Valiant Previews: UNITY #0 | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5) – In Stores October 15th, 2014

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Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (AUG141717)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (AUG141718)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (AUG141719)

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141704)
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (AUG141705)
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141706)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (AUG141707)
Blank Cover Variant also available (AUG141708)

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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Valiant’s ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS Return October 15th – with All-New Quote Covers!

ODD_XO_COVER_001In comic shops everywhere next week, get seven of Valiant’s greatest most beloved #1 issues for just one dollar apiece with an all-new wave of ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS!

You’ve seen the reviews. You’ve heard the buzz. Now discover the best-selling, critically acclaimed first issue smashes that made Valiant one of the most adored publishers in superhero comics today.

Now featuring brand new quote covers, Valiant’s ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS are your best chance yet to discover Valiant’s award-winning ongoing series – ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER, QUANTUM AND WOODY, RAI, UNITY, and X-O MANOWAR – before Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera draft all of Valiant’s greatest heroes into a battle ten millennia in the making for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) in December!

Plus: get the essential backstory on each of Valiant’s most formidable heroes and villains with the VALIANT UNIVERSE 2014 HANDBOOK, featuring highly detailed entries on everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2014 and beyond – from Archer to Generation Zero! Also including a selection of artwork from a murderer’s row of Valiant greats – including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and many more – this is the perfect all-in-one introduction to the heaviest hitters that Valiant has to offer!

Before VALIANT NEXT unleashes six epic new series – THE VALIANT, IVAR TIMEWALKER, DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, NINJAK, and BLOODSHOT REBORN – in 2015, revisit the foundations of Valiant’s fan favorite ongoing series with these must-read ONE DOLLAR DEBUTS, arriving in comic shops everywhere on October 15th!

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (AUG141733)

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

After years of training, Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to root out and kill the infamous Great Satan of his parents’ sect. Unfortunately, dying has never been easy for Archer’s target – the hard-drinking year-old immortal known as Armstrong. Together, this unlikely pair of heroes is about to stumble headfirst into a centuries-old conspiracy that will bring the whole of ancient history crashing down on the modern day Valiant Universe. And that’s going to mean one Hell of a hangover.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by KHARI EVANS (AUG141734)

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

Read minds. Bend steel. Break all the rules. Teenager Pete Stanchek is out of work, on the skids, and – unbeknownst to him – a psionic-powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Toyo Harada is a wealthy business magnate, a respected philanthropist and the most powerful harbinger of all – or so he thought. As they forge an uneasy alliance, will Harada offer Pete a chance for redemption ­– or attempt to induct him into a secret network of conspiracy, subversion and control? Pete is about to discover that he’s not alone in the world and, soon, the generation who has nothing will take on the man who has everything.

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by LEE GARBETT (AUG141735)

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (AUG141736)

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG141737)

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

To kill a king, he has created an army. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never thought possible – fear. Halfway across the globe, a new power threatens to topple modern civilization and, to preempt the cataclysm that is to come, Harada will unite the most lethal, most volatile, most unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon. Kill X-O Manowar!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141738)

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia — heir to the throne of the Visigoth people — has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (AUG141739)

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

The Valiant Universe from A to Z! Discover for the very first time the untold origins and secrets of Valiant’s heroes and villains, all in one place! Featuring artwork from a “murderer’s row” of comics brightest talents: Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Clayton Henry, Bryan Hitch, Esad Ribic, and more!

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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NYCC 2014: Valiant Debuts VALIANT NEXT – Six Epic New Series Coming in 2015!

THE VALIANT | IVAR, TIMEWALKER | DIVINITY | IMPERIUM | NINJAK | BLOODSHOT REBORN

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In 2015…the story starts here!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning in December with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, VALIANT NEXT 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

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

“We’ve spent two years building an award-winning publishing line, pouring our hearts into re-imagining X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER and the rest of the Valiant Universe for the modern day. Now it’s time to take it to the next level,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “VALIANT NEXT taps into the same creative energy that made Valiant one of the most legendary comic book companies of all time. When I was a kid, one of the best things about Valiant was picking up an issue with a brand new character, like X-O MANOWAR or NINJAK. I’m excited that we’re doing that again now with series like DIVINITY and IMPERIUM. And that’s only a fraction of what we have coming next.”

“Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera are delivering an absolute monster of a book with THE VALIANT and it’s the perfect title to lead off VALIANT NEXT,” said Valiant Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons. “This is our most ambitious initiative yet, and everyone’s bringing their A-game. The creative team of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG reuniting to launch IVAR, TIMEWALKER. Clay Mann on NINJAK – his first ongoing series at Valiant. Mico Suayan tearing it up with Jeff Lemire on BLOODSHOT REBORN. Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite together for the first time for the devastating events of IMPERIUM. Not to mention the introduction of an all-new, all-powerful force in DIVINITY from the minds of Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine. It’s a kick-ass time to be a Valiant fan.”

For more information on VALIANT NEXT, join Valiant this week at New York Comic Con 2014 for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR, AND BEYOND panel presentation on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 pm. Featuring Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, NINJAK, DIVINITY), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, BLOODSHOT REBORN), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, get your first look inside each VALIANT NEXT release right here, only at New York Comic Con!

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art by PAOLO RIVERA
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2014

A battle ten millennia in the making…

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.

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING JANUARY 2015

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry present a centuries-spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first…right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be…before time runs out!

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DIVINITY #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
PRESTIGE FORMAT LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series.

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IMPERIUM #1
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015

A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series Harbinger – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite!

Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.

Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

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NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING MARCH 2015

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clay Mann!

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BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN with JEFF LEMIRE
Colors by DAVID BARON
ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING APRIL 2015

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan, Valiant delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!

Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well.

Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in self-imposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

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Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – In Stores October 8th, 2014

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148184)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148185)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148186)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148187)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148188)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.| ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

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NYCC 2014: Valiant Announces Exclusives, Programming, Signings, and More for New York Comic-Con 2014!

VALIANT_CKRTLAB_X-O-MANOWAR-URBAN-VINYL_packagingNext week, Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!

From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!

XO_ZERO_NYCC_WALSHAnd that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!

Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with THE VALIANT…but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!

And the action continues on Saturday, October 11th at 8 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANTJeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!

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First Look: Milligan and LaRosa Lead Off BLOODSHOT #25 – A 48-Page Anniversary Blowout!

BLOOD_025_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present an advance preview of BLOODSHOT #25 – a 48-page anniversary blowout featuring a murderer’s row of comics talents from throughout the bullet-riddled history of Valiant’s most brutal, most relentless hero!

Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in “Bloodshot: Glitch” – a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX)!

“With ‘Glitch,’ Peter has crafted a gripping, action-packed, and psychological take on Bloodshot – and Lewis’s pages have only made it that much more devastating,” said Bloodshot editor Alejandro Arbona. “This is Lewis’s first full-length interior work in almost a decade, and he spent the better part of a year just packing in as much detail and emotion as possible. It’s been well worth the wait, and when you see his artwork, you’ll see why.”

Plus: an all-new Bloodshot tale by comics master Howard Chaykin, and the original launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García return for a brand new adventure! And don’t miss the origin of Bloodshot retold, and even more stories and artwork from Justin Jordan (Spread), Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25), and more, right here in this oversized 48-page giant!

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Packed to the rafters with bonus features and artwork, including a complete cover gallery of Bloodshot’s exploits from 1993 to today, the BLOODSHOT #25 anniversary extravaganza also features standard covers by Lewis LaRosa and Al Barrionuevo; incentive variant covers by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates); and a new throwback variant featuring Bloodshot’s original logo and trade dress design by Bloodshot co-creator and comics legend Don Perlin (The Defenders).

Before Bloodshot steps front and center for the THE VALIANT #1 by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December, Valiant’s most dangerous man-at-arms takes on his biggest assignment yet in BLOODSHOT #25 – arriving in stores on November 5th!

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP14 1694)
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO (SEP14 1695)
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (SEP14 1696)
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN (SEP14 1697)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (SEP14 1698)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 11/5/14 (FOC – 10/13/14)

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Valiant and CKRTLAB Toys Unveil New Line of Urban Vinyl Figures – Debuting at New York Comic-Con 2014

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_001Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys are proud to announce a brand new line of urban vinyl figures featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of super-heroes. Slated for a release in comic shops and online in 2015, the new Valiant urban vinyl toy line will feature a wide selection of highly stylized Valiant heroes, beginning with X-O Manowar.

Valiant will offer an exclusive, early release of the first new figure in the Valiant urban vinyl line – X-O Manowar – at New York Comic-Con from October 9th-12th, 2014. Limited to 150 pieces and available only from Valiant Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 (Booth #2028) for $25 per figure, the X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl figure stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, exclusive “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

“Since day one, Valiant’s fans around the world have been demanding figures and figurines of these iconic heroes,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “In CKRTLAB TOYS, we’ve found the perfect partner to make that dream a reality, and we can’t wait to get the first-ever X-O Manowar figure in front of fans at New York Comic-Con 2014.”

