Valiant Joins NC Comicon with Panels, Programming and More in November!

NC_VALIANT-VOICEFrom Friday, November 11th to Sunday, November 13th, Valiant is bringing its action-packed cross-country road show to NC Comicon for a stratospheric weekend packed with award-winning comic books, can’t-miss merchandise, and more!

All weekend long, get in on the action with Valiant inside the Durham Convention Center in booth #A601-A602 and see why Valiant is one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics! Start right here with a complete selection of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including 4001 A.D., BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, THE VALIANT, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!

Then, the action continues with a jam-packed slate of signings from some of Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan)!

Plus: Go straight to the source of the largest independent superhero universe in comics on Friday, November 11th at 1:00 p.m. in Carolina Theater Cinema #2 with VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE – a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most iconic, and most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in comics today! Join Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and an astounding lineup of panelists for a one-of-a-kind to the Valiant Universe! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

Finally, the most exciting panel experience of the weekend awaits with a flurry of updates and insights on Saturday, November 12th at 11:30 am in Carolina Theater Cinema #2 with VALIANT: THE FUTURE OF VALIANT AND BEYOND! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADE, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here with Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and an all-star cast of panelists! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of updates – only at NC Comicon!

We’ll see you in the Bull City! And look for more cities to be added to Valiant’s non-stop convention roadshow in the winter and beyond!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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Valiant Promotes Josh Johns to Director of Digital Media & Development

VALIANT_JOHNSValiant today named Josh Johns to the position of Director of Digital Media and Development. A key member of the company through multiple departments since Valiant’s relaunch in 2012, Johns joined the company as Assistant Editor in 2011 before being tapped to spearhead Valiant’s digital media development and subsequently being promoted to his previous position as Associate Director of Digital Media and Development in 2015.

Johns’ new title reflects his contributions to Valiant’s growth and expansion, which most recently culminated in the creation of VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing scripted original content in live action, animation, and emerging media, created specifically for the digital arena. The first project from will be NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – a brutal, first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series set to debut in late 2017. As Johns continues to extend Valiant’s reach across social and digital media, VALIANT DIGITAL is the next strategic evolution of Valiant’s long-term plan to expand the ranks of its already sizable fanbase around the world.

“With new projects and opportunities emerging in the realms of film, television, gaming, and licensing, Valiant is pioneering as a multimedia entertainment company,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “As future digital projects bring Valiant’s award-winning superheroes to new platforms and audiences, Josh will play an important leadership role in their development.”

Following his success on Valiant’s editorial team, Johns was tapped with spearheading Valiant’s social and digital media development. Since the transition, Johns developed Valiant’s social media presence into one of the most robust and interactive out of any independent comics publisher, assisted in the creation of VALIANT DIGITAL, and developed strategic partnerships with companies including Twitter, Twitch, Bat in the Sun Productions, and more.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million units sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in comics. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with four new titles released under the banner of “The Summer of Valiant” – a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. Beginning with X-O MANOWAR #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord, which ranked as the year’s best-selling new series from any independent publisher, Valiant has consistently produced some of the highest selling and most critically accoladed comic titles anywhere in the industry. During the same period, the resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months of publishing, marking the fastest time that any new publisher had been named to one of comics’ highest honors.

After successfully revitalizing the largest independent superhero universe in comics, Valiant expanded its publishing roster with a successful slate of new titles, characters, and concepts, beginning with 2013′s UNITY #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite – an issue that was recognized as the biggest independent comics launch in more than five years. Also in 2013, Valiant released HARBINGER WARS #1 – the beginning of Valiant’s first inter-title crossover event, which in turn inspired a five-film plan for Valiant’s BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER franchises as feature films at Sony Pictures.

“Valiant is on the cutting edge of what a comics publisher can do in digital media. For several years, Josh’s ambition and innovative eye have exposed the company to an entirely new audiences, while still keeping us closer than ever to our dedicated fanbase,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “In his new role, Josh’s passion and dedication will continue to open up new opportunities, projects, and partnerships dedicated to creating new fans and readers of Valiant.”

Johns’ experience prior to Valiant includes Marvel Entertainment and Gaijin Studios. He holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia.

