for the first time anywhere, VALIANT MASTERS: H.A.R.D. CORPS VOL. 1 – SEARCH AND DESTROY also comes complete with process art, sketches and more rarely seen back-up material from the depths of the Valiant vault!

$39.99/T+/200 pgs.
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ISBN: 978-1-939346-28-5
ON SALE APRIL 16th!


USA TODAY Reveals “DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – A Major HARBINGER Milestone Beginning This April!

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This April, the critically lauded, best-selling series Harbinger will deliver its most gut-wrenching story yet when a beloved member of Valiant’s band of Renegades pays the ultimate price. Peter. Kris. Zephyr. Flamingo. Torque. Standing head-to-head against Toyo Harada, the superhuman CEO behind the Harbinger Foundation, one of these daring teenage heroes is about to lay their life on the line.

As revealed this morning by USA Today, it all begins in HARBINGER #22 – the FIRST ISSUE of DEATH OF A RENEGADE, a new three-issue story arc from New York Times best-selling creators Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Unknown Soldier) and Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong)!

United by their unique abilities, five teenage misfits have come together under the leadership of troubled runaway Peter Stanchek – a psionically-powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Recruited into the Harbinger Foundation by wealthy business magnate and omega-powered harbinger Toyo Harada, Peter quickly discovered the true purpose of Harada’s secretive superhuman empire – subversion, conspiracy and control on a global scale. Now, with only the rejected recruits of the Renegades to aid him, the one boy to ever challenge Harada’s vise-grip on the future of humanity has been left with no choice to expose his former mentor to the world – then bring the fight to his front door.

“It’s not hyperbole to say that EVERYTHING will change after this,” Joshua Dysart told USA Today. “People say that, but in the past we’ve proven that we mean it. And this time I think people will be very surprised as to what’s going to happen in this book.”

“We’re losing one of our most important characters forever,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “This isn’t a decision we take lightly – there was heated debate about this in all quarters – but it’s a necessary choice, even if it means breaking the hearts of our beloved Harbinger fans.”

One of the most critically acclaimed new series debuts of 2012, Harbinger has been repeatedly cited as one of the best ongoing series in comics today by leading industry sources including Ain’t It Cool News, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek and Uproxx, with series writer Joshua Dysart also named as “Best Writer of 2013″ by Comic Impact.

Now, find out why the Onion/A.V. Club calls Dysart’s Harbinger “one of the most binge-worthy superhero comics currently available” with an all-new beginning – and a sudden end – for Valiant’s premier team of teenage heroes. Start reading here with DEATH OF A RENEGADE, beginning this April in HARBINGER #22 – the opening chapter of the most important Harbinger story ever told and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

Read more right now at USA Today.

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HARBINGER #22 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – PART 1)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
Interlocking Variant by ZACH MONTOYA
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN APRIL!

HARBINGER #23 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – PART 2)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by ZACH MONTOYA
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN MAY!

HARBINGER #24 (“DEATH OF A RENEGADE” – PART 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN JUNE!

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First Look: NINJAK Enters “TRAPPED BY WEBNET” in UNITY #5!

UNITY_005_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Unity #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new adventure for Valiant’s elite all-star superteam! Start reading here on March 12th as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Valiant exclusive superstar CAFU (Action Comics) unleash a vicious new vision of Ninjak’s ultimate enemy in “Trapped by Webnet” – a new three-part story arc and a perfect standalone jumping-on point for one of the year’s best-selling, breakout new series debuts!

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. First came UNITY… Now meet WEBNET! Coming off of the earth-shattering repercussions of their first mission, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the Valiant Universe’s next colossal threat – the enigmatic Dr. Silk and his high-tech terror cell: WEBNET! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk’s endgame – and his deadly connection to Ninjak’s shadowed past?

On March 12th, the doctor is out…of his mind! Prepare to meet Valiant’s next A-level enemy when Dr. Silk triggers “Trapped by Webnet,” only in Unity #5! Featuring four limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants by Mico Suayan (Ultimate Cataclysm), Philip Tan (Green Lantern), Raul Allen (Secret Avengers), and Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar), pre-order with your local comic shop today to reserve your copy of this all-new, action-packed turning point for Valiant’s blockbuster superteam!

Attention retailers: this issue will be 100% returnable for qualifying orders. See your order form for more details.

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UNITY #5 (NEW ARC – “TRAPPED BY WEBNET”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN141349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141350)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN (JAN141351)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (JAN141352)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN141353)
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT (JAN141354)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141355)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14 (FOC –2/17/14)

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 – Coming in April from PETER MILLIGAN and VALENTINE DE LANDRO!

SM_END_001_COVER_CAMUNCOLIValiant is proud to announce Shadowman: End Times #1 (of 3) – an oversized, prestige three-issue mini-series from master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and acclaimed artist Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet)! The end times begin this April when Valiant unleashes an all-new starting point for New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian and a perfect introduction to Peter Milligan’s sinister new direction for Shadowman!

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 new turning point!

“I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that it’s unlikely if Shadowman could ever be the same again after this mini-series. As to what hope fans might have of Jack and Shadowman making it out of this adventure, I’ll quote Shelley: ‘Hope may vanish, but can die not,” Milligan told Newsarama.

