Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 11: NINJAK #1

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NINJAK #1 – Valiant Next Variant by Trevor Hairsine & Tom Muller

Coming in March

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THE VALIANT #1 Returns with Second Printing in January! Plus: Your First Look Inside THE VALIANT #2!

THE-VALIANT_001_second printingValiant is proud to announce that THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the VALIANT NEXT limited series epic by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – has sold out at the distributor level and will return with a second printing on January 21st, alongside the series’ second stunning installment in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)!

THE VALIANT is one of the most ambitious stories we’ve attempted to date, and comics fans have rightly taken notice,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Jeff, Matt, and Paolo have created an epic, yet intimate story that is going to build a tremendous amount of momentum for some of our biggest heroes. And stand back…they’re just getting started. THE VALIANT is hands down one of the best series you’ll find anywhere this year from any publisher.”

As the first issue released in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, THE VALIANT #1 SECOND PRINTING features an oversized 25-page first chapter, deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, exclusive back matter curated by Paolo Rivera, and much more – all complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!

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.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)is the beginning of a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today. On January 21st, find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT as the ultimate jumping-on point for readers new to Valiant’s award-winning publishing line:

"The Valiant Comics universe might be experiencing its Big Bang moment." – The Washington Post

"Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together... The Valiant #1 is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start."– ComicBook.com

"If you're looking for a gateway into Valiant's growing comic book universe, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than The Valiant… [It's] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands." – IGN

"A very exciting start. Curious about Valiant? Go pick this up and see why so many of us have fallen in love with this universe." – Comic Vine

"Making books new reader friendly is a tough thing to do, but this one does it really well… The storytelling in this comic is absolutely first rate." – Multiversity Comics

"Fast-paced, smart, and accessible… If you like your superheroes down-to-earth yet still willing to kick a little ass in order to save the world, then this is the book – and the publisher – for you." – Broken Frontier

"A must read series for any comic fan… It’s the real deal and easily one of the best issues of the year. This is the medium of comics done right…" – We The Nerdy

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Also arriving on January 21st – the year’s most astonishing new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy in THE VALIANT #2 (of 4)! The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

The battle ten millennia in the making continues on January 21st in THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) – reserve your copies today! And don't miss each exciting new release from VALIANT NEXT – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. VALIANT NEXT begins with THE VALIANT in December and 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

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (OCT148463)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (NOV141677)
Valiant Next Variant by PAOLO RIVERA & TOM MULLER (OCT148443)
Interlocking Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE & MATT KINDT (NOV141678)
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV141679)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (NOV141680)
Cover B by JORGE MOLINA (NOV141681)
Valiant Next Variant by CLAYTON HENRY & TOM MULLER (OCT148442)
Character Design Variant by DAVID AJA (NOV141682)
Artist Variant by BARRY KITSON (NOV141683)
Blank Cover also available (OCT148464)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 21 (FOC – 12/22/14)

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Valiant Previews: HARBINGER: FAITH #0 | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #4 (of 5) | Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5) – In Stores December 17th!

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES (OCT141701)
Cover B by LUCY KNISELY (OCT141702)
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (OCT141703)

This is Faith #0!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of an douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

$3.99 | 32 pages. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #4 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA (OCT141704)

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by KEVIN WADA (OCT141704)

Deep within the underworld, Mirage makes a life-or-death choice…and the life or death in the balance is hers!

The evil men who conspire against Shan Fong-Mirage make their move to destroy everything she has and everything she loves in the physical world. Faced with the obligation to cross the veil back and stop them, Mirage must abandon the spirit of her husband who she came to rescue – or give in to the wish for all she’s ever wanted, to die, and stay with him forever!

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Q2_003_COVER_BRIGHTQ2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (OCT141705)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (OCT141706)
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (OCT141707)

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 11: IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #4 – Cover by Raul Allen

Coming in April

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day 10: DIVINITY #1

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DIVINITY #1 – Art by Trevor Hairsine

Coming in February

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Madefire Debuts THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book – On Sale Now

Valiant’s First Day-and-Date Motion Book Features New Work by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera

A battle ten millennia in the making begins today as Madefire brings The Valiant to its Motion Books platform!

Valiant Entertainment and Madefire have partnered for the day-and-date release of THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book  – the first issue of Valiant’s hotly anticipated four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green ArrowAnimal Man) & Matt Kindt (RaiMind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil).