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. For more information, visit us at ValiantUniverse.com.

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Valiant’s Historic FAITH #5 Election Special Soars into Advance Sell-Out

FAITH_005_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_RIVERARetailers Nationwide to Receive Bonus Overship of High-Flying Hero’s Presidential Crossover in Advance of 2016 Election 

As unveiled today in its entirety at Vox, Valiant is proud to present an advance look inside Faith’s historic first encounter with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the upcoming FAITH #5 election special – in stores tomorrow, November 2nd!

Plus: With just one week to go until the historic presidential election of 2016, Valiant is also proud to announce that FAITH #5 – a 48-page election special teaming Faith “Zephyr” Herbert with the first female presidential nominee from a major political party – has sold out at the distributor level in advance of its November 2nd street date and will soon return to store shelves with the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING!

To meet the astonishing response to one of the most important election specials in comics history – as detailed at BookRiot, Gizmodo, The Hollywood Reporter, Vox, Vulture, The Washington Post, Yahoo!, and many dozens more – Valiant is also taking extraordinary measures to provide participating retailers with a complimentary overship of FAITH #5‘s sold-out first printing that will arrive in stores just in time for the title’s November 2nd on-sale date.

“Comics and political figures have always held a close relationship, and Valiant is extremely proud to continue that tradition with one of our most popular superheroes, Faith,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “From the debut of her first sold-out solo series, to this latest watershed moment, Faith has enamored comic readers new and old throughout 2016. As she stands poised to leap into headlines nationwide once again, we want to ensure that all retailers are prepared for Faith’s historic encounter with Hillary Clinton on November 2nd with this unique overship designed to meet the ensuing national demand.”

Retailers will receive their bonus copies of the FAITH #5‘s sold-out first printing in 50% proportion to their orders of FAITH #5’s Cover A by Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera. Subsequent copies of the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING have also been made available through Diamond code: SEP168575.

Packed with 48 pages of all-new content for just $3.99, a major Valiant milestone takes flight right here in an all-star election special for the ages! First, discover the critically acclaimed adventures of Valiant’s most-beloved heroine with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT from acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn)! Then, history is made as Faith and Hillary Clinton rock the vote in a timeless election special tale that only comics legend Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS) could tell! And last, but not least, don’t miss a special prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – the biggest, most important Valiant debut of 2016 – in a special story from multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award winning artist Colleen Doran that won’t be found anywhere else!

Faith Herbert, star of the highest-selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Faith is leaping off of the comics page…and into the annals of American history! On November 2nd, Valiant’s sky-soaring hero takes flight with Hillary Clinton in the most spectacular election special ever told, only in the sold-out FAITH #5 – returning to stores on November 23rd in the FAITH #5 SECOND PRINTING!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP162033)
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (SEP162034)
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO (SEP162035)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP162037)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP162038)
Coloring Book Variant Also Available (SEP162036)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 2 (FOC – 10/10/16)

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Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP168575)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23 (FOC – 11/7/16)

SNEAK PREVIEW: FAITH #5 – ON SALE NOVEMBER 2nd!
READ THE COMPLETE STORY AT VOX!

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FOR THE REST, READ THE COMPLETE STORY OF FAITH’S HISTORIC MEETING WITH HILLARY CLINTON  FROM TOMORROW’S FAITH #5 RIGHT NOW AT VOX!


First Look: DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 Fights Freedom with Jeff Lemire & Clayton Crain in December!

Divinity III_Comrade_Previews.inddThis December, the world you know is gone… Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 – the first of four essential, one-shot specials chronicling the history behind the brave new world that has reordered the Valiant Universe as we know it in the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE! On December 28th, find out how Valiant’s blood-stained icon marched to the forefront of the global Soviet war machine as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado to eliminate a freedom-fighting terror cell charged with spreading the infection of American patriotism!

He’s put down protests, led the purge of political undesirables, and executed dozens of traitors to the Soviet super-state. His name is Komandar Bloodshot…and his existence is a hushed whisper among the terrified populace of the 21st century’s global Soviet Union. But just who is this unrelenting enforcer of state superiority… and what is the shocking truth about his power, his allegiances, and his true identity?