“Shadowman: End Times is where we absolutely blow it up,” added editor Alejandro Arbona. “Peter has masterminded a long-term plan for Shadowman, and End Times is its beating heart and guts. Frankly, it’s like nothing I’ve ever read in superhero comics. Don’t think of it as an ending…it’s the beginning of a Shadowman we’ve never seen before.”

This April, Shadowman gets pushed to the edge…but can Jack Boniface survive the plunge? The answers await in Shadowman: End Times #1 (of 3) – featuring covers by red-hot talents Giueseppe Camuncoli (Superior Spider-Man), Jeff Dekal (Journey into Mystery) and David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki)! Start reading here this April with an all-new entry point into the savage depths of Peter Milligan’s Shadowman saga!

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
$3.99/T+/40 pgs.
COMING IN APRIL!

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Imprisoned by UNITY In X-O MANOWAR #21!

XO_021_COVER_DAVISValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #21 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and red-hot artists Cary Nord, Vicente Cifuentes and Trevor Hairsine! In the aftermath of Unity #3, the X-O Manowar armor has found a new bearer… Now find out what terrible punishment awaits its former host, Aric of Dacia…prisoner of war!

Stripped of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric of Dacia has been imprisoned and interrogated at an off-the-grid black site. But what knowledge could the governments of the world want from a man who has journeyed 1,600 years to the present? A man who liberated an alien planet? A man who once wielded the most powerful weapon in existence? What knowledge could they want, you ask? All of it. And the agents of Unity will extract every one of Aric of Dacia’s secrets by any means necessary.

Separated from the universe’s most powerful weapon, can the Visigoth warrior that led the world to war still pose a formidable threat? Find out on January 22nd when Unity exacts its revenge on the man at the epicenter of the winter’s blockbuster comic book event, only in X-O Manowar #21!

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X-O MANOWAR #21 (UNITY)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD with VINCENTE CIFUENTES and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 22, 2014

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KANO Joins JAMES ASMUS for QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 – An All-New Jumping-On Point!

QW_009_VARIANT_KANOValiant is proud to announce that fan favorite artist and veteran creator Kano (Swamp Thing, Gotham Central) is joining the world’s worst superhero team for an all-new story arc beginning in Quantum and Woody #9 this April! Written by award-winning writer James Asmus (The End Times of Bram & Ben), jump on board here for a brand new high-stakes adventure pitting Quantum and Woody against the latest scourge of the streets – robots?!

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 robo-crime, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus: the return of Edison Radical Acquisitions, the debauched super-scientists that accidentally gave Quantum and Woody their super-powers. (And that would now like them back, please.)

“In the same way that Tom Fowler and Ming Doyle have both done for the series, Kano is in the perfect wheelhouse to make the reader feel Quantum and Woody’s joy and pain, to tell a clear, vibrant, visual story even as the stuff that happens is madcap, fast-paced, and insane, and to make everything just feel hilarious and exciting,” Quantum and Woody editor Alejandro Arbona told Comic Book Resources.

One of the 2013′s most acclaimed new series debuts kicks off the new year with a KLANG! when acclaimed creators James Asmus and Kano introduce an all-new starting point this April in Quantum and Woody #9 – featuring covers by all-star talents Tom Fowler, Tom Raney and Kano! Start reading here to find out why Quantum and Woody is the superhero series that has fans and critics agreeing – the world’s worst superhero team is off to an awesome start:

“[Quantum and Woody] raced into top gear almost immediately and still hasn’t let go of the throttle.” – Comic Book Resources
“[Valiant] is doing a lot of good things with its superheroes, with [Quantum and Woody] right up there…as the line’s finest.” – USA Today
“This series is impossible not to love. That’s right, impossible.” – IGN
“A perpetually entertaining, consistently surprising onslaught of funny and awesome…” – Multiversity Comics

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 (NEW ARC!)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TOM RANEY
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
COMING IN APRIL!

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Valiant Previews: Comics on Sale January 15th, 2014

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #17 (“SECT CIVIL WAR” – FINALE)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

The SECT CIVIL WAR reaches its earth-shattering climax!

(…and for once we mean that literally)! ARCHER versus ARMSTRONG! An incredible second identity for MARY-MARIA! Obadiah Archer gets a bold new role – and mission! The secret of the MASTER BUILDERS revealed! We were kidding, before but now we’re serious: This one changes EVERYTHING, and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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HARBINGER #20 (NEW ARC – “RESISTANCE”)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

MUST READ VALIANT! All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry launch “RESISTANCE” – and end the Renegades war against Toyo Harada once and for all.

Peter Stanchek and his team of teenage superhuman outlaws have decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Pursued from coast-to-coast by their would-be overlord in the Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades are about to launch a strategic strike on Harada’s secret empire – and they’ll start by revealing to the world just what kind of power they’ve been hiding all along. The ace up their sleeve? A seemingly normal teenage hacker named Ax…who knows exactly what Harada has been up to since day one…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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UNITY #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Cover by SHANE DAVIS
B&W Sketch Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Enter: Livewire!

On an airtight team of stone-cold soldiers, Amanda McKee is the one variable in the equation that equals absolute kill. Now, as the last woman standing against the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Foundation’s most seasoned technopath has just added one new item to her resume – newest bearer of the X-O Manowar armor and the finger behind the trigger of the universe’s most powerful weapon. Watch out world…this means trouble.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JANUARY 15th!

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