In advance of the release of Eternal Warrior #1 this September, Valiant is proud to announce that superstar artist Trevor Hairsine has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive artist!
A veteran of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine, Hairsine made his mainstream comics breakthrough in 2002 as the artist of the acclaimed mini-series Cla$$war. Shortly thereafter, Hairsine moved to Marvel, where was named to the first wave of up-and-coming “Young Guns,” alongside Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, David Finch, Adi Granov, and Steve McNiven. From 2003 onward, Hairsine penciled several high-profile titles, including Ultimate Six with writer Brian Michael Bendis, X-Men: Deadly Genesis with writer Ed Brubaker, and Ultimate Nightmare with writer Warren Ellis.
Hairsine made his Valiant debut in early 2013, illustrating the prelude to the best-selling “Planet Death” storyline in X-O Manowar and, at present, is completing an acclaimed four-issue run on Harbinger with co-artist Khari Evans. On September 11th, the newly Valiant-exclusive artist will launch his first ongoing series for Valiant with New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak in the pages of Eternal Warrior #1.
“I had a blast working on X-O Manowar and Harbinger, and couldn’t be more excited about launching Eternal Warrior with Greg Pak,” said Hairsine. “Valiant’s an incredibly exciting place to be, and I’m looking forward to making great comics with them for some time to come.”
“Trevor is one of the premier artists in comics and with good reason,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “His work is nothing short of stunning, and, at the helm of Eternal Warrior with Greg Pak, they’re readying an absolute monster of a book.”
Hitting shops on September 11th, Eternal Warrior #1 is the first issue of all-new ongoing series featuring Valiant’s most feared immortal, the Eternal Warrior. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
Hairsine joins Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) and New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Harbinger) as the next addition to Valiant’s roster of exclusive talent.
For more information on Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Shadowman #8 by Harvey Award-nominated writer Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians) and all-star artists Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), Neil Edwards (Dark Avengers) and Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX)!
Jack Boniface’s life is about to become a living hell. Master Darque may be trapped in the forbidden realm known as the Deadside, but his disciples on Earth, the Brethren, continue to track Jack’s every move. When Shadowman takes the fight to their doorstep, the Brethren’s counterattack proves much more than Jack bargained for…and the people he cares about are going to pay the price…
The road to the final, fateful clash of Shadowman and Master Darque starts here on July 3rd when the Deadside’s darkest strike close to home, only in Shadowman #8!
For more information on Shadowman and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, NEIL EDWARDS & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131310)
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK (MAY131311)
ON SALE 7/3/13
The 8-bit invasion of the Valiant Universe continues this October!
Valiant is proud to announce Valiant 8-Bit Level Two – a new wave of 8-bit-inspired covers by artists Matthew Waite and Donovan Santiago hitting comic shops everywhere this October! Debuting today at Topless Robot, the Valiant 8-Bit Level Two 8-bit covers follow up on the colossal success of the first Valiant 8-bit cover month – in stores now – with a new round of shelf covers inspired by gaming’s greatest milestones.
“Our first batch of Valiant 8-bit releases have been an immediate success with fans, retailers, and critics, and all three have been asking us to expand the scope of the Valiant 8-bit program since it was first announced,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Level Two is that expansion, and Matthew, Donovan and Valiant’s own Assistant Editor Josh Johns have done a phenomenal job. Not only has Level Two moved beyond cartridge gaming for inspiration, but it will also include more than just incredible covers. Fans of the Valiant 8-bit initiative, take note – we have some exciting developments in store that you’ll be hearing about very soon.”
Kicking off this October in a comic store near you, level up to Valiant’s next smash-hit sensation with a special, Valiant 8-Bit Level Two cover for each of Valiant’s ongoing monthly titles, including:
- Archer & Armstrong #14
- Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15
- Eternal Warrior #2
- Harbinger #17
- Quantum and Woody #4
- Shadowman #11
- X-O Manowar #18
Check out October’s Valiant 8-Bit Level Two Covers right now at Topless Robot. For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant with a cover by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and underground icon Tony Millionaire – debuting this July exclusively at Comic Con International in San Diego, California! Following on the heels of the release of Quantum and Woody #1 on July 10th, this Valiant/CBLDF collaboration is notably the first convention variant cover ever produced by Valiant.
Limited to 750 copies, Millionaire’s Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.
Coinciding with the release of the Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant, Valiant is also signing on as the CBLDFs latest corporate member. Valiant joins comiXology, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Diamond Comic Distributors, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and more in support of the CBLDF’s ongoing mission.
“Valiant have been doing some of the most exciting comics on the stands, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with them for this project,” said Alex Cox, Deputy Director of the CBLDF. “Between being huge fans of the brilliant Tony Millionaire, and the high quality of what Valiant has published so far, this is going to be a great project, and will be a tremendous fundraiser. The Valiant staff has been extremely generous, and we can’t wait to debut this in San Diego!”
