RAI #1 Release Date Moves Up to April 30th, 2014 – Just in Time for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

 

RAI_001_COVER_CRAINValiant is proud to announce that RAI #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from superstar creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Justice League of America) and Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), and the launch title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative – will be hitting stores one week early on April 30th, just in time for Free Comic Book Day 2014!

“Free Comic Book Day has been a major component of Valiant’s success since our return, and we always like to make sure that our retail partners are adequately equipped for the single biggest day of foot traffic in stores across the world,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Moving the release of Rai #1 up to April 30th is the perfect way to ensure that local comic shops shops can get the jump on the launch of the Valiant First initiative, and introduce as many fans as possible to the stunning world of 41st century Japan as realized by two of the most phenomenally talented creators working in comics today.”

This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI! The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

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What do you read first? Throughout 2014, VALIANT FIRST will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with a major #1 issue debut monthly by some of the most talented creators in comics. Each month, Valiant is committed to delivering compelling and accessible new entry points to its award-winning publishing line – all while releasing no more than nine core titles per month by the end of the year. A combination of new ongoing titles, unprecedented crossover collisions, and high-profile mini-series, these are the titles that will have you reading Valiant FIRST when you head home from the comic shop –and it all begins on April 30th with RAI #1 by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain! Contact your local retailer to pre-order your copy today!

Also hitting on Free Comic Book Day, get a sneak inside the far-flung world of 4001 A.D. in the pages of Valiant’s ARMOR HUNTERS FCBD 2014 SPECIAL – also featuring an advance look inside the launch of VALIANT FIRST‘s colossal summer crossover event ARMOR HUNTERS!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.

RAI #1 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR141386)
Cover B by BRYAN HITCH (MAR141387)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAR141388)
Cover D by RAUL ALLEN (MAR141389)
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS (MAR141392)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR141393)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA & RAUL ALLEN (MAR141394)
Blank Cover also available (MAR141390)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/30/14 (FOC – 4/7/14)

RAI #1 PLUS EDITION* (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 4/30/14 (FOC – 4/7/14)

*For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, celebrate the launch of VALIANT FIRST with a special expanded edition of RAI #1, featuring 16 extra pages of in-story bonus features and dedicated looks inside the world of 4001 A.D. that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!

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Valiant Preview: GREG PAK and ROBERT GILL Draw Blood for ETERNAL WARRIOR #7!

EW_007_COVER_BERNARDValiant is proud to present an advance preview of Eternal Warrior #7 from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Action Comics) and rising star Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger)! The Eternal Warrior’s brutal journey through the year 4001 continues right here on March 26th!

King Gilad Anni-Padda hoped to leave his days as the Eternal Emperor behind him. But when an unforeseen challenger threatens the future of his kingdom, Gilad must put down his crown and pick up his sword! After years of peaceful rule, will Earth’s immortal champion seek out justice – or give into his own savage nature? And what terror wrought in the modern day has led to this terrible turning point?

War comes to the future’s last tattered remnant of civilization when the acclaimed story arc, “Eternal Emperor,” soldiers onward in Eternal Warrior #7 – in stores March 26th!

Praise for Pak & Gill’s “Eternal Emperor”:

“A great jumping-on point… You’ll dig Eternal Warrior.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“✮✮✮✮✮… Do yourself a favor and buy this.” – Comic Vine
“9.0 – A book that is at the top of its game right now.” – Multiversity Comics
“A-… An excellent jumping-on point indeed.” – Weekly Comic Book Review
“Eternal Warrior is freaking amazing. That’s all you need to know.” – IGN
“Pak, Bernard, Major, and Sharpe…are blowing it up real good, my friends. Real good.” – Comics Bulletin

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 (“ETERNAL EMPEROR”)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN141372)
Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141373)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/26/14

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VALIANT Solicitations for JUNE 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), RAI #2, UNITY #8, and MORE!

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ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the first issue of 2014’s must-read crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS – from superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity)!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have finally found their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes begin the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) – and then launch the resistance against the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with new arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 in June; and Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3) and Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 (of 3) beginning in July!

