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“VALIANT COMICS: MUST READ VALIANT” PANEL.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th. 4PM.
ONLY AT NEW YORK COMIC CON.

(SHHH…IT’S A SECRET.)

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MUST READ VALIANT! CLAYTON HENRY Goes Exclusive for “RESISTANCE” in HARBINGER #20!

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Valiant is proud to announce that acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong) has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive artist for the launch of “Resistance” – a brand new story arc beginning this January in Harbinger #20!

Henry joins artists Doug Braithwaite (Unity), Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior), and Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), as well as New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps) and acclaimed colorist Brian Reber (Unity), as the latest addition to Valiant’s roster of exclusive talent.

Harbinger20_1200px-1As revealed today in an exclusive interview at Comic Vine, the best-selling Harbinger Wars creative team of Dysart and Henry will reunite for “Resistance” – an all-new jumping on point that will lead Peter Stanchek and the Renegades into the final act of their crusade against Toyo Harada…and introduce an unlikely new ally into their growing battle against the Harbinger Foundation.

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…

As the latest installment of the MUST READ VALIANT campaign, Harbinger #20 is a perfect introduction to the series that Comic Vine says “[will] leave your jaw on the floor.”

“This arc will be incredibly new-reader friendly… We’ve built a lot of great jumping-on points into the previous issues, but this will be the easiest one yet. If you’ve haven’t read the book, this is the one to try. If friends haven’t read the book, this is the one to hand to them,” Dysart told Comic Vine.

Other recently announced MUST READ VALIANT milestones include Quantum and Woody #5 by award-winning writer James Asmus and rising star Ming Doyle; Shadowman #13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre; and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 by fan favorite creators Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart and Bart Sears. This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today with a new series of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points from some of the brightest talents in comics today.

For more information on Harbinger and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

HARBINGER #20 (NEW ARC – RESISTANCE)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by ZACHARY MONTOYA
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JANUARY!


The Road to UNITY Slams into X-O MANOWAR #18!

XO_018_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #18 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and fan favorite artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.)! Toward the future, toward UNITY… The stage is set for the can’t-miss comic book event of 2013 as X-O Manowar’s military occupation of Eastern Europe kicks into high gear!

With his nation state of Dacia fortified in eastern Romania, X-O Manowar has bent the world to his will. But he will not stand unopposed. With the assembled forces of the United Nations and NATO primed to assail the newly founded homeland of the Visigoth people, the man inside the indestructible Manowar armor is about find himself more vulnerable than ever – and with everything he holds dear on the threshold of a terrible turning point for the Valiant Universe…

Before UNITY arrives this November, meet the warrior king at the center of the maelstrom to come on October 16th, only in X-O Manowar #18! And don’t miss the X-O Manowar #18 Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by artist Donovan Santiago, in stores the same day!

For more information on X-O Manowar and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

X-O MANOWAR #18
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (AUG131495)
Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131496)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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The SWORD OF THE WILD Strikes ETERNAL WARRIOR #2!

EW_002_COVER_JONESValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Eternal Warrior #2 from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and superstar artists Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) and Clayton Crain (Carnage)! Who is the Sword of the Wild? And why have they brought a centuries-old war right to the doorstep of the Earth’s former guardian?

After thousands of years on the battlefield, the Eternal Warrior has finally laid down his sword. But today he learns that when you turn your back on your destiny, your destiny may find another champion. And when that new champion is your own savage, immortal daughter, the balance of the world itself may be at stake.

The Fist and Steel’s journey back to battle continues on October 9th, only in Eternal Warrior #2! And don’t miss the Eternal Warrior #2 Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by artist Donovan Santiago, in stores the same day!

For more information on Eternal Warrior and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #2
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by J.G. JONES (AUG131483)
Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131484)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (AUG131485)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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The Rise of X-O MANOWAR Retold in UNITY #1 Video Trailer!

Valiant is proud to debut the official video trailer for UNITY #1 – Valiant’s first fully returnable comic book event from the all-star creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, superstar artist Doug Braithwaite, and acclaimed colorist Brian Reber!

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 unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

UNITY_001_COVER_BRAITHWAITEAs announced previously, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a “murderers’s row” of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage).

Artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Brian Reber have also joined Valiant on an exclusive basis for the launch of UNITY #1. Last week, every retailer in the United States received UNITY RED – a one-of-a-kind, limited edition look book showcasing the stunning artwork of Valiant’s newest exclusive creators.

In another first for the publisher, Valiant also recently unveiled the UNITY #1 8-Bit Evolution Variant – the first fully animated 8-bit cover, engineered by CineFix, the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube. Simply use any smartphone to read the QR code embedded in the cover to unlock an exclusive CineFix “8-Bit Cinema” animated short starring the team of heroes behind the year’s biggest comic book event – X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, start reading here to discover the most acclaimed universe in comics. UNITY #1 is the perfect entry point for new readers!