“Quantum and Woody have one the most crazily passionate fanbases in comics and, with our solidified support of the CBLDF now in place, they’re the perfect choice to debut our first convention-exclusive variant cover – and all to benefit of the CBLDF’s vitally important mission. This is a very special release for us, and one that we’re incredibly proud to have produced on behalf of the CBLDF,” said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
The CBLDF benefit cover is illustrated by Tony Millionaire, a venerable cartoonist best known as creator of the comic strips Maakies and Drinky Crow. His forays into the superhero genre have been few and far between, but the non-traditional flair of Quantum and Woody make it a natural project for his unique take.
Written by James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) with art by Tom Fowler (MAD, Venom, Hulk: Season One) and colors by Jordie Bellaire, Quantum and Woody #1, in stores July 10th, begins the adventures of estranged, underachieving brothers Eric and Woody Henderson. When their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will soon find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Featuring covers by Ryan Sook, Marcos Martin and Andrew Robinson – as well as a “talking”, QR code-enabled variant cover by Tom Fowler – go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!
You can learn more about the work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by visiting them online at www.cbldf.org.
For more information on Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Quantum and Woody #2 by award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One)! Brace yourself – the summer’s most anticipated origin story is at large and on the run this August!
Eric and Woody Henderson have accidentally blown up their father’s life’s work – and themselves along with it! Now, as their bizarre new superpowers begin to manifest, will they be able to outmaneuver the squad of trigger-happy cops that think Eric and Woody are to blame for their dad’s murder? Plus! The mysterious cabal targeting our heroes only gets creepier. Seriously, it’s like an iceberg of creepy. Only 10 percent is showing! And Quantum and Woody are about to crash right the %$!@ into it!
The rise of the world’s worst superhero team begins on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1 – then be back in 30 for the next shocking, stun-gunning, gauntlet-colliding chapter of their all-new adventures on August 7th in Quantum and Woody #2!
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 #2
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK (JUN131320)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (JUN131321)
Variant Cover by RIAN HUGHES (JUN131322)
ON SALE 8/7/13 (FOC – 7/15/13)
On July 17th, it all comes down to this!
Valiant is proud to present the first look inside Harbinger Wars #4 – the concussive final chapter of Valiant’s first crossover event! H.A.R.D. Corps vs. Bloodshot vs. Toyo Harada vs. Peter Stanchek and the Renegades – the comic book battle of the year happens here!
Four groups have come to capture the escaped test subjects of Project Rising Spirit – but only one can claim victory. Who will be left standing amidst the wreckage once called Las Vegas? Join the action here to find out why Harbinger Wars is the series that’s being heralded as an “event done right” by critics far and wide. The summer’s most acclaimed event storyline unleashes its oversized final chapter on July 17th, only in Harbinger Wars #4!
Then, follow the the fallout of the last stand between Bloodshot and the Harbinger Renegades into Harbinger #14 and Bloodshot #13 – in stores one week later on July 24th!
For information on Harbinger Wars and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
HARBINGER WARS #4 (of 4)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, PERE PEREZ, & MICO SUAYAN
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131294)
Wraparound Pullbox Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAY131295)
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (MAY131296)
Variant Cover by STEPHANE PERGER (MAY131297)
ON SALE 7/17/13 (FOC – 6/24/13)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS & TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY131298)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131299)
ON SALE 7/24/13 (FOC – 7/1/13)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (MAY131300)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (MAY131301)
ON SALE 7/24/13 (FOC – 7/1/13)
Any writer can soon publish fan fiction inspired by Valiant comic book heroes Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger and Shadowman
Writers can also create new stories based on Howey’s Silo Saga, Eisler’s John Rain novels, Crouch’s Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo and more
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 20, 2013– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Today, Amazon Publishing announced that it has secured licenses for its new publishing platform, Kindle Worlds, with leading comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment and best-selling authors Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, Blake Crouch and Neal Stephenson. Through these licenses, any writer will be able to create and sell fan fiction inspired by the popular Worlds of Valiant superhero comic book series Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, and Shadowman, with more to be added at a later date, as well as Howey’s Silo Saga, Eisler’s John Rain novels, Crouch’s Wayward Pines Series, and the Foreworld Saga. Kindle Worlds is the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so.
“Since announcing Kindle Worlds just weeks ago, we’ve been energized by the interest and enthusiasm for this new program—from writers and readers alike,” said Philip Patrick, Director, Business Development and Publisher of Kindle Worlds. “With content from 2012’s Diamond Gem award-winning Comic Book Publisher of the Year and the work of several best-selling authors, we’re excited to expand Kindle Worlds and give writers even more options to be creative and earn royalties.”
“Kindle Worlds presents an amazing opportunity to bring Valiant’s wide-ranging universe of characters to a new medium, and empower fans and aspiring creators,” said Gavin Cuneo, Valiant’s CFO and Head of Strategic Development. “Comics are well known for their passionate and interactive fan communities, and, through the Kindle Worlds platform, we’re excited to give aspiring authors and fans the opportunity to work within the Valiant Universe, make their stories accessible to a large audience, and earn revenue for their work.”