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | ON SALE JUNE 11

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UNITY #8 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by MICO SUAYAN*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

ARMOR HUNTERS descends on Valiant’s all-star superteam in an all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)!

When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity’s first response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity! Now it’s down to Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the ARMOR HUNTERS’ frontline…even if they die trying!

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | ON SALE JUNE 18

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X-O MANOWAR #26 (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE

ARMOR HUNTERS unleashes an all-new starting point for the world’s most wanted hero – X-O Manowar – right here with a brand new story arc by Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior)!

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior known as Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon. But what is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The ARMOR HUNTERS hold the key to the armor’s untold history and – one way or another – they’ll crush anything that dares threaten their secret.

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99
32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 25

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RAI #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Covers by RAUL ALLEN and MICO SUAYAN
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Variant Cover by BART SEARS
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 4

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HARBINGER #24
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

One of the Renegades is dead…but the battle isn’t over yet.

The penultimate issue of the most important Harbinger story ever told is almost here, and the countdown to the “EVERYTHING CHANGES,” mind-shattering spectacular of Harbinger #25 is heading toward you like a freight train. Hold on tight!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 18

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SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #3 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

The curse of the shadow loa is a terrible cross to bear…and Jack Boniface is about to be crushed by it.

As an army of voodoo invisibles makes war on Shadowman, the tortured spirit inside Jack will begin to consume his soul – and force a final confrontation with his greatest enemy, Master Darque…once and for all.

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 25

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #11
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by WILFREDO TORRES
Covers by KANO and WILFREDO TORRES

Q+W=DEAD MEAT!

The mad super-scientists of Edison’s Radical Acquisitions are BACK! Well…the ones who aren’t dead, anyway. (Or the ones who were dead and…uh, came back?) WHO?! is the mysterious new leader calling the shots? And HOW?! will Quantum and Woody survive a second fight against the 1980s robots, mad vivisectionists, and evil astronomers who almost offed them the first time?! Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One) joins Team QW for this hilarious new two-parter!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 4

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #21
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by PERE PEREZ
Covers by SHAWN CRYSTAL and MICHAEL WALSH

Living it up at the Hotel California!

Dead celebrities, an extra-dimensional hotel, the truth about The Doors…and that was all in our first issue! Fred Van Lente’s ground-breaking run continues as Archer & Armstrong face off against their greatest foe, The Lizard King, as the fate of reality itself hangs in the balance!

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 11

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BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #23
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Covers by AL BARRIONUEVO and PERE PEREZ

BLOODSHOT VS. H.A.R.D. CORPS – ROUND II!

The six men and women of H.A.R.D. Corps are all that stand between Bloodshot and everything he’s ever wanted – the total destruction of Project Rising Spirit. The clock is ticking down to zero, the stakes are life-or-death…and no one in this fight has anything left to lose.

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 11

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG VOL. 5: MISSION: IMPROBABLE
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, CHRISTOS GAGE, and JOSHUA DYSART
Art by PERE PEREZ and TOM RANEY
Cover by TOM FOWLER

Archer & Armstrong are going to war with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps! (GULP!)

That’s right, Valiant’s globetrotting adventure duo have been targeted for elimination by Project Rising Spirit’s most elite kill crew. Their mission? Assassinate the the newly appointed leader of a homegrown fundamentalist terror sect named…Obadiah Archer?! And if they could take out his mentally ill, alcoholic bodyguard who just happens to think he’s a 10,000-year-old immortal, that’d be swell, too!

It’s an improbable mission with impossible odds. Do Bloodshot and the steely killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps stand a chance against two conspiracy-smashing heroes that never go down without a fight? Find out right here with the complete collection of the mayhem-soaked “Mission: Improbable” crossover, collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: ARCHER #0, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18-19 and BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20-21 by acclaimed writers Fred Van Lente, Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart, and all-star artists Pere Pérez and Tom Raney!

$14.99 | 128 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 11
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346353

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ETERNAL WARRIOR VOL. 2: ETERNAL EMPEROR TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Long live the Eternal Emperor!