Arriving today through Madefire’s digital marketplace on the 5-star rated digital comics iOS and Android app as well as the exclusive Motion Books network on the web on the deviantART website the same day that the issue debuts in stores, THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book is Madefire’s first simultaneous release of a Valiant Motion Book alongside its traditional print counterpart.

“Valiant is thrilled to continue growing our collaboration with Madefire,” said Gavin Cuneo, CFO & Head of Strategic Development for Valiant Entertainment. “Madefire’s Motion Book platform has revolutionized the way comic book fans around the world experience Valiant’s library of titles, and, with the release of THE VALIANT #1, we are proud to bring our next great adventure into the fold.”

“Valiant are a class act, and THE VALIANT is just stunning,” said Madefire CCO and Co-Founder Liam Sharp. “State-of-the-art visuals, fantastic writing… We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring another great chapter of the Valiant Universe to life on Madefire!”

An entirely self-contained comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, The Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

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.

Celebrating traditional comics in the digital space, Madefire features an honest and simple reading experience with a page-view interface and pinch-and-zoom navigation called Print Books. Alongside the benchmark reading experience in Motion Books, digital comics and graphic novels in their authentic form are available via Madefire’s In-App Purchases directly on your mobile, tablet and web devices.

About Madefire:
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a benchmark reading experience called Motion Books. Madefire is the exclusive publishing partner to deviantART, the largest Creator community in the world. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, who is the former CEO of Automattic (makers of WordPress), as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard; angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc.; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

About Valiant Entertainment: 
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 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. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Nine: IMPERIUM #2

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IMPERIUM #2 – Cover by Doug Braithwaite

Coming in March

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Valiant’s NINJAK #1 Recruits Eisner Award Nominee Butch Guice, Expands to 40 Pages Monthly!

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Valiant’s most demanded series of the year is getting even bigger! 

Valiant is proud to announce that March’s NINJAK #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the upcoming VALIANT NEXT monthly series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) – is adding Eisner Award-nominated comics legend Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics) to its ongoing creative team for a new, monthly second feature spotlighting the never-before-revealed origin of the world’s most dangerous intelligence operative!

To accommodate this unprecedented addition, Valiant will also be expanding the page count of each issue, beginning with March’s NINJAK #1, to a colossal 40 pages per issue – all for the standard price of $3.99. In comic shops everywhere March 11th, NINJAK #1 will begin with a full-length lead story from Kindt & Mann, and continue with a second adventure detailing the shadowy early life and training of young Colin King – a.k.a. the world-class spy and deadly assassin codenamed Ninjak!

“Matt Kindt is one of the sharpest writers anywhere today, and he’s crafted an intricate, intelligent, and action-packed debut for the series that fans have been demanding since Ninjak first stepped onto the scene in X-O Manowar #5,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Combine that with two of the most talented artists in comics today – Clay Mann and Butch Guice – and you have a book that’s going to defy everything you thought you knew about Valiant’s number one ninja super-spy. Over the course of the first few issues, you’ll see these two time periods – Ninjak’s training and origin, and his first solo adventure in the modern day – inform each other and, eventually, interact and overlap. It’s an ambitious series – and we’re excited to give it the space it needs to deliver at 40 pages monthly.”

“Ninjak is an incredibly important character within the Valiant Universe, and his first monthly series is going to be a major cornerstone of our plans for the future,” added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “With a team like Matt, Clay, and Butch at the helm and an expanded page count in each and every issue, we can guarantee that this is a series that no fan of the comics medium – new or old – will want to miss. The VALIANT NEXT initiative was forged around the belief that our greatest stories have yet to be told, and NINJAK embodies that mission statement in every regard. This is a series that is pushing the boundaries of what you have seen before.”

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.

On March 11th, Ninjak’s past and future collide for the very first time in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artistsClay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) and Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics)! Featuring order-all shelf covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT), Clay Mann (X-Men), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics), start reading here on March 11th as VALIANT NEXT unleashes an all-new introduction to the fearless life and times of the world’s deadliest master spy, only in NINJAK #1!

Visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by all-star creators Jeff LemireMatt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera on December 10th,VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters:

  • 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

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComics, Twitter.com/ValiantComics, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Eight: THE VALIANT #3

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THE VALIANT #3 – Art by Paolo Rivera

Coming in March

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Valiant Advent Calendar – Day Seven: IMPERIUM #1

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IMPERIUM #1 – Art by Doug Braithwaite

Coming in February

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