Amazon Publishing previously announced licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment division for its New York Times best-selling book series Gossip Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar; Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard; and Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith. Interested writers are encouraged to visit Kindle Worlds (www.amazon.com/kindleworlds) to learn more and get a head start on writing. Later this month, the Kindle Worlds Store is expected to launch with over 50 commissioned works, including Valiant-branded short fiction from authors Jason Starr, Robert Rodi, Stuart Moore and others. At that time, the Kindle Worlds self-service submission platform, where any writer can submit completed work, will also open.
“Good storytelling for me starts with great characters, no matter the format,” said Kindle Worlds Archer & Armstrong author Scott Nicholson. “I’m thrilled that Amazon has been pushing the digital frontiers to open up even more sharing of ideas and building new communities around the most popular characters and stories.”
Amazon Publishing will pay royalties to both the rights holders of the Worlds and the author. The standard author’s royalty rate (for works of at least 10,000 words) will be 35% of net revenue. Amazon Publishing will also pilot an experimental new program for particularly short works—between 5,000 and 10,000 words. For these short stories—typically priced under one dollar—Amazon will pay the royalties for the World’s rights holder and pay authors a digital royalty of 20%.
Amazon Publishing is engaged with additional rights holders from different areas of entertainment—books, games, TV, movies and music—and looks forward to announcing future deals soon. To get started writing works in licensed properties and for submission guidelines and updates on licensed properties, visit www.amazon.com/kindleworlds. For regular updates on Kindle Worlds, follow @KindleWorlds on Twitter.
Valiant is proud to present the first look at superstar artist Trevor Hairsine’s inked interiors for Eternal Warrior #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series teaming Hairsine with New York Times best-selling author Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Planet Hulk)!
Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
Soldier. Guardian. Warrior. Legend. Start reading here on September 11th when Greg Pak and Trevor Hairsine begin an all-new campaign for Valiant’s most feared immortal in Eternal Warrior #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain, Trevor Hairsine, Dave Bullock and Patrick Zircher!
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 #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL131306)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JUL131307)
Variant Cover by DAVE BULLOCK (JUL131308)
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL131309)
ON SALE 9/11/13 (FOC – 8/19/13)
Valiant is proud to announce the Valiant Signature Series – a new line of covers spotlighting the creators that forged the original Valiant Universe!
Valiant will release one Signature Series cover per month, beginning this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen – the veteran artist that began his comics career at Valiant with titles including X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Rai and the Future Force. Over the course of the coming months, the Signature Series will also debut new works by fan favorite creators Bob Hall (Shadowman), Mark Moretti (Eternal Warrior), Kevin VanHook (Archer & Armstrong), Sal Velluto (Bloodshot) and more as they interpret the modern day versions of Valiant’s signature heroes for the very first time. The first of many to come, look for more Signature Series artists to be announced in the near future.
“I began my career in comics at the original Valiant and all of us who were there have stayed very close over the years,” Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce told MTV Geek. “Now, with the new publishing line well underway, it’s an immense pleasure to finally be reuniting with the talents who forged the foundation and gave the original Valiant Universe such a special and well-deserved mystique.”
Added Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani:
“Valiant is incredibly fortunate to have worked with a long list of incredible talents in its 25 year history, and their work is something that we continue to celebrate to this day. As both fans and creators, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the moment when some of Valiant’s original greats would return to bring their vision to the modern day Valiant Universe, and, with the Valiant Signature Series, that moment has finally arrived. Sean Chen, Bob Hall, Mark Moretti, Kevin VanHook, Sal Velluto – these are the guys who helped build the house we live in, and fans can look forward to seeing even more storied talents from the original Valiant era return over the next year.”
The return of talents that made the Valiant Universe great begins this October with the Harbinger #17 Valiant Signature Series cover by Sean Chen! Ask your local retailer for details.
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #14 – the explosive final chapter of PLANET DEATH from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! X-O Manowar has conquered. He has killed. But can he reign over PLANET DEATH?
With a coalition army of alien freedom fighters at his back, X-O Manowar has brought the throneworld of his alien oppressors, the Vine, to the brink of collapse. And now, with their ultimate weapon at his command, the final battle for the Vine planet of Loam is about to begin. The time of X-O Manowar’s vengeance has finally come – and, with it, a monumental revelation that will redefine everything we thought we knew about Aric of Dacia and his future in the Valiant Universe.
The first year of X-O Manowar thunders into its world-ending conclusion as Robert Venditti and Cary Nord deliver the final blow to PLANET DEATH on June 26th in X-O Manowar #14! And look for the limited X-O Manowar #14 8-Bit Variant by artist Matthew Waite!
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 #14
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI (APR131288)
8-Bit Variant by MATTHEW WAITE (APR131289)
ON SALE 6/26/13