Two thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology…and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth’s own undying warrior, but a battle that could change everything is only just beginning for the Eternal Emperor and the tattered remnant of humanity under his protection. Will this be a new dawn for the age of heroes – or its death knell? And what uncanny confluence of science, myth, and magic has rendered the world – and its own Eternal Warrior – into war-ravaged remnants of their former selves?

Collecting ETERNAL WARRIOR #5-8, the Fist and Steel’s battle continues right here as New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and rising star Robert Gill (Batgirl) build a bridge to the year 4001…and unearth a brand-new era for the heroes of the Valiant Universe.

$14.99 | 112 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JUNE 18
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346292


First Look: X-O MANOWAR #25 Adds CARY NORD, TOM FOWLER, ANDY RUNTON, and MORE!

XO_025_COVER_A_DJURDJEVICBefore ARMOR HUNTERS strikes this summer, discover the life and times of Valiant’s armored champion with an all-star anniversary celebration that’s getting bigger by the minute!

Valiant is proud to announce that May’s X-O MANOWAR #25 – an oversized anniversary spectacular leading directly into June’s massive ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event – is adding even more creative firepower to an already jam-packed roster of superstar talents for X-O Manowar’s biggest milestone issue ever!

Joining previously solicited creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern), Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), and Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Valiant is proud to add red-hot creators Cary Nord (Conan), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), and Andy Runton (Owly) to the all-star line-up for X-O MANOWAR #25!

Find out everything you need to know about the world of X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS, and beyond right here with an all-new, full-length ARMOR HUNTERS prologue by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard; the origin of X-O Manowar retold by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones; a brand new five-page story by superstar artist Bryan Hitch; a new short story by Eisner Award winner Andy Runton; and much, much more!

Clocking in at 48 pages for just $4.99, X-O MANOWAR #25 is THE place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed ongoing superhero series in comics today – and an essential introduction to the colossal stakes of ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant’s blistering summer crossover event beginning in June’s ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), and spinning into the pages of UNITY #8, X-O MANOWAR #26, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3), and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3)!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have found finally their last target. They will hunt it. They will trap it. They will kill it. And, soon, the ARMOR HUNTERS will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…and the fight for survival begins on May 21st in X-O MANOWAR #25 – featuring spectacular shelf covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Bryan Hitch, and incentive variants by Arturo Lozzi, Sean Chen and Terry Dodson! Do not miss the must-read turning point for Valiant’s unrelenting armored warrior when X-O MANOWAR #25 opens a devastating new chapter – and brings the ARMOR HUNTERS down full bore on planet Earth!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

X-O MANOWAR #25 (ARMOR HUNTERS PRELUDE)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, and Many More!
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, ANDY RUNTON, and Many More!
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH (MAR141400/MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99/STANDARD EDITION: $3.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

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VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Partner for New Line of Comic Book-Based Tabletop Games

VALIANT RPG_Image by Tom RaneyValiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has partnered with Catalyst Game Labs to produce role-playing and tabletop games featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes. The partnership will lead off in mid-2014 with the release of the Valiant Universe RPG—Valiant’s first-ever role-playing game, designed for the Cue System (the Origins and ENnie awards-nominated system first published in Catalyst’s 1950s Rockets/Rayguns/Robots RPG, Cosmic Patrol). Subsequent releases, spotlighting a wide array of Valiant properties, will follow in 2015 and beyond.

The edge between superhero and villain has never been sharper. In the Valiant Universe RPG, players will immerse themselves in a dark and gritty world where every mission and every battle has deadly consequences. Whether playing X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman or even the all-powerful Toyo Harada—or any of dozens of characters—Valiant’s most fearless heroes will unite for the first time in a roleplaying game, allowing you to join their stories and create new ones! Whether you’re a longtime fan or brand new to the Valiant Universe, this is the only source you’ll need to bring Valiant’s leading characters to life in a fantastic superheroes setting!

“This is really a dream come true,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “I’ve always been a comics fan—as are most of Catalyst’ employees—and getting the chance to publish great games within a fantastic comics universe is spectacular. The fact that it’s Valiant, with its brilliant combination of heroic action and gritty realism, makes this all the more enjoyable.”