On December 28th, be there as Jeff Lemire and Clayton Crain lead Komandar Bloodshot out of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) and into a gut-wrenching mission in the middle of the American heartland. Valiant’s first reality-shattering event explodes outward as the Stalinverse transforms its greatest heroes into agents of the Iron Curtain, only in DIVINTY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE) and Kano (Daredevil)!

Plus: The fight to overthrow the CCCP’s worldwide Communist regime begins in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1! On December 21st, Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award-nominated sci-fi epic expands to a startling new scale as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), inker Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR), and colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN) forge a new world in the image of god-like cosmonaut Abram Adams and unleash a disturbing new vision… One where a worldwide Soviet empire now rules a world order… The Iron Curtain extends across continents, shattering governments and armies in its wake… And the communist global super-state rules not only with an iron fist, but with powers far beyond the comprehension of mortal men.

Not a dream… Not an alternate reality… This is the Valiant Universe of today, and the Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 on January 18th! In the wake of DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, join acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall, The X-Files: Season 10) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) as they reveal what happens when Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in the next must-read one-shot torn from the past and present of the Stalinverse!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (OCT161948)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (OCT161949)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (OCT161952)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161953)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (OCT161954)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21th (FOC – 11/28/16)

DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (OCT161955)
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT161956)
Cover C by GREG SMALLWOOD (OCT161957)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (OCT161958)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161959)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28th (FOC – 12/5/16)

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by CAFU
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18th (FOC – 12/26/16)

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Valiant Previews: FAITH #5 – On Sale November 2nd!

FAITH_005_COVER-A_RIVERAFAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP162033)
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (SEP162034)
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO (SEP162035)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP162037)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP162038)
Coloring Book Variant Also Available (SEP162036)

A VALIANT ELECTION 2016 SPECIAL! A MAJOR COMICS MILESTONE!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) joins the Faith creative team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and Marguerite Sauvage (Thor) as a brand new chapter of Faith’s life begins – and a threat that hits too close to home makes itself known! Plus: an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and artist Colleen Doran (Amazing Spider-Man)!

$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26 (FOC – 10/3/16)

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First Look: SAVAGE #2 – The Primal Origin of Valiant’s Fiercest New Hero Rages on in December!

SAVAGE_002_COVER-A_LAROSAValiant is proud to present your first look inside SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – the next bone-splintering chapter of the year’s most intense, must-read first appearance! In the wake of DIVINITY and BRITANNIA, join acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) on December 28th as they unleash Valiant’s next prestige-format epic…and initiate in the brutal origin of the award-winning publisher’s next major hero!

Marooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, the Savauge family is about to come face to face with the cruelest laws of nature – in the form of the lethal dinosaurs that somehow stalk the impossibly ancient island that has become their home of last resort.

Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

On December 28th, hone your killer instincts as B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry, and Lewis LaRosa tear into the searing comics origin story of 2016! Calamity, carnage and claws await, only in SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)!

Plus: Don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 by Rafer Roberts, Darick Roberston, Raul Allen, and Juan Jose Ryp in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SAVAGE #1 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162049)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (SEP162050)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162052)
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES (SEP162053)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162054)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16)

SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161960)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (OCT161961)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161963)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (OCT161964)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161965)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 28th (FOC – 12/5/16)

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Retailer Advisory: BRITANNIA #2 Charges into Second Printing!

BRITANNIA_002_SECOND PRINT_COVER_NORDFollowing the best-selling debut, Valiant’s critically acclaimed epic of the fall soldiers onto its latest sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – the next haunting chapter to Valiant’s chart-topping prestige format series from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING on November 16th!

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth…or creations of his own mind?

With multiple sold-out printings and rave review from critics far and wide, BRITANNIA is Valiant’s latest modern masterpiece!

✮✮✮✮✮… A chilling read that will keep readers riveted.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮… An entertaining and suspenseful read.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮… Gory and gorgeous.” – SciFiPulse

“Compelling proof Valiant is more than just superheroes.” – Uproxx

“Great… [A] mental thriller…” – GeekedOutNation

“Atmospheric and gripping… A comic far removed from the superhero fare.” – Graphic Policy

“Fascinating… [and] compelling.” – Hulking Reviewer

On November 16th, be there as death and destruction await Valiant’s historical epic! In the darkest of nights, history’s first detective will face the horrifying truth at the root of existence itself, only in the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus: don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG169043)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 26th

BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by CARY NORD (SEP168396)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale NOVEMBER 16th (FOC – 10/31/16)

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First Look: Rafer Roberts, Darick Robertson & Juan Jose Ryp Blow Minds in HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – Coming in December!