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
Team USA Luge Variant also available (SEP131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)


MUST READ VALIANT! BART SEARS Shouts “GET SOME!” for BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18!

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This January, Valiant is sending Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps into action alongside legendary artist and Valiant icon Bart Sears (X-O Manowar) for “GET SOME!” – an all-new story arc beginning in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18!

As revealed today at MTV Geek, Sears will join ongoing co-writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart for an all-new, two-part story pitting Valiant’s 21st century shock troops against the first wave of superhuman specialists.

“['Get Some' is] both a term that’s used going into a war zone, referring to confirmed kills, as well as a catch phrase often used by action heroes,” Gage told MTV Geek. “We’re being a bit facetious in that, with the premise and setup, it could appear like this is a straightforward action-fest, but with me and Josh at the helm, it’s inevitably going to take some weird and subversive turns.”

BSCORPS_018_COVER_CRAINBrought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot escaped to bring war down upon his former masters at Project Rising Sprit…but now they’ve made him an offer he can’t refuse. Partnered with the weaponized men and women of the H.A.R.D. Corps, this black budget, technologically-augmented strike force is facing off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that’s signing his paychecks, he’ll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

As the next installment of Valiant’s MUST READ VALIANT campaign, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher Max) and Cully Hamner (Red, Blue Beetle) – is a perfect entry point into the series that Uproxx calls “fun, snarky, and fast-paced; pretty much a perfect read for action fans”!

This winter, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today with a new series of self-contained stories and easy jumping-on points from some of the brightest talents in comics today. Look for new MUST READ VALIANT milestones each month, beginning in November with Quantum and Woody #5 by writer James Asmus and rising star Ming Doyle, and continuing in December with Shadowman #13 by the all-new creative team of Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18 (NEW ARC)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JANUARY!


VALIANT Declares MUST READ VALIANT at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2013!

AA_014_VARIANT_NYCCThis October, find out why VALIANT is the MUST READ publisher in comics today at New York Comic-Con (NYCC) – the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention!

From Thursday, October 10th to Sunday, October 13th, Valiant will be in full force at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan – and we’re bringing along a boatload of exclusive giveaways, all-new convention-only items, and superstar talent to celebrate our biggest NYCC ever!

Stop by all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks and merchandise, including two brand new items debuting only at NYCC – the Archer & Armstrong #14 NYCC Variant by fan favorite artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars) and the oversized, shelf-busting X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Book One hardcover collection – signed by all-star creators Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! And don’t miss the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – a FREE, NYCC-only first look, featuring advance peeks inside UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19!

Plus, want to find out what makes Valiant Comics tick? Sign up at the Valiant booth for a twice-daily tour of Valiant’s 34th Street headquarters, just minutes away from the con floor! This is your only chance to set foot inside a major working comic book publisher in the heart of New York City!

And, on Saturday, October 12th at 4 pm, join us at the Valiant Comics: Must Read Valiant panel presentation for an exclusive round of news and announcements! Featuring creators Doug Braithwaite (UNITY), Matt Kindt (UNITY), Greg Pak (Eternal Warrior), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), alongside Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the only place to get the first word about the opening shots of UNITY and what’s coming next for Shadowman, X-O Manowar, Quantum and Woody, Bloodshot, Harbinger and the rest of Valiant’s greatest heroes!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve read the reviews. Now, with UNITY just weeks away, find everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe right here, only at NYCC!

For more information, visit NewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.

FREE CONVENTION-ONLY GIVEAWAYS:

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UNITY #1 NYCC PREVIEW EDITION

Get a sneak peek at the can’t-miss comic event of 2013 with a FREE, NYCC-exclusive preview edition featuring first looks at UNITY #1 and X-O Manowar #19 – featuring the work of Matt Kindt, Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Cary Nord and more!

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SHADOWMAN MASKS

See NYCC through the eyes of New Orleans’ nocturnal protector with a FREE die-cut Shadowman mask, designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes!

NYCC EXCLUSIVES:

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14 NYCC VARIANT BY CLAYTON HENRY

All-star artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong) returns with a fan-tastic NYCC-exclusive variant cover to Archer & Armstrong #14, featuring the explosive opening chapter of the all-new story arc – SECT CIVIL WAR!

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X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE – SIGNED BY ROBERT VENDITTI & CARY NORD

The very first oversized hardcover collection of X-O Manowar debuts at NYCC – with a special bookplate signed by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)!


GOAT BIG or GO HOME in QUANTUM AND WOODY #4!