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman 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. Just last month, the publisher announced Valiant First—a brand new publishing initiative primed to unleash a major #1 new series debut monthly throughout 2014, beginning in May with RAI #1—the first issue of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with fully painted interiors by superstar artist Clayton Crain.

“Catalyst is exceptional at what they do, and we couldn’t be happier to be working with a games publisher of their caliber on Valiant’s very first RPG. With such a skilled an enthusiastic team at the helm, we have every faith that Valiant’s first foray into the world of role-play and tabletop gaming will live up to the expectations of our fans around the world,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Catalyst is dedicated to doing these characters justice, and we look forward to giving our biggest heroes the gaming debut they deserve when the Valiant Universe RPG arrives later this year.”

Look to www.catalystgamelabs.com in the future for more details surrounding these coming games!

For more information on Valiant’s award-winning library of characters,
visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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About Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.


Valiant Previews: On Sale Next Week – X-O MANOWAR #23 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS) | HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0 | SHADOWMAN #16

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by CAFU (JAN141357)
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY (JAN141358)

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 1! The countdown to the Valiant Universe event of 2014 starts now!

For eons, one threat above all others has brought pain and strife down upon civilizations across the universe – the X-O Manowar armor. And now the Manowar has come to Earth. What will follow in its wake? The road to ARMOR HUNTERS begins here as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash the opening salvo of the cataclysm that is come…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14

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Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by MICO SUAYAN, KHARI EVANS, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN141359)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN141360)
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141361)

What has become of the Bleeding Monk?

The Bleeding Monk, formerly Toyo Harada’s right hand, has been missing for over a year. Now, the original creative team of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans are journeying into the darkest corners of the Harbinger Foundation to reveal the true whereabouts of Harada’s cryptic advisor – and uncover the first of many secret revelations to come…

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14

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Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JAN141374)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (JAN141375)

A great and terrible loa of the Vodun pantheon is at large in the world of men…and its name is SHADOWMAN!

The only way to contain it: kill the man who houses the shadow, Jack Boniface — an innocent, cursed with possession and gifted with a tremendous power he doesn’t yet understand. But a force of nature known only as Tremble is spreading terror through the city of New Orleans. Turning Shadowman loose on his ancient rival, the god of fear, is either humanity’s best option…or impending disaster.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/19/14

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Valiant 12-Page Preview: UNITY VOL. 1: TO KILL A KING – In Stores Today!

UNITY_TPB_001_TO-KILL-A-KING_COVERAt last – Valiant’s fearless all-star superteam is slamming into their first trade paperback collection!

In stores today, don’t miss UNITY VOL 1: TO KILL A KING from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Justice)! Collecting the first four issues of one of 2013′s biggest new series debuts, start reading here to join the most volatile team of heroes ever united as Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire go head-to-head with the rogue warrior known as X-O Manowar!

To kill a king…they 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!

A perfect jumping-on point for Valiant’s award-winning line of titles, UNITY VOL 1: TO KILL A KING is the place to find out why Unity is the chart-topping new series that has fans and critics wanting more:

“10 out of 10… Count me in.” – Newsarama
“★★★★★… Matt Kindt sets everything up perfectly…[and] Doug Braithwaite’s art is breathtaking.” – Comic Vine
“One of the best looking Valiant debuts yet, with a story that’s as multifaceted as the artwork…” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“A well-paced, action-packed big-screen adventure… Valiant continues to hook me.” – Comic Book Resources
“Amazing… [This] is a big superhero book done right.” – IGN
“[Unity] lives up the hype… Kindt and Braithwaite already have readers on the edge of their seats…” – Bloody Disgusting
“Gutsy, high-conflict, page-turning storytelling… If you want a great jumping on point, this is it.” – Geeks of Doom
“Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite have created something monumental. It is that simple.” – Comic Bastards
“[Unity] sets the bar high for superhero comics.” – Culture Mass
“Awesome all over the place… A very good comic that has me genuinely excited about what’s next.” – Multiversity Comics

Also arriving in comic shops today, look for UNITY #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Trapped by Webnet,” an all-new story arc pitting the newly fortified Unity team against a cunning and unpredictable new foe…the deadly Dr. Silk! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk’s endgame – and his connection to Ninjak’s shadowy past?