HR_002_COVER-A_ROBERTSONThis December, the Renegades reunite…and a new enemy rises!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – the next can’t-miss chapter of the essential Valiant ongoing series debut of 2016! On December 21st, join multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm), and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) as they push Valiant’s high-powered team of psiot upstarts off of the sidelines and into the firefight of their lives! Alexander Solomon – the renegade pupil of Toyo Harada – can predict the future, and his plans for the future could transform the world – or end it altogether. Now, as the Harbinger Renegades reassemble their lives and learn to be a team, Solomon will force them toward a new purpose in his campaign for a disturbing new tomorrow…

Kris Hathaway, Peter Stanchek, Faith Herbert, and John Torkelson thought they could go underground. They thought they could get their old lives back. They were wrong. As four psionically powered “psiots” that can defy the laws of physics with a thought alone, this extraordinarily dangerous team of teenagers won’t be able to escape the fight that society has brought to their door. As Alexander Solomon’s violent, new superpower movement spreads across the suburbs, America’s only hope will be the teenagers it wished it could forget.

Plus: Incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) joins Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson for the next startling chapter of Alexander Solomon’s never-before-revealed origin as the rise of Valiant’s next great villain stands revealed!

The road toward HARBINGER WARS 2 starts here! On December 21st, jump on board the series that will define the future of the Valiant Universe yet to come as Rafer Roberts, Darick Robertson and Juan Jose Ryp set the stage for an epic conflagration years in the making in HARBINGER RENEGADE #2 – featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Happy!), Adam Polina (X-Force), rising star artist Monika Palosz, Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), Kano (Daredevil), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)!

Plus: The colossal comics debut of 2016 arrives on November 16th in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1! A major new era of Valiant history begins here as multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) bring the Harbinger Renegades roaring from the underground…and onto a one-way collision course with Alexander Solomon, the next great villainous mind to threaten the Renegades and the Valiant Universe itself! Bursting at 40 pages with special introductory chapters from extraordinary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), the essential Valiant epic of the year begins in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 – featuring covers by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son), Kano (Daredevil), Pere Perez (FAITH), Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)!

Then: Valiant is offering fans the chance for an advance insight into the conflagration that’s coming with HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – an exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prelude to the landmark comic event of 2018 that cannot be obtained anywhere else, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, on sale November 16th in comic shops everywhere.

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HARBINGER RENEGADE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/24/16)

HARBINGER RENEGADE #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (OCT161966)
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA (OCT161967)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (OCT161968)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (OCT161970)
Variant Cover by KANO (OCT161971)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (OCT161972)
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$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 21 (FOC – 11/28/16)

HARBINGER RENEGADE #3
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (NOV161937)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV161938)
Cover C by MONIKA PALOSZ (NOV161939)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV161940)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV161941)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (NOV161942)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 18 (FOC – 12/26/16)

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Valiant’s HARBINGER RENEGADE Storms into Comic Shops with Mind-Bending Promotional Items

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Fall’s Biggest Ongoing Series Launch Recruits Fans and Retailers with Standees, Posters, Sales Bags, and More!

They’re inside your towns… Inside your schools… Inside you minds…And now they’re coming to a local comic shop near you!

Valiant is proud to unveil a staggering amount of free promotional items coming to comic shops everywhere for HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES that will begin the march toward the biggest Valiant event of all time: HARBINGER WARS 2! Join multiple Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artists Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) – plus special guest contributors Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) and Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) – as they lay the groundwork for the essential Valiant debut of 2016 with a 40-page blockbuster!

On November 16th, follow the rise of Alexander Solomon, the titular “renegade” and the Valiant Universe’s next major adversary! After years spent hiding as a long-exiled former disciple of Toyo Harada, Solomon will rocket into a brilliant but perilous gambit for control of the unique super-powered individuals called “psiots.” In the tradition of Valiant’s greatest villainous minds – from Toyo Harada to Master Darque to Dr. Silk – Solomon’s masterplan will bring him on a one-way collision course with the Harbinger Renegades while also laying the foundation for HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event to date – in 2018.