QW_004_COVER_SOOKValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #4 from the acclaimed creative team of James Asmus and Tom Fowler! At last, Quantum gets the drop on the mysterious force behind his father’s death! Plus, the staggering first appearance of a little character we like to call…the Goat!

Bitterly divided and hopelessly outgunned, Quantum and Woody are getting torn apart! Literally! Can they get their #$@% together before being shredded to atoms by the mysterious Crone and her super-science foot soldiers?! Probably not. But when a new ally emerges from the shadows, they’ll find the strength to fight baaaaack.

The series that IGN calls “one hundred percent amazeballs…a holy experience of the comic book medium” blows even more minds on October 2nd, only in Quantum and Woody #4! Dig it!

For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM AND WOODY #4
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (AUG131486)
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131487)
Goat Variant by ROB GUILLORY (AUG131488)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

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ZUB and SEPULVEDA Present a Very Special Halloween Spooktacular in SHADOWMAN #11!

SM_011_COVER_TOValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #11 from Harvey Award nominated writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and fan favorite artist Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns)! On October 2nd, evil has its day when Jack Boniface tackles his very first Halloween in the Valiant Universe!

It’s All Hallow’s Eve in News Orleans – and Shadowman’s about to find himself alone on the job, standing guard on the most dangerous night of the year. Still reeling from the fallout of his cataclysmic battle with Master Darque, can Jack go it alone and protect his city from the legion of evils that haunt the Halloween night?

By popular demand, it’s a special October tale for Valiant’s nocturnal guardian – and a standalone story that’s perfect for new readers! And look for the special Shadowman #11 Halloween Mask Variant – featuring a fully detachable Shadowman mask designed by award-winning artist Rian Hughes!

For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

SHADOWMAN #11
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by MARCUS TO (AUG131479)
Halloween Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (AUG131480)
Valiant Level Two 8-Bit Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (AUG131481)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
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VALIANT and CINEFIX Deliver ANIMATED 8-BIT ACTION to UNITY #1!

 

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To celebrate the release of UNITY #1 – Valiant’s first fully returnable comic book event – this November, Valiant is proud to announce a new partnership with CineFix, the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube!

As revealed today at the Hollywood Reporter, Valiant and CineFix have come together to produce the UNITY #1 8-Bit Evolution Variant – Valiant’s first fully animated 8-bit cover! Simply use any smartphone to read the QR code embedded in the cover to unlock an exclusive CineFix “8-Bit Cinema” animated short starring the team of heroes behind the year’s biggest comic book event – X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire!

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Valiant on this unique opportunity,” said Philip Byron of BermanBraun, the media company behind CineFix. “It’s not everyday that you help launch a major comic book series through digital video. The collaboration between UNITY #1 and ’8-Bit Cinema’ is a prime example of transmedia storytelling.”

“This really is a dream project for Valiant,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “We’ve been huge fans of CineFix’s ’8-Bit Cinema’ since day one, and the CineFix team, along with our Assistant Editor Josh Johns, have managed to the capture the heart and soul of the characters behind UNITY.”

Written by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Journey into Mystery), UNITY #1 is the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series launching Valiant’s first ever super-team into battle against X-O Manowar!

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As announced previously, UNITY #1 will be 100% returnable for qualifying retailers and feature five limited Pullbox Exclusive Variants (available to fans who pre-order with their local retailer) from a “murderers’s row” of comics all-stars – Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Age of Ultron), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted), Travel Foreman (Animal Man), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) and Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider, Carnage). Artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Brian Reber have also joined Valiant on an exclusive basis for the launch of UNITY #1.

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 unforgiving team the world has ever known – UNITY. Their mission: defeat the threat responsible for the destruction of MI-6, the decimation of an alien world, and the occupation of Eastern Europe… Unseat the warrior king armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon… Kill X-O Manowar!

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the reviews. On November 13th, start reading here to discover the most acclaimed universe in comics. UNITY #1 is the perfect entry point for new readers!

UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP131344)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by BRYAN HITCH (SEP131346)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by J.G. JONES (SEP131345)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN (SEP131349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP131347)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP131348)
Valiant 8-Bit Evolution Variant by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (SEP131350)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by BART SEARS (SEP131353)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131354)
B&W Sketch Variant by NEAL ADAMS (SEP131355)
Blank Variant also available (SEP131351)
Team USA Luge Variant also available (SEP131352)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 11/13/13 (FOC – 10/21/13)

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ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT:

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 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. For more information, visit ValiantUniverse.com.

ABOUT CINEFIX:

CineFix is the ultimate destination for true movie buffs & filmmakers on YouTube. We are filmmakers, writers, directors and animators with a goal of entertaining, informing and inspiring. We provide dynamic original programming, in-depth interviews and unique rants, raves and reviews about the world of filmed entertainment. Subscribe to CineFix on YouTube.

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