Find out why Unity is the series that Ain’t It Cool News calls “completely satisfying” with two all-new entry points – UNITY VOL. 1: TO KILL A KING and UNITY #5 – on stands today!

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UNITY VOL. 1: TO KILL A KING TPB (JAN141356)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
112 pgs./T+/$14.99
ON SALE 3/12/14

UNITY #5 (NEW ARC – “TRAPPED BY WEBNET”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN141349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141350)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN (JAN141351)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (JAN141352)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN141353)
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT (JAN141354)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141355)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14

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Valiant Previews: On Sale Next Week – UNITY #5 | BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20

UNITY_005_COVER_CRAINUNITY #5 (NEW ARC – “TRAPPED BY WEBNET”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JAN141349)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141350)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN (JAN141351)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by RAUL ALLEN (JAN141352)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN141353)
Variant Cover by MATT KINDT (JAN141354)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JAN141355)

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. First came UNITY… Now meet WEBNET!

Coming off of the earth-shattering repercussions of their first mission, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the Valiant Universe’s next colossal threat – the enigmatic Dr. Silk and his high-tech terror cell: WEBNET! With the fate of untold millions on the line, can this team of cutthroat heroes uncover Silk’s endgame – and his connection to Ninjak’s shadowy past? Move over, Harada – Matt Kindt and Valiant’s next superstar artist, CAFU (Action Comics), are about to bring the world’s next A-level enemy down on Unity with the force of a hundred hydrogen bombs.

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14

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BSCORPS_020_COVER_LAROSABLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #20 (MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART 2)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN141369)
Interlocking Pullbox Variant by JORGE MOLINA (JAN141370)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN141371)

MISSION: IMPROBABLE – PART TWO!

Project Rising Spirit has sent Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, their all-or-nothing paramilitary team, after a rogue asset – an assassin-turned-leader of a global fundamentalist terror sect — and his immortal bodyguard. And their names just happen to be…Archer & Armstrong! Do Bloodshot and the steely killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps stand a chance against a teenager and a big sweaty drunk? The answer may surprise you!

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 3/12/14 (FOC – 2/17/14)

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First Look: QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 Begins “CROOKED LIVES, PRESENT TENSE”

QW_009_COVER_FOWLERValiant is proud to present your first look inside Quantum and Woody #9, the FIRST ISSUE of “Crooked Lives, Present Tense” – an all-new story arc from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and superstar talent Kano (Swamp Thing)! There’s a new scourge sweeping the streets of the nation’s capital – robots(!!!) – and Quantum and Woody are on the case! (Or at least they’re supposed to be.)

Eric needs to know he can trust Woody – and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robo-crime, will Woody stop them…or join them? Plus: EDISON’S RADICAL ACQUISITIONS are back…and they’d like a word or two about their goat, please.

If robo-criminals are the disease, Quantum and Woody are the cough drop! Bring a napkin because things are going to get sticky when the world’s worst superhero team deals with “Crooked Lives, Present Tense,” beginning on April 2nd in Quantum and Woody #9!

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QUANTUM AND WOODY #9 (NEW ARC – “CROOKED LIVES, PRESENT TENSE”)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by KANO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by TOM RANEY
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/2/14 (FOC – 3/10/14)

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First Look: PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS Hungers for X-O MANOWAR #24!

XO_024_COVER_BERNARDValiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O Manowar #24 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and superstar newcomer Diego Bernard! Before ARMOR HUNTERS #1 arrives this June, jump on board here for an essential prelude to the summer’s blockbuster 18-part crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS!

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars.

Who – or what – is the man called Malgam? Find out here on April 16th as the march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues with a can’t–miss introduction to this summer’s biggest and most brutal comic book event right here X-O Manowar #24!

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all… ARMOR HUNTERS is coming!

X-O MANOWAR #24 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (FEB141467)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (FEB141468)
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/16/14 (FOC – 3/24/14)

X-O MANOWAR #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with PETER MILLIGAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, and More!
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, RAFER ROBERTS, and More!
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH (MAR141400/MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

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