As HARBINGER RENEGADE gets ready to shape the entire Valiant universe, take part in the action with a massive number of free promotional items and giveaways including:

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A six-foot-tall HARBINGER RENEGADE standee, featuring the art of comics legend Darick Robertson

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A HARBINGER RENEGADE two-pocket counter display, holding up to 60 comics or 14 graphic novels

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HARBINGER RENEGADE sales bags, perfect for holding all of your comic shop purchases!

HR_POP_POSTERHARBINGER RENEGADE posters, measuring in at a colossal 24″x36″ and perfect for decorating walls, windows, or ceilings of your favorite local comic book store

 

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A “Darick Robertson Section” sign, custom-made to highlight the superstar artist of HARBINGER RENEGADE as well as his other best-selling titles

A HARBINGER RENEGADE shelf-talker promoting the first issue of the all-star ongoing series, on shelves November 16th

Plus: Beginning with HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, Valiant is offering fans the chance for an advance insight into the conflagration that’s coming with HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 – an exclusive, limited-edition Valiant zero issue that can only be obtained by redeeming mail-away coupons included in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4! Featuring a can’t-miss prelude to the landmark comic event of 2018 that cannot be obtained anywhere else, readers simply have to clip and ship their detachable coupons to receive this one-of-a-kind, advance chapter torn from the future of the Valiant Universe! Look for full participation guidelines for redeeming your copy of HARBINGER WARS 2 #0 in the pages of HARBINGER RENEGADE #1, on sale November 16th in comic shops everywhere.

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. America is terrified of what could happen next.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the Harbinger Renegades are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

Bursting at the seams with 40 explosive pages, HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 also features a never-before-seen introductory sequence by extraordinary artist Raul Allen exploring psiots’ tortured history and the science behind the future!

Then, incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp lights up the most explosive Valiant story of 2016 with an all-new prologue, detailing the violent origin of Alexander Solomon, Toyo Harada’s wayward protege and the next A-level villain to challenge the heroes of the Valiant Universe!

On November 16th, join Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson – with special guest appearances by Juan Jose Ryp and Raul Allen – as they begin the long, hard road toward HARBINGER WARS 2 with a mind-blowing new beginning, only in HARBINGER RENEGADE #1… And make sure your comic shop is prepared by stocking up on these must-have promotional items available for retailers and fans everywhere!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON, RAUL ALLEN, and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162040)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (SEP162041)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162042)
Cover D by KANO (SEP162043)
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (SEP162044)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (SEP162046)
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON (SEP162047)
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD (SEP162048)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162045)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/24/16)

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Valiant Previews: BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 | GENERATION ZERO #3 – On Sale October 26th!

BSUSA_001_COVER-A_KANOBLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KANO (AUG162036)
Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG162037)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038)
Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039)
Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040)
Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042)
B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162043)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG162041)

In Bloodshot we trust!

Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out.

A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in a pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best- selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26 (FOC – 10/3/16)

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GENZERO_003_COVER-A_MOONEYGENERATION ZERO #3
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DEREK CHARM with FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (AUG162049)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (AUG162050)
Variant Cover by DEREK CHARM (AUG162051)
Variant Cover by DAN PARENT (AUG162052)

Fast times for Valiant’s volatile teenage strike squad!

Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death…and the clues have led them into the halls of an even stranger high school! But only one person knows what really happened to Keisha Sherman’s tragically deceased boyfriend: Rook High’s reigning queen bee! Now, this reformed squad of walking warheads will have to forgo their usual military tactics…and wage a psychic infiltration into the mind of Rook’s most popular teenager! But, as they experience the truth through her eyes, what even darker revelations might spill forth about a town where murder, deception, and deceit lurk behind every picket fence?

Out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS, Project Rising Spirit’s tempestuous team of super-powered radicals is about to get slayed by the bell – courtesy of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and red-hot artists Derek Charm (Jughead) and Francis Portela (FAITH)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26th (FOC – 10/3/16)

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