“Valiant Entertainment creates some of the best comics in the market today,” said Tim Ellis, CEO of CKRTLAB TOYS. “CKRTLAB TOYS is thrilled about our partnership with Valiant Entertainment and bringing vinyl figures of these great characters to all the fans.”

CKRTLAB_X-O Manowar_002Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine has taken him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak – and launched a quest for vengeance that will bring the Vine’s alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, comics legends Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, and many, many more.

As the first title of Valiant’s 2012 relaunch, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord became one of the year’s highest selling debut issues, warranting four sold-out printings. In the years since, the series has continued to accrue critical and commercial accolades, including awards for “Best Revival of 2012″ by The Onion/A.V. Club, “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, and a 2012 Diamond Gem Award nomination for Best Comic Book of the Year, among others.

Most recently, X-O Manowar was recruited into the ranks of Valiant’s first-ever superteam – alongside other all-star heroes including Bloodshot, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – to launch 2013′s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher in Unity #1; and found himself at the epicenter of Valiant’s sold-out summer crossover event, Armor Hunters, cementing his role as the Earth’s most formidable hero.

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Valiant Previews: ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 | BLOODSHOT #24 – In Stores October 1st, 2014

AH_AFTER_001_COVER_BERNARDARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (AUG141710)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (AUG141711)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (AUG141712)

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake. Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (AUG141731)
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE (AUG141732)

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/1/14

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Valiant Heads to Long Beach Comic Con 2104 – This Weekend!

VALIANT_LONG-BEACH-2014This weekend, Valiant is bringing its award-winning publishing line-up to Long Beach Comic Con 2014!

From Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, September 28th, join Valiant at Booth #307 inside the Long Beach Convention Center for a weekend jam-packed with Valiant creators panels, and con-exclusive giveaways!

First up, before the THE VALIANT #1 arrives this December, experience the battle ten millennia in the making with THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK – a free, exclusive preview edition featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews – and featuring nearly every Valiant hero – do not miss your chance to find out why THE VALIANT is the must-read comic book event of the winter.

Plus: on Saturday, September 27th at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101A, don’t miss the VALIANT COMICS: ARMOR HUNTERS, THE VALIANT, AND BEYOND panel presentation! Hot off the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY – find out why Valiant is one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today! Join the team right here for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, and many more!

For tickets and directions, visit LongBeachComicCon.com.

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 Sells Out, Returns with Second Printing in October!

DRMIRAGE_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGValiant is proud to announce that THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the critically acclaimed new limited series by Eisner Award-nominated writer Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Captain Marvel) and acclaimed artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse) – has sold out at the distributor level.

Following on the heels of other recent Valiant first chapter sell-outs, including ARMOR HUNTERS #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1, ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1, THE DELINQUENTS #1, and RAI #1 (now in its fifth printing), an all-new printing of Dr. Mirage’s first issue debut will arrive on store shelves with THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 SECOND PRINTING on October 29th – just in time for Halloween!

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.

Start reading here on October 29th to join the heart-wrenching adventure into the underworld that has enraptured fans and critics:

DRMIRAGE_002_COVER_FOREMAN“✮✮✮✮✮…This is one hell of a debut from Valiant and the creative team. Don’t miss out on it.” – Comic Bastards

“✮✮✮✮½…Everything you could want in a paranormal story…with mystery and intrigue around every corner.” – Bloody Disgusting

“✮✮✮✮½…Equal parts clever and emotional as it sets up an impressive new hero…” – Comic Book Resources

“✮✮✮✮½…A solid hit, combining an excellent script with appropriately moody art and a unique color palette…” – Major Spoilers

“8.6…A great example of how to launch a new series… There’s a great mystery and sense of dread already in place.” – IGN

“8.5…Off to a fabulous start, with the team of Van Meter and De La Torre delivering a thoroughly gripping tale…” – Unleash the Fanboy

And don’t miss the second stunning chapter of Dr. Mirage’s journey on October 8th in THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2! From Deadside and into the web of worlds beyond, Shan Fong-Mirage is about to begin the fight to win back the husband she thought she’d lost forever…

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/29/14 (FOC – 10/6/14)

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (AUG141728)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

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